Drybar Hair Heaven

“For me, hair is an accoutrement. Hair is jewelry. It’s an accessory.” ~ Jill Scott

When my friend suggested going to a Drybar in San Francisco, I thought why not? It was something to do on a rainy day. It had a cult following in New York City, but I had yet to jump on the bandwagon.


Peet’s coffee in hand, we entered the salon on Union Street and a new addiction has been formed. I not only get the hype, but I am officially a Drybar convert!


Living in New York, being a fashionista as well as someone who works in fitness, I had of course heard of Drybar as well as other blow out salons. Gyms like Equinox and Exhale even garnering attention for putting in and offering blow outs after a workout. I even knew clients and friends who were addicted to it. Going twice a week and never owning shampoo. In fact I am not sure the last time they even touched their own hair!


I admit I love getting my hair done. Colored, cut, styled, I love it all. But forking out money to get it done weekly, I wasn’t sure I got. But then again, people don’t understand my need to get manipulated and cupped weekly.

To each their own and their own desires.

After experiencing this bit of hair heaven, I do understand it.


I truly don’t know what I loved more. I can understand WHY Drybar has become as popular as it has.

From the moment I walked in, my nose was accosted with sweet and smooth smelling Argan, as well as other delicious smelling hair products. Never once did my nose wrinkle in disgust. It smelled so good I wish they would make perfume out of it. It wasn’t just the rooms, or the shampoos they used or the hair products it was EVERYTHING.


As someone who has a sensitive nose, I was sold right then and there.

It also had luxurious, decadent feel. They offered us champagne and coffee, which we graciously declined as we had Peets. (oh Peets!)


It was light and airy, with everything done in white and accented in yellow and wood. Mirrors hung everywhere further magnifying the space. Chairs were set up next to each other at a long “bar” with TV’s set up playing Rom-Coms set-up amongst the hair products that were lined up like alcohol or glasses.


The offered hair styles were all named after cocktails with a choice of personalizing it. I did a combination of the Mai-tai which was beachy waves and a Cosmo which was more defined. There products were also named after drinks, and alcohol. But unlike the pungent smell of booze, they were sweet smelling. For days afterward I could not stop smelling my hair.


They started with a shampoo and massage that felt amazing. At my request they used their purple shampoo, to mute any brassiness in my blonde tresses. The stylists were quick, but knowledgable, twisting and curling like they were the Flash. In no time I had smooth waves and curls.


I literally felt like a million bucks. It was an added luxury to a wonderful trip without spending forever and a year at the spa.

Have you ever been to Drybar? Or to a Blow out Salon? What did you think?

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12 thoughts on “Drybar Hair Heaven

  1. Your hair looks really nice! I’ve never heard of a dry bar before!
    I get my hair done on very rare occasions (money), and I do love a good blow dry 😀

    1. Thank you so much! I am the same way, which is why I was so skeptical (especially since it is the only thing they do) but it was so worth it. I agree, I love how my hair is when I come out of a salon! Thank you so much for reading! <3

  2. OMG I’m so eager to go to the one nearby me now. I think it’s the same exact place (different locations of course lol) And all the styles were also named after drinks which I thought to be interesting. I’ve always been anxious to see what the outcome would be. I’m generally skeptical because whenever I leave a hair salon my hair ends up falling flat and its not the greatest (its one of those ‘I could do it better’) but I just gotta see what the Dry Bar is all about. If you don’t mind me asking, what was the price range for yours? And did it last all day/night?

    xo, JJ

    1. Yay! It sounds lie it. I know they do have a couple in the Boston area.
      Oh no that stinks! I would be interested too. I also love love LOVE their products. For a chain, I was a little skeptical, but they are really good.
      It lasted several days actually which I was shocked about. I added some more curl myself just because of sleeping and we went to the beach and were pretty active, so I felt like it got a little wayward, (but I am also type a and my friend who is a hair dresser and was equally impressed told me it looked fine). Most of their styles are forty-five (they recommend a ten dollar tip but you can tip whatever you want) if you want a braid or an up-do I think it might be more. I am not sure though. My friend also had hers done and she had a straight do which lasted four or five days until she washed it. <3

  3. Oh my goodness, what IS this craze? Sounds amazing and your hair looks lush!! I have never heard of this until now! I must research it and see if there is anywhere in the UK offering it! 😀

    1. Lol. I had the same reaction when I first heard about it, (I might also have rolled my eyed too) but I am a total convert! Awe thank you! I hope there is so you can experience at least a blow out! Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have an amazing weekend! <3

    1. Thank you! Depending on where you live, they might have one near you! This one was actually in San Francisco, which was the ironic part since I live in NY. 🙂 Lol. Definitely worth checking it out! <3

  4. I’ve never been to a dry bar but I have always been INCREDIBLY curious about them. Uh oh, I may be indulging very soon! This looks like a dream. And your curls looked like beachy wave perfection!

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