Gone are the days of tediously blowing out your own hair, only to have it look half as good as when a salon does it. With blowout bars and salons specifically catering to washing and styling needs, many women don’t bother with doing their own hair anymore. Downtown Magazine tested out three of the most popular downtown blowout bars to give you our opinion on the best blowout in town.
Customer Experience: A+
Overall Blowout: A+
This small boutique salon knows how to cater to their customer’s needs. Instead of offering a menu of pre-selected hairstyles, Haute Air stylists let you select from a wide range of celebrity hairstyles for every hair length. And they only use Bumble & Bumble products, which we love on our locks. Haute Air also offers make-up services along with blow dry services. Making this the perfect one stop-salon for all your big event needs. This salon loves hosting parties with their customers, so book a couple blowouts and makeup applications for you and your friends and have the salon to yourselves to prepare for your big night out.
Customer Service: A
Overall Blowout: B+
What Dry Bar lacks in its products, it makes up for in its customer experience. With your favorite chick-flicks playing day long you can easily escape in the vibrant feel of this salon. We love the upbeat music and happy hair stylists- this place definitely gets you in the mood for a fun night out. The biggest bummer to this salon is its ‘factory type’ feel. You can walk in and walk out 20 minutes later with a great blowout- but you’ll have no idea what your stylist’s name was, nor will they know yours.
Customer Experience: B
Overall Blowout: A
This luxe-salon by Rachel Zoe is both glamorous and relaxing. Their use of top of the line hair care products like Oribe, makes us swoon. But our favorite part about this salon is the Loyalty Program- this program rewards you for each dollar you spend. While the salon is clean and chic, it doesn’t offer the same fun, party environment the other salons offer. But for those interested in a no fuss luxurious blow dry experience- Dream Dry is for you.
-by Audrey DuVall