I had been meaning to pop into Duck & Dry on the Kings Road for a long time. Firstly, because I loved the name and the colours they’ve used on the outside, and secondly because it always seems to be busy.
Set up in 2014 the salon seems to be well established and has even launched their own line of hair products.
When you walk into the salon you are hit by the buzz and the warmth of all the hairdryers. There must have been at least ten stylists working (none of the usual apprentices and other stylists hanging around); everyone seemed very busy, very focused and very efficient.
After my consultation I was offered tea/coffee or prosecco. As I had a big night planned I decided to leave the prosecco untill later and went for a tea. Most other ladies there had opted for prosecco, which is an extra £5.
It was a very ‘sloney’ enviornment; almost everyone was blonde, and the usual parade of designer handbags and accesoriess were on show. Everyone was looking at how everyone else was having their hair done, as they sipped their prosecco, as all the chairs face in towards the middle of the room, but what else can you expect from the Kings Road?
My stylist was really professional and told me about his year’s of experienced doing blow-dries which was really reassuring. He had no problem working with my extensions, and advised on which of their different styles would give me what I wanted best. I was looking for a curl that would last all weekend with some volume at the roots.
He washed my hair himself and then did the blow dry. He put the top section of my hair into rollers, and after by drying the bottom half, he used curling tongs to go through everything. All in all it took about 45 minutes.
The environment and quality of the work is really good, and that is reflected in the price. It was £32 for the blow dry which is more than I would usually pay, but the way the salon looked entised me in and I didn’t mind paying more.
Afterwards my hair felt really silky and the curls did last and became waves. I would absolutely go back again, and maybe this time go for one of the glasses of prosecco too!
Their website Duck & Dry
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