I was recently invited to pop along to a new salon in Norwich called The Edge for a blowdry and peek around the salon before it's big launch. The salon itself is only a couple of minutes walk from Norwich train station and has views of Norwich Cathedral. It's all very fresh and new and the Union Building which houses the salon is currently undergoing some interesting changes as it will not only house various businesses and offices it will also have a rooftop dining area.
Now to me it feels like there's been a bit of a revival for going to the salon for a blowdry as a stand alone service. A blowdry almost always follows a cut and/or colour of course but more and more salons seem to be emphasising their blowdry services as a treat or a mini service in between hair cuts appointments.
Blowdrys and sets used to be a beauty/maintenance staple for a lot of women in the past and for the older generation a regular visit to the salon for these services is still popular. With hair salons making the most of social media to share their clients looks I'm noticing not just before and after hair makeover transformations but blowdry results too. So it appears an in salon blowdry is becoming a popular service across the generations and following my experience at The Edge I'm feeling pretty sold on the idea too.
I left the salon feeling pampered and like my hair had had a mini makeover despite no scissors or bleach going near it. It felt healthy and silky (which aren't two words I can often say about my bleached locks) and it smelt AMAZING which was thanks to the Wella products. I even woke up the next morning an noticed how glorious my pillow smelt.
With the cost of a blow dry at the salon ranging between £10-£20 dependant on stylist it might be a purse friendly way to have some 'me' time or a pick me up and I'm sure that I'll start having the odd blowdry here and there in between services from now on.
I'm back at The Edge next month to have my nails done by Sketch Nail Designs and gosh do my nails need some love and attention at the moment. Can't wait.
Thanks to Amber and The Edge team for the invite.