Experience Review: The Drybar

Discovery

A few years ago, when Justin and I were walking along the Las Vegas Strip, I noticed a video advertisement for the Drybar. The digital billboard peaked my interest. I had never been to a blow-out bar before and thought this would be something fun to do before a date night or plans with friends. Even though I didn’t get a chance to try out the styling salon on our trip, I decided to look it up once we returned home. They had a location nearby us in Scottsdale, and Groupon was even offering a deal to try it out. So, I figured it was fate and made an appointment.

Experience

Once my appointment arrived, I waited in the seating area for my stylist. During this time, I enjoyed the signature scent of the salon and browsed through their “menu” of hair styles. All of their ‘dos and products have alcohol inspired names. I think it’s cute, considering the theme of the establishment. In addition, I like that the styles, for the most part, are the same price! Customers may choose to upgrade their experience with braids, updos, or extra massage time if desired.

Within a few minutes, my stylist brought me to her station and asked me how I wanted my hair to look. After our brief consultation, she guided me to the sinks and started washing my hair. This is probably the best part of the experience, because who doesn’t love a good massage!?

Once my hair was completely washed and conditioned, we returned to the stylist’s station to begin the blow-out process. Because my hair has experienced a lot of damage throughout the years, I very rarely blow dry it. This part can be a little rough if you are tender-headed or have super tangly hair like me. She completed the style by touching up my hair with a curling iron. Finally, she turned my chair around for the big reveal. My hair looked gorgeous and free of frizz, and I loved it!

Thoughts

Overall, my first experience at the Drybar was great. Even though I’m a crazy sleeper, my blow-out lasted for three days total! I will say that my hair required some dry shampoo and touch-ups by the last day. Nothing too crazy or time consuming, though. Work smarter, not harder…right?! I have gone back to the Drybar on multiple occasions, and I am never disappointed.

This company sells all of their products not only in the salons and online, but also at beauty stores such as Ulta and Sephora. I LOVE the Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Mist and The Wrap Party Curling Wand. That device is my go-to styling tool! On the other hand, I did not care for their 3-Day Bender Curling Iron. I couldn’t figure out how to use it right away and ended up damaging my hair in the process. My curls don’t last that well with this particular iron, either.

Overall, the Drybar is worth a visit at least once! It is a little pricey at $45 a visit; therefore, I only like to go for special occasions. If you prefer doing your own hair (or just don’t have a Drybar nearby), I would highly recommend trying out some of their products at your local beauty store. Seriously, they smell AMAZING.

Cosmo-Tai with a braid 🙂