Thursday, September 15, 2011

Raising the Bar

On Tuesday night, I put the baby to bed, kissed my husband good bye and dove head first into Manhattan rush hour traffic to attend the opening preview of Drybar.

You may ask, why would you do such a crazy thing?  Don't you know the city is gridlock at that hour?  Why not just hang out at home and watch trashy television?

My answer?

I wanted to see the latest addition to the salon craze that took LA by storm - the blowout only salon.

Oh, also, I thought I could totally be home in time for The Rachel Zoe Project.


Drybar is a cross between a sleek hair salon and a very well lit bar.  All the blowouts on the "menu" are named after drinks, they have purse hooks under the counter, actual drinks available, snacks, magazines galore and Mean Girls playing in the background.

{The menu and a "coaster" gift card}

I went with a Mai Tai, the messy beachy wave blowout, since that is a look I can NEVER achieve on my own.  I was really impressed with the results when it was done, but even more so when it held up until the next morning.

The creator of Drybar, Alli Webb, started the blowout-only service after having children and frustrated with talking to babies all day (what? no way! that never happens to me! I totally can't relate.)  It skyrocketed from there, and I can see why.  

Drybar is the perfect answer to the "I could do my hair myself, but it just looks better when the salon does it, but there is no way in hell I'm paying $80 to have someone dry my hair" conundrum.  Each blowout is only $40 and, honestly, I think it's better than most salons.  It would be perfect for a wedding or a shower held in your honor, maybe even for a big job interview or date.  In fact, I'm cursing the fact that there isn't one in DC already for the wedding I'm attending next weekend.

So, at the end of a long Tuesday, I took my fabulous messy beachy hair home to my husband...but next time, it's date night baby.  No, wait.  It's date night, baby!

Disclosure: Blowout was provided as a part of the press preview of Drybar, however, all opinions expressed in this post are solely my own.

1 comment:

  1. Oh god. That sounds AMAZING. And such a great new mom treat! We want one in DC!


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