Londoner and Blow Dry-enthusiast Mia L Middleton checks out the new Duck & Dry Mayfair.

A new salon has hatched! Of course, I had to go and try it out. If you read my articles, you’ll know by now that my go-to hairstyle is a big bouncy blow dry. 

The Mayfair store has the classic duck & dry design but with an additional feature – duck & pluck. This means you can get your eyebrows done and a blow dry whilst sipping cocktails. I was promised this store could have me in and out on my lunch break… honestly, both services only took an hour!

My hairstylist was Sophie, a duck & dry staff member for many years starting in the flagship store (Chelsea). I had my hair washed with the usual delicious scented shampoo/conditioner then taken over to my egg – with green tea waiting.

Whilst listening to the relaxing music, I’m asked what style I would like my blow dry, my answer is always ‘bigger the better’. I feel this store has more of a working professionals vibe than the oxford circus store which has a more clubby atmosphere. 

Sophie and I had a chat about the store, the services they offer and the fun that the staff get up to. I am assured she will finish in 30 minutes, this is from wet hair fully blown out with brushes then pinned up. I am shocked when we are finished in under 30 minutes – if you have read my other articles you’ll know people usually take hours to blow dry my hair!

I’m moved over to duck & pluck, with brow artist Santana, I have my brows tinted & threaded. I asked Sophie to keep my pin curls in to maximize my volume (always keep your pins in as long as possible for hold). I’m given a brow massage after my treatment, which even just writing about it now makes me feel relaxed. After this, my hair is shaken out, sprayed and is photo-ready.

Everyone in the store is so chatty and friendly, as always, this is definitely the place to go before a night out with friends, have some drinks and let someone else get you ready for a change. They offer group bookings and bottles of Prosecco. With stores now all over London, they have you covered wherever you are.

Mia x

Mia Middleton

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Contributing columnist Mia L Middleton brings an insight to an influencer’s life in London. Her lifestyle column gives you access to everything exclusive in and around London. See inside the private parties you’ve always wanted to attend, the luxury hotels, spas and member’s clubs where London’s exclusive are pampered as well as the best hot-spot restaurants and bars. Be sure to follow her on Instagram as well for live updates!

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