The art of the blowout

Angela D'amario with her stylsit Jamila and her freshky blown doNow that blow dry bars are springing up all over the place, do you ever wonder how much more fabulous a professional blow dry is than one you do yourself? Blow dry bars specialize in styling hair. They don’t cut it or colour it; they dry it, pouf it, and even put it up. They are quick, and at about $35 dollars, are relatively less expensive than salons. Many serve cocktails, too.
Our own Angela D’Amario visited the Drybar for an evening of fun and styling. Here is Angela’s report:

I often fantasize about how much more free time I would have every day if I never needed to style my own hair.  My mane is curly and thick, and — beyond wearing it in its naturally wavy form — a pain to tame. Oh, how I envy ladies like Amber Rose who look fabulous bald!  

Last week, I visited Drybar, a wash-and-dry-only salon, for the first time. Blow-dry bars have been popping up in major cities across the U.S. They cater to busy women who want hair perfection in a breeze.

While there, I imagined how wonderful it would be to never have to wash and style my own hair again. I asked my stylist, Jamila, whether I could get by with a weekly blowout if I used dry shampoo. Jamila said those with less-oily scalps could do it, so I gave it a go. I was only able to make it four days before jumping head first into the shower to feel the relief of real shampoo.
Drybar is a fantastic option for looking picture-perfect for several days at social events, such as weddings, vacations, and during the holiday-party season. Drybar offers nearly 10 different styles, all cleverly named for cocktails, at $35 per blowout. From curly to straight to up styles, they have a look for every occasion.
I have a wedding next month, so I’ll be booking my Florida-ready blowout soon. I’m thinking Drybar’s beach-wave look.  
To find the Drybar location nearest you, visit