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Fight the Frizz with Yorkshire Blow Dry

10 March 2016
Fight the Frizz with Yorkshire Blow Dry
The Yorkshire Blow Dry Bar is the first and only independent salon in Leeds specialising in blow-dried styling whilst offering a multitude of other hair and beauty treatments including cutting, hair dyeing, make up and glam Prosecco party packages. Shielded from the hustle of the City, despite their super central location, this specialist hairdresser can be found in the upstairs of Central Arcade where they have an expert team on hand to transform your look in a relaxed yet sophisticated setting.

The warm welcome by owner, Nargas, and her team put me instantly at ease as I was seated at the blow-dry bar, where I consulted on which of their signature looks I wanted my hair to adopt. The blow dry menu offers several style options including: Straight Laced, Beachy Waves, The A Lister (think big) - as well as the signature The Yorkshire Blow Dry. Opting for the classic Yorkshire Blow Dry style, the menu promised ‘bouncy and effortless curls whilst giving your hair movement’ and I was curious to see how this would be achieved without the help of additional curling applicants.

For someone who has spent a lifetime battling with fine, flat hair my stylist, Megan, worked some kind of blow drying wizardry, leaving me with voluminous curls and a fab lift that made my hair bounce as I strutted back to the office. My hair looked sophisticated (and some might even say fabulous) but relaxed in a way that stopped it from looking “over done” and rigid. This was my first experience of telling my hairdresser my hair hopes and that vision being equalled or even enhanced by the end of my appointment. Even my unruly ‘baby hair’ and cowlick were tamed into my style, something many hairdressers past have failed at, and for me this is the ultimate proof of the styling experience and expertise available at the Yorkshire Blow Dry bar where they work with your hair type instead of battling against it.

Situated a stone’s throw away from both Trinity and Call Lane, Yorkshire Blow Dry is the perfect pamper spot to glam up before heading straight into a fun filled night in the City. The team of lovely ladies are both skilled and experienced and, after being handpicked by L’Oreal to pioneer the brand new L’Oreal Pro Fiber products, use only the most innovative style products to create your look. Owner, Nargas, spoke of her vision for Yorkshire Blow Dry:

"I wanted to open a salon that was friendly, relaxed and inviting, where anyone can just walk in and be pampered."

Having visited the salon it’s clear that Nargas has achieved just this, as the friendly team made me feel relaxed while my hair was treated to some serious TLC.

30-minute blow dry appointments are priced at £25 with several hair and beauty package offers available. Hen parties and group bookings include complementary Prosecco for all guests with the host receiving a free blow dry treatment. For more information and price lists click here.

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Becky Peartree is our resident food writer and is in her final year at Leeds University where she studies English Literature.
Photography provided by Yorkshire Blow Dry