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    Former MSE Natasha
    Completely free blow dry and/or get a haircut and finish for under £3!
    • #1
    • 29th Aug 08, 3:51 PM
    Completely free blow dry and/or get a haircut and finish for under £3! 29th Aug 08 at 3:51 PM
    Updated 9 September 2008
    What's the deal?

    It's possible to get both a free blow dry at 50 participating salons across England and Scotland just by making a call or get a free haircut & blow dry by buying a £2.50 magazine.

    First... KMS California's free blow dry offer

    A promotion is being run by KMS California (the maker of a range of styling products) to give a completely free blow dry to anyone in one of its participating stores on any Wednesday in September...providing you can get an appointment (so go quick!).

    The website 30 days of fashion and beauty has details, although unfortunately there are only around 50 locations and they're spread around England and Scotland (sorry to the Welsh and Northern Irish).

    To book an appointment, give the 'Blow Me Beautiful' promotion team a call on 01323 413 200 to find your nearest participating hairdresser, or look at the list of salons taking part and call directly. It's as simple as that!

    Then.... get a haircut & blowdry for £3

    October's Prima magazine comes with a voucher so you'll get a cut and blow dry for less than £3 (£2.50 mag price plus the cost of a stamp) for any over 18s.

    To get it, first check there’s a participating salon near you and call The Hair Group (the company running the promotion) on 0844 884 4000 to confirm it's taking part, as annoyingly not all of its salons - only around 50, again only in England and Scotland - are taking part.

    If it works for you, buy the October issue of Prima, making sure the mini magazine 'Prima Extra' is attached inside as the voucher is on page two of this supplement. Complete it, then send before the end of the year to:

    The Hair Group/Prima, Unit F, Penfold Estate, Imperial Way, Watford, Herts WD24 4YY.

    You can only get one free haircut through the Hairgroup per year. So if you've used a similar offer before you won't be eligible for this one.

    Due to past MoneySavers experiences of Hair Group promotions, here are some quick tips to be on top:
    • It can take up to 60 days to be contacted (either by the Hair Group or your allocated salon) to make an appointment
    • The salon can be up to 45 minutes journey time away
    • You then need to make an appointment within three months
    • Some salons may require a refundable booking deposit
    All things considered though, as a hair cut and blow dry would cost around £30 by itself, it's still worth it for most people.

    Many thanks to MoneySavers lorweld and cher_john for both these top spots. This additional post has been inserted on top of the discussion to provide a more detailed explanation.

    This Forum Tip was included in MoneySavingExpert's weekly email

    Don't miss out on new deals, loopholes, and vouchers

    Last edited by MSE Archna; 10-09-2008 at 10:19 AM.
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  • cher_john
    • #2
    • 4th Sep 08, 8:18 PM
    Prima Magazine Free Haircut
    • #2
    • 4th Sep 08, 8:18 PM
    Tried searching for this but could not see so posting. Hope it's not elsewhere!

    I bought Prima magazine today and it has a voucher for a free haircut in it. You need to find your local Hairgroup salon either online at www.hairgroup.co.uk although I can not actually see how to find it on there, so I will be calling the number tomorrow given in the magazine 0844 844 4000.

    If anybody does know how to find out online where the branches are I'd be interested to know. I must be missing something.

    Anway hoping to get a nice free haircut and save some pennies.

    Thanks
  • kat3907
    • #3
    • 4th Sep 08, 8:49 PM
    • #3
    • 4th Sep 08, 8:49 PM
    Hi I just clicked on the link you had posted and then on my county and the participating salons came up in the top right hand corner of the screen.
    I hope this helps you. Now all I have to do is go and buy the mag.

    Cheers Kat3907
  • cher_john
    • #4
    • 5th Sep 08, 7:33 AM
    • #4
    • 5th Sep 08, 7:33 AM
    Thanks, saves me having to remember to phone the number given!

    • lorweld
    • By lorweld 8th Sep 08, 10:58 PM
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    lorweld
    • #5
    • 8th Sep 08, 10:58 PM
    KMS California free blow dry every Weds in September
    • #5
    • 8th Sep 08, 10:58 PM
    Every Wednesday throughout September, KMS California in conjunction with Cosmopolitan, will be offering you the chance to register for your complimentary blow-dry at a participating salon near you.

    To register for your complimentary 'Blow-Dry Me Beautiful'
    call 01323 413200 for your nearest participating KMS California salon. Participating salons include:

    London

    Lotus Styling Ltd 45 Aldwick Rd Bognor Regis PO21 2NJ Ph 01243 862948
    Simon + Matt Halls 63 Faversham Road Kennington Ashford Kent TN24 9DD Ph 01233 622868
    Bollywood Hair 81 Woolwich New Road London SE18 6ED Ph 02083 179529
    J M Hairdressing 29 Dover Road East Northfleet Gravesend Kent DA11 0RA Ph 01474 534455
    The Hair Garden 19 Goldhurst Terrace Swiss Cottage London NW6 3XH Ph 02073 288700
    Weyahead HairDesign Cobblers Corner Ewhurst Road Cranleigh Surrey GU6 7AA Ph 01483 457606
    So Hairdressing 85 Ashford Road Maidstone Bearsted Kent ME15 8PH Ph 01622 739001
    Denise Caldwell Hairdressing 25 Adelaide Road Elvington Dover Kent CT15 4DP Ph 01304 832499
    Aspects Hair Designers 442 Old London Road Hastings East Sussex TN35 5BB Ph 01424 426114
    Harold George 49 Dulwich Village Dulwich London SE21 7BN Ph 02086 934221 or 020 8693 4708
    Scruples 338 Green Lanes Palmers Green London N13 5TW Ph 02088 861327
    The Strand 2 Wargrave Road Twyford Reading Berkshire RG10 9PG Ph 01189 340021
    Rosh 754 Finchley Road Temple Fortune London NW11 7TH Ph 02084 555426
    Tops Haircutters 55 Turnham Green Terrace Chiswick London W4 1RP Ph 02089 959106
    Janet Ginnings Hair & Beauty 45 Curzon Street Mayfair London W1Y 7RF 02074 992767
    Great Hairdressing Group 5 The Corn Exchange Market Building Maidstone ME14 5JN Ph 01622 758653
    Daleik New Generation 25 Devonshire Road Bexhill on Sea East Sussex TN40 1AH Ph 01424 222310

    East

    John Olivers 3-5 Gobbits Yard Woodbridge Suffolk IP12 1DD Ph 0139 4387048
    John Olivers 22 A Fore Street Ipswich Suffolk IP4 1LU Ph 01473 287402
    John Olivers 15 Fore Street. Ipswich Suffolk IP4 1JW Ph 01473 286363
    John Olivers 6-8 Great Colman Street Ipswich Suffolk IP4 2AD Ph 01473 214244
    Transformer Hair 16A Royal Arcade Norwich Norfolk NR2 1NQ Ph 01603 613285
    John Wyndham Haircare 62 Station Lane Hornchurch Essex RM12 6NB Ph 01708 457827
    Syrupp 13 Parkway Little Paxton St Neots Cambs PE19 6PA Ph 01480 213333
    Steve Hilliard Hairdressing 168 Barton Road Luton Beds LU3 2BE Ph 01582 598028

    West

    The Lounge 110 Kenwyn Street Truro Cornwall TR1 3DJ Ph 01872 321222
    Paul Light Hairdressing 16a The Hundred Romsey Hants SO5Z 8BW Ph 0179 4514666
    Marc Young Hairdressing 38-42 Albert House Parkstone Road Poole Dorset BH15 2PG Ph 01202 669663

    North

    Vogue International 2/4 Tavistock Street Leamington Spa Warks CV32 5PL Ph 01926 311141
    Whiskers 2 60 Pall mall Chorley Lancs PR7 2LE Ph 01257 279140
    Maison Cy Hair Studio 27 Chapel Row Leyland Lancs PR25 3NH Ph 01772 431000
    Touch 70 Wheelwright Lane Coventry Warks CV6 4HH Ph 02476 364859
    Heads of Coleshill 75 High Street Coleshill Birmingham B46 3AG Ph 01675 466040
    Richard Anthony Hair Salon Old Doctors Surgery Midland Road Swadlincote Derbyshire DE11 0AN Ph 01283 552585
    Beverley's Hair Salon The Old Square Mold Road Buckley Flintshire CH7 2NT Ph 01244 816184
    T H 1 Caernarfon Road Bangor Gwynedd LL57 4SG Ph 01248 353700
    Headmasters 13 Lower Bridge St Chester Ch1 1RS Ph 01244 311519
    Klea Hair & Beauty 27 Wood Street Lytham St Annes Lancashire FY8 1QR Ph 01253 711933

    Scotland

    Elements Hair Lifestyle & Spa 28 South Street Bishops Stortford Herts CM23 3AT Ph 01279 505151
    J R's Hair Studio 1785 Paisley Road West Glasgow G52 1SS Ph 01418 838893
    J R's Hair Studio 9 Bucklaw Place Glasgow G52 3BS Ph 01418 839283
    J R's Hair Studio 5 Windsor Place Main Street Bridge of Weir Renfrewshire PA11 3AF Ph 01505 614466
    J R's Hair Studio 488 Duke Street Dennistoun Glasgow G31 1QG Ph 01415 544471
    J R's Hair Studio 386 Paisley Road West Ibrox Glasgow G51 1BG Ph 01414 275351
    J R's Hair Studio 1385 Dumbarton Road Scotstown Glasgow G14 9XT Ph 01419 545558
    Stuarts Hair & Beauty 33 Market Jew Street Penzance Cornwall TR18 2HT Ph 01736 360622
    Stephen John 24 Townhead Kirkintilloch Glasgow G66 7HA Ph 01417 765445
    Elements Hair Studio 4 Greenhead Road Dumbarton Glasgow G82 1EL Ph 01389 767094
    Danielle Flores 513 Duke Street Dennistoun Glasgow G31 1DL Ph 01415 544677
    CC Hair Spa 17 Cross St Galston KA4 8AA Ph 01563 822224
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 9th Sep 08, 11:48 PM
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    • #6
    • 9th Sep 08, 11:48 PM
    • #6
    • 9th Sep 08, 11:48 PM
    I have used this promotion before, but it says in T&Cs - limited to one per person, and I believe, if you have used the offer before, they do not allow you to take advantage of the same offer in the same year. Ie you can have free haircut once in 2008 and then not again, till offer runs next year.

    Not sure about current T&C's, but worth checking before buying magazine specially.
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  • harryharp
    • #7
    • 10th Sep 08, 9:24 AM
    • #7
    • 10th Sep 08, 9:24 AM
    Booked my free blow dry- cheers OP!
    Harpists do it in a heavenly way.....
  • loup67
    • #8
    • 10th Sep 08, 9:30 AM
    • #8
    • 10th Sep 08, 9:30 AM
    Just booked mine too!Does anyone know which magazine the voucher for the KMS promotion is in as you need to take it with you?
  • harryharp
    • #9
    • 10th Sep 08, 9:41 AM
    • #9
    • 10th Sep 08, 9:41 AM
    Just booked mine too!Does anyone know which magazine the voucher for the KMS promotion is in as you need to take it with you?
    Originally posted by loup67
    I phoned the salon directly to book mine, and they didn't say anything about having to bring in a voucher :confused:
    Harpists do it in a heavenly way.....
  • loup67
    The salon actually had to phone the manager as they didn't know anything about this promotion,when they called back they told me that the manager had said that they were unsure whether it was going ahead as she hadn't seen the voucher in "the magazine".(didn't want to ask which magazine!).
    In an earlier post it says something about cosmo,maybe I'll just have a look,otherwise I'll have to cancel.

    Have just called KMS customer services,they told me you don't need a voucher,just quote "30 days of fashion".Saves buying a magazine,this really is free!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited by loup67; 10-09-2008 at 10:03 AM. Reason: update
  • harryharp
    I just phoned the salon and said I was phoning about the free blow dry offer. The girl knew exactly what I was talking about, and I just booked it there and then.
    Harpists do it in a heavenly way.....
    • elisebutt65
    • By elisebutt65 10th Sep 08, 2:52 PM
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    elisebutt65
    I just rang up and booked the blow dry - just gave the details of the website and they were fine
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  • tiddlypeep
    is it for a cut or just a blow dry? website says a blow dry, original thread says a cut and blowdry
  • harryharp
    is it for a cut or just a blow dry? website says a blow dry, original thread says a cut and blowdry
    Originally posted by tiddlypeep
    They are 2 separate offers. The first is for a free blowdry, and the 2nd is cut and blowdry (via Prima mag.)
    Harpists do it in a heavenly way.....
  • curlywurly85
    Fantastic - thank you x
    • lynzpower
    • By lynzpower 10th Sep 08, 4:15 PM
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    lynzpower
    beware. I will not be the only person who has never recieved thier haircut ( depiste numerous efforts/ herbal essences & THE sun & NOTW ) that has NEVER materialised.

    First they said that there was no hair group salon near me, ( even tho there was one 10 mins away) then all resolved by text ( we will let you know when one becomes available) and never did. Phone calls, they lost my vouchers- sorry better luck next time. I said I still have the text- werent interested. im in london BTW so happy to travel wherever.

    Searching for the hair group on here will show up a lot of disappointed people. In saying that some do get it and it is a great deal IF you get it.
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  • loup67
    Already been for my free blowdry,which is lovely,just wish I was going out tonight!
  • PixiePie
    I also have never managed to get one of these offers - spent money on the mag and stamp, posted it off and never heard anything. Have tried the haircut one three times and the manicure one they do sometimes twice and obviously my name is not a nice one lol.

    Just would like to know what I'm doing wrong
    Do not feed the trolls please.
  • buxtonrabbitgreen
    I have 2 cut and blow drys courtesy of this site and the Hairgroup. I didn't have any problem booking. though as I have had one this year I cna't have another. I will have to carry on with my witchy looking hair till the next offer.
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    • sarahlouise210
    • By sarahlouise210 10th Sep 08, 7:31 PM
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    sarahlouise210
    I have used this promotion before, but it says in T&Cs - limited to one per person, and I believe, if you have used the offer before, they do not allow you to take advantage of the same offer in the same year. Ie you can have free haircut once in 2008 and then not again, till offer runs next year.

    Not sure about current T&C's, but worth checking before buying magazine specially.
    Originally posted by aureol212
    How would they know ??? You could always use a friends name and address (with their permission!) If you pay cash (for the cut and blow dry promotion) then they would never know would they ?..............
    I have had brain surgery - sorry if I am a little confused sometimes
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