For those of you who haven’t heard of Duck & Dry they are “London’s finest blow dry and updo bar” with locations in Chelsea, Oxford Circus, Soho, Spitalfields and Mayfair.
Recently Duck & Dry launched their new sister brand, Duck & Dry Xpress, in collaboration with Primark offering hair, nail & brow services in select stores!
The new Xpress services are currently available at the London Oxford Street Primark (14-28) store and the new Birmingham High Street (38) store.
I was lucky enough to be able to pop in and visit the Oxford Street branch recently and have a service done myself.
When walking into the store the salon is located pretty close to the entrance meaning its super easy to find. The Salon area looked spacious and welcoming and it seemed to be pretty popular with shoppers walking by.
While waiting for my appointment I heard several people make comments on how nice it looked and how impressed they were, especially with the prices!
As well as looking on point, the staff at the salon were all super friendly and welcoming which can make all the difference to your experience.
So there are tons of different treatments and services available from nails to brows and of course, hair!
As I had a few events to go to that day I thought id take advantage and have my hair done all pretty ready for the day ahead. My hair is that annoying texture where its super sleek and straight so it won’t hold a curl for very long and any down style will be pretty much destroyed within a couple of hours.
As I had a busy day ahead of me I decided to go for some braids as I knew they would stay intact for the rest of the day. The only challenge for me with braids is getting them to look full and textured, as my hair is also pretty fine.
The guy who did my hair was super lovely and paid attention to what I had asked for. I explained how my hair was and asked him to give me as full of a braid as possible.
Before he started braiding he used some of the Bead Head texture spray on my hair which gave it a little extra volume, this isn’t something I would have thought to do for braids but as you can seeing my after picture below, it worked really well!
He also added in some dry volume and texture spray from Duck & Dry’s own range and finished it all off with some hair spray.
The end result was super pretty braids which looked full and pretty alllll day! The style lasted through a down pour of rain and I still ended the evening with pretty perfect looking hair!
I am SUPER happy with how my hair turned out and with the experience over all. Everyone was really nice and the staff really listen to what you want.
Not only were they attentive but they were also pretty damn quick too, so if you’re in a rush you could still fit in a quick pamper session while you shop!
I was lucky enough to be gifted this experience, but the pricing is amazing and I will definitely be coming back on my own dollar next time I’m in the area!
If you are near by one of the Xpress stores I highly recommend popping in to treat yourself. You won’t regret it!
Until next time…