The Glam Squad

It’s always great to have a one-stop shop for all your beauty needs, and Blush and Blow in Fulham is a perfect example of just that. Not open long, it’s already become a regular haunt for locals, and when you think you can pop in for a quick blow-dry and manicure, or for a facial or beauty treatment, you really are taken care of from top to toe. The founder, beauty blogger and make-up artist Bridget O’Keeffe, wanted to open a neighbourhood salon with excellent customer service, value for money treatments and a relaxed and fun welcoming vibe. Her mantra is ‘blow-dries are a girl’s best friend’ and who are we to argue with that? She’s also cornered the ‘glam mama’ market, realising that changing nappies can, and frankly, should be done with a manicured hand and glossy hair. Welcome to ‘Bambino’s’; a safe area for your little darling to nap, or play, while you are being pampered. Heck, when you’re a tired mum, even having someone wash your hair for you is the biggest treat on earth. I speak from tired experience!


On the day of my treatment I am welcomed into the tranquil salon. Decorated in a muted grey palette, with fresh flowers in abundance, I instantly relax. There are separate areas for hair and nails, and treatment rooms downstairs. Those of you without the kids to bring in will not be bothered by any noise. I am trying out the LVL (length, volume, lift) eyelash treatment and am a bit nervous. If there is one thing I’d do if my house was burning down, it would be to slap on some mascara before I leave, so the idea of ‘going naked’ is quite the challenge! The treatment curls, conditions and tints your lashes and involves an hour of lying on a comfy bed while various potions are gently applied to your lashes. It is strangely relaxing and my therapist constantly checks on me to make sure there is no irritation. The big reveal shows me with eyes so wide awake it looks like I’ve just had a double espresso, and lashes curled like I’ve spent 10 minutes with an eyelash curler. I breeze out of the salon and don’t wear mascara for a good few weeks afterwards. The perfect treatment for someone who wants to save a precious few minutes in the morning, or who’s off on holiday and wants to be in and out of the pool with no spider-eyed regrets.

197 New Kings Road, Fulham, SW6 4SR. 020 7736 0430