Blo, Covent Garden

Is there anyone that doesn’t love a good blowout? I was super excited when I was given the chance to head to Blo in Covent Garden*. Blo is Gwyneth Paltrow’s blow dry bar franchise, which operates a no cut, no colour service – strictly blow dries and hair styling only.

Blo, Blow Dry Bar, Covent Garden, LondonIt’s a massively popular trend in the States, and definitely a welcome addition! My hair is really thick, and quite hard to style – I blow dry it almost everyday, but as an amateur it doesn’t really seem to hold a style for very long.

Blo, Blow Dry Bar, Covent Garden, LondonBlo, Blow Dry Bar, Covent Garden, LondonLuckily, this isn’t the sort of thing that phases the team at Blo. They have a whole ‘hair menu’ of styles to choose from – from intricate fishtail plaits and braided hairstyles to more traditional blowouts.

Blo, Blow Dry Bar, Covent Garden, LondonBlo, Blow Dry Bar, Covent Garden, LondonHolly Would, Blo, Blow Dry Bar, Covent Garden, LondonimageI decided to go for the ‘Holly Would’ – a fabulous mass of curls, with plenty of volume.

Blo, Blow Dry Bar, Covent Garden, London^^ The standard ‘before’ shot.

Blo, Blow Dry Bar, Covent Garden, LondonBlo Bar Covent GardenThe time it took to wash and style my hair took one hour – a massive feat for my thick mane! All the products they used were vegan, organic and gluten-free, and smelled absolutely incredible.

I was able to relax, chat to my lovely stylist and have a cup of tea through the whole process – really very civilised. On weekday mornings, they also do a breakfast bar with pastries, fruit and porridge – which is such a fantastic idea!

Blo Bar Covent GardenBlo Bar Covent GardenI was absolutely over the moon with the results. So bouncy, I felt totally glamorous – all for just £28!

Blo Bar Covent GardenBlo Bar Covent GardenBlo Bar Covent GardenBlo Bar Covent GardenI would really recommend the experience, especially before a night out on the town! You can also get your nails done at Blo, a perfect way to get ready for the weekend.

Holly Would, Blo, Blow Dry Bar, Covent Garden, LondonHolly Would, Blo, Blow Dry Bar, Covent Garden, LondonHolly Would, Blo, Blow Dry Bar, Covent Garden, LondonI would wholeheartedly recommend the experience – they also have a loyalty card, meaning you can get a styling for free after you go a few times. It’s perfect for a weekend treat, or to get before a big important meeting for work!

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* I was kindly given the opportunity to go to Blo for the purposes of review – all opinions are fully my own, and I wouldn’t blog about it if I didn’t love the service!

  • You look amazing girl, I love how you took selfies throughout the process too, gives me an idea of how it looks 😀 xx

    • Thanks Olivia! I’m not usually a big selfie-taker but I had to document the transformation! 🙂 xxx

  • I’m so jealous of your “thick mane”, I’m exactly the opposite! I have so little hair, you can hardly get any style out of it. I’m really impressed with Blo and how they can work with all sorts of hair. Honestly, you look amazing both before and after, but definitely more glam with the gorgeous curls. 🙂

    Olivia x
    Beauty from the Fjord

    • Thanks Olivia! I really loved it – I’m definitely going back for a breakfast style soon! xxx

  • Jo Bryan

    What a brilliant idea, cannot wait to get these salaons all round the country, as I am sure they will be. Your hair looked fabulous.

    • Thank you Jo! It’s really nice for a treat – I’ve booked to go again next weekend! 🙂 xxx