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CND Shellac Manicure & Blow-Dry at La Durbin Boutique

The Blurb:

Launched in March, La Durbin is becoming a local hub offering the latest high-quality hair and beauty treatments and a warm yet relaxed atmosphere with a personalised service.

Furnished with a vintage French feel, La Durbin offers a sanctuary in which to unwind in the stylish surroundings. The salon is extremely comfortable with plenty of natural light.

Elegant attention to detail flows through the salon – scented candles, beautiful branded cups and saucers and monochrome pictures of Hollywood icons.

The Process:

Ignoring the current icy climate, I opted for a spring orange shade for my shellac manicure. Lena (the superb therapist) delivered a perfect classic manicure, the only difference being placing my nails under a UV lamp in between coats. I felt like I was having an afternoon catch-up with an old friend while enjoying a supply of chocolate nibbles and herbal tea.

Chardnay washed my hair and gave a wonderfully relaxing scalp massage.

I requested that my blow-dry be smooth but with volume for the evening of city drinks that was to follow. Chardnay used a number of medium-sized volume hair brushes as temporary rollers in my hair for a few minutes at a time to create the look. She worked quickly and with an infectious smile on her face the whole time.

The Result:

As a previous nail neglecter, I am now converted to the shellac. The result remains flawless and shiny after a variety of household tasks.

My hair remained smooth and full of body throughout the evening and had only dropped a little by morning.

Shellac manicure £45; Blow-dry from £25

339 Fulham Palace Road, London, SW6; www.ladurbinsalon.co.uk; info@ladurbinsalon.co.uk; 020 3302 3973

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