There is one dreadful thing (oh OK then more than one but this is the worst) about working in PR and that is the repitch.
I’m going to post on the process tomorrow to get a little honesty out there, but today I will stay on message and post about my repitch prep.
You see it’s not just about the pitch and presentation, I find you perform better if you feel you look the part. I know deep down that the client isn’t looking at me, they are listening to me (or they should be) but I just feel a little better know the frizz has been contained.
So the day of the pitch I booked a 7am appointment at the new salon Blow Ltd in Covent Garden. That’s right 7am… when I saw the opening times of 7am to 9pm I knew I had found a friend.
You may guess from the name but it’s a salon with specialises in blowdrying, but also offers manis and makeovers so you can theoretically head into the salon at 7am straight from the shower and be transformed to meet the day ahead, or similarly and possibly more usefully head to the salon after work and be beautified for a big date or night out.
So I went in at 7am and a lovely lady, I can’t remember her name, come on it was early, and she both washed and dried my hair, blow drying it into sleek perfection which lasted three days looking pretty magnificent.
I liked Blow. I liked the Blow Dry – it lasted, fought the frizz and made me feel better about myself (sob). I liked the girl who looked after me, I like someone who washes and blowdries, the whole thing of having juniors wash your hair while the mistress of the blowdryer is fed grapes and waited on by teenagers until the client is caped and ready isn’t my bag. The salon is bright, airy and clean, without a hint of a hard sell on products, another plus.
The blow dry cost £30, which isn’t cheap but it was SEVEN AM I think that justifies it to be honest, I may find harder to justify during the days when other salons could blow dry for a tenner less, but I think I like the fuss-free-walk-in style of Blow enough to warrant the cost.
You can find more about Blow Limited here .