Continuing my guide to London’s most instagrammable beauty hot spots, this week my feature is on Duck & Dry, where I had the best London blow dry of my life last week.
In town for a day of appointments, my first stop was 335-337 King’s Rd, Chelsea, at Duck & Dry. Just as my taxi dropped me at the door, the weather had just changed from a beautiful sunny morning to pouring down with rain – typical, I’m sure it always rains when I have a hair appointment.
As I walked into the beautiful salon, I was greeted by Sophie, who would be my stylist. She took me over to my chair, before getting my hair washed and massaged. Back at the chair, I was offered a drink and of course went for an English breakfast tea. Whilst my cuppa was being made, Sophie bought over a treatment menu, and I opted for the bouncy blow! The great thing about the menu is you can see different styles, so whether you want something sleek ‘the classic duck’ or whether you opt for ‘beach locks’ or ‘low tied waves’ there is something for everyone.
The brand was started by Yulia Rorstrom in 2014 when she was frustrated by the lack of accessible every day hair styling solutions in London. With bright and beautiful interiors, feel-good vibes and a buzzy atmosphere the salon proved an instant success and Yulia soon launched a range of hair care and styling essentials. The products are crafted in Somerset and each product is carefully formulated, delivering results whilst also being kind to your hair, all products are also scented with Duck & Dry’s signature scent of the wild English meadows which believe me smells gorgeous, reminding me of the time I lived in Cornwall.
Back to the blow dry and Sophie was working her magic on my hair. My hair is naturally wavy with curly bits around my hairline – never a cute look, so I was so impressed when Sophie managed to instantly smooth these out. Chatty throughout, the treatment was super professional but also very relaxing. Sophie and I chatted about everything from working in Chelsea, to all things hair.
I was so happy with the finish of my hair, so had to make my way over to the instagram wall to get a quick snap. The decor of the salon matched its roots perfectly, with feather lampshades, a rustic waiting area, a wall of foliage and ‘egg’ stations, it all seemed very Chelsea girl meets country chic.
My blow-dry lasted for 3 days and would have lasted longer, but not being a fan of dry shampoo, I felt the need to wash my hair! It survived a thunderstorm, numerous rain showers and a long walk up the Kings Road, staying perfectly in place. I couldn’t recommend Duck & Dry in Chelsea enough, being in the perfect location, I will be sure to duck back in whenever I have an event to go to in London.
Duck & Dry are currently collaborating with Farm Girl, where they are offering a blow dry and brunch for just £40 per person – the perfect treat to pamper your mother duck for mothers day! Valid on 31st March, if you are interested you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, or head over to their instagram for more details.
Have you ever visited Duck and Dry, and what is your go to hair style?