Jo Hansford ‘Great British Blow Dry’

Last week I went along to the rather lovely new Jo Hansford salon in Mayfair to find out more about their special package they have on offer in celebration of the Jubilee – the ‘Great British Blow Dry’. Having tended to ‘many a royal mane’ the stylists at the salon really know how to deliver (and teach – as I found out) a selection of key royalty-worthy looks.
At the event we we’re shown the key looks by stylists on models and then invited to create our own looks. The three styles were: 
The ‘Royal Rebel Roll’ – a classic bun, that could be styled sleek or messy, depending on your personal style.
The ‘Royal High-nest’ – a stylish up-do, inspired by a cross between a classic Bardot style and the style Princess Eugenie wore on the cover of Tatler. Again, can be smooth or messy, depending on your own style.
The ‘Duchess’ – the very much in-demand look a-la Kate Middleton…all volume and glossy waves.
I went for the ‘Royal Rebel Roll’…with a slightly messy finish as I’m not really very good and being perfect and polished when it comes to my hair – even if it starts out nice, it will end up a bit messy…so might as well make it part of the look! 
The Royal Rebel Roll was amazingly easy to create – using a hair donut (as pictured above). An absolute must-have if you have thin/fine hair and want a decent sized bun (if I do one of these without the donut I end up with a stump on my head rather than a nice looking bun). The key was using pins after creating the bun to pull it closer to the head, so it looked more styled rather than ‘stuck on’.
There was a competition on the night to win this rather gorgeous (and suitably regal) tiara…. I didn’t win! The prize went to Llymlrs who created a gorgeous up-do, but with her own twist on it. 
Below are a few more snaps from the evening so you can see the finished result….
Me and Lina (from Make Up to Make Out) checking out our Royal Rebel Rolls… 
Before and after!

It’s worth a mention that the package at the salon if you want to get the Royal treatment is a little different to how I experienced it on the night. At the salon you can book in for the ‘Great British Blow-dry’ package, including: a blow-dry (choosing one of the royal-inspired looks) where you will be taken care of by one of the fab stylists plus you will recieve a manicure…all the while enjoying refreshments of Pimms, scones, London-themed biscuits and of course, English tea. To give it the overall British feel.

The Great British Blow-Dry costs £100 for more information please see www.johansford.com 

I was a guest at the above event.
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