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Hair at Hershesons

I do love to be pampered, I mean what girl doesn’t?!  I was kindly invited to go and get my hair done before I went to the London Bloggers Party and so I snapped up the chance.  I was off to Hershesons Blow Dry Bar in London Selfridges and I could not wait!  After hearing such positive things I was dying to have a new creation to my locks.

Morning mop of hair!

I got up really early after a night out for the boy’s birthday celebrations, jumped on the train and began my trek to London.  My hair was a fluffy mess but to be honest I didn’t care as I knew it was going to be fixed.  

After flying via Starbucks at St Pancras and short diversion via Topshop, I headed through the Beauty department of Selfridges.  Now I always get a bit anxious in Selfridges because I feel like I’m not good enough to be in there… do you know what I mean? I can’t afford the gorgeous brands and I feel like a fish out of water, but I was hoping this experience would change my opinion. 

I headed over the the beauty counter where I was greeted by a chirpy girl, she escorted me to where my hair was to be washed and handed me a Hershesons blow dry menu.  

I had already browsed the styles on their website but me being little miss indecisive, I still hadn’t made any sort of executive decision.  

Carlam style

As I continue to flip the pages to and fro I was then greeted by the wonderful Nicholas who was my hair stylist.  Immediately complimenting me on my dress we started then to discuss my options.  He suggested the Alexa Chung inspired hair style as it would suit the outfit I was wearing.

Kerastase products

washing my hair he began to style it.  He used
Kérastase products which
he highly recommended.  Make sure you look for
Spray Á Porter and Forme Fatale – I can’t fault them.  The spray gave great beach style texture, whilst the other provided extensive volume.  I had
copious amounts of volume from a combination of back brushing and these key
products and
even though we used products it didn’t look or feel awful, in fact it was the polar opposite. All this  followed by side french plaits and voila, my hair was complete!  
Hershesons Selfridges The entire way through Nicholas made the look feel effortless and extremely easy – however I don’t think I could do this myself.  One major plus point was the fact my hair length wasn’t a problem, I was under the impression you needed long hair in order to have one of these styles done but you really don’t.  Nicholas adapted the style so it would work for my length and personally I was extremely impressed!


Hershesons Carlam

When I left the Hershesons Blow Dry Bar I felt amazing. When I was walking anywhere I could feel eyes on me wondering how I’d managed such a creation!  When I finally got to the London Bloggers Party I kept getting compliments on how cute the style looked – winner!

One thing I did ask Nicholas about was the wall of false hair (see picture at the top of this post).  He then showed me in the booklet that you can match your hair with the false hair and they can clip it in and create fishtail plaits for £60. The bonus is you actually cannot tell they’re fake! Ideal for girls like me who would love to create that style but don’t have the length. 

I had non stop compliments afterwards. As corny as it sounds Nicholas made me feel fantastic about myself, he kept me at ease and we chatted away quite happily.  To get your hair done at Hershesons it costs £35 and there are a number of styles to chose from:

1. Carlam

2. The Big and Brushed

3. The B-52

4. Ragabilly

5. The Wavy Gravy

6. Smooth Wavy

7. Half + Half

8. The Classic

9. The Bardot

10. The Superstraight

11.  Swank

12. The 15 Minute Blow Dry

If I hadn’t had the one I selected I would of gone for the Bardot look.  This entire concept is a fab idea if you have a big event or a special occasion, plus the beauty of this Hershesons blow dry bar is its even open until 10pm.

Have a browse at the website and let me know if you decide to book yourself in – if you do share with me your hairstyle on my instagram –




  1. July 9, 2013 / 11:19 pm

    Amazing! And I can't believe it only costs £35. I must go!
    Adela x

  2. July 10, 2013 / 7:58 am

    Hi Adela, Yeah you must! I felt amazing when I left – getting your hair styled makes such a difference. X

  3. July 10, 2013 / 5:26 pm

    Hey! I love this look, it's lovely! I do a similar style to this on myself (one of few hairstyles I can do ha) with a french plaited side fringe and a french plait in my hair to the side and pinned up. It doesn't look as polished as this though lol, love it! How lucky to be pampered in Selfridges :). I found you via blog hop hun and have followed :).

  4. July 10, 2013 / 8:25 pm

    Hey Gemma-Louise, firstly thanks for stopping by! Secondly I'm so jealous you can do. Side French plait! I can only do one central one, but can't seem to navigate a side one! Xx

  5. July 13, 2013 / 10:47 am

    Hi, I'm here from #bbunch bloghop (followed). It does look like your natural hair. I've never had my hair done at a saloon before but this looks wonderful! 🙂 I was at the London Bloggers Party as well! I don't think we met though. 🙁

    Olivia xxx
    Beauty from the Fjord

  6. July 14, 2013 / 2:58 pm

    Hey Olivia, no I don't think we did! What a shame… Hopefully there will be more! Yeah I never thought about doing it but I would definitely go again if I had a big event I wanted to look my bet for! Xx

  7. July 16, 2013 / 7:06 pm

    beautiful hairstyle <3 your blog is very lovely and interesting. im glad if you visit my blog, too <3 keep in touch!


  8. July 18, 2013 / 2:10 pm

    hey Thi & Amber – Thanks so much for your lovely comments! Thanks for popping by! x

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