What’s your favorite thing about having an appointment with a hair stylist? Is it the soothing shampoo and rinse? Is it walking away with fabulously voluminous and professionally styled hair? Or is it just the time alone, getting way from daily responsibility for pampering time?
If only salons could bottle and sell the experience to you, right? Well, maybe you could just visit your neighborhood blow bar. No matter where you live in the States, there’s sure to be one or two in a metropolis area near you. Hair blow bars are sprouting all over the country in recent years. And women are gathering around their doors, ready to include a hair blowout in their busy schedules as a way to attain quick, affordable luxury.
What does one find upon entering a blow bar?
In addition to a crowd of happy, relaxed women, one would see similarities of a beauty salon – stations with mirrors and chairs, but no scissors or boxes of foils.
This is the icing, not the cake. The light feel of freshly blown and styled hair is incredible. And that incredible is what you get.
If you’ve never had a blow bar hair blowout, just imagine your professionally done shampoo and post-color and -cut blow dry and style. It’s everything you experience (possibly with extra care and attention), without the technical stuff.
A traditional blowout can consist of a scalp massage and/or treatment (you already relaxed just a little reading those words – right?), and methodical blow dry and style performed by an expert with access to a beautiful array of products and tools. Prices range from store to store, but expect to pay the equivalent of the regular “shampoo and style” portion of your salon bill.
It doesn’t have to be a huge ordeal, either. Visiting a blow bar can be a great way to treat yourself in the midst of running errands or even on your lunch break. Depending on the style and add-ons, your blowout can be done in 30-45 minutes on average.
Customers range from event-hair seekers, business professionals needing their “work week hair”, and just those looking to be pampered and add great hair to their look. Blowout results can last several days with a little effort and care.
And if you’re thinking, “I don’t want big hair,” well, that’s not all blowouts are about. Delicious volume, sure, but there are different types of blowouts from which to choose. The blowout includes style, so you can choose loose waves, sleekness, or a big coif. The primary purpose for many women is the experience. A blow bar can be a place of solitude and relaxation, and treatment that may keep you going back for more.