Let's face it, we all love a bit of time to ourselves to feel pampered and preened. When life is busy and stressful, it can be our only moment to truly feel revived, refreshed and able to feel at our best to tackle life's challenges. But what happens when this 'me-time' turns into 'mini-me' time?
This is where London's hottest new salon, Blush and Blow (www.blushandblowlondon.com) comes to the rescue, not only for the capital's yummiest mummies but for their little 'uns too. In the heart of London's beautiful Parsons Green, you can spot this stylish salon with its statement grey and white striped awning, nestled in amongst the delicious deli's and coffee bars.
For mummies, this place is a dream. Firstly, it has the space needed for pushchair's and prams, without feeling like you're going to send products crashing to the floor (there's nothing worse than feeling like you're taking up the entire room with your baby and bag!). There is also a seating area outside where you can sip on a cup of coffee whilst waiting for your appointment or your nails to dry.
For children with a keen interest in mummy's makeup bag and nail varnish, the salon has it's very own bambino area, where your little princess (or prince!) can have treatments using the acclaimed children's beauty brand Maman va être jalouse. The products are all free from parabens, azo dyes and animal ingredients and come in a range of subtle tones ideal for little fingers and toes. The team have also started doing cute haircuts for these mini-me's due to the incredible demand. These treatments have already been enjoyed by some of london's top Beauty Blogger Bambino's @mummyinthecity and @theglammymummy (as seen above and below).
Importantly, children can play free of charge, in the bambino salon, whilst being looked after by friendly staff, so mummy can have a moment to flick through a magazine or even get 40 winks in her rollers!
Launched in May 2016, the salon was created by makeup artist, entrepreneur and long-time friend of Roses and the Stars, Bridget O'Keeffe. Having run her luxury bridal business Saphire Pink (www.sapphirepink.co.uk) from within the Fulham area, as well as being a proud resident for 7 years, Bridget could see the gap for a friendly blow dry bar where the worlds of bridal shower and baby shower can collide to great effect.
As well as offering a selection of some of the most fashionable blow dry and updo styles, Blush and Blow also offers the best beauty treatments at really reasonable rates, with opportunities to gain loyalty points for freebies so you don't need to feel guilty about treating yourself every once in a while. Mummies need looking after too!
And if all of this wasn't enough, there is a little surprise that both mums and children will love as Blush and Blow is home to Pickles, Bridget's gorgeous cavalier spaniel. You'll feel truly relaxed after a cuddle with this friendly pup!
To celebrate the 2016 launch of both Roses and the Stars AND Blush and Blow, we will be hosting a 2 day pop-up shop at the salon just in time for Christmas (Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd December). More information will be announced over the coming weeks but we couldn't resist telling you so you can get the date in your diaries... We hope you'll be able to come down, say hello and treat yourselves (and your bambinos!).