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Hi, everyone! What a week it has been. Firstly I changed internet service providers and a swish and swift fibre optic broadband was installed seven days ago only for it to pack up two days later. Cue lots of angry calls to SKY before a knight in shining armour called Paul with a Scottish accent saved the day and packed off an engineer to re-do the job the first engineer failed to complete!

Having no internet for almost five days has set me back considerably and delayed a number of posts from going live. *sigh* One of them is this one when at the weekend I popped down to Somerset House where London Fashion Week has been camping for Spring/Summer 2014.

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Even if you don’t have a ticket for a show, London Fashion Week is pure gold for people watching. The grounds of Somerset House are awash with hardcore fashionistas, photographers and models as was the case when I was there on Saturday afternoon though I did spy one familiar figure, model/presenter Jameela Jamil (I had to jot down her name for an excitable Japanese tourist who would Google her later).

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Any way I dropped into Toni & Guy’s Blow Out Bar, a regular fixture at LFW – and much needed after the downpour in London. April from Toni & Guy’s Westfield London branch gave my tresses a trim and I felt like a new person. Why can’t I get glossy hair at home, huh? It’s not fair!

Well, here’s the finished look (and I’ve not had my hair coloured since June!):

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I’d like to thank Toni & Guy for inviting me to their Blowout Bar and for making this fashion misfit’s hair look fabulous and glamorous (unfortunately the same could not be said about the attire I sported at Somerset House).

London Fashion Week drew to a close tonight but fear not, it will be back in the new year for Autumn/Winter 2014.

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For years the hair styling tools market has been saturated with straighteners, but a good hair dryer is very much a staple requirement for anyone who takes haircare seriously. 

With that in mind, I should tell you about Toni & Guy’s Touch Control Hair Dryer which I’ve been using for a few months several times a week.

Its name is the big deal here: “touch control”. Straighteners are controllable with various heat settings depending on the strength of your hair. This hair dryer offers the same kind of flexibility and control in taming your tresses with digital heat and speed control and ‘Advanced Variable Ionic Moisture Protection’ (I’m guessing that’s a good thing in guarding your hair from damage and split ends). You just change the setting at the touch of a button in the cool and hot/normal modes. Very easy-peasy. Mind you, the first time I switched the dryer on, it set off my smoke alarm (at least that’s working).

Compared to my usual dryer, Toni & Guy’s Toch Control Dryer is light-weight as just over 500g. It comes with a Concentrator Nozzle, goes up to 2000 watts and has a 3 metre cord – pretty much measuring up to salon requirements. The only thing it doesn’t come with is an extra pair of hands to do the job for you.

The only problem is the touch-control button on the side with the on/off switch located underneath the fan filter so when you’re holding the dryer it’s inevitable your thumb might press on the touch-control and change the temperature while you’re using the dryer.

Other than that little quibble it’s a styling tool which offers control, protects the hair  and makes it look oh-so nice at the very affordable price of £40. You can’t really complain about that, can you?

For more information on this and others from Toni & Guy’s styling range, visit http://store.toniandguy.com.

The dryer is also on sale at Debenhams for the incredible price of £29.70 and Superdrug too.

*PR sample*

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Last week I told you about going to Toni & Guy’s HairMeetWardrobe workshop.  Well they’ve only gone and made a video of the event so er, here it is (no gurning, thankfully):

If the video doesn’t work, try this link.

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