Blasting away bad hair days, the £7 blow-dry: Salon offering service to expand thanks to soaring demand

  • High Street salons are now offering blow-dries costing less than £10
  • Are now much more affordable than typical price range of £30 to £100
  • Arch Angelz in New Look in Nottingham offering a blow-dry for just £7

By Rebecca Evans

For most women they are an occasional little luxury. Now a blow-dry could become a treat to indulge in more often.

Thanks to high-street salons they can now cost less than £10 – much more affordable than the typical price range of  £30-£100. 

Arch Angelz in the New Look clothing store in Nottingham offers a blow-dry for just £7, and has plans to expand the service to other cities thanks to soaring demand.

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Thanks to high-street salons blow-drys can now cost less than £10, making them a treat to indulge in more often

Thanks to high-street salons blow-drys can now cost less than £10, making them a treat to indulge in more often

One member of staff said: ‘The £7 blow-dry has been really popular; we’re very busy at present.

'Women come in for one before work or for a night out, sometimes two or three times a week.’

Superdrug’s beauty store in Cardiff offers blow-dries for just £15.

And Cheeky Parlour at Soho House in London stays open until 9pm with a £15 blow-dry lasting up to 30 minutes.

Christina Russillo, CEO of brand Cowshed which runs Cheeky Parlour, said: ‘In New York and LA basic grooming is affordable and available at all times. 

TOWIE star Lauren Pope opened the new Beauty Studio by Superdrug in their Cardiff store, which offers a £15 blow-dry

TOWIE star Lauren Pope opened the new Beauty Studio by Superdrug in their Cardiff store, which offers a £15 blow-dry

'When I moved to London, my regular blow-dry suddenly became a luxury.

'I wanted to change that.

‘Who has an hour to spare at the hairdresser when they have a big meeting to prepare for?

‘It shouldn’t be a treat to have great hair or glossy nails, it should be the norm.’

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I go twice a week £12 a go always have

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There is another chain in almost every high street that charges £9.99. It affordable, friendly and realistically priced. Don't see how the 'posh' salons can get away with charging so much - just paying for their name and high street shop.

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High Street Shops pay High Street Rents and the business owner as to factor in the overheads !

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We did training with " Sassoon's " and " Jingles " in London in the seventies the top stylists were charging £10.00 then and it had to be a perfect bob that would last for two or three days ! I've seen these 10minute blow drys they don't last until you get home. Give me a break and a professional hairdresser who cares about her clients.

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All these salons get a massive subsidy from other tax payers.They have droves of woman working 16 hours to save on tax and NI who then get the full tax credit payments.Each salon must cost tax payers £100k a year.In fact the salon owners should do all tax payers hair for free considering they are paying around 4/5ths of their workers wages. Its one of the biggest tax credit scams going,paid for by people who flog their guts out for 50+ hours and dont knock out child tax credit children.

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Straighten every morning at home, voila!

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I always have my hair done with treatment every week for £12.00 and I am happy.

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This is the cost in certain parts of Europe - women go in two or three times a week and basically never do their own hair.

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I went on you tube and found 'how to put layers in long hair'....now have the perfect cut, much more body and bounce... I don't need to do anything other than ruffle it dry...loads of compliments...I will never go in a Hairdresser's again.

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It won't take off. Salons would then have to reduce the pricing when doing colours and cuts.

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It's easy to blow dry your own hair, and there's loads of information online if you're after a particular look. Mostly it's to do with the brush shape and direction you hold the hair in while drying it. I would rather do it in my own home for free, but I can understand it would feel special pay someone else and be pampered.

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