BLOWOUT Ibiza Takeover Glam Squad Express | Jesmond, Newcastle
Ibiza has arrived in Newcastle and it’s making these miserable winter days a little more bareable. Last Sunday I was invited along to an exciting event in Jesmond, Newcastle to be pampered by the talented team at Glam Squad Express. BLOWOUT Ibiza has taken over the boutique salon to offer a pampering experience like no other. From the hottest DJ’s and artists to the most influential models and celebrities, BLOWOUT Ibiza has been pampering party people for the past three years and now it’s time to do the same for the people of the North East.
Blowout Ibiza have set up shop at Glam Squad Express as part of their winter tour before the summer season kickstarts again. Located just a short walk away from the heart of Newcastle, the boutique salon is the perfect base to get ready for a night out in the toon. Offering a selection of hair and beauty treatments including big and bouncy blowdrys, summer inspired hairstyles and full faces of makeup, you can sit back, relax and sip champagne whilst you get preened and pampered by the professionals. Pumping party tunes from the likes of Kylie Minogue to the Spice Girls, it’s difficult not to leave the salon with a smile on your face.
The Glam Squad team put on a lovely breakfast spread for us to nibble at during our treatments, with a fridge filled with champagne to really help get the party started. The salon is pure luxe and is decorated with the most beautiful statement pieces creating a lovely environment for an afternoon of pampering. Vintage inspired mirrors and elegantly carved units teamed with Hollywood-esque lighting and black and white photographs dotted around the room, it makes for the most Instagramable salon in the North East.
The hair stations are made up white wooden panels draped with garlands of faux ivy and beautiful blue orchids to help transport you to the infamous White Isles with minimal effort. Treatment wise, I decided to go for the iconic big and bouncy blowdry*. To begin with, apprentice Aidan washed my hair and gave me the most incredible head massage in the process. After a tranquil wash, I was taken over to one of the Ibiza-inspired work stations and had my hair prepped ready for my blowdry. Concentrating on the roots, my hair was sprayed with a lovely product that smelt like coconut bringing all of the summer vibes.
Once my hair was prepped, Toni Watson took over and began blowdrying my hair using several barrel brushes. After drying each section of hair, working from the bottom to the top she would wrap it around the barrel brush and secure it in place with a clip.
Due to my long, almost non-existent layers, Toni said the results wouldn’t be as great as they would be if I had shorter layers. However to create the illusion of shorter layers to create more volume, she used smaller barrel brushes towards to top of my head to make it look fuller which worked a treat. The signature big and bouncy blowdry from Glam Squad Express costs £30 and takes around one hour.
As a girl with naturally pin-straight hair, I am absolutely in love with the results of my first bouncy blowdry and will definitely be getting it done again once I’ve had some shorter layers cut into my hair. The atmosphere in the salon is so friendly and so glamorous, I wouldn’t hesitate to go back for special occasions when I’m in Newcastle again.
BLOWOUT Ibiza will be heading back to the White Isles in the summer so make sure you book in for your summer styles sooner rather than later by calling 0191 281 8502
*Complimentary big and bouncy blowdry provided by Glam Squad Express in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please read my disclaimer for more information.