When we heard that trendy Radio Hair Salon was opening a blow dry bar in Fenwick of Bond Street, we were more than chuffed.
With locations in London's Broadway Market and Shoreditch, which also happens to be Bumble & Bumble UK's flagship store, Radio's staff are more than experienced when it comes to modern hair trends. We took the opportunity to ask the salon's director, Corrado Tevere, for his top tips on how to achieve the ultimate blow dry...
What are your top tips for creating the perfect blow dry?
Prepping the hair with the right products is key - use the right hairdryer, brush and hair clips to save time and allow you to work on the hair section by section for a better finish.
The level of heat from your dryer is also very important as dry and fine hair types can tolerate less heat than others. Always use a primer for the hair before blow drying, such as Bumble and Bumble’s Prep. My final tip is to be patient and work products consistently through the whole hair before starting the blow dry.
What are the best brushes to use when blow drying?
Good quality brushes can make such a difference to the finish of your hair. I suggest bristled brushes to add shine and tame really dry hair. Metal round brushes are for big waves and body as they retain heat and put less tension on the hair, but I use Mason Pearson brushes when I want to create straight, sleek looks.
Which products should be used to prep the hair before styling?
Anything from Bumble and Bumble, depending on the look you want to achieve. Use Tonic Lotion (£17.50) or Prep (£17.50) as your ‘base’ to prep the hair for heat, while the Thickening Hairspray (£22) or Thickening Full Form Mousse (£22) are a must for body and control. The Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil (£32) is great if you want a silky, smooth finish.