Earlier this week I went through to Glasgow for the launch of new artisan Scottish fashion brand Nu Blvck and decided to make a day out of it by finally christening my hair and nails with some treatments at two salons I’ve been worshipping on Instagram for far too long, Blow and NAF.
Blow is a ‘Colour Asylum’ (not as scary as it sounds! They specialise in perfecting fashion hair and use cult vegan cruelty-free hair dye Manic Panic) located both in the hip Finnieston and Shawlands areas of the city. It is renowned for creating the famous glitter roots, rainbow dyed hair, on-trend braids and bangs, and now launching their very own hair styling academy for the next generation of salon talent. I decided to get my roots back to blonde and then my whole hair dyed a pale pink ‘vintage rose’, along with an Olaplex treatment to save my damaged locks, and a sharp new cut.
I think even more than just the fantastic hair, its the beautiful interiors and lively atmosphere at Blow that makes it so much more than your average hairdressers. From rainbow lights and unique furniture to a soundtrack of great tunes and fashion shows playing on repeat, you really do feel like you’re in another world. I mean, how many salons treat you to milkshakes, cocktails and popcorn while you wait?
All the staff are super friendly and make you feel really special, from your first consultation, all the way up to that famous selfie on the #Blow wall!
I would definately recommend following them on Instagram, for some serious hair inspiration!
Next up, there’s NAF! Salon, in central Glasgow. Fun fact: Naf stands for Nails And Face, because this cult fashionista hangout offers a range of beauty treatments too as well as their famously sassy nail art.
You can check out their Instagram for proof of the talent of the lovely team, from Pokemon inspired nails, to seaside pedicures, glitter/festival mania, gothic shapes and intricate geometric details.
I opted for a classic Shellac/gel nails treatment, as I need something easy for work. This metallic sparkly pale pink immediately caught my eye, and I loved the friendly chat, free sweeties, amazing interiors and super-quick service at the salon. A must-buy when at NAF is their own range of cuticle oils to elongate your manicure’s lasting power, in Mango, Peppermint and Cherry!