One of the most brilliant ideas yet, a salon that only styles your hair. Every women’s dream, well it is my dream at least.
I haaaate doing my hair, so I either curl it so it lasts a few days or I wear it in a ponytail. I hardly ever straighten it because I hate the way my hair looks straight. But, I don’t blow dry my hair because it is so thick which means it takes me a while to actually get it all dry and by the time it’s dry I’m ready for a nap.
One of my best friends has been going to this place called the Drybar, which I’ve heard of plenty of times before, but I never found interest in checking it out for myself. She literally raves about it every time she goes. And I must say, her hair is always poppin’.
This weekend she came out to visit my husband and I in AZ with some of our friends and she decided she wanted me to experience the fabulous Drybar with her. Her, another friend, and I all booked appointments and the rest was history.
Ok, I’m being dramatic. It was really great though.
So the three of us walked in and we’re instantly greeted with warm personalities and genuine smiles (and cookies, there were cookies too.) I knew that I wanted to blog about my experience which meant I had to take some pics and some places aren’t really cool with all that, but the Drybar front desk girls were so sweet and told me to take as many pics as I pleased. I loved them from that second forward.
We arrived to our appointments almost 20 minutes early because we were in the area earlier than we expected, and they still took us less than 5 minutes after we walked in on a Friday.
They allowed us to hang out purses at the stations we were going to be seated at then immediately walked us over to the sink area where we had our hair washed/conditioned with some of the best smelling products ever. Our stylists washed our hair for 5-10 minutes and it was extremely relaxing. I almost fell asleep, like who does that when their head is in a sink?
Then, once that was finished we walked back to our seats and then the magic happened (being dramatic again, but I loved this place y’all.) During the whole process there are movies playing so you can watch and relax while they do your hair. They seem to play chick flicks, cause they had 27 Dresses on when we went. Literally winning.
We were seated and offered a variety of drinks and also asked which style we wanted to go with. There is a look book for you to skim through to chose the style you want. Since it is called the DryBAR, the hairstyles are named after drinks. The cosmopolitan or mai tai are some examples of the names. Super stinkin’ cute huh?! I chose the mai tai because I loved the look of loose beachy waves since I can never manage to accomplish that look on my own.
They put Drybar products in your hair before they start blow drying for heat protection, tangles, and shine. Once your hair is completely dry they add more product to aid whatever your hair needs. Then, they continue styling if you want to do curls, waves, or crimping.
It only took about 45-60 minutes for the entire thing which isn’t bad at all, considering that’s how long it takes me to do my own hair without blow drying. And watching a movie and chit chatting with your sweetheart stylist makes time fly. Before you know it you’re poppin’ and ready to hit the town. JK. Kind of.
But your stylist will show you your hair when she’s done and then you can change whatever you want or tell her how much you love it. I wanted a little more volume and she made it happen with no hesitation.
My friend Danica didn’t quite love the way her stylist did her hair so I asked my stylist if she could fix it and she fixed it without a problem, which was really reassuring because these girls are really there to make us happy guests.
I left the Drybar so extremely happy and I almost signed up for a membership but thank goodness this baseball life has our living situation all mixed up because I was about to get an $80 membership until realizing they might not have one wherever Justin gets sent to for the season. Big save. Although, I will continue to go to the Drybar because it only cost $45 to do all that. How insane right?! It’s not incredibly cheap but it’s def a fair price for what you get. And like I said, it was so relaxing and nice to have my hair styled by a pro.
These are the final looks. Can you tell we’re happy campers? 🙂 And how gorgeous do my friends look?!
I also couldn’t leave without some of that product because the smell and the way my hair looked was phenomenal. I ended up buying a hair detangler/heat protector and their triple sec spray which is kind of like a dry shampoo/texture shampoo.
So my final words to you about the Drybar are: go to your nearest Drybar and try it out. Your hair will thank you. Every girl should experience this at least once if they can. If not, I know they well drybar products at Sephora and you can give yourself a blowout at home for cheaper!
If y’all ever need someone to go with, I’m in 😌