If you have plans to head out for a night out on the town this weekend or are simply looking for a quick new style, a local blow dry bar can not only change your entire look, but attitude as well. From sleek and silky to soft and curly, the stylists will help you choose a new look that will give you an added boost of confidence. Here’s a look at five of the best blow dry salons in and around Boston.
Back Bay is one of the busiest spots in town so it is no surprise Drybar opened here a few years ago. Each style is named after a cocktail and you are given a menu to “pick your poison.” Choose from the Straight Up, Manhattan, Cosmo (with a slight wave), Mai Tai (beach tresses), Cosmo-Tai (loose waves), Southern Comfort (sultry), Dirty Martini or an Uptini (a stylish updo). Young girls will love coming here with their mom for their own Shirley Temple style. They have another location in Chestnut Hill.
234 Clarendon Street Boston, MA 02116
2 Blo Blow Dry Bar
Over in the Seaport District, Blo Blow Dry Bar will transform your frizzy locks into gorgeous smooth tresses with one of their seven signature blow out options. Add on a head massage and deep conditioning treatment before finishing off your new look with a fishtail braid or stylish ponytail. The salon also offers manicures, pedicures, makeup (including lash application) and waxing services for a one-stop day of beauty.
157 Seaport Boulevard Boston, MA 02210
Stop into Hairo on Newbury Street for a quick transformation with a wash and blow dry. This haute spot also offers coloring services as well as cuts for both men and women. Be sure to check out their own line of hair products, including shampoo, conditioner, hair tonic, sculpting gel and pomade. If you just need a little help, head over to Hairo’s second location near Downtown Crossing (adjacent to Yvonne’s) where a stylist will create a beautiful style in 30 minutes (no washing) for your special night on the town.
163 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116
4 Che Maksou
One of the best places for an instantaneous blow dry in the Financial District is Che Maksou. The full-service salon is all about speed for a quick beauty transformation (think bang trims for women and neck trims for men along with 15-minute manicures and pedicures). A quick blow dry will leave your stressed out hair smooth and gorgeous.
125 Broad Street Boston, MA 02110
5 Be Styled
Located at The Street in tony Chestnut Hill, Be Styled offers five blow dry styles for women to choose from. The “sleek” blow dry leaves hair shiny and super straight. If you are looking for little bounce, try the “soft” style that has a slight natural wave at the ends. The “swirly” girl is for the lady who loves curls. For that special occasion, try the “swanky” look for glossy waves or a “swept up” bun for classic sophistication. There is a second location in nearby Wellesley.
49 Boylston Street Chestnut Hill, MA 02467