Blow Dry Bars are Blowing Up

When I first heard about an all blow dry bar in Vancouver, I wanted to move there just because I was so excited about this idea. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, a blow dry or blow out as some salons call it is a way of styling hair. There are four steps to a blow out: 

  1. Wash the hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair.
  3. Style the hair (hair curlers, up-dos optional).
  4. Go! Now you’re ready for a night on the town.

For a busy 20 something on a budget, I love the idea of not having to pay $40-$65 at a salon that is already busy with other clients who have booked two hour appointments. The blow dry can take only 30 minutes and does not need to cost a lot of money. Some smart people have realized that there is a market for people on the go, who don’t have time to call every salon to see if they are available for a blow out on a moment’s notice. 

 

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At TwestivalTO after I had been to Blown.

 

I’ve discovered three good blow dry bars in Toronto so far. There is Blown, which I visited for the first time last week. The service was great! My hair stylist was efficient and recommended a style for my hair type. Ritual2 is the second place I know that offers a Blow & Go service. They promise to have you out of the salon in 45 minutes or less and have you looking red carpet glamorous for only $30! The third place I know of is Blowdry Lounge near St. Clair and Yonge. They are a bit pricier but offer extensive blow dry services including up-dos. 

I really love the idea of occasionally not having to rely on myself to style my hair, especially when I have to attend an important event or meeting. 

If you know of any other blow dry bars in the city, leave me a comment.

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One thought on “Blow Dry Bars are Blowing Up

  1. You should come and check out blo blow dry bar.
    We are the only true blow dry bar as we dont cut or color or do nails!
    we have two locations in Down town Toronto.
    And a third opening on King street mid February.
    2594 Yonge st
    21 Avenue rd in the Four Seasons Hotel
    626 King st suite 102.
    Thanks!

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