Earlier this year, I was excited to hear about the concept of The DryBar and the fact that we were getting our very own location in Dallas! The thought of having someone else drying my hair for an event and it most likely looking better than styling it myself in the first place? Yes, please! I was so excited when the fabulous operating partner of the Dallas location, Shannon Williams, invited me in for a blow out to give it a try. Currently, The DryBar has locations in Texas, Arizona, and California and plans to expand to New York City and Washington D.C. It offers wash and blow dry only (no cuts and color).
I was immediately struck by the decor of the Dallas location, it was clean, bright, and fun. The decor is very modern and glamorous, with a touch of bright yellow and a twist of Brocade Home. I was early for my appointment, yet warmly greeted at the front desk. I was immediately offered wine, champagne, coffee, or mimosa, or a glass of water while I waited. With my champagne in hand, I read a magazine with the other and glanced over The DryBar menu. The DryBar offers several select styles (with pictures and examples) to help make your decision easier. These include styles like: The Straight Up, the Manhattan, Southern Comfort, Cosmopolitan, and Mai Tai. At the Dallas location, the most popular style during the week is the Straight Up, while the Cosmopolitan is the favorite on weekends. After a few moments, I was greeted by Bonnie, my stylist, and taken to the side room for a shampoo. The head massage was amazing and if you’d like an even longer scalp massage, you can pay for additional time at a small cost.
When you call The DryBar to book an appointment, you are scheduled with a stylist at random. However, if you find a stylist you seem to especially work well with, you can request that individual and as long as they are free, you can certainly be placed with that hair dresser on future visits. The DryBar is available for parties and events. It’s been a popular celebration spot for birthdays and champagne parties as well. The weekends are certainly the busiest, but The DryBar has already acquired its list of regulars. You can even buy packages to make your trips most cost effective. And, at just $35, wouldn’t The DryBar make an excellent gift for a friend?
I chose The Cosmopolitan. My stylist blew my hair dry and I was able to catch up on emails while taking breaks to power my iPhone in the convenient charger right by my chair. After curling my hair into long and loose pieces, the finish was composed of lots of shine, movement, and held with a bit of hair spray. I was ready to go! Call 214.989.6136 to book your appointment.
Who wants to deal with their own hair in this hot summer heat? I’m sure many of you stylish Dallasites (and beyond) have already tried it. What has your experience been like?