No cuts. No color. Just blowouts. That's the motto of Drybar, and they're sticking to it! Want super straight locks? Get The Manhattan. Going for something bouncier and sexier? Try the Cosmopolitan or the Mai Tai. I've visited every location in NYC except TriBeCa (and one location in L.A.) and I'm here to tell you they mean business. No matter who your stylist is, you can be assured that your hair will look fabulous when they turn you around for the "big reveal" at the end. (The salon has you facing away from the mirror throughout your blowout so you get a wonderful surprise when it's over.)
Blowouts at Drybar are $40, regardless of hair texture or length.
When I heard that Rachel Zoe was opening a blowout bar in the city, I was pretty much first in line to check it out. And am I ever glad I did! The black and white space is super chic, the stylists are incredible, and the styles -- named after some of the most iconic women in Hollywood, from Sophia Loren to Brigitte Bardot -- leave you looking and feeling your absolute best. But, really, would you expect anything less from one of the most fashionable people EVER?
Blowouts at DreamDry are $40, regardless of hair texture or length. Blowouts with braids are $50, while Express Styles (washing not included) are $30.
Fix Beauty Bar
Want great hair and nails at the same time? Introducing Fix Beauty Bar. The salon is designed with nail stations ringing the center, so you can get a manicure and a blowout simultaneously. (Talk about the ultimate in pampering.) I've tried both super sleek and big and bouncy, and you know what? My hair has always looked fantastic at the end. Plus, the nail polish selection includes brands like Chanel and YSL -- so you know you're in good hands. (Pardon the pun.)
Blowouts at Fix Beauty Bar are $40, regardless of hair texture or length. Manicures are $15 and pedicures are $35. Bundle all three services for $85.
Blo is the newest blowdry bar to hit Manhattan, and all I have to say is, THANK GOODNESS. Not only is it right around the corner from my apartment (really, it takes 1.5 minutes to walk there), but they did such an excellent job on my last visit that my coworkers kept complimenting my hair for THREE DAYS. The names of the blowouts are fun, too -- think Holly Would (bouncy and curly) or Executive Sweet (sleek and straight). I visited the Boston location back in December and was just waiting with bated breath for a New York one to open! Thank the hair gods.
Blowouts at Blo are $40, regardless of hair texture or length.
Blow, The New York Blow Dry Bar
Blow was the first blowdry bar in NYC, and to this day, it's one of my favorites. The salon specializes in blowouts, but they also offer makeup application, waxing, haircuts, hair color and simultaneous manicures. Every treatment includes use of Blow's signature products and a mind-melting head massage -- and when you're done? Gorgeous, gleaming hair that garners compliments from everyone. And I mean everyone.
Blowouts at Blow are $50, regardless of hair texture or length.