Most of you have probably been getting blowouts for years, especially if you go to hair salon that includes it with your hair cut like mine does… but have you ever gone to a place that specializes in blow outs? No cuts. No color. Just blowouts.
The DryBar was founded in 2010 by Allie Webb and now has over 100+ locations throughout the US and Canada. When a location recently opened up in the South Park area, in the Speciality Shops SouthPark to be specific, my sister and I decided we would try it out. So a few months later, she treated me to an afternoon at the DryBar as a birthday present.
After a bite of lunch (if you want to keep things close there are several places to eat both at the Speciality Shops — Renaissance Patisserie or Bricktops, or Bulla over by Crate & Barrel) we headed over to the DryBar for our 2 o’clock appointments.
My sister perfected her selfie game a long time ago, but I’ve never quite found my angle.
The Menu at the Dry Bar includes the following options.
- Straight Up
- Mai Tai
- Dirty Martini
- Southern Comfort
- Old Fashioned
Don’t you just love this hair dryer chandelier in the entryway?
You can look over the menu booklet either at your appointment or pick out your style online before you visit. I went with the Cosmo-Tai which is a little bit of the Cosmo (loose curls) and a little bit of the Man Tai (messy, beachy hair). I wanted to go with something different from my norm ( I get the sleek and smooth look of the Manhattan at my usual salon.)
Since my sister has been #blessed when it comes to having long beautiful locks, she went with the Cosmo (after going between the Cosmo and the Old Fashioned.)
After checking in, the reception asked if we wanted anything to drink (they offer bottled water, hot tea etc) but since we’d just come from lunch we were good to go.
Once your stylist picks you up, its time to head over to your chair and talk over the style before heading back to the hair washing station. Your stylist will share about each product she uses (including products that will exfoliate and add volume/shine) during your wash/head massage. I highly recommend getting a regular head massage because it not only feels amazing but it’s very relaxing.
Next, it’s back to the chair for your blowout.
As you can see it’s very hard for me to keep a straight face especially when my sister is nearby. We had chairs side by side, and although we couldn’t turn to look at one another during our blowouts, we could see one another from a long mirror in front of us.
The blowout definitely showed off my highlights along with giving me much need volume.
After the blowout, my sister (who is a fan of quality dry shampoos) decided to try out a few of the products they had in store. If you don’t have a DryBar near you DryBar products are also sold at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales.