Last week I popped along to Bardou on Shelton Street in Covent Garden and had a wonderful blow-dry from the team there. There are a few blow dry bars around London now, but quite a few of them are “dry” bars (meaning they don’t wash your hair first), and me and my insane barnet have never got on particularly well with those. I’m pleased to say that Bardou is (mostly) a wash’n’blow-dry bar, and the staff are really talented.
Originating in a salon in Reading, Bardou have recently finished a pop-residency in Kensington, and have now moved to their new home in Covent Garden. It looks pretty groovy in a session-stylist kind of a way, with the movable stations (which they occasionally pack up and trundle over to other nearby destinations like the Hospital Club, for special occasions), and a small backwash area. I really liked it, there’s plenty of space, and it doesn’t feel like you’ve been packed in there like a sausage factory.
I was pleased to note that they have their own product range too, no fly-by-dry-by night operation, this one! The products used on my hair were great, and my blowdry lasted a couple of days afterwards, which I always love.
|A one-day old blowdry – I was really impressed!|
They’re open 9am-9pm, Tuesday to Saturday, so whatever occasion you need special occasion hair for, there’s bound to be a slot that suits you, and prices begin from £20 (if you don’t need your hair washing), to around £35 for a dry in one of their signature styles. They can even do your makeup, if need be! If only I still worked just around the corner …
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