Looking gorgeous throughout your engagement means having awesome hair at every celebration—not just your wedding day but other you-centric occasions too like the bridal shower and bachelorette party. To be at the top of your beauty game, you need a great blowout that makes you look and feel beautiful. Blowout bars make that easy—you just pop in and whoosh! Every strand of your hair is quickly fussed over and finessed, and you walk out looking fabulous!
We've checked out local blowout (also called blow-dry) salons in major cities across the country, but there are many more. We love national chains like Drybar, Dreamdry and Blo, all of which have tons of local outposts. And apps like Glamsquad even make house calls!
New York, NY
Fox & Jane offers a full-service experience, so whether you want a totally new look for an occasion or a more polished version of your everyday style, your strands are in good hands. Bring in a picture of your favorite bridal 'do as inspiration. Their signature Before You Go Out Blowout is $49, while up-dos (sans wash) start at $63.
At BLO/OUT, you can choose from six signature blowout styles, starting at $45. Channel Hollywood glamour with the Scarlett, go sleek and smooth with the Emma, or opt for tousled tresses with the Zoey. And with two BLO/cations open every day as early as 7:00 a.m., you can fit hair care into your busy bride-to-be schedule!
Dry de Luxe is quickly becoming a hot spot for South Beach brides. After a quick consultation, a specialist will whisk you away for a wash then get started on your 'do. And in as little as 45 minutes, your locks will look lovely and you'll be out the door.
Since opening in 2011, Gorgeous GLO has become known for its masterful blowouts and styles like updos and braids, which start at $39. We highly recommend adding a relaxing 10-minute scalp massage to release any prewedding stress.
Glowout, which began life as a tanning salon, has turned into a popular place for hair styling too. Try one of its five signature blowouts then treat yourself to a faux glow.
Brush & Blush is a hybrid of a luxury salon experience (custom shampoo stations, shiatsu massage) and affordable blowdry rates (from $40). It's also a full-service maekeup lounge.
Fluff is the city's premier place to get glam before a big event. Located in the heart of LoDo (lower downtown), it's situated in what can only be described as a beauty mansion (there's a private courtyard garden!) A basic blow dry goes for $40.
Based on the simple concept of confidence to-go, Primp and Blow offers a variety of beauty services, including dry styles, hair extensions, and makeup application. But hair junkies know that you can't beat its classic blow dry for just $40.
Los Angeles, CA
Next time you're in Beverly Hills, be sure to stop by BLOWN, where you can book everything from cuts to extensions. But fabulous blowouts (starting at a reasonable $39) and free-flowing champagne are what the salon is best known for.
San Francisco, CA
Head Spa is consistently voted he city's best blowout, and for good reason: Each service starts with a wash on a reclining shampoo bed. For brides who want a little extra, the 28 Day Frizz Free Treatment ($110)—a nonchemical alternative to the Brazilian Blowout—will leave your hair soft and silky for all your festivities.
Seattle's first style bar, Swink boasts that it's home of the quick, affordable beauty blast. The salon excels in blowouts, braids, and up-dos but the services don't stop there. Lash extensions and makeup application guarantee you'll look picture perfect on your big day.