A good blow dry is something that surprisingly can be hard to come by. I've been for so many where I leave feeling a bit 'meh' knowing that I could achieve pretty much the same effect at home, sometimes a little bit more to my taste - so when I find a blow dry I adore, I really want to sing it from the rooftops and let you all know about why I loved it so much.
I went to Gielly Green in Marylebone recently and absolutely fell in love with it. In short, everything from the service to the salon to the hair was incredible.
The salon is super beautiful, I fell in love with it as I stepped through the door. It was luxurious, but not so much so that it felt unattainable and I most definitely wasn't left feeling out of place. From stepping into the salon, you are treated well and it feels like you're going in for much more than a blow dry. I've often been in and out for a blow dry in speed time but if I'm not in a rush that's not exactly what I'm going for. I don't generally go for a blow dry out of need, I go out of wanting to be pampered and for that, a certain amount of time is usually needed.
From the cup of tea with the quick chat with your stylist, through to the in-depth shampoo and head massage (in the most comfortable chair by the way) to the stylist actually taking the time to get the blow dry right and as you want it. That's the process and experience I got at Gielly Green and I absolutely adored every minute of it.
My stylist, Ben Straughan was super skilled (ask for him when you book) and knew exactly how to create the look I was after - big waves, volume and not too neat. He made me feel at ease, something I don't always feel when I'm at a salon - your hair is at the hands of someone else (this does come into play a little more when it's being cut and coloured though) and so you want to feel as though they know what they're doing and be happy with the finished effect.
The best bit? It left my hair feeling incredible for days. If you can't get down to the salon, try out the Gielly Green hair care range - it's got the most beautiful packaging, smells incredible and gives a really great finish.
Where do you love going for a blow dry? Let me know in the comments below.
I was invited to try Gielly Green for free in exchange for this review, but as always all thoughts are my own.