LA's top blow-dry bars
When it comes to blow-dry bars, Ali Webb, founder of Drybar, is beauty royalty. With 13 locations in Los Angeles alone, and 60 nationwide, Webb’s blowout empire has tamed countless tresses. While prices may have increased to $40 per blowout, it's still a steal of a deal for a quick (30min-1hour) and beautiful blowout. Can’t make it to one of their salons? No problem; let the experts come to you with the Dry-on-the-Fly service for $75 (tip included). Blow-dry addicts can get their fix with a monthly membership ($75), which includes two blowouts, a free birthday blowout and 10 percent off all products. The brand also boasts its own collection of hair styling products, including a Detox Dry Shampoo ($23) and The Sherriff Firm Hold Hairspray ($27). That’s what we call having a hold on the market.
Look like a million bucks for just $35, thanks to My Blow LA’s hair-perfecting blowouts at their swanky Beverly Hills and Orange County locations. Choose from a simple menu of dynamic blowout ’dos, ranging from the major Big Head voluminous look, to the sleek Slick Lick straight-locks style. For a night out on the town, opt for a tumble of loose, romantic curls for an additional $10.
Blo Blow Dry Bar is your one stop shop for all your grooming and beauty needs. Rather than driving around the city from one salon to another, Blo brings every service to you under one roof. Leave your lovely locks in the hands of these experts and choose from seven of their signature "blo outs" for $40. They can also work their blowout magic on the trickiest of tresses, including hair with bonded extensions ($55). After taming your mane, indulge in their many beauty services including nails, makeup, and waxing. Locations throughout LA include Hollywood, Brentwood and Beverly Hills.
Studio K Hair Designory is located in Pasadena, but its menu of offerings draws style inspiration from cities around the country. In the mood for loose curls and mega volume? Spring for the Hamptons blowout. Feeling a little more beach chic? Opt for the Malibu beach waves look. All blowouts cost $40, updos $75, but the salon offers package and monthly deals for regulars. Studio K’s hair expertise doesn’t only encompass blowouts; here, the pros are also well-versed in haircuts (starting at $40 for men, $70 for women), color, extensions and treatments. And if that’s not enough to lure you in, don’t miss the delicious mimosas on offer, to make your pampering that much sweeter.
Since 2012, Brasilian Blow Dry Bar has been turning up the hair volume on Sunset Blvd with its South American-inspired blowouts. Opt for their signature blowout for $40 and don’t miss the add-ons including the botox treatment that puts protein back into hair, leaving it shiny and beautiful ($55). They also offer the classic Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatment that gives you frizz-free hair for up to 12 weeks ($199). Consider us blown away.
Your basic hair wish is Blow N’ Go! LA's command, a self-described “wash n’ go” bar. Across from the Century City mall, this spot is designed with an on-the-go clientele in mind, while offering the best bang for the beauty buck. Services run the gamut from the Wash N’ Go! blowout ($40; $50 for extra long hair) to a Girls W’ Natural Curls wash and style ($30). But the beautification doesn’t stop here: additional menu options include custom-built lashes (starting at $45) and a full-face makeup application (starting at $95). Considering the spot will open early and stay late for appointments, there’s no excuse for even the busiest of us not to look picture perfect while we’re at it.
Blow Me Dry is a salon that's all about the details. Blowouts start at $40, based on hair length, but a slew of add-on treatments cement this location’s status as a beauty destination. Whether you’re looking for a sexy, sleek flat-ironed look ($10), a dreamy ten-minute TLC scalp massage ($10), or a gorgeous braid ($10), they've got you covered. The salon also offers full-on makeup applications, like the "Bad Girl" look for a night out with this girls ($55); there’s something for everyone at this Encino spot.
Blow Angels’ hair heaven offers services starting at just $34 for an envy-inducing blowout. But you’re not just in for a stylish blowout here: Additional menu options include haircuts, hair color and makeup applications—ideal for ladies on the go who need a one-stop beauty shop. The salon also offers a Ladies Night Out, so grab nine of your BFFs and treat yourselves to blowouts, makeup, champagne, sweets and the run of the salon for $750.
Time is of the essence at Blow Me Away and convenience comes in the form of services including a standard $35 blowout, with add-ons including a hair mask ($15), clip-in extension application (starting at $15), and a trim and blow for $75. For the extra busy gal on the go, opt for an in-home blowout. Price? $70. Time saved? Priceless.
Expect a fully transformative hair experience from the self-proclaimed “artists with a dryer” at Blown. The champagne flows freely at this elegant salon, where basic blowouts for $39 are just one of the many treatments on offer. Additional services range from a simple bang trim ($10 with a blowout) and intricate braids (starting at $12), to a covetable Supersilk chemical free smoothing treatment ($275 and up). Here, makeup applications also take center stage; starting with a $65 full-face application to an $85 makeup application with glam lashes $85. You’ll look flawless in the blink of an eye.