Good Hair Day: London’s Best Blow Dry Bars

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

Duck & Dry, Mayfair, Chelsea and Oxford Circus

Duck & Dry has spread its wings of late and now boasts not one, but five salons across London in Chelsea; Oxford Circus, Soho, 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. Blow dry business meetings? Yes please.

duckanddry.com

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 dryby.co.uk

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, harissalon.com

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, aerblowdrybar.com

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, hershesons.com