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Hair salon business gives rise to “The Dry Bar.”

You know I’m always keeping an ear out for what’s new in the world of hair and hair salon businesses. Here’s a new idea that we might see popping up across the country and wouldn’t you know Los Angeles, California is first to have a “blow dry only bar.

My first reaction is that it takes some pretty big cojones to open a new type of hair salon business like this one that services what seems to be such a small niche.  But as I read on, I remembered all the women in my classes, “Finding the Right Hairstyle for You,” who insisted that when they left their hair salon their hair looked fabulous, but when they tried creating the same style at home . . . they were hair styling impaired.

The “Dry Bar” opened in February in Los Angeles with the expectation that enough women will grace their place in order to have an amazing looking hairstyle for an evening, a special event or just because they want their hair to look great and had no time to do it themselves.

If the reviews on-line are a true indication of how things are blowing . . . it looks like they just might have found a new niche for the hair salon business. (And not to worry, they aren’t trying to steal you away from your hairdressers.)

The ambiance is more like a lounge than your average hair salon. Clients sit at a bar, sip complimentary cocktails, munch on snacks and watch the tube with chick flicks like “Sex in the City,” all the while getting all dolled up for whatever occasion!

Hmmmmm . . . you know ladies how much you love the pampering of a great pedicure/manicure and how it can make you feel like a million bucks. Why not a great blow-out? (I did read one review that mentioned a curling iron came into play with her blow out hairstyle, that’s good that’s an option.)

Here’s what Kat said:

I was going away for the weekend and leaving right after work so I had to make a lunch appointment to go get my hair styled. I made my appointment online and had the option to have it texted to me to automatically have it put in my calendar on my Blackberry.” She asked me how I wanted my hair to look and what the occasion was and moved right on to the blow drying and styling. Even with curling iron action we were done within 40 minutes and my hair looked VA VA VOOOMish! Well worth the $35.

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The menu is straight forward, each blow-out option costs $35. The menu includes The Cosmopolitan for loose curls, The Mai Tai for messy, beachy styles and The Southern Comfort for voluminous, full-bodied hair. (Up-dos are an option too).

What do you think? Good idea for a type of hair salon business? Could you see yourself kicking back at the ‘Dry Bar’ or making an appointment for a rare dress up occasion where you could use some professional help? Gotta love our entrepreneurs!

  





5 Comments »

  1. “hair is super important and just about anything that can help a girl get ready for an important date can be a success.” I agree! I give this blog a 10 points for their ambiance.

    Comment by hair salon Pittsburgh — September 15, 2011 @ 9:09 am

  2. This was a good read. I would love to work in a Salon like that. I have seen a bar dressed up as a Salon but never Vice Versa

    Comment by Amy — December 30, 2010 @ 1:37 pm

  3. Heyo,

    Great to see this hot new way to pamper yourself picking up and getting more and more press.

    We launched blowdrybars.tel a few months back to celebrate the new trend that’s taking the world by storm and to showcase the versatility of the new .tel extension.

    Comment by Scott Smith — June 16, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

  4. Congratulations on having one of the best blogs Ive come across in some time! Its just incredible how visually beautiful it is. Youve put together a great blog space –great layout. This is definitely a must-see blog!

    Comment by kerastase Products — June 14, 2010 @ 9:48 am

  5. My initial reaction was like yours — strange that a place like this would exist. But the more I read and thought about it, hair is super important and just about anything that can help a girl get ready for an important date can be a success. Not to mention the atmosphere is very inviting.

    Comment by Best of Beehive — June 14, 2010 @ 9:04 am

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