Good Hair Day: London’s Best Blow Dry Bars

Mhairi Mann

16 May 2019

Whether seeking va-va voom volume, insouciant waves or a wedding-ready updo, these blow dry bars in London match impeccable hair styling with chic interiors and pin-sharp service

16 May 2019 | Mhairi Mann

Duck & Dry, Mayfair, Chelsea and Oxford Circus

Duck & Dry has spread its wings of late and now boasts not one, but six salons across London in Chelsea; Oxford Circus, Soho, Spitalfields, Mayfair and Harrods. Swathed in signature aquamarine hues, Duck & Dry serves quick-smart blow dries and up-dos, as well as catering for group gatherings and parties. The salon has also recently launched a Duck & Pluck brow and lash bar at its Mayfair salon, which is eye-opening in every sense of the word.

DryBy, Marylebone

Polished marble; pink leather chairs; cascading plants and gold fixtures. DryBy on Mortimer Street is more like a chic private residence than hair and nail salon. The cool aesthetic mirrors its blow dry menu of relaxed, insouciant waves and unfussy up-dos, as well as London’s best selection of nail art.

Instagram: @drybylondon

74 Mortimer Street, Marylebone, London W1W 7RZ

Hari’s, Fulham

For the best head massage in London, visit Hari’s on Fulham Road. The esteemed hair salon also offers intensive Kerastase treatments for frazzled locks, alongside Brazilian blow dries and a festival-perfect feather and braid bar.

88 Fulham Road, South Kensington, London SW3 6HR,

Salon Sloane, Chelsea

Take tired, frizzy hair to Salone Sloane on Pavilion Road. The chic hair salon has launched a revitalising 'filler' treatment, which penetrates the hair shaft with protein-packed keratin, which strengthens and conditions. This is followed by a bespoke masque and gloss finish, for lustrous shine that will last for weeks, not just hours. 

186 Pavilion Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 2BF

Hershesons, Fitzrovia 

Hershesons is London’s original blow dry bar and remains one of the best, with a shiny flagship salon in Fitzrovia. This capacious beauty emporium caters to just about every hair whim, from a 15-minute express fix to extensions and Olaplex treatments, as well as waxing, brows, nails and skincare by Sunday Riley. With coffee on tap, you'll never want to leave. 

29-32 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3LR,

Aer, Kensington

Aer in Kensington is your South West go-to for perfectly coiffed curls, voluminous waves and braids, set in bright and airy, gold-trimmed salon on Old Brompton Road. It also specialises in brows and lashes, and stocks the entire Oribe hair range.

172 Old Brompton Road, Kensington, London SW5 0BA,