Being pampered and going for a pamper is one of my favourite things I love to do as part of self-care, but I honestly don’t do it enough. That’s why when I was lucky enough to be invited to an event at the first blow dry bar salon in Southampton I couldn’t say no, I mean, could you?
Blown is the first luxury boutique in Southampton that specialises in fast beauty and blow drys. It was founded by Molly after visiting blow dry bars in London and Essex and spotting that this was something that Southampton needed, with a vision to offer a fuss-free, indulgent destination for all woman to enjoy.
Blown opened in Southampton at the end of last year and has been thriving since. When we walked in we were immediately greeted with an incredibly Instagram-able location, prosecco, and Molly and her team.
After settling in and having a natter with the girls and the team it was time to start our beauty treatments. We either had an amazing blow dry or had our nails done. As I’ve been wanting to get my nails done for ages I decided to go for this option. I had the choice of so many colours, but being a rose gold lover I had to go for this option.
My nails were filed and treated, before the nail polish was applied. To get the rose gold colour it was actually a very cool process, my nails were coated in a gorgeous red nail polish, followed by chrome powder which was applied on top. The chrome powder is a powder that when applied on top of various nail colours it creates a chrome effect, and the shade can change depending on what the colour underneath is. There was a super cool silvery-blue chrome colour that I was tempted by too.
They also had some newer nail polishes in, including one which made your nails change colour depending on the temperature of them. Being the child I am, I thought this was incredibly cool, you could literally see the colour changing before your eyes. I may have to go back for this another time, but knowing me I’ll just stare at my nails 24/7.
I absolutely loved getting my nails done and the colour, the rose gold shade is such an incredible finish, and totally me.
While we were getting our nails done the other half of the group had their hair done, from bouncy blow drys aka the triple B, to sleek and straight hair aka the sleek & fleek, to the perfect wavy hair aka the wavy baby, Blown Southampton has it all. Some of the girls had the triple B and some of them had the wavy baby, and they both looked incredible.
As I hate washing my hair washed I loved that all the treatments included having your hair washed, with Affinage Professional products. It’s definitely something I’d love to have done, I think I would go for either the triple B or the wavy baby, especially as I still haven’t figured out the whole curling thing yet… I plait my hair to make it slightly wavy…
I had such an incredible evening, and Molly has done such an incredible job creating Blown in Southampton. I can’t wait to go back to have a blow dry myself, and love that this is now a thing in Southampton.
We were even treated to an incredible goodie bag too with products from Affinage Professional, so I’m sure you’ll see some of the bits around here soon.
Have you ever been to a blow dry salon? What’s your favourite beauty treatment to have done?