When it comes to my hair, I don’t think I’m very particular.
As long as the stylist knows that I like my bangs straight across instead of to the side, the top done up with lots of volume, and the rest blown out not too curly but not stick straight, I’m about as low maintenance as they come. Yeah, right!
Typically, after I’m done with my short but sweet explanation, I normally end with, “Go ahead and do whatever you want. You’re the expert,” knowing full well that I don’t really mean it.
I’m a woman. I am not required to communicate directly.
But seriously, I have pretty easy hair to style. It’s long, thick and likes romantic walks on the beach. Just kidding, but it does do that beach-y waves thing kind of well. So I’m always astounded when I get a crappy hairdo but it happens all too often.
Therefore, I was a little apprehensive when I went to book an appointment at the newest blowout hotspot in town, but I couldn’t resist the siren song of Drybar in Lincoln Park. Plus, I was feeling super lazy that day.
Here’s the deal. I’m not lying. I’m not exaggerating. I’m not a stockholder.*
I LOVED my hair.
Kylee was my stylist and she did a terrific job. She took her time shampooing my hair, which I usually can’t stand because I hate those bowls, but she massaged my head and neck so well that I could have stayed there forever. Next, she took me to the bar–which is really a bar with salon chairs in place of stools–and detangled my tangles, pinned up my tresses, and went to work.
I can’t tell you what technique Kylee used, and I don’t care, because instead of staring in the mirror, bored out of my mind, Drybar only has flat screens in front of you that play movies. So instead of stressing over each and every stroke of the brush, I spent my time vegging out, drinking coffee (although I was offered a mimosa the minute I walked through the door by the amazing front desk staff!!!), and texting, while someone else made me beautiful.
Does that not sound like heaven?
After making it through the end of The Devil Wears Prada and the beginning of Say Anything (that most of the stylists are too young to have ever seen), Kylee turned me around for the big reveal.
Let’s just say, I’m booking my next appointment soon…but you can judge for yourself:
So this is just great. It’s only a few days into 2014 and I already have a new addiction.
Drybar does blowouts for $40. Kids under 10 are $28. Drybar is frequented by regulars such as Cindy Crawford, Emma Roberts, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Zooey Deschanel, Julia Roberts, Eliza Dushku, Maria Shriver, Renée Zellweger and Rose McGowan. There are more than 35 locations around the country including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas, DC, Scottsdale, DC, and Boston. For more information, go to www.thedrybar.com.
*Disclosure: Although I received a free blowout from Drybar, all of the opinions of the service and people in this post are just like my hair–real and my own.