The Blow Bar

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This drop-in hair bar on a cosy Islington back street with have you washed, blow-dried and out on the street looking fabulous in just 30 minutes. The young, stylish team offer a range of blow-dry styles for £25 in the teeny, clean-as-a-whistle salon. That gets you a swish blow dry, your own iPod on a speaker and a glass or two of fizz to prep you for a night out. The salon can also do you an up-do for £35, a cut and blow-dry for £50, or you can save yourself a few quid in the long run and book in for a 'learning' experience where the team will teach you how to blow dry your own tresses for £65.
Venue name: The Blow Bar
Address: 25 Camden Passage
N1 8EA
Opening hours: Open 11am-7pm Tue-Thur; 10am-8pm Fri; 9am-6pm Sat. 10am-3pm Sun (summer months only)
Transport: Tube: Angel tube
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This used to be my go to hair salon when I lived near Angel. I would go for highlights, haircuts  and blow drys and I have never been disappointed. The stylists always listened and gave me exactly what I wanted. One thing to be wary of is that they can be cheeky when it comes to add-ons. Mid hair wash I was often offered a head massage and conditioning treatment for an additional £10. It's not worth it. The massage is barely five minutes and the conditioning treatment didn't leave my hair feeling any softer than when I haven't had it. This is place is also great if you don't want to spend hours in the chair. They are pretty fast and efficient without making you feel rushed.  


Had a bad experience here. Firstly, was kept waiting 40 minutes with no apology. The blow dry was then very rushed, she didn't do what I asked for, and within an hour of leaving it had gone completely flat. All in all, a complete waste of money and awful customer service. Don't bother.


Do not go here! Went for a blow dry on new years eve and the service was terrible. They washed my hair with ice cold water (apparently the hot water was broken), then rushed through my blow dry in about ten minutes. Two girls did my hair at once and they pulled it so hard my scalp was still hurting 3 days later. When I complained they refused to give me a proper apology or any discount etc. I'd never go back.