GIFTBAR GUIDE: BLOW DRY BARS

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Giftbar Guide to Local Blow Dry Bar Gift Cards

Blow dry bars have been blowing up the salon scene lately. So why are they so popular? Umm because they’re pretty freakin’ incredible.

You know those days when you just can’t be bothered? If you’re thinking, “yeah you mean every morning?”, then we’re on the same page here, ladies.

Of course, it’s easy to be lazy and simply throw your hair up for work or throw a hat on for brunch, but when you have a BFD meeting at work or a GNO after brunch, laziness simply won’t do… Or will it?

With blow dry bars, you can be lazy AND super hot at the same time—and we’re not just talking about the heat from the flat iron. They do all the work for you and the process is usually quick enough to squeeze an appointment in during your lunch break. Can we get an amen? 🙌 🙌

What

Blow dry bars are exactly what they sound like—a salon that specializes in dry ‘dos. Meaning: they’ll wash, dry and style your locks to perfection, but cuts and colors are usually off the table.

The first dry bar to hit the scene was Vancouver’s Blo in 2007. With over 50 locations across the continent and the pond, it’s easy to say they started the trend. Drybar, the States’ first foray into the blow dry bar world opened in 2010 and now has too many locations to count. You also see their yellow products all over Sephora.

Of course, the trend stuck, and there are now locally owned dry bars (Giftbar’s specialty), as well as established chains, on pretty much every corner of your nearest major city. Probably next to a spinning studio and across the street from a juice bar.

A dry bar will typically offer a menu of styles from which you can choose, from updos, to straight styles, to voluminous curls or braided styles. And the entire process only takes about 30 to 45 minutes. Some offer makeup services or mani/pedis as well—we refer to these as godsends.

When

First of all, if you’re looking for a color upgrade or a fresh cut on those split ends, a blow dry bar is not for you.

But if you’re looking for an easy way to get spruced up for date night after work, you’ve found your solution. Basically, whenever you’re short on time or energy, a blow dry bar will always have your back.

 

Where

Chicago

Glowout

Local Blow Dry Bars Chicago Salon Gift Cards
LOCATION: West Loop
PRICES: $40 Blowout
GLOWOUT SALON GIFT CARDS

Goldplaited

Local Blow Dry Bars Chicago Salon Gift Cards
LOCATION: Lincoln Park
PRICES: $38 Blowout
GOLDPLAITED GIFT CARDS

New Jersey

Blo Lounge

Local Blow Dry Bars New Jersey Salon Gift Cards

LOCATION: Livingston
PRICES: $35 Blowout
BLO LOUNGE SALON GIFT CARDS

 

Baltimore

Haute Blowdry

Local Blow Dry Bars Baltimore Salon Gift Cards
LOCATION: Harbor East
PRICES: $40 Blowout
HAUTE BLOWDRY SALON GIFT CARDS

 

Atlanta

GlowDry

Local Blow Dry Bars Atlanta Salon Gift Cards
LOCATION: Buckhead
PRICES: $45 Blowout
GLOWDRY SALON GIFT CARDS

 

Minneapolis

Blowdry! Blowdry Bar

Local Blow Dry Bars Minneapolis Salon Gift Cards
LOCATION: Uptown
PRICES: $35 Blowout
BLOWDRY! SALON

 

Seattle

Swink Style Bar

Local Blow Dry Bars Seattle Salon Gift Cards
LOCATION: Downtown, University Village
PRICES: $40 Blowout
SWINK STYLE BAR

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