Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that there is a new trend in hair salons. They don’t color, they don’t cut, they don’t do extensions or fancy highlights. They do the blow-out. And they do it well. Hair dry bars claim they can have you in and out of the salon in about 45 minutes. They pride themselves on speed and efficiency. Because it’s all the do (you can forget about getting a cut or color at a blow dry bar) they have perfected the art of the salon blow out.
Today I went to Halo Blow Dry Bar, just one of the many blow dry bars cropping up all over the place. I wasn’t sure what to expect.
Here are some tips for making your blow out last:
- No touching! The oils from your hands will effect the lasting result.
- Sleep with it in a high ponytail or bun. Use an elastic tie that won’t leave a mark, like one of these keep it up.
- You don’t want your hair to touch your face, so try sleeping in a satin headscarf or sleep on a satin pillow case.
- Use dry shampoo on day 3-4. Or in my case day 2. We’ll see how this works out. I’m willing to follow the rules for a lasting Glam-A-Rama look. Check out our favorite dry shampoos.
Obviously it’s not something I can afford to do all the time. But with the tips I got from my stylist I’m hoping I can make it last several days, which quite honestly is about the longest a manicure lasts for me (I’m hard on my hands). But people notice when your hair looks awesome, they don’t always notice your manicure. You might do it for a special occasion, like for a wedding or a girls night out, or a birthday party. Though they haven’t caught on everywhere, I predict they will. It made a big difference in my appearance and though I’ve tried plenty of times, I find doing a good home blow out is tough, especially when you want to reach the back of your head.
Some blow dry bars to check out: