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SPRING FAVOURITES

As the flowers start to bloom, days start to get longer and the sun begins to shine, we can finally start looking forward to our favourite season: Spring! We’re sharing our favourite looks and ‘must-haves’ this season, in order to make your version of spring as colourful as possible!

1 – Bright Lipsticks. Nothing screams spring more than a colourful lip does. Nudes and reds get us through the cold seasons, whilst corals, hot pinks and orange shades are the perfect choice for spring. They work just as well with a full face of make up as they do with the ‘no make-up’ look!

 

2 – Spring Manicure. Spring is the perfect season to experiment with new nail colours, and subtly switch from your dark reds to pretty pastels to compliment the season and the sun! And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not try nail art in order for your manicure to pop more?!

 

3 – Fresh Blooms. It’s a fact that flowers lift moods and make the place look prettier. Now that days are longer and it starts getting lighter earlier, why not make the most of that natural lighting and get some fresh blooms?! They certainly lift up spirits and change the look of the overall room!

 

4 – Hair Masks. After a long, cold winter, we think it’s always a good idea to freshen up for the season ahead. Whether that’s in the form of a hair cut, change of hair colour or a hair treatment, it will make you feel so much better and refreshed! Hair masks are a handy product to have at home and it means you can give your hair some TLC every once in a while. Both the Kerastase Resistance Masque Therapiste and Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque will nourish your hair and get you ready for the season ahead. Both of these can be purchased at our London blowdry bar.

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Whether you’re in need of some pampering before spring is in full swing or just want to treat yourself after the longest winter, we’re here to make you look and feel the best version of yourself this spring! For more information on our services and availability, please email info@aerblowdrybar.com. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499.

CUTE UPDO IDEAS

You might be thinking but why a post on updos…? No reason, just because upstyles for hair are cute and we wanted to bring you the latest inspiration for you to come in to our London blow dry bar to recreate these styles. With wedding and hen-do season approaching, this might be useful if you’re creating a Pinterest inspo board! So, which styles are your favourite? We’d love to know below!

1 – Halfway There. If you love having your down but want to do something slightly different, why not opt for these styles? Give a girl a curling wand we can recreate those gorgeous effortless beach waves!

 

2 – Messy Pony. If you’re not the full updo kind of gal, don’t worry! Messy ponytails and buns work just as well for those with medium to long hair. If you’re looking for something less sleek and going for the more ‘back-combed’ look, mix it up by adding a soft, subtle, messy braid to break it up a little.

 

Recreate any of these styles with us at our Chelsea blow dry bar! Whether you’re looking to book in with us for a simple wash and blow dry, an upstyle for hair or a hair treatment, we’ve got you, girl! Feel and look the best version of you this season by getting ready with us! To book, please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more information on our services and availability. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499.

 

MOTHER’S DAY TREATS

With Mother’s Day around the corner, we’re bringing you the latest pamper packages at our London blowdry bar, for you and your mum to have a girls’ day out, treating yourselves! What better way to spoil your mother than treating her to a blowdry, manicure, with a glass of bubbly in hand?! And this is just one of our packages… It doesn’t get better, right?! Keep reading to find out which package is best suited to you and mamma bear!

1 – Pamper Package For One. The perfect package if you’re away during Mother’s Day but still want to treat your mum to make her feel special. For just £55, you can treat her to a blowdry, manicure and a glass of bubbly at our Chelsea blowdry bar!

 

2 – Pamper Package For Two. Spending Mother’s Day weekend at home and have no plans yet? Why not treat your mum and yourself to a pamper package?! For £100, you can both get blowdries, file + paint, as well as two glasses of champagne. What better way to spend Mother’s Day weekend than to spoil each other rotten?!

 

3 – Chill Package For One. Is your mum not feeling a manicure or getting her nails done?! No problem! We also offer the aer chill package which consists of a blowdry, head massage and a glass of bubbly for £45 – all for mama bear to be in full relaxation mode!

 

4 – Chill Package For Two. It’s no secret that we all love a little relaxation time after a busy week. If you and your mum agree on this, then this is the perfect package for you both! At £90, we offer two blowdries, two head massages and of course, two glasses of bubbly to save the day!

 

So, what better way to spend Mother’s Day than to treat your special one to one of our packages? Whether you’re looking to spend some quality time together or are in need a little relaxation time, we’ve got you covered! If you’re not able to come into store for these services, an aer gift card will be available to purchase and use for future services. Our Mother’s Day offers are valid from the 6th-11th of March. Book via our website or by mentioning Mother’s Day Packages when making an appointment. If you want to find out more information on our Mother’s Day packages, please email info@aerblowdrybar.com. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499.

THE aer BLOGGER LIST. WHO TO FOLLOW NOW!

As promised to bring you three inspirational influencers each month, below are our picks for February! We would love to hear your suggestions too! Send us your top 3 favourites to info@aerblowdrybar.com for the chance to be featured on our Instagram page and be part of our amazing giveaways at our London blow dry bar! Our top 3 picks this month…

Ayda Hadi

Ayda’s Instagram: ayda.hdi

Ayda’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/

Ayda’s blog: Ayda Hadi

We recently discovered Ayda and we’ve been crushing on her ever since. From her classic looks to her voluminous, always so perfect blowdried hair, we love her and her impeccable style! Even when she’s having a ‘bad hair day’ she carries herself beautifully – lucky for some!? You can now remove those bad hair days with us at our London blow dry bar!

Kathleen Barnes

Kathleen’s Instagram: kathleen_barnes

Kathleen’s blog: Carrie Bradshaw Lied

If you’re looking for a SoCal girl with an amazing sense of humour and style; Kat is your gal! There’s not a single day where she looks the same and she’s always mixing it up with the pieces in wardrobe, which we love! From straight to wavy hair and low sleek buns, Kat truly inspires us.

Isaya

Isaya’s Instagram: elaisaya

Isaya is another new discovery and we are obsessed! From her effortless braids to her messy (but oh so gorgeous) hair, she tops our list this month! Her style is so chic yet effortless, someone who could get out of bed, throw anything on and still look 100%. We love!

Are you more of a waves kind of girl with long hair, or short and straight?! Whichever you are, we can recreate all your preferred looks at our Chelsea blow dry bar. Not only do we offer hair services but we also have an amazing beauty bar offering manicures, eyelash services and massages! For more information on our services and availability, please email info@aerblowdrybar.com. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499.

man-icures, and many other services!

As some of you may or may not know, we don’t only offer services for ladies, but also for gentlemen! With the recent increase of men wanting to look good, feel good and look after their appearance, we wanted to be part of this huge trend. So, if you want to come in with your other half, brother or male friend, why not do so?! Now the both of you can get pampered at our London blow dry bar!

 

1 – Man-i-Mondays. Or any other day of the week! With the constant 9-5 grind, our hands can get super dry (yes, this is aimed at you men too!), nails can get long, and hands can generally look untidy. So why not get a quick tidy up at our nail bar whilst your other half gets a blow dry?!

 

2 – Threading. We all know the importance of ‘eyebrows on fleek’, and this goes for men too in some cases! Whether you want them completely reshaped or just a tidy up, we’ve got you covered at our Chelsea blow dry and beauty bar!

 

3 – Massages. We recently introduced massage services at aer. From eye soothing, neck and shoulder massages to Indian head massages, we’ve got you covered if you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up during your lunch break or post work!

 

So, what better way to end February than to treat yourself to these services at our London blow dry bar, whilst your other half treats herself to a blow dry? If you’re both in need of a little pampering, or simply need a quick 20 minute pick-me-up, then these are perfect for you! To enquire more please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more information on our services and availability. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499.

GIFT CARD GOODIES!

For those who follow us on Instagram, you will know we hosted a giveaway last week in order to celebrate Valentine’s Day week at aer! Whilst the winner will be announced in tonight’s Instagram post, we thought we’d give you all a little insight into what treatments you could get with an aer gift card! So, are you in need of a little pampering session or a pick-me-up? We’ve got you covered at our London blow dry bar!

 

1 – Classic Blowdries. You can never go wrong with a classic blowdry if you’re looking to spend that gift card on something but you’re unsure of what treatment to get. Having a big girls night out? Going to a Valentine’s date with your other half? Our signature blowdry will not disappoint for any occasion. Perfect for all hair lengths!

 

2 – Manicures. Feeling slightly under the weather this dull February? Lift yourself up by treating yourself to a manicure or pedicure! At our Chelsea blow dry bar, we have a wide range of colours to choose from that you’ll want to return for a new manicure every week!

 

3 – Beauty Treatments. Have you had a chance to try our new treatments yet? From eye soothing massages to Indian head massages, you can unwind and relax for a whole 25 minutes! We also offer eyelash services and threading if you’re looking for a tidy up.

 

Stuck as to what to choose? Yep, we thought so! If you’re that lucky winner tonight, you’ll have plenty of options to pick from using our gift card… And for all those who entered, THANK YOU! There will be future giveaways so make sure you keep an eye out for them! To enquire more about our services and availability, please email info@aerblowdrybar.com.  Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499.

AN AER KIND OF VALENTINE’S

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we thought we’d share with you some of our favourite romantic, inspirational hairstyles for this special occasion! We will also be hosting a gift card giveaway on Instagram tonight, so for those who follow us there, make sure you enter for the chance to win a gift card and pamper yourself at our London blow dry bar!

1 – Accessories Galore. Nothing screams romantic as much as hair accessories do. Be it sparkly or floral, you can’t go wrong with either of these! Perfect for an engagement party or a wedding occasion. Ideal for those with medium to long hair.

 

2 – Tie Me Up. Upstyles for hair can be oh so romantic too! From understated braids included in your updo, to parts of your hair falling lightly from the sides, this is the perfect look for date night and special occasions.

 

2 – Effortless Upstyles For Hair. Effortless looks are often the ones that turn out to look the best, don’t you think?! From messy high ponytails to low sleek ones and tidy low buns, recreating these styles won’t disappoint! If you’re struggling for time and need to get to dinner with your other half as soon as, then this is the perfect option for you! Ideal for those with medium to long hair.

 

Are you Valentine’s inspired yet?! We hope you are! At our Chelsea blow dry bar, we can recreate any of these hairstyles for you, as well as you bringing tons of #inspo to aer and for us to work our magic on you! For more information regarding our services and availability, please email info@aerblowdrybar.com. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499.

NEW MONTH, NEW TREATMENTS!

A new month comes attached with fresh and new ideas, which is always so exciting! And things are getting even more exciting here at aer, because this month, we’re launching new beauty services at our Chelsea blow dry bar! Our beauty bar has always been packed with amazing treatments such as manicures, pedicures and eyelash treatments – but this year, we wanted to include something different and really give our customers a taste of really getting pampered! So, what are we waiting for? Keep reading to find out all about our newly added beauty treatments!

 

1 – Eye Soothing Massage. The perfect little treatment for those with tired eyes, dark circles and eye bags. If you’ve had a long week, then this is ideal for you! You’ll feel instantly refreshed in 20 minutes! If you work around the area, then this is the perfect pick-me-up treatment for just £25.

 

2 – Head and Shoulder Massage. Possibly one of the most relaxing treatments known. Need a little de-stress session during your lunch break or after your 9-5 job? Then this is perfect for you! Whether you’ve got knots that need to be eased or just want to treat yourself, this will make you feel instantly refreshed in 20 minutes, at just £25.

3 – Indian Head Massage (No Oil). Indian head massages have been around for a really long time, proving signs of improvement in many areas. The massage increases nourishment and oxygen to the scalp and hair follicle which stimulates hair growth – I mean, who thought a head massage would increase your chances of growing your hair?! Amazing! This treatment is with no oil, lasting 20 minutes for just £25.

 

4 – Indian Head Massage (With Almond Oil). Not only would this increase nourishment and stimulation for hair growth, but the use of almond oil on hair adds extra nourishment and strength to the hair. Almond oil is also known for treating hair loss and damaged hair. A few drops go a long way and will add silkiness and shine, as well as hydrating the scalp! This treatment lasts 30 minutes at just £35.

 

So, what better way to start February than to treat yourself to these new beauty services at our London blow dry bar? If you’re in need of a little pampering, or simply need a quick 20 minute pick-me-up, then these are perfect for you! To enquire more please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more information on our services and availability. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499.

BLOW-DRY JANUARY

It’s not a joke when you hear people say January may just be the hardest month of the year. With the festive season behind us, crazy cold temperatures, dark and dull days ahead of us, who can blame us for thinking in such a way? At our London blow dry bar you can beat the blues by going ‘Blow-Dry January’ with us! If you follow us on Instagram, you will know we’ve had some amazing offers all throughout the month of January, so since this (not so lovely) month is coming to an end, so are our offers. But don’t fret! You still have 7 days to redeem any of the below in store or online…What are you waiting for?!

1 – Happy Hour. Monday to Friday, from 12-4pm, you can get 15% off all services! This includes eyelash services and mani/pedis! But our personal favourite, the big, classic bouncy blowdry! Here are some inspo pictures taken at our Chelsea blow dry bar. Trust us, our stylists won’t disappoint working those blowdries! Book online by entering code winterblues

2 – Olaplex Treatments. If your hair is feeling a little rough or damaged, this may just the perfect treatment for you. It’s reparative and rebuilds broken hair bonds. At aer, this service includes treatment, wash and rough dry at £45. Book online by entering code olaplex18

 

3 – Mani & Pedi. If you’re just looking for a quick ‘pick-me-up’ and your nails need a little TLC, then this is the perfect offer for you to beat the blues! At just £12, you can have your nails filed and painted and £15 to file and paint your feet! You’ll have an array of shades to choose from that you won’t even know where to begin! Book online by entering code nails18

 

So, what are you waiting for?! Whether it’s a wash and blow dry, a manicure or eyelash extensions, get over the blues with our amazing offers, only for 7 more days so catch them whilst you can! For more information on all of our services and availability, please email info@aerblowdrybar.com. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499.

THE aer BLOGGER PICK. WHO TO FOLLOW NOW!

It’s been a while since we covered topics such as who to follow on social media and the ‘it’ girls right now. With social media being such a huge part of our lives and with the constant distractions of Instagram stories, Snapchat and Twitter, we’ve decided to focus on this topic by bringing you a blog post talking all things influencers once a month. The Blog List will cover our top 3 must-follow beauty, fashion or lifestyle bloggers. We want to make this as interactive as possible, so we would love to hear your suggestions too! Send us your top 3 favourites to info@aerblowdrybar.com for the chance to be featured on our Instagram page and be part of our amazing giveaways at our London blow dry bar! Our top 3 picks this month…

Negin Mirsalehi

Negin’s Instagram: negin_mirsalehi

Negin’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/

Negin’s blog: Negin Mirsalehi

We’ve been obsessed with Negin since day one! From her fashion style to her flawless make-up and amazing travel shots to her incredible hair! We absolutely love the way she styles it. Her waves always look effortless and chic, as do her upstyles whenever she decides to go for a high ponytail or bun!

Arielle Charnas

Arielle’s Instagram: somethingnavy

Arielle’s blog: Something Navy 

Arielle is most of all, an inspiration. Her NYC simple yet chic style has gained her millions of followers on all her social platforms. Not only does she showcase amazing outfits, but we get to see a little bit of NYC with her! Her hair is ultimately gorgeous, always sporting effortless waves with a middle or side parting which we love!

Sazan Hendrix

Sazan’s Instagram: sazan

Sazan’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/

Sazan’s blog: Sazan

If you’re looking for an exotic SoCal girl with amazing lashes, hair and style; Sazan is your gal! There’s not a single day where she looks the same and she’s always spicing things up with either her hairstyles or make-up looks. From long to short hair, curly to straight, she’s done it all and we love! She truly inspires us.

Are you more of a waves kind of girl with long hair, or short and straight?! Whichever you are, we can recreate all your preferred looks at our Chelsea blow dry bar. Not only do we offer hair services but we also have an amazing beauty bar offering manicure and eyelash services! For more information on our services and availability, please email info@aerblowdrybar.com. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499.

BEST OF THE GOLDEN GLOBES 2018

For those who missed anything related to the Golden Globes last Sunday, we thought to do a little recap for you! We absolutely loved the message of the entire event, the fact that the majority of A-list celebrities and influencers wore black to support the Time’s Up movement. Oprah’s speech was incredibly powerful and moving, so here’s to believing and hoping that we see change in 2018! It goes without saying that award season comes attached with some of the best hair styles, make-up and fashion looks. So here are some of our favourites! What are yours? We would love to know.

1 – Tie Me Up. Upstyles for hair are incredibly popular during award season. Whether it’s a low, messy bun with loose hair strands at the front or a sleek updo with a middle parting; we’ve got you girl! Recreate these looks with us at our London blow dry bar. Perfect for those with medium to long hair!

 

2 – Straight. We all know that straight hair never goes out of style. Whether you style it with a middle parting or side parting, you will always look timeless and elegant with straight hair. Why not mix it up and add a bit of volume to the ends or the roots by blowdrying it straight first?! Recreate this look with us for casual events, or simply as a mid-week pick-me-up!

 

3 – Timeless Waves. In recent years, we’ve seen big hair and waves make a comeback whilst straight hair isn’t the most popular. With lots of us trying to have it all – volume, curls/waves and thickness, the timeless blowdry is the perfect choice if you’re looking to recreate any of the below looks. If you prefer less volume and thinner curls, the curling wand is your best friend! However, if you’re the type of gal that prefers big, voluminous hair with thick big curls, then a big bouncy blowdry is all you need!

 

It’s always inspiring to see all the hair and make-up during award season and this was no different. At our Chelsea blow dry bar, we can recreate any of these looks for you, for any occasions you need. Additionally, we also offer beauty services; I mean, why only get a blow dry when you can also get a manicure?! And let’s not forget the amazing January offers! With the holiday season over and the blues upon us, it’s only fair you treat yourself and we spoil you! Check out our offers on our website. For more information regarding our services and availability, please email info@aerblowdrybar.com. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499. 

2018 HAIR TRENDS… WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR!

Happy New Year all! We hope you had a wonderful time celebrating and getting ready! (if you got aer ready at our London blow dry bar, make sure you tag us in your Instagram pictures for the chance to be featured on our feed!). And what better way to start this year’s post than to highlight the key hair trends for 2018? Take your pick, we sure do love them all!

1- Au Natural. Givenchy opted for natural, simple waves with a side parting. The focus was to enhance texture and for the look to resemble ‘sexy bed hair’. To achieve this look with slightly more volume, mix it up by using a curling iron.

 

2- The Classic Ponytail. A low ponytail with either middle or side parting… never gets old! Such a classic look and easily achievable, perfect for both day and night occasions. If you’re looking for something more sleek, just add some hairspray and you’re good to go! Perfect for those with medium to long hair.

 

3- Effortless Chic. Does this remind you of a French, super effortless but chic, Parisian lady?! We love! The subtle, understated waves throughout. If you’re not the type of gal who likes to have the neatest hair, try backcombing it slightly to achieve a flyaway/messy look.

 

4- Modern Glamour. Who doesn’t love a bit of glam, right?! A sleek blow dry with the perfect amount of volume which screams clean, simple and polished. Achieve the entire look by styling your fringe too!

 

5- Fishtail Braid. Braids are one of those things that will never go out of fashion. They always make a comeback one way or another! Braids are great to incorporate if you’re going for a ‘sporty yet girly and chic’ look.

 

These are only a few of the biggest 2018 hair trends yet, with part 2 to come! At our Chelsea blow dry bar, you can recreate these looks and bring us your latest inspirations for us to recreate for you. Why not step out of your comfort zone this year and mix it up?! New Year, New You?! For more information regarding our services and availability, please email info@aerblowdrybar.com. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499.

GOODBYE 2017… HELLO 2018!

As we wave goodbye to 2017 and welcome 2018, we wanted to recap and share with you some of our favourite hair and beauty moments which we hope inspire you for New Years Eve! Our London blowdry bar will be open from 10am till 7.30pm to get you gals ready from head to toe. From bouncy blowdries to upstyles for hair, eyebrow tinting to threading, lashes to manicures… we’ve got you covered! It’s only fair we shared some #nyeinspo with you before the big day, are you ready?!

1- The Classic Blowdry. The timeless blowdry that never goes out of fashion! Whether you have short hair, medium hair, are brunette or blonde, at our London blow dry bar we can recreate any of these gorgeous looks ensuring you leave looking and feeling like the best version of yourself on NYE (and every other day!)

 

2- Upstyles For Hair. If you’re the type of gal who regularly has amazing hair and gets blowdries often, you might want to step out of your comfort zone by opting for an updo. Upstyles for hair are ideal for those with medium to long hair, but here at aer we can make short hair work too! Why not mix it up and accessorise it out with sparkly hair accessories?!

 

3- Manicures On Manicures. We all know it, red resembles festive, as well as being a classic, all year-round nail colour. But that being said, red isn’t for everyone, especially if the nails clash with the outfit! Nudes are a safer option for those who haven’t decided what they’re wearing yet, so we’ve rounded up both of our favourites! Which one will you go for? At aer, we have a vast selection of colours that you’ll struggle to choose just one!

 

So these were some of our favourite 2017 looks which we predict are going to be a hit in 2018 too! We hope we’ve inspired you for NYE and can’t wait to welcome you at our Chelsea blow dry bar for a range of treatments! Whether it’s a quick pick-me-up blowdry, an upstyle for hair, a manicure, eyelash threading or tinting…we’ve got you girl! We can’t wait to see what you all look like on Sunday! If you’re getting ready with us at aer, don’t forget to tag those images for the chance to enter future giveaways and be featured on our Instagram page! Please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more information on our services and availability. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499. Wishing you all a great last week of 2017, and hope to see you on Sunday with a glass of bubbly in hand!

 

PARTY MAKE-UP IDEAS

Christmas and New Years couldn’t come round any sooner! Can you believe Christmas Eve is just 5 days away, and we’ll be leaving 2017 behind in a few days too?! If you still haven’t sorted out your beauty plans for NYE, don’t fret! Our Chelsea blow dry bar is now taking bookings for NYE which includes in-store make-up services. You will be able to get fully dolled up with us, from start to finish… with a glass of bubbly in hand of course! Express make-up consisting of the eyes and lips will be available for just £35. If that, however, isn’t doing it for you, you can opt to have a full face makeover for just £55! And you know, because of this New Years shindig you might even want to throw some glitter and amazing lashes on, each for just £12! We’ve put together a few party make-up looks just to inspire you, we look forward to welcoming you to aer and recreating these looks for you!

1- The Natural Look. A full face of make-up is not always for everyone, therefore some people might choose to go for a more natural and understated look which works great for both, day and night! If you’re looking for some simple eye shadow, mascara and a subtle lip, the Express Make-Up option is perfect for you! What are you waiting for? Book with us now!

 

2- Heavy Eyes. Who doesn’t love a statement eye look, right?! From tons of eye shadow options to lashes and glitter, we offer add-ons for just £12! This looks always works best with a softer lip, accentuating the eye/brow area a lot more! Why not go for the whole package and get your brows perfectly threaded too?!

 

3- Bold Lip. You can never look overdressed with a bold lip, it’s just such a classic, statement look! From deep, rusty rose tones to bright red and taupe, we’ve got you covered at our London blow dry bar!

At our Chelsea blow dry bar we can recreate all the make-up looks you’re inspired by to make you glow, look and feel the best version of yourself this New Years. There is still time and we’re still taking bookings for Christmas Eve and NYE, don’t miss out! For more info regarding opening times and to book, please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more information on our services and availability. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499.

NYE HAIR & MAKE UP IDEAS

With the holidays approaching as fast as they are, we couldn’t help but share our favourite hair and make up ideas for NYE, because you know how much we love to inspire you guys, right!? Our Chelsea blow dry bar is now taking bookings for Christmas and NYE, including in-store make-up services. You will be able to get fully dolled up with us, from start to finish… with a glass of bubbly in hand of course!

1 – Hair Ideas.

Are you after something understated yet something bold? If so, this upstyle for hair is right up your street! Back-comb it just the right amount to get that ‘messy’ effect. If you want to doll up even more, why not try a jewelled hairband to go with it? It’s the sparkly season after all! This hairstyle is perfect for those with medium to long hair!

We all love a good, simple blowdry. So if you’re the type of gal who loves dancing and her hair is always everywhere, this is the perfect style for you! Tuck one side behind your ear and bring as much hair as possible to one side if you want to look as chic as ever!

Got to love the messy braid! If you’re the sort of girl who likes having the majority of her hair down but want to achieve something different for these special festive days, then this may be the perfect look for you! Bring it to the side slightly to attract more attention to the hairstyle. You can also choose to have a middle or side parting for this!

It’s NYE, which means… Sparkle overload! Something so simple as this can go such a long way, attention to detail is everything and these are the little things people will notice! Why blend in when you can stand out? Sparkle as much as you can on your hairstyle!

 

2 – Make-Up Ideas.

Bolder on the eyes, softer on the lips and cheeks, perfect for both day and night parties!

Go bold or go home! A red lip never gets old. If you go for this shade, try and keep it softer in the eyes if you’re transiting from a day to night look!

Super bold. Definitely a ‘red carpet’ inspired look for those who attend huge parties which involve some serious gown dressing up! To enhance the look more, pull your hair back entirely and go crazy with the eyes and softer on the rest of your face!

The definition of understated. Because a lot of us gals still love the minimalistic look! Regardless of whether you’re attending a day or night event, a simple and minimal look never goes out of fashion.

 

At our London blow dry bar we can recreate it all the looks you’re inspired by to make you look and feel the best version of yourself this Christmas and New Years. Whether you’re looking to come in for a wash and blowdry, a mani pedi or for eyebrow threading, we’ve got you covered! We’re now taking bookings for Christmas and NYE, don’t miss out! Why get ready in bits when you can have it all under the same roof? To book, please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more information on our services and availability. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499.

RED CARPET MOMENTS. THE BRITISH FASHION AWARDS 2017

As you all know if you’ve been following us, is that we like to write and let our readers know about the latest events happening in London. We enjoy sharing the looks with you; whether it’s the style, the hair or the upstyles, we enjoy sharing what we were inspired by with all of you! Since award season is upon us, we thought we’d cover the British Fashion Awards which happened earlier this week. Keep reading to find out who some of our favourite ladies were in the red carpet!

1- Kaia Gerber. Kaia chose a very sleek hairstyle, having one side tucked behind her ear, accentuating the other side of her hair. She also chose to go for slight bouncy ends which we absolutely loved! This hairstyle can be perfect for all the upcoming Christmas do’s, so don’t miss out and book your place at our London blowdry bar!

 

2- Irina Shayk. Irina chose two different outfits, one for the actual red carpet and a second one for the afterparty. One thing that remained consistent was her updo! She chose upstyles for hair for both occasions which we absolutely loved! We’re obsessing over the high pony-tail which she could easily pull to the side as well as the messy high bun! This is ideal for medium to long hair, if you’re looking to keep your mane out of your face! Perfect updo for a New Years party we think?!

 

3- Charlotte Olympia. One of our favourite looks! Charlotte was the definition of glamorous at the awards! Her hairstyle was elegant, understated and classic. The perfect hairstyle for short to medium and long hair. Add a few sparkly accessories and you’re good to go this Christmas!

 

Feeling inspired?! Yes, we thought so! These hairstyles and upstyles for hair are perfect for the festive season, and our Chelsea blow dry bar has got you covered! Feel and look the best version of you this party season by getting ready with us and recreating some of these looks! To book, please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more information on our services and availability. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499.

HERE COME THE ROYALS!

This Monday just gone was certainly a Happy Monday for us Brits. If you hadn’t noticed already, we’re obsessed with the Royals! Prince Harry and the beautiful Meghan Markle finally made it official by announcing their engagement *wedding bells* and we cannot wait for the big day to see all the beautiful outfits and most importantly, the hairstyles and upstyles! This week, we’re recapping Kate’s and Meghan’s best hair moments.

1 – Let your hair down. Whether it’s a bouncy blowdry, a sleek blowdry or soft waves, we’ve got you covered in our Chelsea blowdry bar! We know how busy days can get, so if you need a quick ‘pick-me-up’ after work hours, we’re open until 7:30pm all weekdays!

 

2 – Tie me up. The Royal Wedding is such an exciting time to see upstyles for hair. Everyone comes out of their comfort zone hair wise and really goes for it! We’re excited to see all the #inspo coming our way in the new year! From messy low upstyles to sleek, elegant updos, we can make it happen for you at aer.

Whether you’re looking to book in with us for a simple wash and blow dry or an upstyle for hair, we’ve got you covered in our London blowdry bar! To recreate any of these looks or find out what else we can do for you, please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more information on our services and availability. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499.

 

BLACK FRI-YAY!

With so much excitement and hype about Black Friday, we thought it was only fair for us to join and be part of it all! I mean… because who doesn’t love a good discount, right?! For this week only, here at aer, we are offering 15% off all services! Woohoo! So, since there’s tons to choose from when you walk into our Chelsea blowdry bar, we thought we’d share some treatment inspiration with you to really make the most of your Black Friday week!

1 – The timeless blowdry. No matter how many services we provide, our ladies love to pop into our blowdry bar for that timeless blowdry. From big bouncy blowdries, to soft waves and sleek blowdries, we can make it happen for you! You’ll leave our blowdry bar as refreshed as ever, and so will your hair!

 

2 – The understated mani. Yes, we know Christmas is coming and all, but we love a good understated, subtle manicure. From nudes to soft shades of pink and mauve, get the perfect manicure with us at our London blowdry bar! What better time to get those nails sorted than Black Friday week?!

 

3 – Eyebrow threading. Who else is with us?! It’s all, indeed, about the brows! From reshaping them to just giving your eyebrows a nice tidy, we’ve got you covered! And you know, if you’re not feeling the whole threading thing, our beauty bar offers other lash and brows services!

 

We know how crazy Black Friday week can get whilst shopping in stores, so why not wind down with us whilst still getting those amazing discounts?! To enquire more please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more information on our services and availability. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499.

 

HAPPINESS IS… A BEAUTY BAR!

What would be your ideal day out? Is our London blowdry bar providing beauty treatments one of your options? Think carefully… You might want to make it one! Here at aer we believe you can have it all, a girl’s got to get pampered, you feel us!?

During the recent EMAs Awards and other Red Carpet events, we definitely saw a big trend in dark prominent eyebrows and long, luscious lashes, so we decided to put together some of our favourites to inspire you!

1 – Brow so hard. A huge trend we’ve seen in the recent years is dark, prominent eyebrows which make a statement. The ‘could I please get my eyebrows thinned’ days are way behind us! At aer, we offer eyebrow and eyelash tinting. You can choose these services individually or as a package, saving a little bit of £ and not having to worry about when to make your next appointment! You can find more details regarding prices directly on our website.

 

2 – Luscious lashes. We all love our lashes looking good, don’t we!? Well, say no more. At our Chelsea blowdry bar we offer 5 lash services, including lash removal. Our beauty bar offers semi permanent lash extensions which last between 6-8 weeks. We also do cluster lashes which lasts 10 to 14 days… Say whaaaat?! If you’re going on holiday and need those lashes to look on point, we would highly recommend! Nobody wants to be putting on tons of mascara in the sun, so this is a great alternative option. Lastly, our beauty offers lash curl and lift services, both lasting from 6 to 8 weeks – just imagine, not having to wear mascara or worry about your lashes for 8 weeks! Heaven right!?

 

From dropping in for a quick ‘pick-me-up’ blowdry to spending the entire afternoon getting your brows, lashes and nails done, come and catch a breath of aer with us! With the party season round the corner, you’ll want to make a statement with those beautiful brows and lashes, and we’ve got you girl! To enquire more, please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more information on our services and availability. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499.

 

aer’s GIFT GUIDE

It’s November, which officially means the countdown for Christmas has begun. What better way to celebrate the upcoming party season than to inspire our readers with an #aergiftguide for your friends, family… and yourself! Our London blow dry bar offers an extensive range of services, but we’ve picked our favourite ones for this party season to share with you, with love!

1 – Blowdries. Our blow dry bar in Chelsea is known for our signature blowdries. From big bouncy ones to understated ones, if you have a gal pal who is #blowdryobsessed, why not treat her this Christmas? We all love a little pampering, especially a good wash and blow dry… don’t we?! Below, we’re sharing some of our favourite signature blowdries – from short hair to long hair, we’ve got you covered!

 

2 – Hair treatments. These are great if you’re looking to go all the way with repairing damaged hair or just need a pick-me-up before the real cold hits us! We offer the Olaplex hair treatment and the Kerastase Fusio Dose treatment. For more info on these treatments, you can visit our website and find them under ‘services’.

 

3 – Nail Bar. Here at aer, we LOVE a good manicure! The perfect way to relax and feel fresh, because we all know there’s nothing like a #freshmanicure! Show us your nail inspo and let’s get creative with colour! Alternatively, if you prefer the simple and understated look, we’ve got you covered too!

 

So many ideas and so exciting! If none of these tickle your fancy when treating your friends or yourself, we also have a beauty bar offering lash and brow services. You can view all our products and services on our website. Our gift cards are perfect for someone special. They are available in any amount, and can be sent over email or collected in-store. Email us on info@aerblowdrybar.com or call 0207 244 9499 to make a purchase.

FESTIVE UPDO IDEAS

You know the drill… As one holiday ends, the world (and the shops) start preparing for the next one. If you’re a Londoner or reside in the city, then you definitely can’t have missed the big Christmas lights around Oxford Circus, whilst Selfridges’ windows and outer walls are covered in Christmasy decor. So, it only felt right that we joined too and began sharing some of our favourite party styles! In our blow dry bar in London we can recreate all these looks for all the upcoming events… from work Christmas parties to New Year’s eve – we have got you covered! For #majorhairinspo keep reading, we’re sharing some of our absolute favourites upstyles for hair for the party period!

1 – All the way up. These are the perfect upstyles for hair if you are the more sophisticated type. Not to neat, but not too OTT either. Perfect for those with short to medium hair. Mix it up by adding a sparkly hair accessory to complete the party look! #blingbling

 

2 – Messy ponytails. If you’re not the full updo kind of gal, don’t worry! Messy ponytails work just as well for those with medium to long hair. If you’re looking for something less sleek and going for the more ‘back-combed’ look, mix it up by adding a soft, subtle, messy braid to break it up a little.

 

Our blow dry bar in Chelsea has got you covered for the party season! Whether you’re looking to book in with us for a simple wash and blow dry, an upstyle for hair or a beauty treatment, we’ve got you, girl! Feel and look the best version of you this party season by getting ready with us! It might seem far far away… but it’s going to come round pretty fast! To book, please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more information on our services and availability. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499.

PARTY LASHES

With Christmas time quickly approaching, we’re sharing some of our favourite lashes picks with you, to inspire you for the party season! Get inspired and join us at our London blow dry bar to recreate these looks!

1 – Lashed out. Get inspired by letting your hair down and really working on those lashes. To achieve these looks, try out our lash lift treatment which will instantly elevate your look! Our lash lift treatment tends to last between 6-8 weeks. Perfect for evenings out and for daytime au natural! Complete this look by trying out our eyelash tinting treatment to create a darker look!

 

2 – Upstyles for hair x Lashes. If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know how much we dig upstyles for hair! Specially during the party season when they’re at full swing. Lashes tend to stand out a lot more if your hair is tied up. Our lash curl treatment is perfect for this occasion, lasting from 6-8 weeks! If you’re feeling spontaneous, why not try our eyebrow tinting and threading to complete the look?!

 

These ladies are giving us major #lashinspo which we can’t wait to recreate for you in our blow dry bar in Chelsea! From eyebrow threading to eyebrow tinting and our lash services, we can create the perfect Party Look for you! To enquire more, please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more information on our services and availability. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499.

A SPLASH OF COLOUR

If you follow us, you must know by now how excited we get about Halloween or any festivity really. Whatever the holiday, it gives you an excuse to dress up, buy all sorts of unnecessary items and potentially if you’re feeling brave enough, colour your hair crazy! Crazy coloured hair can look even better if styled properly, so in this week’s post we’ve put together a series of looks which really inspire us. At our Chelsea blow dry bar, we are able to recreate all these looks for you… Keep on reading!

1 – Braids, come at me. With all the different shades of colour, braids often look amazing. The lighter and darker tones blend. These hair styles are totally making us want to colour our hair… You feel me?!

 

2- Total updo. Is it just us, or does coloured hair look so much better in an updo?! We love the striking and edgy effect it creates. Mix it up by adding subtle braids and backcombing it slightly to create a ‘messy’ look.

 

3 – Halfway there. If you ask us, we find half updos so chic. Whether you’re just after the hair grips or a messy top knot bun, it can instantly elevate your look. How much more fun are all these hairstyles with coloured hair?!

 

Halloween is the perfect time to experiment with your hair, so why not do it with us at our London blow dry bar? Recreating all these looks can be fun, especially during our Halloween special event where there will be lots of make-up artists to complete the full Halloween look for you! And if you’re not into any of this dressing up shindig… why not just pop in for a good old blow dry and manicure?! We would love to see you at aer! Please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more information on time and availability. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499.

HAPPY ALMOST HALLOWEEN!

This time of the year is always so awkward, with summer ending and the colder months approaching upon us, it is safe to say the most exciting part of October is HALLOWEEN! If you didn’t join us last year in London for our Halloween special, you missed out… but don’t worry, this year we’re doing it all over again and we can’t wait to see you all in our blow dry bar in London on October 28th! There will be bubbles, there will be music, and of course amazing make up artists who will get you Halloween-ready! Oh, and the best part?! If you’re worried about leaving your boyfriend/insta-hubby at home, we’ve got you covered!!! Ladies & Gents both welcomed to get ready with us and our fabulous make-up artists at aer! Since we’re so excited and can’t wait, we have put together a few inspirational images which we hope will inspire you too! What look will you be going for…?

1 – Halloween with a touch of GLAM! The perfect excuse to get dressed and dolled up. Some girls aren’t into the whole ‘looking scary’ thing, so we’ve put together a few glam (with a side of spooky) looks that might help you this Halloween! Because you’ve got to sprinkle that glitter everywhere, right?!

 

2 – Spooky-licious couples. We all know how fun it is to dress up with your other half, so we thought, what better way than getting ready together!? With a glass of bubbly in hand, you both can look spooky-licious this Halloween! All about that #couplegoals life.

 

3 – Real scary. And finally, for those who want to really frighten people, they can get ready with us too! From fun glittery make up to spooky make up designs, we’ve got you covered this Halloween!

 

Can you tell how excited we are about our Halloween special event?! We can’t wait to bring lots of talented people together on October 28th for an afternoon of laughter, fun and amazing art! All these looks can be recreated with us, why not step out of your comfort zone this Halloween and try out something new?! We’d love to see you at aer! Please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more information on time and availability. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499.

NEW SEASON, NEW YOU!

As you all know, transitional periods can often be tricky. Whether it be a fashion style rut, or a hair style rut, they always seem to pop up during the transitional months. So our solution to overcome it is to give yourself some major TLC and pampering sessions! From treating yourself to a manicure in London, a wash and blow dry or simply to get your eyebrows tinted, here at aer we’ve got you covered! To get those of you who are in a transitional rut out of it, we have put together a series of autumn inspired looks which might just help you feel like yourself again… You know what they say, new season, new you!

1 – Switch it up. This is what a new season is all about. Different cuts, colouring and most importantly, styling! It’s always fun to switch it up and style your hair differently; and what better time to do it than during a transitional period? Mix it up by creating messy waves with subtle braids or a top knot, you will look très chic!

 

2 – Manicure Mondays… and everyday! Nothing screams ‘new you’ more than a fresh manicure. In our blow dry bar in Chelsea, we offer a variety of brands and we know how important it is to have a tidy up once in a while! For transitional periods, we opt for bolder colours which we love!

 

So… whether you’re looking for a little pampering session or a quick pick-me-up, we’ve got you covered at aer. We can make you feel and look like you are no longer in a rut! All of these looks can be recreated with us, please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more information. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499. Visit our website for more info on the services and products we provide – www.aerblowdrybar.com.

THE ORIGINAL SUPERMODELS… A THROWBACK TO THE 90’S

If you’ve been following the shows during Fashion Week in Milan, then you will know Donatella Versace’s show left us all rather nostalgic. She brought back the ‘original’ supermodels from the 90’s and it was so exciting to see them walk the runway together again! Since this week’s post is all about throwbacks, we thought we’d put together some of the best looks and hairstyles those original 90’s models once rocked.

1 – Naomi Campbell. O M G – her mane! Regardless of the hair length or style, she always managed to pull it off. From 20’s soft waves to 90’s straight hair obsession, there’s no doubt Naomi looked amazing in all hairstyles.

 

2 – Claudia Schiffer. From major highlights to layers, her hair always looked gorgeous! The full fringe was her staple look in the 90’s, as well as a messy updo, which, regardless how messy it was, always looked so glam.

 

3 – Cindy Crawford. Definitely our favourite model of the 90’s! With such beautiful and versatile hair, Cindy rocked some of the best laid-back hairstyles in the 90’s. From messy backcombed hair to tight waves, she always pulled off the styles and looked as chic as ever.

 

One thing we feel regardless of the time that has passed, is that these hairstyles can definitely be recreated with a twist now. Get any of the 90’s inspired look with us at our London blow dry bar. From upstyles to bouncy blowdries, we’re here to help you achieve the look you want! Please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more information. Alternatively, you can book online or call us on 02072449499. Visit our website for more info on the services and products we provide – www.aerblowdrybar.com.

RUNWAY HAIR TRENDS: LFW RECAP

As London Fashion Week comes to an end, we’ve decided to share our favourite looks straight from the runway! From intricate braids to sleek updos, we’ve put together a few of the most inspirational runway hair styles, all of which can be achieved at our London blow dry bar!

1 – Braid Alert. Preen and Bora Aksu are amongst the designers who chose braids for their SS18 shows at LFW. The variation in braided hairstyles shows how creative you can get with your braids and there is no reason for them to be boring! Whether it’s a low messy braid or a subtle one wrapped around your low bun, you can rest assured that you will look chic regardless.

 

2 – Sleek updos. Can these ever look bad? We don’t think so! At our blow dry bar in London we love upstyles. They’re easy to achieve and instantly elevate your look. If you’re attending an event, we personally love the last two! Naeem Khan and Jeremy Scott chose the below sleek updos for their runway shows.

 

3 – Wave it up. Remember the days where only straight hair would debut the catwalks?! Well, those days are long gone! Messy waves are a favourite amongst hairstylists and this is no different for runway shows. Mix it up by adding subtle braids in between your waves or creating an edgy look with a wavy fringe – no doubt that will speak for itself! Adam Selman and Jill Stuart ensured their models’ hair game was strong during the shows, and they definitely didn’t disappoint!

 

Did you attend London Fashion Week this season? If so, we would love to know your thoughts on your favourite runway looks and what styles inspired you! At our Chelsea blow dry we can recreate all your favourite looks for you and your girls! Get in touch by emailing info@aerblowdrybar.com for more information.

 

Preparing For London Fashion Week, September ’17

September is officially here, and we all know what that means! Fashion month craze is once again upon us. The best part about Fashion Week is all the pampering and ‘treating yourself’ you can actually get to do. With shows starting remarkably early and continuing through the entire day, it’s the perfect opportunity to get your hair, nails and lashes done! To make it easier for you to achieve these looks, we’ve recapped some of the best street styles from NYFW that we hope to be recreating for you in our London blow dry bar this week!

 

1 – Soft Waves. Probably one of the biggest hair trends right now. Ideal for short, mid and long hair, this hairstyle won’t disappoint. It elevates the entire look and gives you that glam feel! The soft waves are incredibly versatile too and if you’re the type of girl looking to keep hair off your face during shows, a half-up messy bun also looks chic with this hairstyle.

 

2 – Straight Blow Dry. One of the easiest looks to achieve – a sleek, straight blow dry! Straight hair will never go out of style, so if you are looking for something simpler and faster to achieve, this is definitely your go to look! Mix it up by elevating the look with a little bit of volume and trying out different partings.

 

3 – Sleek Updo. One of the key parts of Fashion Week is to feel comfortable whilst looking all chic and glam at the same time. If you ask us, the easiest way to achieve this is by creating a sleek updo! Whether it’s a ponytail or a messy bun, upstyles are a major trend right now ideal for mid and long hair.

Whether you are looking to come in first thing in the morning or during show breaks for a ‘pick-me-up’, here at aer we’ve got you covered! We are open from 7:30am till 7:30pm, making it convenient for you to get the complete LFW look at our blow dry bar in Chelsea, not having to worry about doing it yourself! I mean, why not catch a breath of aer during the craziness of Fashion Week?!

Looking After Coloured Hair In The Sun

The summer is here and finally with warmer days, it’s starting to feel a bit more light and fresh outside. If you’ve got coloured hair, this means you’re much more prone to it getting dried out in the sun and you have to take extra special care of it. We offer a range of treatments in our London blow dry bar and these are crucial to prevent breakage and restore shine and moisture. Before a blow dry, you can treat yourself to a personalised Kerastase Fusio Dose or Oribe hair treatment. We also offer Olaplex, the infamous hair treatment that repairs colour treated, damaged or brittle hair.

If you’ve bleached it or opted for balayage, the salt water, sea and chlorine aren’t things renowned for keeping your hair in great condition. But, you can have fun in the sun and still keep your tresses looking good. Here are some tips:

Give it a rinse!

The first step for looking after colour-treated hair in the summer is to give your hair a good rinse before you get in the pool/sea. This is because wet hair is actually less absorbent than dry hair so this little trick reduces damage from chlorine. Easy enough!

Condition, condition, condition!

We can’t say enough about leave-in conditioner – it’s a lifesaver for dry hair anyway, so of course it would work wonders for hair that’s been coloured and dried out even more. If you know you’re going out, try to prevent the damage by adding conditioner before you leave the house. It adds a layer of protection!

Cover up that mane!

Whether you’re going for a scarf or a hat, we recommend covering your hair when you’re out in the sun to avoid damage. If your scalp can retain moisture and you’re provided with extra UV protection, you’re already preventing the damage. The perfect way to look after colour-treated hair!

Opt for the oil

Another way to coat the hair with a layer of protection? Coconut oil! To seal in moisture and make it harder for the other stuff to cause any damage (chlorine mainly!), this is the stuff to put on. It helps with hydration which is what colour-treated hair needs.

Use suntan lotion

It protects your skin so it makes sense that it would protect your hair! Add this to your routine while you’re on holiday and massage it into your scalp to protect your coloured hair that extra bit.

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Rinse and repeat

As soon as you’re done with your beach or pool day, it’s a good idea to wash your hair as soon as possible. Why? This removes any build-up and gives you a chance to restore your hair before any real damage is caused. Use lots of conditioner!

At our blow dry bar in London we will be happy to give your hair the love and attention it needs. As well as blowdries and cuts, we also offer a range of haircare treatments and we’d be happy to help you find the right one for you at our London blow dry bar. Please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more info.

Book online or call 020 7244 9499.

aer’s Lash Bar: Our Eyelash Services And What We Offer

Eyelash extensions have been around for a while, but recently they’re getting more and more popular. With so many different options available from LVL lash lifts to cluster clashes, you can find the perfect style for you. Individual lash extensions are currently our favourites because they look incredible and when properly applied, cause no damage to your natural lashes creating an effortlessly glamorous look.

Here’s a breakdown of our lash services and what we offer at our blow dry bar in London so you can decide which one is the best fit for you!

LASH EXTENSIONS

SEMI PERMANENT LASH EXTENSIONS

Semi permanent eyelash extensions are a revolutionary eyelash treatment which transforms your lashes into longer, thicker, curlier natural looking lashes. The lash extensions are applied with a strong lash glue to the lash only, and  The bond is designed to last until the natural lash has finished its cycle and both the natural lash and extension will fall out together.

Avoid using oil based products, rubbing on your eyes regularly or tugging on the lashes harshly – this may cause extensions to fall out faster. Infills are needed to maintain a full look, and lash extensions typically last 6-8 weeks. Everyone’s natural lash cycle is different so how often you get infills will depend on your individual cycle.

 

Image from Nouveau Lashes

CLUSTER LASHES

Slightly different to lash extensions, cluster lashes are clumps of lashes bound together in a “v” shape. Clusters come in various densities as well as lengths. Additionally, since cluster lashes apply several eyelash extensions at one time, application time is shorter than individual extensions. These are a good option if you’re looking for something temporary and don’t want lashes that last too long, as these typically last 10-14 days. The main difference between cluster and individual lashes is that lash extensions are curled like natural lashes, whereas cluster lashes are made up of a few strands fanning out – this makes them more difficult to blend in with your natural lash line. They’re better for a dramatic look!

 

 

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CURLS AND TINTS

LASH CURL

A lash curl is a long-lasting treatment that enhances your natural lashes by lifting them from the root and giving them a natural curl. A silicone pad is used to lifts each lash individually which adds an appearance of volume to your eyelashes. If you’re thinking about this treatment, it’s great if you already have relatively straight lashes and don’t often need to use lash curlers! If you combine this treatment with a lash tint, you don’t even need to worry about mascara! It lasts 6-8 weeks so it’s great if you’re looking for something long term that you don’t have to top up or worry about.

LASH LIFT

A lash lift is a lifting technique designed to give you longer-looking lashes. Previously, perming rods were used but now with new technology and materials, silicone pads lift the lashes from the root only. Unlike a traditional lash perm, this creates a subtle, natural looking lift, giving the illusion of length and making the eyes appear more open. Similarly to the lash curl, the results are immediate and last 6-8 weeks. It creates a mascara-type effect so you don’t have to top up or worry about your lashes for two months!

Photo From Nouveau Lashes

There’s no better than leaving a salon and feeling confident and really happy with your new style. Eyelashes really make a difference to your beauty routine – think about how much time you would save every morning if your lashes were ready to go as soon as you woke up!

We really want to give you to pick the perfect eyelash style for you. At our blow dry bar in London we offer a range of different lash treatments and we’d be more than happy for you to come in for any other service or offer you advice if you’re not sure what the next step should be! We’d be happy to help you find the treatment or style that is right for you at our London blow dry bar. Please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more info.

Book online or call 020 7244 9499.

Short Hair And Why We Love It

Short Hair And Why We Love It!

August is here and summer is the perfect time to make a drastic change. We know that committing to a new style is a tough decision and one that you’re likely to think about for a while before you know whether you’re certain or not but at the moment, we’re all about short hair. We know that when you’re considering it, you’ll be wondering whether short hair will suit you, how short you should cut it and how long it will take to grow back if you don’t like it and there are so many other questions that we’d love to answer for you to help you feel more comfortable. Pop into our blowdry bar in London for some advice if you’re thinking about taking the plunge.

At the moment, we’re really loving the shorter hair style. Maintaining long hair can be difficult and if you find it a struggle or something that takes up too much of your time, opting for the chop might be the right thing for you. To see if it’s the right look for you, have a look at some of our favourite celebrities currently rocking the shorter style. Whether you want to wear it down in loose waves or dead straight, this is a versatile look that is really on trend at the moment.

 

Instagram | Dua Lipa

Instagram | Maya Jama

Instagram | Rita Ora

Instagram | Olivia Culpo

Instagram | Kristen Cavallari

There’s nothing better than leaving a salon and feeling confident and really happy with your new style. The medium chop is the best option, (and looks great as you can see above) if you want a change but don’t know if you’re ready to completely ditch your long locks.

We really want to give you the chance to pick the perfect style for you. At our blow dry bar in London we offer a range of different haircare treatments and as well as blowdries and we’d be more than happy for you to come in for any other service or offer you advice if you’re not sure what the next step for you hair should be! We’d be happy to help you find the right treatment or style for you at our London blow dry bar. Please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more info. Short hair, don’t care!

Book online or call 020 7244 9499.

All About The Braids: 12 Styles We Love

All About The Braids: 12 Styles We Love

Festival season is a big time for braids but our favourite thing about this style is that it’s popular all year round – it’s easy to maintain, stylish and keeps your hair out of your face. This week, Alicia Keys unveiled her new look – bright, colourful braids. This got us thinking about all of the plait and braid hairstyles that we have yet to try and want to create this summer. With such a range of options from ponytail and boxer braids to fishtail and French, it’s hard to know where to start for the perfect plait hairstyles. Here are 12 looks we love for the ultimate braid inspiration:

Alicia Keys | https://www.instagram.com/aliciakeys/

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Our braid bar gives you the chance to pick the perfect style for you. At our blow dry bar in London we offer a range of different haircare treatments and as well as braids, we’d be more than happy for you to come in for any other service! We’d be happy to help you find the right treatment or style for you at our London blow dry bar. Please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more info.

Book online or call 020 7244 9499.

Bridal Hair: Our Favourite Looks

We love wedding season and now that we’re in the summer months, it’s the perfect time to start looking at some of our favourite styles. With so many things to look forward to, how you’ll be having your hair on your big day can be a difficult task. To take the panic out of your wedding hair, pop into our blowdry bar in South Kensington and have a chat with our team so we can make your vision a reality. We’re also happy to offer inspiration and ideas, depending on what it is you’re looking for. A simple up-do, a cute bob or a soft wave are all looks that we love to create.

Here are some of our favourites:

1. A low ponytail is classic and timeless:

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2. A braid is sophisticated but also low maintenance:

3. A soft, loose curl with a delicate floral headband is a classic to-go:

4. A soft up-do with loose waves at the front and a headband is elegant and combines two styles together:

For picture perfect hair, come and visit our blow dry bar in Kensington. We know that picking an outfit, flowers and a venue are all tough but deciding how you want your hair? That’s a challenge we can help with. Whether you want something on trend, something classic and timeless or a mix between the two, we’d be happy to help on your big day!

At our blow dry bar in London we will be happy to accommodate your bridal hair needs wherever possible! We really love making your special day as wonderful as possible, and our team are full of ideas. As well as bridal upstyles, we also offer hen parties at our London blow dry bar.  If you would like to hire the store, we also have this option. Please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more info.

Book online or call 020 7244 9499.

 

 

 

Summer Loving… For Your Hair

During these summer months, hair naturally gets drier and needs a bit of TLC. With braids, pinning and lots of heat to create perfect curls, it’s important to look after your hair as much as possible. Getting rid of the glitter and removing the stubborn dents will need more than a quick wash, and this would be the ideal time to come in to our blow dry bar in London for one of our hair treatments.

Before a blowdry, you can indulge yourself with a personalised Kerastase Fusio Dose or Oribe hair treatment. We also offer Olaplex, the infamous hair treatment that repairs colour treated, damaged or brittle hair.

We’ve come up with five ways you can look after your hair at home in the summer months before coming in for a much deserved treatment!

1. Get that shine back

Use a protein-based moisturising treatment at least once a week. This will restore moisture and elasticity.

2. Protect your scalp

If you find that your scalp is dry and flaky, sunburn and dehydration are both possible causes. By wearing a hat in the sun and applying suntan lotion to the skin on your parting, this can help relieve dryness and itchiness. Massaging coconut oil and leaving on overnight can also help.

3. Make that snip

With split ends, there is no way to get rid of them other than cutting them off. Being in the sun, swimming and using heat on your hair are all causes but with regular conditioning treatments and trims every six weeks, split ends are less likely to occur.

4. Moisturise!

If you’ve noticed your hair isn’t at it’s healthiest, moisturising is crucial. Sun-damaged hair needs a lot of attention and a concentrated hair-conditioning treatment or mask can make all the difference. Leave in for a few minutes and rinse for soft, shiny locks.

5. Be gentle

Brushing out your hair roughly and not being gentle with it is another way that hair can get damaged really quickly. Things like using a wide-toothed comb on wet hair, applying a leave-in detangler and sleeping in a silk hair cap or on a silk pillow are additional things you can do to keep your hair healthy on holiday.

 

At our blow dry bar in London we will be happy to give your hair the love and attention it needs. As well as blowdries and cuts, we also offer a range of haircare treatments and we’d be happy to help you find the right one for you at our London blow dry bar. Please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more info.

Book online or call 020 7244 9499.

Bridal Upstyles

Wedding season is upon us! As the weather starts warming up and flowers start to bloom ahead of the long awaited summer, it’s time to get excited for dresses, invitations, corsages and of course hair!

Whether you’re the bride, mother of the bride, bridesmaid or wedding guest we’ve got your bridal upstyle covered!  At our blow dry bar in London we have selected upstyles for hair for each.  We hope this will provide you with some gorgeous inspiration ahead of the big day.  Enjoy!

Bride

We are in love with this soft upstyles, with loose hairs at the front of the face.   It’s perfect to adorn with summer flowers, jewel hair clips for a more contemporary vibe or as they are!

Mother of the Bride

At our London blow dry bar we love these elegant chignon buns, perfect for the Mother of the Bride!

Bridesmaids 

This contemporary take on bridesmaids hair with the fishtail boxer braids style will turn heads for all the right reasons!

Wedding Guest 

If you’re a wedding guest this summer, why not go for a classic half up/half down style or if not we love these two different takes on the low hair bun.

 

At our blow dry bar in London we will be happy to accommodate your bridal hair needs wherever possible!  As well as bridal upstyles, we also offer hen parties at our London blow dry bar.  If you would like to hire the store, we also have this option. Please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more info.

Book online or call 020 7244 9499.

Images: Instagram: @portraitsbrial @weddinghaircompany, Pinterest, Goodhousekeeping.com, Google. 

Sun Awareness Week: Haircare in the sun

As part of Sun Awareness Week which is taking place this week until Sunday 14th; we are sharing our top tips for your haircare in the sun.  Whilst the sun can give your hair beautiful highlights and glow, it can also be extremely damaging, causing dry, faded and limp hair.  In order to retain that sun kissed glow with gorgeous healthy hair, at our blow dry bar in London we have put together some of our favourite haircare tips to ensure protection from those harsh UV rays!  Planning for summer holidays? Read on for your haircare guide.

  • Hair treatment. Before you jet off, be sure to book in for one of our nourishing hair masks or heat treatments at our Hair Spa at our London blow dry bar to lock in hair moisture and get your locks holiday ready! Complete your treatment with a blow dry and you’re ready to go.   Read more about our hair spa and treatments here.
  • Kerastase Soleil Range.   Before you jet off, stop by our London blow dry bar to pick up this fantastic Kerastase range.  From the hair mist for very dry hair to the anti-damage shampoo, this treatment is great to protect coloured hair in the sun too!

 

  • Wear a hat, the sun is at it’s strongest between midday – 3pm so be sure to cover up and protect your hair during those times especially.

  • Keep hydrated.  Make sure you drink lots of water to nourish your locks and maintain their moisture.
  • Use the cooler setting on your hairdryer.  Your hair has already been subjected to enough heat so tone down the setting on your hairdryer to avoid further damage.
  • Wet hair. Before you get into the pool or sea, use the shower facility to wet your hair – it absorbs a lot less chlorine and salt rather than dry hair.
  • Hair mask.  Sleep with an overnight hair mask to rejuvenate your locks. Check out the Kerastase Soliel Range in-store for some great options.
  • Relax! Whilst on holiday, it’s important to give your hair a break from it’s everyday routine, free yourself from styling tools and let your hair loose!

We hope these tips have inspired you to consider your haircare routine for this summer of if you’re off on holiday! And if all else fails, embrace the beach babe look!

To book into our Hair Spa, call 020 7244 9499 or visit aerblowdrybar.com. We also offer beauty treatments to get you holiday ready from manicures to London eyebrow threading, we hope to see you soon to catch a breath of aer!

 

Images: Google, The Telegraph, Instagram, Pinterest 

Met Gala 2017 Hair & Beauty Round Up

Never plan anything the morning after New York’s annual Met Gala ball, you’ll end up being late due to all that Instagram scrolling!  This year was no different, mid scroll we were mesmerised by Rihanna’s extravagant look and surprised at Kim Kardashian’s understated dress and makeup; as usual we weren’t short of surprises!

In case you haven’t had time for a good browse, here are our top Hair & Beauty looks from this year’s Met Gala extravaganza, enjoy!

Starting with Rihanna, who never fails to disappoint when it comes to making an entrance. Rihanna’s dress was made from bonded laser-cut satin inspired by 18th century punks! Complete with fuschia pink eye make up and an elaborate top knot, Rihanna rocked her statement beauty look just as much as her incredible dress as well as staying true to the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons theme.

Gigi rocked a tousled upstyle and cat-eye for her gorgeous look!

Behati Prinsloo’s tumbling hair waves are giving us serious hair envy!

We are obsessed with Zendaya’s incredible hair and and bold lip.

Lily- Rose Depp’s glossy upstyle and gorgeous pink dress is the perfect combination! We love this look!

Supermodel Queen Gisele glows with this lovely high ponytail, showing off her gorgeous earrings.

Surprising everyone with a more demure, understated look, Kim Kardashian teams her neutral makeup and poker straight hair with a white Vivienne Westwood dress.

Lena Dunham sports a messy bun with roughly styled fringe, complimenting her darker eye makeup and off-shoulder dress.

Stunner Stella Maxwell shines with this elaborate upstyle and pearl dress, complete with a gorgeous shimmer.

Allison Williams does old Hollywood glam with these beautiful voluminous curls and a bold red lip, this beauty look will never go out of style!

Kate Bosworth also opted for the classic Hollywood glam with her slicked back hair pulled into a high bun complete with sparkling jewels.

Hailey Baldwin looking like a real life Princess with this pretty upstyle and on-trend beaded veil.

Have you got an upcoming glamorous event? If so, we hope you are feeling inspired after browsing our top Met Gala looks! At our London blow dry bar we are on hand with blowdries and upstyles for hair to help get you ready for your special occasion.  Looking for beauty too? Don’t forget we offer brow services, nails as well as lashes!  Click here to see all our beauty services available to book.

Spring Competition

It’s competition time again at aer and we’ve got a fantastic prize up for grabs for you and a friend!  In collaboration with luxury high-end fashion rental service Oprent and Imbibery Cold-Pressed juices and cleanses we’re offering a fabulous prize!

We are offering a package worth over £650 to include;

  • £400 to spend on OPRENT to rent a luxury designer dress or bag
  • Two Blow Dries + Two Head Massages at our London blow dry bar
  • A luxury Imbibery two-day day juice cleanse including cooler bag

What better time to enter, with summer on the way this is the perfect prize, and for the chance to treat a friend how could you refuse?!  From weddings, Ascot and upcoming summer events, there are  plenty of opportunities to make use of this wonderful prize!

Looking to get into shape and feel fabulous? Imbibery juices will be on hand to help you look and feel your best with their healthy and delicious juices.

With our blow dry and head massage packages, indulge in some pampering with a friend before picking out a gorgeous bag or dress with Oprent to well and truly spoil yourselves!

For further competition details and to enter, click here.

Competition closes on May 2nd at 23.59.

Good luck!

Team aer x

Three ways to style Sporty Hair

Over-indulged this Easter? Still finishing off those left over chocolate eggs and in need of some inspiration to kick start your fitness regime?  Working out may not always be fun but that’s not to say your hair can’t look great!

At our London blow dry bar we’ve chosen three hairstyles perfect for exercise, and with the London Marathon this Sunday what better time to give them a try! However, if it’s been a while since you hit the gym, we hope this will inspire you to dust off your trainers and restart your membership.

1. The Boxer Braid.  Ideal for mid to long hair, this versatile style is on trend as well as practical, keeping hair off your face during workouts.  Ideal to wear with a hat on chilly mornings or a cap for warmer days! Plus if you look after your braids, who’s to say they won’t last several days. 

Check out the tutorial below;

2. The High Pony or Hair BunThis style is a fail safe option for longer hair, keep it simple with a clear elastic band or for a more fun look accessorise with a scrunchy or ribbon.  Besides, who doesn’t want to look like a cheerleader from Bring It On?!

 

 

 

3. The Headband.  For shorter hair, this is a great option to keep hair tucked back and off your face.  Mix it up with a bandanna or a bright colour or bold pattern to inspire a fun workout! 

At our blow dry bar in London book in for our upstyles for hair service and choose your style to get you work out ready.

Images: Google, Victoria Secret, Lululemon 

Easter treats!

If you follow us on Instagram or are signed up to our newsletter you may have heard about our latest offers, just in time to get you Easter ready!

At our blow dry bar in London we are offering;

A complimentary polish change only with every blowdry/upstyle
Please mention Spring polish special to redeem this offer.

We love this inspo from Louise Roe, perfect for Easter celebrations to inspire your next polish colour and hair style.

A Complimentary mask treatment with every blowdry/up style
Please mention Spring mask special to redeem this offer.

We also have some lovely Spring packages available at our London blow dry bar;

Blowdry + aer manicure £55
Long hair blowdry + aer manicure £65

To book in these offers, click here.  Valid until 20th April.

To make sure you don’t miss out on any future offers, sign up to our newsletter here.

Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter!

Team aer x 

Images: @louiseroe Instagram, Google, Pinterest 

How to: Create a Fishtail Braid!

This Spring sunshine has got us so excited for braids season; with weddings, festivals and with Coachella around the corner too, there is no better time to get your braid on!

Why not start practising with the fishtail braid?  This versatile style can be dressed up or down, perfect for longer hair and to take you from day to night!

We’ve included a tutorial below if you’d like to give it a try; check out this one from The Beauty Department;

If however, you’d prefer to have your hair styled, let us do the work for you! We offer an upstyles for hair service at our London blow dry bar so be sure to book in ahead of your event! Book here for one of our upstyles or bring in your own ideas for a custom upstyle.

Don’t forget about our Spring beauty packages on offer at our blow dry bar in London including a blowdry + manicure for £55 or a long hair blowdry + aer manicure for £65, book here.

Images: Cover image aer blowdry bar; blog image Pinterest 

Lashes we love!

With our lash services in full swing at our London blow dry bar, we’re sharing some of our lashes we love picks for Spring!

Gorgeous Lily Collins giving us serious lash inspo for Spring!

Warmer weather is on approach and with blue skies and blossom in the trees all around London we’re excited for summery days and later nights!  Forget the mascara, it’s all about the natural look this season.  To achieve this, why not try our lash lift or lash curl treatment. A lash curl is suited to those with straight lashes giving them a natural curl eliminating the need for eyelash curlers or mascara. Complete the look with an eyelash tint if you are fair or have lighter lashes.

A lash lift works on giving the illusion of length allowing the eyes to appear more open too!

If you’re looking for something more glamorous, why not try the semi permanent lash extensions for longer, thicker, curlier lashes.

Make your lashes stand out with an upstyle just like the beautiful Keira Knightley!

Our cluster lashes treatment at our blow dry bar in London are perfect for a day or night out, whether it be a weekend wedding or birthday drinks alongside our upstyles for hair service this flirty lash style has got you covered! With several eyelashes applied at the same time, this treatment saves time and has you ready to go before you know it!

For instant glam try our cluster lashes service, seek style inspiration from the stunning Olivia Culpo.

To read more in detail about each lash service check out our blog post here, or have a look at our website. What are you waiting for?  Book in with us and flutter those lashes

Images: Pinterest 

Treat your mum this Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is just a few days away, be sure to take advantage of our special packages at our London blow dry bar and spoil your mum with a lovely treat!

Book in for one of our packages over March 24th- 26th at our blow dry bar in London;

Mother + Daughter pamper package – £110

2 blowdries, 2 file + paint, 2 glasses of champagne 

Mother + Daughter chill package – £90

2 blowdries, 2 ten minute head massages, 2 glasses of champagne 

Book in for our packages here.

You can also purchase one of our gift cards for any amount, collect via email or in-store.  Treat your mum, she deserves it this weekend! Click here for more details.

Whether you’re spending it with your mum, friends or loved ones, have a lovely Mother’s Day weekend! x

Images: Pinterest 

Men’s grooming

It is no longer frowned upon for men to spend as much time in the beauty aisle as women – we have seen a big increase in the amount of male beauty products and services available.  So today we’re talking all things men’s grooming!

Influencer Gregory DelliCaprini Jr after his aer blowdry 

We recently had male influencer Gregory DelliCaprini Jr (@gregoryvelvet) visit us for a fabulous blowdry at our blow dry bar in London, check out his site here.

Behind the scenes with @gregoryvelvet on Insta Stories.

So guys listen up, men’s grooming is where it’s at and we hope to inspire you with some of our treatments that may suit you at our London blow dry bar!

Blowdries 

Do you have slightly longer hair? Looking for a professional hair wash and dry and to save yourself time; our expert stylists will be on hand to offer you a wash and blowdry to get you ready for the day or night!

Threading

Looking to tame those unruly brows? Why not try our eyebrow threading service to tidy them up?  For more on our London  eyebrow threading services check out our post here.  As well as offering eyebrow threading in London for men, we also offer full face threading too – from upper lip threading to chin and neck threading check out our range of threading services here.   

Nails 

Tidy up those hands with some nail maintenance! There’s more about our nail services here or you can call 020 7244 9499.

We hope to see you in-store soon!

Images: esquire.co.uk, Instagram- @gregoryvelvet, Google images 

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day celebrates social, political, economic and cultural achievement of women.  To celebrate we wanted to share with you some of the women that inspire us at aer blow dry bar.

Emma Watson

Best known for her role as Hermione in Harry Potter, Emma Watson has certainly come of age with her extensive work and awareness for women’s rights, championing the brilliant He for She campaign and her speech at the UN.  In a recent interview with Vanity Fair she says,  “I couldn’t care less if I won an Oscar or not if the movie didn’t say something that I felt was important for people to hear.” Read more here.

At our blow dry bar in London our fave Emma Watson hair moment is her halo braid at the recent Beauty & the Beast Premiere in London;

Frida Kahlo 

Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo from the early twentieth century is still admired as a feminist icon.  She was viewed by many as a female icon of creativity and her signature headdresses are still recognised today and have inspired many.

Our fave hair moment in her classic floral headdress;

Beyonce

We couldn’t mention International Women’s Day without mentioning the Queen B, Beyonce.  Known for her powerful stage presence often used to promote women and their rights, Beyonce consistently lifts women up though her music and memorable performances.

Our fave hair moment at our London blow dry bar is Queen B sporting her natural hair at Glastonbury festival 2011;

Winnie Harlow

Canadian model Winnie Harlow is known for having a form of the skin condition vitiligo, and has landed many notable fashion campaigns – her unique look challenges perceptions of beauty in an industry so obsessed with image.   Winnie has shared that she is proud of her skin and has said there is no reason to fit into preordained moulds, “there is beauty in everything.”

Our fave hair moment;

The Hadid sisters

The Hadid sisters have taken the fashion world by storm are here to stay!  With both carving out successful modelling careers in their own rights, they are certainly making a name for themselves within the fashion world and beyond.  Bella Hadid is also a spokesperson for Global Lyme Alliance after contracting Lyme disease as a teenager, whilst Gigi Hadid is an ambassador for Reebok and headed the #PerfectNever campaign alongside feminists Lena Dunham and Ruby Rose to name a few. Both have also developed their own fashion lines, with Gigi’s second collection Tommy X GiGi Spring ’17 recently showcased in LA.

Our favourite hair moments are when they are seen with contrasting hair styles- Bella’s hair is often styled with a slicked back middle parting whereas Gigi sports braids or loose hair waves;

To find out more about more about International Women’s Day click here.

Images: Glamour magazine, Google images 

Aer Hair Spa: Part 2

Following on from our post a few weeks ago introducing our new hair spa at our London blow dry bar, we wanted to share more details about the various treatments available.

We’re offering a menu of prescriptive hair treatments taking your hair from damaged to dreamy in just one treatment.  The treatments at our blow dry bar in London are applied either by a luxurious hair wash or under a heat-dryer to effectively target the hair follicle. Upon completion of the treatment clients may opt for a bespoke blowdry at aer blowdry bar and leave feeling revitalised and refreshed.

The following treatments are available;

Masque Architect 

  • Suitable for all hair types
  • Aimed at damaged and brittle hair
  • Targets deep into hair follicle
  • Rebuilds and strengthens the hair fibre
  • Building strength is the core of this treatment
  • Leaves hair stronger and better equipped to prevent breakage and split ends

Masque Colour Riche

  • For dry and colour damaged hair
  • Enriched with Linseed Oil, Vitamin E & UV filters to prevent colour fade
  • Healthy boost for the hair
  • Maximises longevity of hair colour

Masque Therapy 

  • Thick hair
  • Overcoloured and styled hair
  • Nourishing treatment
  • Restores health & shine to damaged locks
  • After a series of treatments, hair fibres regain elasticity

Masque Keratin 

  • Targets unruly, static, frizzy hair
  • Damaged hair from everyday styling
  • Smoothing treatment
  • Perfect for all hair types
  • Seals the ends of the hair to prevent future damage and minimise frizz.

Also be sure to check out this article on FRUK magazine online for more info about our treatments!

For more info or to book in for a treatment, please email info@aerblowdrybar.com or call us at our Kensington store on 020 7244 9499.

Eyebrow threading

Today’s post is for those of you who are new to eyebrow threading, whether you’re looking to try it out or are simply just curious to know more about this treatment, read on!

At our London blow dry bar we are offering a special package for eyebrow threading newbies; three brow threads in three months for £45.

At our blow dry bar in London, in addition to eyebrow shaping and tintingeyebrow threading is on the menu!

Are your brows unruly, lost their shape or looking for a refresh, we are here to help with our Bring Back your Brows service! This ancient Indian hair removal practice can help to define your brow shape which in turn adds definition and structure to your face.  It is often underestimated how effective properly shaped brows can be to your overall look. As part of our London eyebrow threading service we create your perfect brow arch using a cotton thread and twisting technique our therapist will beautify your brows over the course of the three months with three appointments.  On average the process only takes about 5-7 minutes due to the fast technique used!

Threading is all about precision and attention to detail, it’s able to reach even the tiniest of hairs right from the follicle with a 100% cotton thread giving you a really polished look upon completion, there is also less visible regrowth of hairs.  It is also better for the skin around your eye due to it only targeting the hair leaving little chance of irritation.  Here’s some celeb brow inspo to inspire you!

Jourdan Dunn

Kourtney Kardashian

Margot Robbie

This is the perfect package to getting your brows back on track!  If you would like to know more or to book in for our Bring Back your Brows three month package, please call us on 020 7244 9499.

Images: Refinery29.uk, Cosmopolitan, Getty images, Pinterest 

Aer Hair Spa

Does your hair lack lustre and in need of some rejuvenation? We’re here to help by introducing a new “Hair Spa” at our blow dry bar in London to give your hair a much needed boost!

Winter can cause increasing damage to the hair from central heating to harsh outside temperatures. Hair can become brittle, dry and split and in need of some nourishment. The lack of moisture in the air can cause an itchy and flaky scalp, adding to the dullness of your hair. Not to mention after a season of upstyles for hair and heat styling from festive parties and events the hair is often crying out for some attention.

At our London blow dry bar we are offering some exciting heat treatments to combat limp hair and bring life back to your locks. Our experienced team of stylists at our Kensington store will give your hair an analysis, working out which is the best treatment for you to bring back your bounce and shine.

After your treatment you will enjoy a wash and blowdry to complete your look, leaving you ready to take on the day!

In the following weeks we’ll share on the blog some more info about each in-salon treatment we’re offering at our Hair Spa.

Book online here for our heat treatments or call 020 7244 9499.

In the meantime don’t forget about our Olaplex hair treatments (read more on this here) at our blow dry bar in London as well as upstyles for hair, manicures, eyebrow threading, eyebrow shaping and tinting and upper lip threading.

Images: luxyhair.com, Google images 

Love is in the aer!

With the most romantic day of the year under a week away, love is in the aer with our special Valentine’s packages.  

Whether you’re loved up or spending Valentine’s Day with the girls, what better time than to treat yourself at our blow dry bar in London with the following packages;

Blowdry + Olaplex Treatment = £80/£90*

aer blowdry + aer manicure = £55/£60*

aer blowdry + gel manicure = £65/£70*

aer blowdry + cluster lashes (half set) = £55/65*

aer blowdry + cluster lashes (full set) = £80/£95*

*for long/thick hair blowdries

Date night or drinks with friends, Valentines is all about a romantic blowdry; ribbons, flowers and curls are all on the agenda for your look!  If you’re all about the flower power, bring in your chosen fresh flowers to our blow dry bar in London and adorn your blowdry with your preferred blooms!  Don’t be shy to bring in your favourite accessory either to add to your romantic blowdry, we’re loving velvet ribbons and embellished hair clips at the moment.

At our London blow dry bar in Kensington we also offer an upstyles for hair service should you wish to go all out with your evening look.  Whether it’s a soft elegant bun or pretty plaits, we’re here to help create your dream Valentine’s style.

The Olaplex treatment is offered as part of our Valentine’s packages at our London blow dry bar as a rejuvenating treatment for damaged/coloured hair in need of a boost.  After months of cold and grey weather, what better time than to take advantage of this package, and enjoy a wash and blowdry whilst you’re at it!  To read more about Olaplex we have written about this exciting treatment here.

With our gorgeous CND (for gel manicures) and Essie ranges be sure to choose your perfect pink or ravishing red polish to dress your nails with your manicure Kensington style for the occasion!

If you’ve been debating the idea of lash extensions for some time and are looking for an excuse to give them a go, now’s your chance! Flutter your new lashes complete with your blowdry and make the most of this offer.  To read more about the eyelash extension process at our blow dry bar in South Kensington, check out our blog post here for all the info.

These packages are valid from Saturday February 11th – Tuesday February 14th 2017! Receive a gift and a glass of bubbles with each package! To book online click here or call us on 020 7244 9499. We hope to see you soon and have a very happy Valentine’s Day!

Workwear hair

Ever woken up with that feeling of there being too much to do that you don’t know where you’ll find the time to time to wash and blowdry your hair let alone style it?! So you end up spritzing half a can of dry shampoo, scraping your hair back into your trusted topknot and hoping for the best! At our London blow dry bar we open before your morning meeting so you need’t worry about your workwear hair anymore! Our blow dry bar in Kensington is open from 7.30am Monday- Friday leaving you plenty of time to head to the office after your appointment. Enjoy a tea or coffee whilst catching up on emails in our work space, and let us do the rest.

To inspire you to switch up your workwear hair routine, here’s some hair-spiration!

Our founder Anushka Lakhani catching up on emails at our work space

Starting with the style of the moment, “the lob”, as seen on Selena Gomez to actress Nina Dobrev can be a fairly low maintenance workwear style if you know how to look after it.  As our Director of Styling at our London blow dry bar Joanna Williamson mentions on sofeminine.co.uk this style is best when its “left natural or styled with loose waves to bring out your hair’s natural movement.” Joanna also shares on this versatile trend, “with regular conditioning treatments and a professional blow dry it will keep its shape.”  Leave our salon with your beautifully styled lob looking fresh and healthy and ready for work.  Check out our full feature about “The Lob” on So Feminine Beauty here.  If your hair is slightly longer than a lob, more of a shoulder length, loose waves will also bring out the natural movement of your hair.

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Longer hair and bored of the classic ponytail? Why not try the bubble pony? We love this style to mix up your look and try something different whilst still looking smart for work, perfect for longer locks!  Check out this great tutorial here.

Whilst a fishtail plait may take longer to achieve than your average plait, it will be worth it for the more structured and professional finish it will give your hair whilst lasting all day at the office.  If you don’t have the time to do it yourself, why not book in for yours at our London blow dry bar?  We have a choice of blowdries and upstyles for hair to flick through on our iPads in-store.  This fishtail style also looks great if you leave it in overnight for a more tousled, messy vibe the next day- great if you’re heading out for after-work drinks or as an end of the week more relaxed hairstyle.

You can’t go wrong with a classic smooth ponytail.  We love this elegant look, ideal for work and meetings, keeping your hair off your face all day.  The little bit of hair wrapped around the top of the ponytail adds a professional feel to this look.  Book in for yours at our London blow dry bar and let our stylists do the rest!  This look will work on both shorter and longer hair too.

Images: careergirldaily.com, sofeminine.co.uk, Pinterest 

Locks & Lashes

We can’t believe we’re almost through January, the new year is in full swing and we don’t want you to miss out on our fabulous winter packages.  This week we’re talking locks and lashes, two of our favourite treatments available at our blow dry bar in London.  So we’re happy to share that you can now book the two together as part of our winter packages;

aer blowdry and cluster lashes (half set) = £55/£60 (for long/thick hair blowdries)

aer blowdry and cluster lashes (full set) = £80/£95 (for long/thick hair blowdries) 

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Individual lashes are applied on top of your natural eyelashes with a special adhesive by our technician, creating a very realistic effect.  Lashes should last between 6-8 weeks with refills at around 3 weeks.  If you are new to eyelash extensions we recommend you check out our Flutter those lashes blog post here talking about our new Lash Bar with everything you need to know about this treatment and what to expect.  Should you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to call us on 020 7244 9499 or email info@aerblowdrybar.com.

To inspire your locks and lashes look, we’re leaving you with our top picks for blowdries and lashes.  Don’t forget to take advantage of these fabulous packages, finishing on February 10th.

Celebrate making it through January Queen Bee style with beautiful hair waves and long lashes!

We couldn’t blog about lashes and hair without including another style icon, none other than Brigitte Bardot.  Why not recreate her classic sixties look with a beautiful bouncy blowdry and lash extensions, topped off with some flattering cat eye liner!

To continue your sixties vibe, after day two or three of your blow dry pull your hair back into a low bun adding some volume at the front.  By this point your hair will have plenty of texture too. Complete this look with a pair of statement earrings, perfect for a night out!

If you’re looking for something simple and sleek, seek inspo from lash lover Kim Kardashian; wear your blow dry straight and glossy tucked behind the ears to accentuate your lashes for maximum impact!

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Winter Packages

Blowdries and manicures go together like coffee and cake, you can’t really have one without the other; that’s why we’ve introduced some exciting winter packages at our London blow dry bar.

To beat the winter blues we are offering the following packages at our Kensington store;

Blowdry & manicure for £55 or £60 for long/thick hair

Blowdry & gel manicure for £65 or £70 for long/thick hair 

Valid until February 10th

At our blow dry bar in London we have a range of blow dry styles to choose from.  Flick through our iPads in-store to find your favourite or check out our Lookbook here for hair inspo!  If there’s a particular style you have in mind, feel free to bring along your own ideas and our expert stylists will be on hand to recreate your dream style.

We use both Essie & CND nail polishes at our London blow dry bar, with a fabulous colourful selection to choose from in both ranges!  Sit back at our nail station and treat your winter hands to some much-needed therapy.

To inspire your colour choices for your London manicure check out some of our suggested combinations for different occasions;

Date night

Classic bouncy blowdry and glossy red nails are sure to wow your date.  Blonde hair creates an even more glamorous look with this style too!

Everyday neutrals 

Busy week ahead full of meetings and catch ups with friends?  Opt for a neutral nail colour such as a gorgeous nude, grey or pale pink and a no fuss blowdry.

Matchy match

We love this elegant look of matching your nail colour to your hair colour.  This gorgeous dark brown is perfectly suited to blogger Lolita’s beautiful brunette hair colour and chic blowdry.

Up your game!

Have you an upcoming glamorous party or event?  Go for a metallic shimmer for your nails and a textured blowdry, accessorising with some sparkle or floral embellishment.

At our blow dry bar in London we are also offering blowdry and lashes winter packages including;

Blowdry and cluster lashes (half set) for £55

Blowdry and cluster lashes (full set) for £80

These packages are also available until February 10th.

Book now to avoid disappointment and treat yourself this January with these fantastic offers. Book here or call 020 7244 9499.

Images: Google images, Pinterest, Nylon, Instagram: @aerblowdrybar, @lolitamas, @fairytalekiss_

Olaplex

On our website homepage before scheduling your hair or beauty treatment whether it be a blowdry or eyebrow threading at our London blow dry bar, you will come come across an area where you can book the newly introduced “revolutionary hair treatment” Olaplex.  You may be wondering what is so “revolutionary” about this particular hair treatment? Read on to find out more about Olaplex…Olaplex is a treatment that repairs broken disulfide hair bonds caused by heat, chemical and mechanical damage, it’s the ultimate breakage insurance!

This treatment isn’t just another hair conditioning solution, it permanently repairs colour treated, damaged or brittle hair as a result of the chemical process.  An ideal answer if you have over-coloured your hair in the past, Olaplex will help to rebuild the structure, giving it a new lease of life by resetting your locks.  With December behind us, your hair may be suffering as a result of over-styling, brushing and backcombing, heat tools as well as change in diet that can affect both hair and skin.  January is the ideal time to switch up your hair routine and give your locks some much needed R&R!

At our London blow dry bar we are offering a 30 minute stand alone treatment for £60 that can be added prior to your blowdry.  Leave our blow dry bar in London with revitalised hair as well as a beautiful blowdry!

To maintain the strongest, healthiest and shiniest hair possible take home from our London blow dry bar the Olaplex Hair Protector providing continuous protection from ongoing hair damage at home.  To learn more about Olaplex check out their website here.

Celebs who swear by Olaplex!

“But my secret is Olaplex, it really works!”  Nicole Sherzinger for Hello! magazine

Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Katie Piper, Rochelle Humes, Jennifer Lawrence also swear by Olaplex.

After all the upstyles for hair over Christmas and New Year, heat styling and general wash and blowdry upkeep book in for your 30 minute Olaplex treatment here and revive your locks after the party season this January.  We hope to see you soon!

Images: Google, olaplex.com, Instagram: @olaplex 

New Year Hair & Beauty Resolutions

Happy New Year to all our clients and readers!

For our first post of the year we’ve decided to share ten of our New Year Hair & Beauty Resolutions that will inspire you in 2017 to help look and feel your best.

1. Ditch the mascara

With the introduction of our new lash bar at our Kensington store we have several options to enhance your lashes so you can say bye to clumpy mascara or smudged eyes at the end of the day. Read more about our eyelash service at our London blow dry bar here.


2. Save time

The hours saved on washing and styling your hair by simply booking a blow dry are many! Sit back and let us do the work for you with a wash and blowdry London style, leaving you with beautiful hair ready to go for that early morning meeting or after-work drinks.  A good blow dry lasts up to four days allowing you to make the most of your hair style. Book in for one of our blow dry options here or why not try our upstyles for hair service.

Gorgeous blogger Jade from @fairytalekiss looking beautiful after her aer blowdry. Check out Jade’s blog here.

3. Give your brows the attention they deserve

Brows are extremely important for framing the face and and can often be easily overlooked.  In addition to blowdries we offer eyebrow threading in London and eyebrow shaping and tinting.  Read more about these services here.

4. Stop biting your nails 

A popular New Year’s resolution, let our manicure services help you achieve this one! If you opt for a gel manicure your nails will be protected with durable polish making them difficult to bite! Your nails will also have a chance to grow due to this longer lasting manicure.  Book here.

5. Look after your locks

As well as blowdries you can purchase one of our add-ons such as a blissful scalp massage or luxury hair treatment such as the Kerastase Fusio-Dose.  We also have a wide selection of luxury products at our blow dry bar in London to care for your hair from Kerastase to Oribe that can be purchased in-store.

6. Invest in your hair

77% of women say they have a better day when their hair feels great, whilst 71% of us admit we lack confidence on bad hair days (Stylist magazine, July ’16).  By purchasing our 6 or 12 blowdry packs you are saving money as well as investing in your hair styling, providing your hair with the right care and styling throughout the year! More info on our aer packs here or give us a call on 020 7244 9499 to book.

7. Eat more fruit & veg

Yes we agree this is a rather predictable one but it’s so important for healthy hair and skin! Apples are great for fighting hair loss and adding volume to thin hair.  Try eating figs to strengthen your hair and minimise breakages.

8. Switch up your catch ups with friends 

Instead of your usual cafe, why not switch it up this year?! At our blow dry bar in London check out our calming catch up space and grab a coffee with friends whilst being pampered!

9. Enhance your hair colour 

We have recently introduced the revolutionary hair colour service Olaplex to our Kensington blow dry bar.  Give your hair a boost for the new year and book in for this popular treatment here.

10. Try something new

Our expert team are always on hand to advise you of the best possible styling for your hair. With their advice step outside your comfort zone and try a different blow dry style to your usual choice or one of our upstyles for hair.  Or why not branch out from your standard manicure colour or beauty service. You may surprise yourself!

We look forward to seeing you at our London blow dry bar soon!

Images: Pinterest, Google images, Instagram (@aerblowdrybar, @fairytalekiss, @kerastase_official).

New Year’s Eve Hair

With the last night of the year fast approaching it’s time to celebrate!  We’re sharing three New Year’s Eve hair styles depending upon how you’re spending the evening, from a quiet night in with family to hitting the town with cocktails we hope you’ll be inspired.

Our London blow dry bar is open all day New Year’s Eve from 9am-8pm to help with your New Year party prep! Book in here.

Casual night in with family & friends 

Experimenting with braids are a fun way to style your hair for a casual night in.  Whether it’s Dutch or French braids this look is the ideal accompaniment to a chunky knit.  If that fails however a cute top knot or hair bun works just as well!

Watching the fireworks 

Jump on board with the glitter and embellishment trend, perfect for a night of fireworks. Adorn you hair with sparkle and braids for a festive feel!

If sparkle isn’t your thing and you’re more about feeling cosy, wrap up in a gorgeous beanie or bobble hat. Let your hair hang loosely with soft waves to complete this cosy look, works for all hair lengths. Book in for a wash and blow dry London style with soft waves, our stylists are on hand to help you achieve your favourite look.

Heading out for cocktails! 

Any excuse to add a headband, New Years Eve is it! We love this gold metallic piece worn with this up style, beautiful. We have a fabulous service at our Kensington blow dry bar for upstyles for hair, so don’t forget to book yours in for New Year’s Eve! For more info book here.

We love this look created at our London blow dry bar, with a touch of embellishment adorning this upstyle. Book in with our upstyles for hair service and bring your accessory with you for our stylists to add in!

This elegant upstyle with loose hair strands falling around the face is ideal for a night out celebrating.

If you want something more sleek, pull your hair back into a low pony and wear some statement earrings for instant glamour!

As the last post of 2016 we would like to thank all our clients and readers for your continued support of our London blow dry bar this year and wish everyone a very happy 2017!

We look forward to seeing you in Kensington in the New Year where we are open on the 2nd January 2017 from 9am-6pm.

Happy New Year from everyone at aer! x

Images: Pinterest, Reformation, Not On The Highstreet 

Holiday Season Checklist

This is the busiest time of the year, between shopping for gifts, work parties and arranging social gatherings there can be little time to consider your festive beauty routine! So we’ve come up with a Holiday Season Checklist for all your beauty needs!  At our London blow dry bar we’ve got you covered including blowdries, eyebrow tinting and threadingnails and lashes.  Book in with us, sit back and let us get you ready for the holiday season.

Our latest holiday packages are valid until Christmas Eve and include a blow dry and classic manicure for £55 or with gels for £65. OR a blow dry and eyelash extensions (half set of cluster lashes for £55 or £75 for a full set). Book here

Blowdry

A beautiful blowdry can last up to four days and will work wonders, saving you the time of washing and styling your hair amidst trying to prepare for the hectic festivities.  Sign us up!

We love these classic blowdry styles, versatile enough to add in an accessory or pin up sections of the hair for a more glamorous evening look.

If you’re looking for something more structured we also offer upstyles for hair, book online here.  Save time and let us style your hair for the party season.

Olaplex

Winter can leave our hair colour feeling dull and lifeless, what better time than to try out the Olaplex treatment at our Kensington blow dry bar and give your hair a boost for the festive season.  Find out more here.

Image credit: olaplex.com

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Manicure

Classic festive red or a lovely neutral peach, whatever your manicure Kensington store colour choice we’ve got a great range of Essie & CND polishes to choose from. Gels will get you through the entire festive season lasting up to two weeks – from parties to family gatherings you want your nails looking glam and ready to go!

Image credit Instagram @orlynails

Tinting & threading

Top up on your eyebrow shaping and tinting or eyelash tinting, brilliant for the holiday season of if you’re jetting off for some winter sun!

Lash Bar

Image credit Pinterest, get fabulous lashes this party season with our new lash bar, gold stars optional!

Scrap the mascara and take advantage of our new eyelash bar! As well as eyelash tinting you can now elongate your lashes with our eyelash extension service at our blow dry bar in London! More info here or take advantage of our holiday package offer mentioned at the beginning of this post.

Last minute Christmas shopping?

We have a beautiful selection of Oribe products at our London blow dry bar, we particularly love the gorgeous Cote d’Azur scented candles!

Or why not purchase a gift card for any treatment at our London blow dry bar to pamper someone special this Christmas. They are available in any amount, and can be sent over email or collected in-store at our blow dry bar in London. Email info@aerblowdrybar.com or call 0207 244 9499 to make a purchase.

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in-store this week for some festive pampering!

Christmas Party Hair

Christmas party season is in full swing with the big day just over 10 days away it’s time to think about your Christmas party hair!  At our London blow dry bar we’re open right up until Christmas Eve from 9am-5pm, so there is plenty of time to get ready! Festive celebrations are a great time to experiment with your hair whether that’s adding lots of volume or embellishment, we’re sharing some of our top hair ideas to rock under the mistletoe.

Upstyles for hair are a wonderful way to add a glamorous feel to your party look. At our blow dry bar in London we offer a range of options for upstyles for hair and we hope to inspire you with these ideas.

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We love this soft classic bun with small bits of hair framing the face, so elegant and perfect for a glamorous festive evening.

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This smooth top bun will pull your look together, a classic style that can be worn with numerous festive party looks.

To see more of our lookbook styles on offer at our London blow dry bar click here.

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This chic chignon twist is gorgeous for festive celebrating! Image credit Instagram @dreamdry

Our talented team of stylists at our blow dry bar in Kensington are on hand to help you decide upon your festive style too!

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We adore this metallic gold sequin hair accessory intertwined through this tousled upstyle. Image credit Instagram @dreamdry

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We love this starry hair inspo! Image credit Pinterest.

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Recreate the above with this gorgeous hair clip from Anthropologie, shop here.

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If in doubt a simple red ribbon will add a touch of festive cheer to any party outfit! Image credit Pinterest.

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We also love this wavy side pony, so chic and perfectly styled with a sequin pencil skirt! Image credit Pinterest.

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This gorge rolled half up half down upstyle from hair blogger & vlogger Missy Sue is an ideal versatile trend this festive season! Image credit Instagram @missysueblog

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Beautiful fresh flowers in the hair, Image credit Pinterest.

At our London blow dry bar we also offer a fresh floral upstyles for hair service.  Bring along your chosen wintery flowers and or foliage from gorgeous red roses to white lilies and we’ll do the rest!  For more info call 020 7244 9499.

Don’t forget about our exciting holiday packages at our London blow dry bar where we’re offering a blowdry with half set of cluster lashes for £55 or a full set for £75.  

If you’re in need of a festive manicure, we’re offering a blowdry and classic manicure for £55 or gel manicure for £65.  

Book online here or call 020 7244 9499. 

Eyebrow tinting

As you may know, in addition to blowdries we offer a range of beauty treatments at our London blow dry bar.  This week we wanted to share the benefits of one of our popular services, eyebrow tinting.   Bored of penciling in your brows, want more definition to your face?  Eyebrow tinting at our blow dry bar Kensington store is just what you need!

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Treatment area at our London blow dry bar

What are the benefits of eyebrow tinting? 

If you are fair or have fine brows then an eyebrow tint can help to enhance your brows, add thickness and frame your face better.

If you’ve over plucked your brows in the past and they are now uneven or in need of some thickness, a tint can help create a fuller illusion.

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If you’ve noticed discolouration to your brows (as we get older our brow hairs can change colour) a tint would be perfect to conceal these.

Always on the go? If you haven’t got much time to pencil in your brows every day and want a quick solution, tinting is the answer!  Save time in the mornings and avoid the risk of smudging your penciled-in brows throughout the day by getting a professional eyebrow tint.

Lastly, if you just want more definition, colour and structure to your brows tinting is the way to go!  Even if you have dark brows, an eyebrow tint can pick up on hairs you didn’t realise you even had! Enhance your facial features and add volume to your brows.

How does the treatment work? 

This treatment is quick and painless.  Using a semi-permanent vegetable-dye the tint lasts for 3-4 weeks.

Browspiration! 

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Eyebrow Queen Cara Deleveigne

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Emma Watson

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At our blow dry London bar we offer a package for 6 eyebrow tints for £48 or an individual eyebrow tint is £12. You can also book an eyebrow tint in conjunction with an eyelash tint for £23.  For more info and to book click here.

Nailed it!

Sequins, sparkles, embellishment, painted designs…and no we’re not talking about fashion or makeup, but nails! Yes that’s right, no longer is it just about your standard file & polish, manicures have had a serious makeover.  At our blow dry bar in London, with the appointment of our new nail specialist Brigit Jaansoo (@brigitjaansoo) we’re introducing nail art as part of our manicure treatments. What better time to visit our London blow dry bar than for a festive manicure with a difference.  Add nail art to your aer manicure to enhance nails this holiday season! Also if you tag @aerblowdrybar in your nail pics done by Brigit on Instagram you will be in with a chance of winning a complimentary manicure or pedicure, so don’t forget to get snapping your nails!

Have a scroll of our ten favourite manicure nail art designs for some Christmas inspiration!

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Half moon design by our very own nail specialist Brigit (@brigitjaansoo)

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Snowflake design by our nail specialist Brigit (@brigitjaansoo)

From festive red, delicate sparkles and snowflake designs, we hope to see you for some  pampering this festive season!  Don’t forget about our new treatments and services including our lash bar, Olaplaex hair treatment, and upstyles for hair that will help get you Christmas party ready.  Check out all of our treatments and book online here.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Kensington salon for some festive pampering!

Meet the team: five minutes with…

We’re chatting with another of our London blow dry bar team members this month, introducing our fabulous stylist Marta! We take five minutes out at our blow dry bar in London to ask Marta a few questions;

Hi Marta, why did you want to work in the hair industry?

I always had an interest in hair and a natural grasp for it.  I picked up blow dry styling techniques quickly and started when I was fairly young so have had a lot of practice and have learnt loads along the way.

What do you enjoy about working at aer?

There is a nice balance in the salon between clients and staff, and there’s always someone to chat to! With it being a blow dry bar Kensington store there’s a great buzz in the area with something new always going on.  For instance from this Friday we have a brilliant pop up event with Adeela Salehjee for cashmere clothing running until Sunday and our up styles for hair that we offer incorporating fresh flowers are so much fun to create.  There’s always something different and exciting happening!

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Instagram @aerblowdrybar, up style for hair with fresh flowers for You & Your Wedding magazine

Would you share one of your go-to styling tips with us?

Instead of your standard wash and blow dry, plait your hair whilst still damp and leave overnight or until the hair dries.  When you wake up in the morning let it loose and you will have gorgeous texture and body to your hair.  This is a great technique to use before a fashion show or shoot to add more structure to the hair.

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What other beauty treatments are popular at aer?

We offer a range of beauty services; eyebrow tinting and threading are popular and we have newly introduced a lash bar at our London blow dry bar which is exciting.  It’s great because clients can book in for eyelash tinting or another of our treatments and add onto that a lash extension treatment too!

The Opening of AER Blowdry Bar at Old Brompton Road, London, Britain on 15 Jul 2015.

Who would be your dream client?

I don’t really have one!  Styling everyday clients’ hair whether that be a wash and blow dry or upstyles for hair is always my preference as you meet so many interesting people especially at our blow dry Kensington store.

The Opening of AER Blowdry Bar at Old Brompton Road, London, Britain on 15 Jul 2015.

Some quick fire questions to finish off;

Perfect holiday destination?

Thailand, the chilled vibes there would be everything!

Last film you watched?

A comedy- Bad Moms with Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell.

Favourite time of the year?

I love Autumn and Halloween is great fun, I love dressing up with the kids!

Thank you Marta for taking the time out at our busy blow dry bar in London and we’re excited to share more interviews with you all soon. Have a lovely week!

 

Flutter those lashes

They say that eyes are windows to the soul, so why not dress them up and flutter those lashes!  To help you do just that we are thrilled to introduce our lash bar! Our new lash service at our blow dry bar in London offers semi-permanent lash extensions, cluster lashes, lash curl/ lash lift treatments and lash removal.

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You may have a few questions about these treatments so read on for more info.

What are semi-permanaent lash extensions? 

An individual eyelash is applied directly to the top of the natural eyelash with a special adhesive by a technician.  The client will be lying down with protective patches around the eyes. If you are fair you can take advantage of our eyelash tinting London services prior to the application of lash extensions.  The eyelash extensions usually last between 6-8 weeks.

Eyelash Extensions Winnipeg MB

At our blow dry bar Kensington salon we offer both full set and half set options, with a refill after 2-3 weeks. A full set of lashes takes 1 hour 15 minutes and a half set about 45 minutes.

Natural eyelashes grow from the root so will not be affected by the application of semi-premanent lashes because they are applied on top of the lash. They can be worn regularly if the correct maintenance and aftercare is followed.

How about cluster lashes?

At our blow dry bar in London we also offer cluster lashes which are bound together in a “v” shape applying several eyelash extensions at a time with a shorter application process than the individual lashes.  These cluster lashes last around 10-14 days and the treatment takes 15 minutes for a half set and 30 minutes for a full set.

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What is a lash curl/lash lift? 

These treatments are designed to give straight eyelashes an attractive upwards curl or lift without the need for eyelash curlers; lasting around 6-8 weeks the procedure takes an hour to complete.

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At our London blow dry bar we also have lash removal services, for prices click here.  You should always have your eyelash extensions professionally removed.

Any one of these treatments at our London lash bar are fantastic for events, parties and weddings.  If you are an active person who is an avid gym goer or a busy mother who does not always have time for makeup these treatments could be just what you’re looking for.

As part of our November Specials we are offering a complimentary eyebrow tint with any lash bar service.  This includes eye lash extensions, cluster lashes and eye lash perm/curl.

Available every day from 10am-7pm except Tuesday and Sunday.

Please call 0207 244 9499 or book online here.

Bridal Hair Top Picks

Whether your Winter wedding is fast approaching or you’re looking ahead to next Spring-Summer, we’re sharing our top picks for that all important bridal hair style!

 

Boho Bride

Barefoot on the beach, surrounded by tepees in the forest or wherever your bohemian location will be, this style is all about keeping it natural and free spirited.  Long loose locks are perfect for sporting this trend, however the relaxed nature of the style means that anything goes!

Floral headdresses and wreaths are the ideal hair accessory or flowers intertwined throughout the hair are another go to.  Nothing is too structured with soft waves and loose braids!

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Romantic Bride

Soft pinks, lilacs and creams with pretty braids are all about romantic hair.  The styles are subtle complimenting this whimsical look adorned with flowers or sparkles.

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City Bride

Ballernina style buns with key accessories are all about the city look.  Embellishment adds to the city feel with diamonds enhancing the style.  Hair is slick with fabulous accessories – who could forget Carrie’s bird headpiece in Sex and the City?!

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Classic Bride

Sometimes simple is best and going back to basics with bridal hair can be the most elegant.  Beautiful chignon buns with a stunning hair accessory and veiling at the back can be the best way to work this classic style!

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Book in with us on your special day to get your hair wedding ready. Also take advantage of our fresh floral up style service and adorn your hair with flowers.  Book here or call 020 7244 9499.

This braided style intertwined with fresh flowers when You & Your Wedding magazine visited us in our Kensington store is just one of numerous styles we can create.  Check out our blog post on fresh floral upstyles here.

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Autumn Favourites

As the leaves start to fall and our warm coats are dug out, we can start to look forward to chilly days out and cosy nights in with our Autumn favourites. We’re sharing five of our luxury fashion and beauty Autumn staples that will help us embrace the colder months ahead!

  1. Over-the-Knee Boots

No one does elegant over the knee boots quite like Stuart Weitzman. The ‘Highland’ style boot, extremely popular with those in the fashion industry is a key footwear addition to your wardrobe – and here’s why.  Made from sumptuous suede in an array of colours (we particularly love the dove grey) the boots are beautifully made with a tighter fit around the leg for maximum flattery!  Despite the hefty price tag we can guarantee it’ll be worth it with this versatile style suiting a jeans and jumper combo just as much as with skirts or dresses. Dress up or down we guarantee you’ll get plenty of wear out of these statement boots this season! Check them out here as well as the matching ‘Lowland’ style and newly introduced ‘Tieland’ style.

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2. The Chunky Knit

No Autumnal wardrobe is complete without the ultimate chunky knit. We admit, it can take a while to find “the one” but aim for neutral colours in creams, camel or black for maximum wearing potential! Having said this, also consider pink which has been a growing colour trend this season for knitwear.

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Tommy x Gigi Chunky Roll Neck Jumper, shop here.

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Powder-beiger wool blend jumper by H&M, shop here.

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Knitted turtleneck jumper by H&M, shop here.

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Funnel neck sweater by Gap, shop here.

3. Candles

Whether you’re relaxing with a bubble bath, netflixing in bed or chatting on the sofa with friends the allure of a candle burning on a dark chilly night makes all the difference! We currently stock the candle by Oribe with beautiful blackcurrant and Sicilian orange scent that would make an ideal gift (calling all early Christmas shoppers) or why not treat yourself to one for your home.  Pop in and pick yours up in store!

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4. Hair Masks

It can be easy to forget that it’s not just our skin that needs looking after this winter, our hair care regime is equally important  Why not try some of the following masks to revive dry hair and restore your locks.

Kerastase Resistance Masque Therapiste – pick yours up in store.11134709-2554303059278127Moroccan Oil Restorative Hair Mask, shop here.

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Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque, pick yours up in store and check out our range of other Oribe products too!

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Aesop Rose hair and scalp moisturising mask, shop here.

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5. Berry lips

 

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To round off your Autumnal look you need a berry lip. Enhance your pout with some of these gorgeous shades;

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Matte Revolution Glastonberry by Charlotte Tilbury, shop here.

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Lipstick by MAC in shade Hang-Up, shop here.

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Posie K Lip Kit by Kylie Cosmetics, shop here.

Meet the team: five minutes with…

It’s time for another of our Meet the Team: five minutes with series, and this month we’re chatting with one of our brilliant stylists Amir. Lets get started!

Tell us a bit about what it’s like working for aer? 

My colleagues make it the most fun as we’re all part of a strong team.  The style of the store and atmosphere make it a really welcoming place to work.  It’s great meeting different people throughout the day too.

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What attracted to you working in the hair industry? 

I have a huge passion for hair and style. I love the power we have to change someone’s image and create something new and exciting for them.  You never get bored in this industry!

What hair trends are you loving at the moment? 

Braids are such a big trend and are transitioning from Summer to Autumn/Winter styles at the moment which is cool to see.  I also like hair that has a lot of natural movement to it, you have much more freedom with more hair to play with.

Celeb hair crush?

Actress Julianne Moore, she always looks so elegant and has gorgeous auburn/red hair.  Her style history at the Golden Globes is beautiful, she always looks amazing!

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What are some of your top hair care tips? 

I would recommend using Parabon free shampoos and conditioners.  Hair masks are great to revitalise the hair- use the night before an event or after a stressful week.  You can never have enough moisturising products and when possible I’d suggest making the most of the in salon treatments offered such as hair masks.  Here at aer we offer the Kerastase 5 minute Fusio-Dose which is offers an instant boost for your hair.

Fave aer blowdry? 

The London, it makes your hair gorgeously soft and has a nice body to it.

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Dream getaway destination?

Tibet or India – just for all the incredible colours!

London?

I like West London for it’s greenery and it’s a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle – there are lots of relaxed pubs and parks.

Must watch film?

Stalker directed by Tarkovsky is a psychological thriller film, perfect for Halloween!

Thank you to Amir for taking the time out for this interview, you can check out the rest of our Meet the Team series here.

Get your spook on!

Pumpkin spiced lattes, autumnal leaves all around and dark chilly nights; Halloween is coming so it’s time to get your spook on!

It seems like anything goes for Halloween these days! Celebs go all out whether it’s Heidi Klum dressing up as a giant butterfly or Beyonce as a bumble bee, get creative and think outside the box.

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Nothing is out of reach and the more creative you are the better. Scary, cute or fantastical we hope these celeb ideas will help you decide upon your costume. But if all else fails you can always grab a white sheet and throw it over your head!

To get you makeup ready we are offering a day of Halloween makeup on Saturday 29th October 3-8pm in our London salon where we are collaborating with makeup artists In Your Dreams.  For more info call 020 7244 9499 or book online here.

Clueless

How fun would it be to dress up as Cher from Clueless in her signature classic yellow plaid suit?!

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Harry Potter

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, this surely has to be your favourite time of the year?! Choose from an array of characters at Hogwarts or unusual creatures, and remember don’t forget your wand!

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Superheroes

Kourtney Kardashian and her kids dressing up as super heroes last Halloween! Why not do the same with you family or a group of friends?!

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Maleficent

We love this Maleficent costume from blogger Carrie of Wish Wish Wish, those horns are killer!

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Image credit: Instagram @wishwishwish

Harley Quinn

Check out this makeup tutorial by My Pale Skin on Youtube of Harley Quinn from the Suicide Squad film, click here.

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The Fash Pack 

Kim and co dressed up as the ultimate fashion pack including Anna Winter and Karl Lagerfield last year, why not create your own scary Vogue editor look!

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101 Dalmations’ Cruella de Vil 

Iggy Azalea as Cruella de Vil!  Got a pair of plaid monochrome trousers- you’re half way there with this look!

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Grease

Gigi Hadid looking amazing as Sandy from Grease at one of Heidi Klum’s Halloween parties.

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Dolls

It seems that every year there is always a fun interpretation on the ‘creepy doll’ theme and we’re loving Fergie’s look dressing up as a creepy Pageant Queen doll!

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The Flintsones

Jeremy Scott in orange and black as Fred Flinstone.

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Movie stars 

Kimberley Stewart as Uma Thurman’s famous role in the iconic film Pulp Fiction.

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Day of the Dead

Adriana Lima worked this selfie with her Day of the Dead face paint and floral crown.

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Main blog header image by Lauren Gherardi (chocoladesign.com) 

The Blog List: who to follow

Continuing our series of The Blog List this week we’re sharing some more of our favourite bloggers and influencers to subscribe to.  This month we have chosen those from fashion, beauty, hair and travel and so hopefully you will find the one that suits you best!  To catch up on our last series click here.

Sandra- 5 inch and up – 5inchandup.com

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If you’re the girl with more shoes than clothes, this blogger is for you!  With beautiful designer shoes a regular feature of her blog, Sandra Hagelstan also covers travel, style and beauty on her newly designed blog.  Elegantly curated, Sandra’s content is always inspirational and fashion forward. We have chosen Sandra’s stunning blog imagery as this week’s main featured image.

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Tanya Burr- tanyaburr.co.uk

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Initially focusing on make up as her main source of content having originally trained as make up artist, Tanya has evolved her Youtube channel into a girly source of fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle.  As well as posting weekly videos of fashion and beauty hauls and make up tutorials Tanya also has her own range, Tanya Cosmetics. Check it out here.

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Amber Fillerup Clark – barefootblonde.com

Youtube- Amber Fillerup 

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Queen of babies and braids on Instagram, Amber’s feed is full of family life photos incorporting her love of hair styling and braiding.  Check out her popular Youtube channel for creative inspiration from quick and easy styles to special occasion looks.

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Lucy Williams – fashionmenow.co.uk

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Fashion blogger Lucy Williams has a clear aesthetic of minimal chic, featuring practical yet stylish fashion finds. Expect lots of travel coverage as well as ready to wear fashion, interiors, beauty and accessories finds. 

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Julia Hengel  – galmeetsglam.com

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American fashion blogger Julia Hengel from Girl Meets Glam is one of our newer discoveries despite almost reaching 1m followers on Instagram!  Follow for dresses, pretty travel shots and  lovely hair and beauty inspiration.

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Milan & Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer ’17 Hair & Beauty Roundup

We’ve been spoilt for choice over the last month with the Spring Summer ’17 fashion week trends and street style inspiration. The hair and beauty looks have been on fire and we can’t wait to share our favourites from Milan & Paris in our roundup. If you want to catch up on the London and New York shows, check out our posts here.

Milan 

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Bright eyes, sunshine yellow and hair tied back to accentuate accessories such as these beautiful earrings.

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Prada

It was all about thick brows at the Prada show and a very natural makeup look by Pat McGrath.

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Moschino

Jeremy Scott channelled Barbie girls from the 90s as the vibe for his show. We’re talking contouring, false lashes, big lips, blonde wigs!

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Image credit: Instagram @itsjeremyscott

Fendi

 

Inspired by Marie Antoinette, the Fendi show was all about opulence and glamour.  Models sported sparkly lips and cat eye eyeliner.

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Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

Light makeup with speckles across the nose and cheeks enhanced the bohemian theme of the show.

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Paris 

We can expect a chic sophistication from the Paris shows, think understated glamour and effortless hair and makeup. Even Kim Kardashian West, barely seen without full make up from her trusted ‘glam squad’ went bare faced at the Balenciaga show!

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The soft plaited pigtails at Etam portrayed an effortless style with a gentle blush on the cheeks offering a cute rosy glow.

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Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten presented a more angular, sharp aesthetic with side parts by Sam McKnight and M.A.C Taupe shadow on the eyes. Veiling and sunglasses were also worn as key accessories, with the set design consisting of iced flowers by floral artist Azuma Makoto, models walking past blocks of large ice containing flowers. Only a spritz of Evain was used on the hair to keep the look natural.

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Acne

Acne went for a moodier tone.  Make up artist Aaron de Mey opted for MAC Deep Rooted lipstick with a lavendar colour palette.  Poker straight hair added to the moody theme of the show.

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Dior

Here we see another “no make up” makeup look – definitely a trend emerging here!  Peter Phillips used Dior Forever Foundation and a balm to the eyelids.  Hair stylist Guido Palau French braided buns and top knots.

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Vionnet Paris

Hair by Stephane Lancien for L’Oreal hair.  Here we see a poetic look with bejewelled twisted jewellery on the face.  Makeup by Tom Cheux using M.A.C cosmetics.

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Meet the team: five minutes with…

We’re excited to introduce another member of our team as part of our ‘Meet the team’ series.  This month we’re chatting with our stylist Valentino, we hope you guys enjoy this interview!

Why did you want to work in the hair industry?

I always had a passion for fashion and hair design since I was a kid- when I was a child I remember that I was looking at people and imagining them with a different outfit and hairstyle.  When I was 17 I decided to leave the school and start working as a hairdresser. I didn’t care about having a degree or a masters; I wanted to be an artist. I knew from the first day at work that working in the hair industry would be what I would do for the rest of my life.  For me it’s an art, I love to be creative and express myself with it.

What do you enjoy about working at aer?

Aer is a really nice blowdry bar. I love the atmosphere in here…very relaxed…everyone is friendly and calm…the clientele are fantastic!  I love the team! Very professional, always with a smile on the face and always available to help each other…it’s what you call the “dream team”.  For me it’s the perfect place to work as I really enjoy styling hair.  Everyday it’s a pleasure to go to work!

What has been your favourite hair trend of the summer?

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I would say beach waves and also the sleek back and high ponytail has been my favourite hair trend this summer.

Dream client?

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Christina Aguilera.

Number one hair care tip?

– Don’t overwash coloured hair (it can lose it’s sheen quickly with too much washing).
-Avoid very hot water, use shampoo on the scalp only, not on the ends of your hair.
-Brush your hair twice a day, from the bottom up.
-If your hair is damaged put a small amount of a good moisturising oil (pure oil) everyday on the ends.

What is your ideal way to spend a weekend in London?

I love food! So definitely a good restaurant (Italian possibly) to start with.  Mayfair is great to enjoy a good pre-party cocktail in one of many cocktail bars in the area.  If I’m in a dancing mood (always lol) in Kensington there are few places that I love. One of my favourite is “the roof gardens” in Kensington High Street.

Celeb hair crush?

Zayn Malik.

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Fave aer blowdry?

Cape Town

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Which film inspires you? 

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Life is beautiful

Holiday Bucket List? 

-Caribbean
-Mexico
-Florida
-Australia

Thank you to Valentino for this fantastic interview, we look forward to introducing another member of our team to the blog next month!

London Fashion Week SS17 Hair & Beauty Roundup

This week we’re rounding up our top hair and beauty looks at London Fashion Week SS17, next summer can’t come soon enough!

  1. Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
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This trend certainly caught our eye, created by make up artist Val Garland with pressed flowers attached to the model’s faces, lips, neck and collarbones.  Light makeup and bushy brows made up the face. This new approach to body art is a beautiful way to style a bridal or festival look; we can see this taking off next season, so get your flower presser out!

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2 . Temperley London

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Temperley showcased desert style beauty with their #TemperleyTribe.  Hairdresser Antonio Corral Calero for Moroccan Oil created beachy waves with centre partings.  Now there’s a tribe we wouldn’t mind being a part of!

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3. Topshop Unique

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The Topshop show with famous faces such as Amber Le Bon, Ella Eyre and Ellie Goulding on the Frow is always one of the most highly anticipated shows in the London Fashion Week calendar and this year was no different. Models demonstrated a low key makeup vibe with light eyebrows, beautifully subtle eye shadows and lips in neutral nude colours.  Hair by Duffy was curled into Eighties tongs with lots of volume at the front.

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4. Julien Macdonald

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The Julien Macdonald show is always a show stopper with sparkles, glitz and embellishment to be expected.  This season the show was opened by LA model Hailey Baldwin who wowed in sparkles.  Shimmer was the number one trend seen with glowing legs, St Tropez golden tans with wavy hair and smoky eye makeup by L’Oreal.

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5. Mary Katrantzou

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Another LFW absolute favourite, we are always dazzled by Katrantzou’s explosions of colour, pattern and texture.  Lips popped with MAC’s bold shades and hair was loosely styled with light waves and the occasional “pink hair don’t care” vibe.

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6. Simone Rocha

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James Pecis’s hair styling had a girly feel to it with youthful plaits in centre partings and exaggerated loose strands around the front of the face.  Bold lips and well groomed tinted eyebrows were on show.

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7. Marc Jacobs

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Fresh skin and false eyelashes were the order of the day at Marc Jacobs.  With an Eighties club kids theme, each model was fitted by Guido Palau with coloured wool dreads and makeup by Nars including shimmering eyeshadows to match the hair and outfits.

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8. Erdem 

With inspiration from a woman emerging from a ship wreck, the hair by Anthony Turner was plaited and twisted into pigtails before being wrapped together into an updo finished off with a long ribbon loosely tied at the back.

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9. Sophia Webster

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Swinging sixties were the inspiration for Sophia Webster’s Dolly Birds Of Paradise presentation.  Makeup by Maybelline was bold and colourful with statement sixties eye looks, long lashes and full volumous hair by Catwalk By TIGI.

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10. Burberry 

This show is the first time you can shop the Burberry collection straight off the catwalk afterwards; an exciting moment for the fashion house.  Make up by Wendy Rowe was stripped back with fresh skin and bold brows to reflect an androgynous feel.  Hair by Sam McKnight was also very natural with no styling products only water used for a “barely there” look.

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New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 –The Roundup

Fashion month is upon us so get ready for street style snaps, frow sightings, back stage Snapchats and model selfies. Kicking off in New York, we’re rounding up the best shows, beauty looks and street style sightings at NYFW SS17.

Fashion

Fashion first, let us begin with Victoria Beckham.  The silhouettes for this latest collection have loosened up to create a more slouchy look to suit women of all shapes and sizes. According to Beckham speaking to Vogue it’s about softening up this season making clothes look effortless as if they have just been thrown on.

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Moving on to another of our top picks – Opening Ceremony.  This show was presented as a comedy act pageant as a way to encourage people to vote in the upcoming election.  Fashion meets politics at New York Fashion Week!

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Diane Von Furstenberg’s recent takeover by British designer Jonathan Saunders was one of the more hotly anticipated shows.  With only a few months into the job Saunders’ influence was very clear with a minimal vibe whilst maintaining the femininity and vibrancy of the brand.

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Beauty 

The beauty looks presented themselves in a contemporary, sleek and elegant way.

Green and blue slashes of eye shimmer were seen at Victoria Beckham, with make up artist Pat Mcgrathreal calling it the ‘modern wing’.

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It was a youthful, groomed beauty look on show at Oscar de la Renta with natural brows  and an all-round healthy and fresh feel.

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Proenza Schouler offered minimal makeup and a yellow ear here and there…because it’s New York fashion week so why not?!

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Alexander Wang portrayed beachy waves and sunkissed skin

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Frank Rizzieri at Tibi styled models’ hair in low ponytails, fastened with hair ties particularly chosen to complement the clothes they were sporting on the catwalk.

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Snapchat filters were a part of the beauty trend at Desigual’s show.  From butterflies in the hair, flower power headdresses, cute dog noses and bumble bee facial markings, all you had to do is look out for your favourite filter!

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House of Herrerea saw architectural hair to empower women.

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Tom Ford offered slick sophisticatd hair pulled back into a low elegant knotted bun with side part.

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Rodarte showcased some of the most beautiful ethereal hair styles with handmade braletttes scattered across the back of the head.

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Street Style

To finish off our NYFW SS17 review we’re sharing some of our favourite street style snaps courtesy of British Vogue (vogue.co.uk), enjoy!

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Check in next week as fashion week hits London, we’ll reporting on the best fashion and beauty looks!

aer Travel: Lisbon

We recently visited Lisbon and wanted to share our top finds and must sees in Portugal’s capital as part of our aer Travel Guide.  We hope you enjoy!

Food

Time Out Food Market

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If you don’t eat anywhere else on your trip, be sure to check out this heavenly market. With food stands collated together under the Time Out brand, there is so much choice.  You simply must try the homemade ice cream – the basil flavour is divine as well as the chocolate pavlova!  There are yummy burgers, an array of seafood choices,  specials such as pork belly with clams – unusual but delicious, as well as gorgeous flowers and a brilliant selection of fruit and veg or spices and other condiments to take home!

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Clube de Journalistas 

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There are numerous restaurant choices but one of our favourites was Clube de Journalistas situated in it’s own private garden, the place was so enchanting.  Upon arrival we were welcomed with a glass of bubbles and lead to our table outside in the garden amongst the candle lit courtyard.  The menu was delicious and it is well worth a visit; it is hidden away you would not normally know it was there!  We left with gifts including complimentary tote bags and book marks which was a lovely surprise!

Pharmacia

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Another one to try is Restaurante Pharmacia whereby all the decor and interiors are based on a pharmacy, even the bill is presented in a test tube!  There is an eclectic menu choice or you can go for the surprise tasting menu option if you’re struggling to choose, just what the doctor ordered!

Art

Berardo Museum

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Home to one of the world’s most acclaimed modern art collections covering a range of contemporary movements from Surrealism to Abstract Expressionism, expect to see works by Dali, Pollock, Picasso and Warhol. Founded by Portuguese mogul, Joe Berardo to house his impressive collection, the museum opened in June 2007.

With free entry there are several floors portraying paintings, photography, sculpture and installations.

Belem Cultural Centre

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The city’s largest auditorium, art complex and host to international exhibitions  this centre is impressive to wonder around if only to marvel at the architecture.  Take some time out at the restaurant cafe on the first floor overlooking the river and with surrounding gardens.  There are often pop up cultural events and music such as live jazz to listen to in this area.  Everyone sits on the grass and enjoys the peaceful atmosphere.

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Sintra

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This magical town is a must-see on your trip to Lisbon.  Just 20 minutes in an Uber from Lisbon, Sintra is described as an adult’s fairytale with real life castles, turrets and stunning views.  The town itself has a wonderful charm with pretty shops, cafes and restaurants to wonder through.

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Visit Saudade cafe to enjoy authentic Portuguese food and relaxing atmosphere.  If you go for breakfast you will be treated to the most delicious warm homemade bread with melted butter, freshly pressed orange juice, granola and natural yogurt, cappucinos and in case you’re still hungry Portugese tarts!

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Pena Palace

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Once you have explored the town head on upwards to discover the Romanticist Pena Palace on top of the Sintra mountains.   To reach this national monument you can take a touk touk, taxi, bus or if you’re feeling energetic it’s an hour walk up the hillside, but believe us the trek will be well worth it!

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You are welcomed into the grounds of Pena with tree lined pathways where you can stroll around the magnificent gardens encountering lakes with black swans and duck houses, a meditation garden and smaller tiled temples.  The stunning palace is like something you would see in a film, with it’s intricate tiles, incredible views, brightly coloured walls and unique carvings – we even saw a crocodile head protruding from one of the walls!

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Beach

The Praia do Carcavelos is the most popular beach of Lisbon and is packed during the summer months.

Carcavelos is situated halfway between Lisbon and Cascais and is served by the Cascais railway so is easily accessible from Lisbon and the surrounding areas.  The waves are good enough to surf or body-board or why not give that a go whilst you’re there!

Markets

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There are lots of markets to discover selling homemade soaps, sardines in the most beautiful packaging, pottery, vintage clothes, ceramics, books, handmade jewellery and vinyl and old school CDs.  Several to mention include the Feira da Ladra market translating to ‘thieves fair’, the oldest flea market in Lisbon specialising in antiques, and the LX Factory held on a Sunday along the main street every week, more popular with the younger generation of Lisbon it’s great for people watching!

Nightlife

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If you’ve visited London’s Pergola rooftop bar, then we have found Lisbon’s equivalent – Park Bar.  Situated on top of a rooftop carpark this quirky on-trend cocktail bar is perfect for a quick drink before dinner, be sure to catch the sun set and amazing city views.  A place popular amongst both locals stopping by for a drink after work and tourists sampling the delicious cocktails there is a relaxed ambience and chilled out vibe.

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If you’re up for a late night,  Urban Beach is your one stop party destination! Step into this Ibiza style club with incredible lighting, special effects and sound system with outside pool area. However you may need a power nap- the club doesn’t get going until about 3am!

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Everywhere you look in this city there is a picutre postcard moment, from the colourful buildings, trams and tiles around every corner! Whether it’s a weekend break or something more, Lisbon has so much to offer you will be spoilt for choice! If you visit be sure to let us know if you went to any of the above or share with us your top tips for where to go in the city, we’d love to hear them!

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Meet the team: five minutes with…

This week as part of our Meet the team: five minutes with… series we’re chatting with one of our stylists, Shameka. We take five minutes out with Shameka for a quick chat!

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Why did you want to work in the hair industry? 

I enjoy the styling element of hair so much and being able to make someone feel different and give them a transformation after one appointment is amazing. It’s great seeing the before/after with clients. There is lots of creativity in this industry as there is so much you can do with hair! I’m also excited by fashion and bridal editorials and the unique hair and makeup trends that are showcased.

What do you enjoy most about working at aer?

We have such lovely clients as well as the friendly team make it a fun place to work. There are always lots of different people who come into the salon to meet too!

What’s your favourite aer blowdry style? 

The Dubai style for its big bouncy hair and glamorous vibe.

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What’s your hair trend of the summer? 

Waves and braids! Waves in the hair are ideal for days at the beach or summer nights. Braids are great too and they’ve had a real revival over the past few years which is fun to see!

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Celeb hair crush? 

Beyoncé – her hair is always on trend whilst still being able to do something imaginative and different with her look. She’s a hair style icon!

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What’s your number one hair care tip?

I like to wrap my hair in a silk scarf to stop shredding and losing its blowdry shape overnight. The silk also doesn’t rub the hair either. I would also recommend using coconut oil as a moisturiser for the hair – it’s also brilliant for the skin and cooking! Purchase here.

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Hair up or down? 

Hair down.

Go-to makeup look? 

I love a dark lip, it’s so striking and can transform your entire face. Also a good coat of mascara!

Dream holiday destination? 

South Africa- it would be great to go on Safari there!

Best thing about London in the summer? 

Going out to eat! London has some fab restaurant pop ups and we have so much choice it can be difficult to choose! Time Out always has great ideas for pop up restaurants, check out some suggestions here.

Thank you to Shameka for taking the time for this interview and we look forward to introducing another team member to the blog next month!

The blog list: who to follow

With the distractions of social media from Twitter feeds, Instagram edits, Snapchat filters – oh and don’t forget the newly introduced Instagram Stories, we wonder how many hours a day we spend scrolling our phones?  To save you scroll time and inject some much needed inspiration onto your feed we’re introducing a new blogger series to aer Diaries – The Blog List, selecting our favourite hair, beauty and fashion bloggers to follow on Instagram so you can stay up to date!

Each month we’ll be sharing our top five bloggers, so here are our picks for August;

In The Frow 

Instagram: inthefrow

Blog: Inthefrow

Youtube Channel: Inthefrow

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Victoria of Inthefrow has a hugely popular fashion and beauty blog and YouTube channel. Check out her videos for amazing makeup tutorials- we love her experimental videos sampling colourful eye shadow palettes and statement makeup looks.

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Lorac palette eye shadow review on inthefrow.com (Image credit: inthefrow.com)

Victoria is also known for her signature hair colour choices and has sported several colours from lilac to light grey hair, both looking amazing! As a hair colour expert, Victoria shares fab tips on how to maintain and care for coloured hair.

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We also love Victoria’s blog inthefrow.com for inspirational posts.  As well as this Victoria includes a lot of style coverage in her content so check out her fashion haul videos if you’re a fan of both high street and designer fashion.

Five Five Fabulous – Reem & Natalya Kanj

Reem’s Instagram: reemkanj

Natalya’s Instagram: natalyakanj

Five Five Fabulous blog: fivefivefabulous.com

 

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Reem and Natalya from the fashion blog Five Five Fabulous are based in London and Dubai. We love their lifestyle insights of Dubai and London hot spots.  Travel and food also feature regularly on their feeds. Chic fashion and classic beauty looks are all part of their brand, and we love following both their Instagram accounts for up to date style and trends!

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Peony Lim

Instagram: peonylim

Blog: peonylim.com

Peony’s elegant and sophisticated blog is wonderful to read through for style inspiration.  We love her striking beauty looks and fashion editorials on her blog.

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Peony has collaborated with numerous brands such as Chanel, Clarins and D&G.

Peony does great beauty reviews and makeup tutorials over on Snapchat too- Peony Lim is her Snapchat.

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Missy Sue 

Instagram: missysueblog

Blog: missysue.com

Youtube channel: Missy Sue  

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If you love braids, Missy Sue is your girl! Check out her Youtube channel to learn step by step how to braid through simple tutorials, perfect for the beginner as well as those who are more experienced in braiding.

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Missy has also recently released a book, order here. This gorgeous braider’s Instagram is full of hair inspiration and snippets of tutorials! 

Lily Pebbles

Instagram: lilypebbles

Blog: lilypebbles.co.uk

Youtube channel: Lily Pebbles

Lily’s down to earth approach really comes across through her Instagram and we are big fans of her chatty videos. Lily often does fab makeup and skincare reviews covering all sorts from Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kits to travel friendly face masks!

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Lily with Kourtney Kardashian at the Glamour Awards ’16 (Image credit: Instagram @lilypebbles)

We hope you’ve enjoyed our top bloggers of the month, we look forward to sharing more with you soon, have a great bank holiday!

Planning a Hen Party

Calling all bridesmaids and besties who have been enlisted with the challenge of hen party duty!  If you’re nervous about where to start, we are here to share some ideas that will hopefully inspire you.  Planning a London hen party can be a lot of fun and with the numerous options you’ll be spoilt for choice!

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Blowdries

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A happy hen with her glamorous blowdry!

Did you know at aer we offer the option of hiring out the salon for you and your friends to enjoy?   This is great if you’re looking to take your time with your pampering and enjoy a morning or afternoon getting ready together in a big girly group! Also it’s the perfect way to start your hen party off before heading elsewhere.

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Everyone enjoying their hen treatments and chatting away!

Play music and hang out at the salon whilst sipping on champagne and take lots of fun photos to remember the big day.  We would recommend investing in an Instax polaroid camera so you can snap lots of instant photos of the day, and display them in an album afterwards to pass on to the bride-to-be.  Pick up yours here.

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You are welcome to bring your own food too. Why not order some of the local Hummingbird Bakery’s delicious treats or a cake from Patisserie Valerie? We can also provide make up services too, please email info@aerblowdrybar.com for more details.

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Breakfast bar at aer set up for a hen party!

Indulge in some pampering with our complimentary champagne and choose a blowdry option or one of our gorgeous up-styles. Our central location means we are in close proximity to London’s fab party venues so you can carry on the celebrations nearby!

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Manicures in full swing during the hen party!

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Image credit: bridesmagazine.co.uk (Instagram: @belleandbunty)

Cocktails 

With Eclipse cocktail bar a very short walk away on the Old Brompton Road aer is the perfect location to get glammed up beforehand. Open until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays, Eclipse is the ideal place to carry on the party!  It also has a summer terrace, perfect for those warmer nights.  More info here.

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Other bars to continue the celebrations are Evans & Peel Detective Agency Bar in Earls Court for more of a quirky vibe with a detective theme, or Barts secretly hidden in Chelsea Cloisters on Sloane Avenue for a brilliant party atmosphere.

Food 

If good food is more your thing, we love Made in Italy, just a short Uber away from aer on the Kings Road!  Order their delicious pizza platters to share with all your favourite flavours, check out their party options here.

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Megan’s on the New King’s Road is also one of our faves for a fun party atmosphere.  They have a gorgeous garden decorated with twinkly lights, with a lovely party menu choose from.  You could even order some of their food platters to aer as they deliver too. Check them out here.

Number Sixteen is like an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of busy South Kensington outside.  Just around the corner from aer, it’s perfect for a private party in the most beautiful of settings.  More info here.

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Games

Fun games ideas include each hen preparing a memory they have about the bride-to-be- this is then read out to the group, and the bride-to-be has to guess who has read the story! Should she guess wrong, there will be a fun forfeit!

The Mr & Mrs Quiz is also a great game to play and involves the bride-to-be answering questions about her fiancé; again forfeits are required if she guesses wrong.  Be as risqué with the questions as you dare!

We also love the idea of presenting your hens with a Survival Kit Goodie Bag to include painkillers for the inevitable hangover the next day, energy bars, naughty knickers and party poppers to name just a few hen essentials!  Check out Tiger for more fun ideas.

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Activities 

Headdress making – a lovely wa