Bardou Express Blow Dry Bar has recently launched their London pop-up located in the exclusive neighbourhood of Kensington where they specialise in blow dries. We just hosted our annual Christmas party and obviously wanted to look our finest as we downed copious amounts of alcohol in celebration of the festive season so turned to Bardou for some much needed coiffing.
We had meticulously picked out our outfits and done our best with our make-up but when it comes to hair, and doing something other than straightening or harassing with curlers, we were pretty clueless – luckily the girls at Bardou were on hand to help. You can pick from 9 signature styles and then just need to sit back and let them do the hard work, don’t fret if like us you were en route to your event as they make sure to clean your hair carefully without disrupting any of your make-up. If you would like to slightly tweak any of the looks to suit your own taste, you are more than welcome to as the Bardou stylists promise to help clients realise their hair potential.
After the washing you are led through to one of four stations where each seat is opposite a mirror framed by lightbulbs giving it an old glamour feel to add to the French Rococo inspired décor. Champagne is free flowing to get you in the party mood as the ladies, who are available Tuesday until Saturday from 9am to 9pm, begin to concentrate on creating your beautifully finished hair. A Bardou Signature Blowdry claims to take 30 minutes but we would suggest giving yourself nearer an hour and perhaps more if you have very long hair.
The salon is only running for 6 weeks and is offering a complimentary 20% discount to all new clients.
PS. The “Bardou” name originates from combing the words “bar” as in the salon and “dou” as in hairdo – so you know.