In which my hair goes to Rome and New York too

I’m a firm believer in not only having The One but A Quickie too for when The One is not availaible. What? I’m talking about hairdressers ofcourse.  A few sunny (hard to believe I know) weeks ago I was reminded – thanks to Instagram – of DryBy a salon created by two sisters inspired by the blow dry bars and nail studios of New York. I had an event and was in need of A Quickie fix. DryBy on Mortimer Street in the heart of London is a few streets down from my office and I just decided to drop in one day for a hair spruce. Good hair conquers all. And a manicure. And a pair of heels too. That’s another post entirely.

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I was lucky. I got a walk-in appointment but I did notice in the space of half an hour the place filled up. DryBy feels like a cool and cosy cross between a hip but peaceful downtown NY hotel with all that glowing uptown glamour…in central London. It ‘s like sitting in a rose-gold cocoon. Perfect really.

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The idea is to chose which city you want your hair to go to. There is a lookbook based on the styles of five of the world’s chicest cities: The Rio, The London, The New York, The Rome and The Tokyo.  I went to Rome. Naturally! Big bouncy old school red carpet glamour of Sophia Lauren, Penelope Cruz and Sofia Vergara.

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I love the anti-frizz spritz of their O&M products –  I don’t know what it is but the after-gloss is fantastic. Confession: Once I’ve been to the hairdresser I never brush my hair. Ever. And somehow the style just improves as the days go by.

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This is the perfect girl-gossip-catch-up hangout spot to go to with a friend, confirmed by the fact that the girls in the last episode of Made In Chelsea did just that. I loved going to Rome so much so that when I was next in need of A Quickie for the launch of Armani’s new Sì fragrance with Cate Blanchett I went back to DryBy this time booking online. My hair went to New York. Think groomed and polished upper east side chic just like Angelina Jolie or Olivia Palermo. But I was back in Rome again last week…with a Snapchat video to show it all off. Must have been all my fantasising about the Sofia Coppola who directed La Traviata with costumes by Valentino. As I watched the spectacle unfold live on snapchat I sighed along with Violeta. At least my hair was there in spirit, flounce and bounce. www.dryby.co.uk