A fresh blowout is like an instant makeover—your jeans seem to fit a little better, you look a few inches taller, your boss starts nodding approval at whatever you do.
It’s the power of perfect hair, and nobody delivers it like these 10 elegant salons, many of which offer entire menus of blowouts (most priced under $5o) to choose from.
So what will it be, ladies? The curly-glam “Mai Tai” at DryBar? The sleek “Palm Beach Polish” at Fekkai? And don’t think we forgot about the fellas: MyBlowLA offers blow-outs designed especially for the boys.
Where do you go for that salon-perfect blowout? We want to know!
Drybar's credo—"no cuts, no color, just blowouts"—may be simple, but their service is anything but ordinary. Charging just $40 a pop for a menu of sassy blow-out styles, it's no wonder that the elegantly-designed chain recently opened its sixteenth location. 4 West 16th Street, New York City; thedrybar.com.
In addition to a blowout menu, New York City's Meatpacking District institution, Blow, offers traditional salon services like updos, extensions cuts,
color, and nails—so you and your girlfriends can make a day of it. 342 West 14th Street, New York City; blowpro.com.
It's not just New York City and LA getting in on the blowout bonanza—Portland's Blowout, A Blow Dry Bar offers a range of blow dry services ranging from a simple $32 treatment to the ritzy "Full-Blown Bombshell" which, for just $68, includes a bit of makeup primping. 128 Northwest 12th Avenue, Portland; blowoutgirl.com.
Adjacent to a makeup studio from the same owners, Bubble Blow Dry is the ideal place to prep for a girly night on the town. For $35, you get a shampoo, condition and blowout in just half an hour. Adding curls ups the cost, it's an extra $15 for ringlets.
13038 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles; bubbleblowdry.com.
Owner Kattia Solano trained at Frédéric Fekkai and John Barrett before opening Butterfly Studio Salon, which has earned a reputation for knockout blowouts. If you develop an addiction (not unlikely), frequent-visitor packages range from $330 to $510. 149 Fifth Ave at 21st St, New York City; butterflystudiosalon.com.
It was only a matter of time before Frédéric Fekkai jumped on the blowout bandwagon, but boy, are we glad he did. Now Fekkai is operating a dedicated blowout bar inside his Fifth Avenue salon and patrons can choose from the sleek and straight "New Yorker," voluminous "Dallas Chic," or wavy "Hollywood Glam" for just $50. 712 Fifth Avenue, New York City; fekkai.com.
Apparently the Jersey Shore's Pauly D gets his blowouts here, but don't let that put you off. Beverly Hills' JM Blowdry offers a shampoo, blowout and style for $35 a pop. Frequent visitors stand to be named "VIB's" (Very-Important-Blowouts), which entitles you to walk-in appointments whenever you want, and, better yet, cupcakes and champagne. 9410 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills; jmblowdry.com.
For $35 each, Seattle's Mane Blow Dry Bar offers cheekily-named styles like "Wave to Your Fans," the "Up Down Diva" and "Straight to the Point." Of course your hair will be movie star gorgeous, and a complimentary scalp massage ensures you'll feel as good as your look.
717 Pine St., Seattle; maneblowdrybar.com.
MyBlowLA is the only blow-out bar on our list that includes a special service for the fellas in addition to girly fair for $35 including the "Morning After"—a tousled, bed head look—and the curly "Romantic Affair. 419 N Bedford Dr, Beverly Hills; www.myblowla.com.
Known as "Edward Scissorhands" for his super-speedy cuts, Edward Tricomi has now added a complete blowout menu to his luxe Warren Tricomi salon. Blowout services start at the steep price of $71, but stylists have been known to give lessons upon request (so you can get salon results at home). 1 West 58th St, New York; warrentricomi.com.