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:
- Wash the hair.
- Blow dry the hair.
- Style the hair (hair curlers, up-dos optional).
- 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.
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.