Hot on the Highstreet Week 247 – The Braid Bar

The Braid Bar has arrived at Selfridges London – an answer to stylish, braided hair on the go.

Open for two weeks only, this new pop up founded by West London duo Sarah Hiscox and Willa Burton is exclusive to the Beauty Workshop on G.

From French plaits and fishtails to stylish corn rows, you can choose from a menu of 12 styles named after supermodels and stars, priced between £10 and £25, and style takes no longer than 20 minutes.

After repeated requests from Sarah’s daughter Lucy to braid her hair – she realised that there was nowhere in London that she could take Lucy to get a quick braid and not have to pay a fortune for it. With the help of Willa, fashion stylist and girl about town, they saw there was a gap in the market that needed to be filled.

The Braid Bar was born! With Suki Waterhouse and Davina McCall, amongst others, giving them a name check on Instagram – they gained a huge following in a very short space of time. And the demand for braids seems to be growing at speed with stars like Rita Ora regularly sporting the look.

With my new short crop haircut I’m not sure there are many styles suitable for me, but I’ll be going along to Selfridges at some point this week to trial the pretty plaited look.

More information on the braiding bunch here: 

To book call The Beauty Workshop, Selfridges, London on 020 7318 3647.

Hot on the Highstreet Week 226

The HAY Mini Market launched at Selfridges during the London Design Festival 2014 and is in residence until the end of the year. The supermarket inspired shop, first presented during the Salone del Mobile in Milan, offers a range of HAY and WRONG FOR HAY accessories, including glassware, stationery, decoration, gifts, textiles and more.

My little sister and I loved flicking through the gold rimmed notepads, trying out the mechanical pencils and stroking the beautiful patterned cushions. This is a place for design fans and stationery addicts.

More information here and buy online here.

Hot on the Highstreet Week 187: Best of January Sales

If you are brave enough to be heading out into the dangerous world of the post-Christmas sales here are some of the best shops to look out for and all the details you need.

1. Selfridges – online 25 December and in store 26 December, 9am-9pm, 30% off and more

2. Harvey Nichols – 26 December, 10am-8pm, up to 50% off

3. Liberty – 26 December, 12noon – 8pm, up to 50% off

4. Urban Outfitters – 24 December, 9am-9pm, up to 50% off

5. Westfield London – 26 December, 8am-11pm, up to 50% off

6. Dover Street Market – 27 December, 11am-7pm, up to 70% off

7. Gap – now on, 9am-9pm, up to 60 % off

8. Harrods – 26 December, 10am-8pm, up to 50% off

9. John Lewis – online 5pm 24 December and in store 27 December, 9am-9pm , 50% off

10. Browns – online 23 December and in store 27 December, 10am-7pm, up to 50 % off