Fly in style after trip to swanky Terminal 2 hair bar

Aoife Anderson

BAD hair days are set to become a thing of the past in Dublin Airport's eagerly awaited new terminal.

In just 30 minutes, passengers can totally transform their locks from drab to fab at celebrity hairdresser Dylan Bradshaw's much buzzed about new Blowdry Bar.

Whether you're after volume and curls or smooth and sleek, the innovative salon offers a total of nine different wash, dry and fly styles at €32 a pop.

And the Herald can reveal that it's well worth availing of the coiffeur service.

In just under half an hour, experts had my limp locks looking super glam while an experienced nail technician performed a relaxing deep tissue hand massage.

The swanky one-stop nail and hair salon is expected to be a huge hit, particularly among busy businesswomen in need of a quick image overhaul before boarding their early morning Aer Lingus flights to the UK and Europe.

Speaking to the Herald, stylist to the stars Dylan said: "We're delighted with how the Blowdry Bar has turned out and we're just dying to get people in there now.

"I know it's going to go down really well, particularly with businesswomen but also with women heading away on a girly trip -- it'll be a great way to get it started.

"For us we're trying to give the maximum experience in the minimum amount of time," he added.

Bradshaw secured the coveted spot after it was put up for tender last year.

"It's something I thought would be a really good idea but only if it was done properly," he said.

"There is no other airport in the world that will have this service. I know there are a lot of big international salons eager to see if it works out and I think it will work really well.

"It offers a very different experience than the typical salon visit.

It's not about fuss, it's about being stress free and quick to maximise the visit.

"We're expecting to be hammered with women from 5am onwards," said Dylan.

"We won't be taking bookings because it just wouldn't work. There are so many reasons why you might get delayed; whether it's because your taxi is late picking you up or security lines are long, we just couldn't guarantee times," he added.

Fashionistas will also be able to pick up their favourite expert haircare products at discounted rates at the Blowdry Bar, which is located in the centre of the new terminal's shopping zone.

The Blowdry Bar is just one of the many features in Dublin Airport's Terminal 2 which will officially open this Friday.