My Sister and I after Our First Blow out & Style In NYC at the Parker Meridien Dry Bar (no Make up😬)
Oh My… Have you been to a dry Bar? If you haven’t it’s a must do when your in a town that has one❤️
What is a dry Bar you ask? It’s a “Happy Place ” for woman, to Have Great hair at a affordable price in a fun and Chic Salon with Fabulous smelling products and serves a yummy drink! This is just a place for a Wash, blow out that gives you body and shine , finishing it off with great Styling! No other services are preformed here which means no yucky smells and is spotless from hair and dust from nails! It’s a pure delight!
Let’s talk Hair… My Hair I am a natural blond with Silky straight thin hair but I have a decent amount for hair for it being fine….. My mom has been a hairdresser for over 40 years and has never felt hair like mine…. Yes it’s tricky hair! (a huge reason I haven’t changed my hair since elementary school) Really… This is the first Year without bangs!!! We did try a perm once my senior year in High school… I want BIG 90’s hair and well let’s just say the perm didn’t take… When I washed my hair 2 days later it when back to stick straight!!! No Big hair for this girl… But Boy I tried with Hot rollers , sponge rollers, teasing and tons of Aqua Net! My mom always cut my hair dry and I never got a hair wash in the Shampoo bowl…. Because it would be a nightmare of tangles!!!! I am very tender headed as well !
Years later I moved to Utah.. I found Nume Curling wands…. A curling Iron that actually curls my hair and stays for a whole day!! (more on Numa wands in Next week’s post) Mom wasn’t close anymore but we see each other almost every other month, which she’ll give me a trim and about once a year gives me some highlights (I didn’t need until my late 30’s and moving to Utah…the California Sun worked in my favor) So I realized I need to find someone I could trust My hair too that wouldn’t kill me or ruin my delicate hair! My cute nail girl Sheridan was just finishing hair school and works at an Aveda salon. We talked about my hair at several nail appointments and I decided she listened to my concerns and really thought she could do a good job with my hair:). So Yes my First Hair appointment was in MY 40’s….. I booked for some highlights, a cut and a blow out….. I loved it and she helped me to Trust someone besides my mama with my hair! I needed to give you this little background to help you understand why Blowouts are Special to Me….
The Dry Bar experience ….. My First time was with My Sister Tiana (who has fab Hair, thick, curly and is not tender headed . She’s a natural brunette and can do anything to her hair) We were in NYC for Fashion Week and it was a Bucket list to go to a dry Bar…. I bought a Dry Bar blow dryer a couple years ago and some of their product and I was in LOVE❤️ I started looking into what is this Dry Bar…A place that Just Blows out your Hair swears they give you body to all types of hair and Style that last a couple of Days??? (I am lucky if mine last the day!). So this was something I was intrigued by. Is this true could they give me a style that last even for 2 days… Not kill my head or rip out my hair from tangling it into a mess…. Why yes .. YES they could!!!!
Dry Bar NYC, We arrived to be treated with a mimosa and met our cute Stylist… Who asked us what we wanted…the Straight, Manhattan, Cosmo, Mai Tai, dirty Martini, southern comfort, Etc I opted for The Southern Comfort Big Hair , lots of Volume with curls❤️❤️ It was such a great experience and our hair lasted 3 days..(mine stayed curled 2 but still had body) We went again While in New York!! It was such a treat not to have to worry about hair on our Trip!
On My Birthday we were in Las Vegas, The Dry bar Opened here in July so of course it was a must do with my mom…..when we arrived Home from our Trip The New Book & bag was on my doorstep (Can’t wait to read it ALL) I’ll keep you posted😘
This has become a favorite & something I will experience when I am in any City that has a Dry Bar ( I keep asking for them to put one at Farmington station in Utah) so please do yourself a favor and make an appointment for a blow out at The Dry Bar….. www.thedrybarcom. For cities near you….. Can’t get to one…. Order their products on their website or online at Nordstrom.com The smell of their Products are amazing and have changed my hair! Dry Bar lover❤️
Hope your hair has great style this week😘 D’Arcy