Anyhow, in the two months that I have been blog hiatus-ing, I have been itching to do a post on the amazing experience I had at the Drybar in the Upper East Side during my trip to NYC in August. First of all, if you don't know what Drybar is, it is a hair salon that only does blowouts, no cuts, no colors, nothing but blowouts! For $40 and a half hour later, you come out looking absolutely beautiful and you feel pampered.
I went in to Drybar with an appointment that I made online a few weeks before, there were plenty of appointment slots left and the signs around the store encouraged walk-in clients as well. It was a VERY hot and humid day, so after walking around the city the entire morning, the air conditioning and lemon water they offered would have been enough to make me feel like my $40 was well spent. They took me almost immediately and whisked me away to the back shampooing room. The girl doing my hair didn't make much conversation during my trip there, but I was okay with that, I'm not a big chatter when getting my hair done (I'd rather they focus on my hair!). After being shampoo'd and conditioned she brought me out to the front room that was set up like a bar with stools, and the stylist asked me what I was going for. I explained that I was seeing a closing night performance of an off-Broadway show, so I wanted something a little bit fancy but not too fussy, she suggested the Cosmo-Tai (all of their styles are named after beverages!), which was a mix of their Cosmopolitan (loose romantic curls) and Mai-Tai (messy beach waves). She quickly began drying and styling my hair, in front of the "bar" was a few televisions that constantly play chick flicks, so I was able to watch part of "It's Complicated" while she worked on my hair. Unfortunately, I must not have been paying attention when she began styling my hair because she parted my hair on the opposite side than I would have liked. For some, this wouldn't matter, but for those of us who HAVE to have their hair parted on a certain side, I was a bit flustered and upset that I didn't speak up.
In about 30 minutes from the moment I stepped in, my hair was complete, and my stylist turned me around to face the wall of mirrors that are purposely behind you while you are being styled. Even with my unfavorable part, I still LOVED it! My hair was so bouncy and shiny and gorgeous! I feel like I could spend an entire day on my hair and it would not look as good as it did!
Unfortunately, my hair didn't stand up that great against the heat, humidity, and sweat of the day into the next day, but it did still look great at the closing performance of Heathers! I sadly, had to pull my hair up the next day. The curl had come out, but it stayed "clean" for quite a few days afterwards. I am willing to say that if it wouldn't have been so humid and hot outside, I am 97% sure that the style would have lasted at least three days!
When I got back home, I binge-bought a bunch of Drybar products from Sephora and I have my eyes on the signature Buttercup hairdryer for Christmas! Anytime that I visit a city with a Drybar nearby, I will be stopping in!
Work in progress!
The finished product!
More pictures below the cut!