Without doubt the worst chore in my beauty routine is washing my hair. I put it off as long as physically possible, going through a can or ten of dry shampoo in the process. If money were no object I would 100% treat myself to a blow dry every single week. Blow dry bars have been popping up all over the scene but none have quite caught me eye like Blown in Southampton.
A one stop pamper parlour for all your fabulous needs, Blown offers a range of different blow drys and hair services, lash extensions, brow tints and gel manicures. Blown was founded in late 2017 by Southampton resident and hair stylist Molly White. Identifying a gap in the market for luxury beauty services on the South coast, Blown offers a comprehensive menu of services tailored to all customers and their needs. Whether you`re after big and bouncy or sleek and fleek – there is a style that suits everyone; with the option to add extensions or colour available on request. Whether your heading on a night out with the girls or just fancy an evening of much needed TLC – blown is the place to go. Plus they even offer bridal services so they’ve got all your needs covered!
Upon arrival we were greeted with the warmest welcome from Molly and Nikki as the fizz was passed round as the pampering began. Half of us were being treated to a manicure from the fabulous Nikki, while the other half were being treated to blow drys courtesy of Molly herself. If you know me well you will know I basically have two hair styles: up or down – that’s about as far as my skills stretch so I jumped at the chance of a professional blow dry to try out a new style on my dreary locks. Blown offer three signature blow drys; The Triple B which is their classic big bouncy blow dry; Sleek & Fleek which is a straightened, more elegant affair; and Wavey Baby which is a smoothing blow dry finished with textured beachy waves.
I gave Molly free reign to chose what she thought would suit my hair the best and lets just say I far from disappointed with the results. The Affinage professional haircare products she used smelled ah-mazing and left my hair with a glorious shine. I had the Triple B which was their big, bouncy blow dry and I was so impressed with how long the curls stayed in my hair. The whole evening and the entire next day I had people complimenting me on my hair and I felt like a new woman. Molly and Nikki are so welcoming and friendly, you won’t suffer through any awkward treatments here. We’ve all had it where you head of to the hairdresser for a treat and end up suffering through the most awkward hour of your life trying to make small talk. I hate going to the hairdressers for this reason but I instantly felt at ease and instead of feeling like I was visiting the salon, it felt more like we were getting ready round one of the girls houses before a night on the town.
Molly is full of energy and charisma, and she has created the most beautiful salon I have ever seen. The pastel pink vintage chairs really compliment the decor but my personal favourites are the ice cream lights which are used to highlight the room. I completely fell in love with my hair so a big thank you to Molly for transforming me from a Debbie downer to an absolute princess. Although I am a bit jealous of the rose gold manicures and temperature changing polishes so I will 100% be heading back to indulge in a little treat.
Blown is Southampton’s first one stop beauty haven specialising in fast beauty and speedy, glamorous blow drys for women on the go. If you do head over to the salon make sure you hashtag #babesofblown and #blownsouthampton and be sure to follow them on Instagram for some insane hair inspiration.
*Our treatments were kindly gifted to us by Molly and her team for review purposes. All opinions and views expressed are my own.