Instagram Hair on a Budget! With Duck and Dry Express & the WORLD'S BIGGEST PRIMARK!

April 24, 2019


Instagram worthy hair on a budget? You heard that right! With the opening of the world's biggest Primark in Birmingham, UK; I was super lucky and got invited to the store preview before the doors were opened to the public. The store is literally the size of a shopping mall, there are 5 floors of endless shopping, 3 cafes to recharge (1 of them is Disney themed!) and even a beauty studio to pamper yourself.

Primark has launched a sister brand Duck and Dry to provide an in-store pampering service to take care of your hair, nails and brows all in one destination. Duck and Dry beauty studios are set to be launched in 40 stores across the UK. Keeping reading as I show you the branch in Birmingham.

The beauty studio is split into 3 different stations.

► Duck and Dry Xpress:


Xpress is where you can get your blow dries and updos. I like how they display all the different styles on the wall so you can get inspired to try something new.

► Duck and Dry File:


File is where you can get your nails done from a simple file and polish to a gel manicure. The interior of the nail bar is so aesthetic and spacious.

► Duck and Dry Pluck:


Pluck is where you can get your brows and eyelashes services. My eyebrows are microbladed, so sadly I won't be stopping at the Pluck station anytime soon. 

► Braid-a-licious Updo:


I decided to get my hair braided since my hair has been previously bleached, I'm trying to reduce my heat usage to prevent further damage. There are 3 braid styles you can choose from and all they cost £13 each. You can add on extras like glitter for an additional £5.

I went for the style Braid-a-licious, which is a whimsical half updo. Such a stunning updo! I'm so happy with the results and I wish could braid my hair like this every day, it's definitely inspired me to experiment more with my hairstyles. BUT don't get confused like me, the updo options will only braid your hair, it doesn't include hair curling. I thought the ends of my hair would have been curled like the model's photo. I think you will need to ask for curling as an extra.

I curled it with some straighteners the next day anyway to live that full Instagram Coachella hair fantasy.



Have you checked out the new Primark yet? It's such a Birmingham thing to own the biggest Primark; we already have a super extra train station, what's next? I heard they're planning on renovating the House of Fraser building into a 9 story complex!

*Disclaimer: Updo was complimentary by Duck and Dry Express

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