It might still be winter, but that doesn’t mean we can’t capture those holiday vibes with a spot of glamorous pampering – Ibiza style!
As part of its winter tour, BLOWOUT Ibiza has landed in Newcastle, bringing its party-ready hair and make-up looks all the way from the White Isle.
Popular with DJs, artists, celebrities and models from dusk till dawn – the pop up blowdry bar is now giving party people here in Newcastle the chance to experience its laid-back luxe hair and make-up services on demand.
The professionals have taken over Glam Squad Express in Jesmond, headed up by stylist Toni Watson and located close to Haymarket (perfect if you’re heading into town straight after with your glam new look!).
Inside, the salon combines stripped back, white washed wood and pretty flowers for a chilled beachside ambience, while next door you’ll find a more vintage, kitsch décor. It’s a stylish setting, and with the music blaring and fizz in full flow, it certainly puts you in the mood for partying!
If you’re in need of a little hair styling inspo, there is a menu of six key looks to choose from, including natural beach waves, polished top knots and cute braids. These ‘dos are by no means prescriptive; you can mix and match different elements and chat through your desired look with the stylist.
I arrive with poker straight tresses, but as I’m only going for a spot of lunch afterwards, I decide on something loose and bouncy (note to self, make more elaborate plans when you book in for a new ‘do next time).
My stylist then uses straighteners and lots of hairspray to create the look, before teasing out the curls for a tousled finish. Simple, but with a hint of effortless glam! And not OTT for my girly lunch, either…
The BLOWOUT Ibiza takeover will be coming to an end soon though so be quick if you fancy giving its clubland beauty looks a try. To book an appointment, call Glam Squad Express on 0191 281 8502.
Glam Squad Express, 68 Jesmond Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PQ
*My dry style (pictured above) is priced at £20.
Newcastle Sparkles was invited along to the blowdry bar on a complimentary basis