Monday, April 23, 2012

Getting Drunk on Hair at The Blow Dry Bar

Once upon a time, my blog was about one thing and one thing only: cupcakes. You thought I was going to say being really, really good looking, didn't you? That's just what it's about now. But when this here blog was simply about precious cupcakes, I wrote a girl-crush post about Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere, in which I questioned whether I should expand my blog's focus (Spoiler Alert: I did).

In that post, I specifically mentioned Emily's trip to a blow out-only hair salon. That was almost two years ago, and I've been dreaming about it ever since, so when I discovered Houston had their own version called the Blow Dry Bar, I practically peed myself from delight!
After convincing my mom it would be $35 well spent ($45 in her case, since she has so much hair), we booked our appointments for my trip back home last week.

The place is fresh and feminine, accented with Tiffany blue accessories and chandeliers.
Of course, no self respecting "bar" would be without their coasters...
 ...or menu options:
 I went with On the Rocks.
Here I am before, looking pretty damn good:
 ...but here I am after, looking even better (which I wouldn't have thought possible):
I've said before how it's always been really difficult for me to find someone who can blow dry my unruly hair as well as me, but I was pretty impressed with my hairtender? at the Blow Dry Bar. She used several large round brushes and finished off the look with a 1 inch barrel curling iron to create the soft, loose waves in my hair. I left feeling pretty good about the whole experience and more frustrated than ever that D.C. still doesn't have one of these. Like, how is that even possible???

So, anyone else ever been to a blow dry bar? How did you like it? Which style did you choose??

17 comments:

Meg O. said...

I really need to get to this fabulous place stat!! Your hair looked amazing Thursday!

little b said...

DC needs one! If only for the summers alone!

Shelly {Quiet Luxury} said...

Your hair color is so beautiful. Great pics.

-Shelly

Maria said...

I've never been to one, but this one makes me want to go so badly! Your hair looks absolutely beautiful!

Ben & Cassie said...

How glam! You look amazing, love your necklace!

Gayla said...

Houston probably got one first because for Texas women it really IS all about the hair!

Sarah said...

Yeah. DC bettah get themselves one of those. Because you look hot :)

Sarah said...

Yeah. DC bettah get themselves one of those. Because you look hot :)

wildchild said...

you do look damn good in the before pic and even better after. i like the idea of this thing. problem is, my hair gets the size of Texas when i blow-dry it, so this service probably isn't for people like me. bummer.

Cynthia said...

We have one here in Philadelphia. I love going there for my weekly blow out.

Mariel Torres said...

That place looks so chic and perfect... and you darling, look absolutely gorgeous!

Jenna | The Paleo Project said...

It really does look gorgeous. How long did it last? I want to try this since we both know I do nothing but blow dry my hair straight.

Raquel said...

Your hair looks amazing!! And I totally agree...DC needs to have one of these!

Lotus Blossom Design said...

Your hair came out beautifully!

Morgan Brooks said...

You hair looks gorgeous my dear! This post was such a joy to read. I really enjoyed it and your photos. Your so stunning! Thank you so much for sharing love!
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Lydia said...

You have such perfect hair. My friend blew my hair out a few weeks ago when I colored it, and I failed miserably at recreating it at home. I also lack the proper tools and am pretty inept at all things hair.

Also your makeup is perfect.

Beatrice Balaj said...

No way! I heard about this place. I'm def going to have to try it out :)


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