From £16 to £150, where to get big bouncy curls in the city centre
Nothing beats the boost of a big bouncy blow dry.
But whilst the salon style does wonders for your locks, it's not so uplifting on your bank account.
Fortunately, Manchester has a host of salon's offering the covetable treatment at a range of price points. Meaning a little less guilt the next time you get your blow dry fix.
From the budget bar to splash-out salons, here's where to get a blow dry in Manchester.
Cheapest blow drys in Manchester: £30 and under
Supercuts – from £15.95
Aside from walk-in cuts and speedy stylings, the Arndale’s bargain salon also offers budget blow dries. At £16 a pop and with appointments on the door, it’s an affordable way to refresh your look after a whizz around the shops.
Arndale Centre, Exchange Court, M4 4AT
Barn//it – from £20
Arguably one of Manchester’s most instagrammable salons, Barn//it brings new meaning to the beauty bar with tipples served alongside your treatment. Choose from a host of cocktails whilst enjoying a budget-friendly blow dry – there’s no better way to start your night out.
34 John Dalton St, Manchester, M2 6LE
Fretwell Bennet – from £20
Amidst the bustle of Oxford Street lies a haven for hair. Fretwell Bennet offers city centre style at an affordable price, with a basic blow dry available for a reasonable £20. Add-ons will bulk up the price, with options for glossy and nourishing finishes.
75 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EQ
Kara’s blow dry bar – from £24
One of the first blow dry bars to hit the Manchester high street, Kara’s offers a simple service in relaxed surroundings. Choose from a selection of pre-set styles from a classic-sounding California Waves to the more adventurous va-va-voom. There’s even a service for under 10s (£12) for those with little ones in tow.
7 John Dalton Street, Manchester, M2 6FW
Blow LTD at Debenhams – from £25
On-demand beauty-app Blow LTD might be best known for their mobile service, but the beauty brand also hosts salons in Debenhams stores nationwide. Open 7am till late, they specialise in Kerastase blow dry treatments that protect your hair from heat damage. Your locks are in safe hands here.
Market Street, Manchester, M60 1TA
SHOW Dry at Harvey Nichols – from £30
Nestled in the company of premium brands, SHOW Dry offers luxury looks on the shop floor. Choose a blow dry style of your choice in a bespoke consultation, then enjoy 45 minutes of pampering as your hair is transformed from a messy mane into big bouncy curls.
SHOW Dry, Harvey Nichols, 21 Cathedral Approach, M1 1AD
Rush Manchester – from £30
With 50% off for new clients when booking appointments between 8.00am and 5pm, Deansgate’s Rush salon is a great choice for beauty on a budget. Classic blow dries at this contemporary salon start at £30.
69 Deansgate, Manchester, Lancashire, M3 2BW
The Blowout – from £30
A stunning Spinningfields setting, complimentary champagne and an enviable interior, The Blowout is far from your ordinary salon. A single session costs just £30, but those addicted to the boost from a blow dry can get a monthly pass for £100. If you’re making a dash from desk to dancefloor, then The Blowout is well worth a visit on route to your Spinningfields soiree.
Unit 1 - No1 Spinningfields, Quay Street, Manchester M3 3EB
Angela Mason – from £30
Bustling Burton Road is home to many the salon, but none quite like Angela Mason. Plush sheep skin cushions, tasteful wall displays and elegant gold finishes – the salon oozes style from its geometric floor to the hanging plants on the ceiling. A blow dry treatment at this Disbury salon will set you back £30, but with a relaxed boutique atmosphere offering tonnes of pinterest inspiration, it’s money well spent.
218 Burton Road, West Didsbury, M20 2LW
Dearest blow dry bars in Manchester – over £30
Sassoon Salon – from £40
From training up newbie stylists to delivering expert cuts Sassoon salon is haircare royalty. Blow dries start at £40 in the city centre salon and begin with a consultation to design your perfect look.
Marsden Street, Manchester, M2 1HW
Nicky Oliver – from £72
With by lines in Elle, GQ and Glamour, award-winning salon Founder and Director Nicky Oliver knows a thing or two about crafting attention-grabbing hair. So much so that a consultation with the man himself will set you back a whopping £677. Fortunately, the Director also offers a less eye-watering blow dry service at a more reasonable £72, so you can achieve a premium finish without flunking on rent this month.
32 Oldham Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 1JN
RCNQ – Brazilian Blow Dry £75 - £150
The gold standard of blow dry services. A Brazilian blow dry is a semi-permanent treatment that smooths and shines tired, humidity-damaged hair. Hair is transformed from frizzy to sleek at this contemporary Northern Quarter salon and lasts for up to three months.
10 Hilton Street, Manchester, England, M1 1JF
Pierre Alexandre – Kerastraight Blow Dry from £85
A miracle treatment that can tackle even the most unruly of hair. Pierre Alexandre’s Kerastraight Smoothing Treatment uses Keratin to smooth and smooth and repair dry, damaged locks. Say goodbye to frizz for up to four months with this premium treatment.
38 King Street West, Manchester M3 2WZ