- BEAUTY - FASHION - LIFESTYLE -

Monday, 2 October 2017

Escaping with Palmer's in London's most instagrammable blow dry bar

Hidden around the back of Oxford Street is a teal doorway that you could blink and miss, it leads to Duck and Dry where on Thursday afternoon i escaped with Palmer's, for a pre-weekend wash and blow dry. 
This place was too photogenic not to photograph (the mirrors are shaped like eggs for one thing), so i wanted to combine all of the photos into one post, so you too could experience the joys of such an instagrammble location. 

Palmer's wash and blow dry at Duck and Dry oxford circus fitzrovia

I skipped hair wash night in preparation for this, *gasp* i know. I would never usually sacrifice my routine but i got away with dry shampooing that morning, because there's nothing better than getting your hair washed by someone who actually knows what they're doing, rather than covering your head in a bucket of shampoo and hoping for the best..which is what i like to refer to as my morning routine. 

Palmer's wash and blow dry at Duck and Dry oxford circus fitzrovia

Palmer's wash and blow dry at Duck and Dry oxford circus fitzrovia Palmer's wash and blow dry at Duck and Dry oxford circus fitzrovia Palmer's wash and blow dry at Duck and Dry oxford circus fitzrovia

Behind the basins were rows upon rows of Palmer's products, i already use a lot of Palmer's products in my daily routine, but if i'm honest i had no idea they made regular shampoos and conditioners. My stylist said she was going to be using a moisturising shampoo from the coconut oil range, which was beyond fine with me, seen as i cover myself in Palmer's coconut oil body products daily.

My hair is really awkward, my roots get oily easily but my ends can get really dry - probably from years of knotting it as a child, thanks 10 year old Maria.. But the coconut oil conditioning shampoo and repairing conditioner left my hair feeling so clean but without being weighed down; also something i noticed with other conditioning shampoos is that they don't lather up properly to actually clean your hair, but these worked perfectly. The scent lasts ages too, i just smelt my own hair to confirm while writing this, and i am coconut fresh a day on. 

Palmer's wash and blow dry at Duck and Dry oxford circus fitzrovia

Palmer's wash and blow dry at Duck and Dry oxford circus fitzrovia Palmer's wash and blow dry at Duck and Dry oxford circus fitzrovia

The interior of this place is insane, the main body of the salon is lined with mirror stations that are shaped like what only can be described as a cross between egg and iron shaped; each mirror has a light around it that has the effects of a ring light too, so if you fancy taking a selfie you know where to do it! 

Palmer's wash and blow dry at Duck and Dry oxford circus fitzrovia

It was in these futuristic little stations where my barnet was blow dried and transformed into a bouncy, shiny, soft coconut smelling head of hair, with the use of some more Palmer's products. Stocked on the corner of each table were a few different sprays to help with styling, while my hair was wet my stylist used the coconut dry oil spray to add silkiness to my hair without weighing it down. I actually have this spray at home but i've never thought to use it before styling, so that'll be something i reach for after my next hair wash, if i can prize it off my mum for a few minutes that is.. 

To finish the look the stylist used the bodifying olive oil sheen spray, to lock everything in and give my hair a smooth shiny finish with plenty of volume, and boyyy did it work. My hair has never been shiner or more volumised, i didn't think my head of hair could actually look like how it did after i was finished, turns out it can! 

Palmer's wash and blow dry at Duck and Dry oxford circus fitzrovia

Can we talk about the set up in Duck & Dry please? You've practically got your own egg shaped ring light, what more do you need when you're getting your hair done? Unfortunately i didn't have anyone with me to get photos of the process, (minus the selfie i took with my hair in pins mid way through for instagram stories, of course) but i did rope someone into taking a photo of me on my camera of the finished result.. I feel like what Kate Middleton must feel like after getting her hair done of a morning. 

Palmer's wash and blow dry at Duck and Dry oxford circus fitzrovia

I loved the finished result, my hair was so soft, shiny and lasted for days (i'm a serial "i don't have to wash my hair because i had it properly done the other day" type of person). 

 Like i said at the beginning of the post, this post is pretty photo heavy. Duck & Dry is so bright and photogenic and it was set up so well with all of the Palmer's products on display, so i couldn't help but take loads of photos of suspended plants and the like .. 

Palmer's wash and blow dry at Duck and Dry oxford circus fitzrovia Palmer's wash and blow dry at Duck and Dry oxford circus fitzrovia Palmer's wash and blow dry at Duck and Dry oxford circus fitzrovia

Palmer's wash and blow dry at Duck and Dry oxford circus fitzrovia

Palmer's wash and blow dry at Duck and Dry oxford circus fitzrovia

I cannot wait to wash my hair at home and put my new Palmer's products to good use, if it means i can get my hair to be even close to this on a daily basis i'll be pretty happy.

- INSTAGRAM - TWITTER - BLOGLOVIN - PINTREST -

Disclaimer: This post contains a PR event. 
SHARE:

2 comments

  1. Hair looks fab!! I love there other products so I will have to try out there haircare products.

    Sophie Kate // sophiekate.co.uk

    ReplyDelete

Blogger Template Created by pipdig