I was in NYC last week for work. I used to travel there a lot in my early-20s with my girlfriends, and part of me wishes I had lived there, even for a short time. Alas, I live vicariously through my friends who live there and relish my time when I'm there on business.
I did treat myself last week to a blow-out at the one and only, Drybar, before my big meetings one day. Needless to say it was awesome, and if I was a rich girl, I'd be treatin' myself to a blow-out all the time. Is 3x per week too excessive?
The salon ran like clock-work. I had a 9 AM appointment, and promptly at 8:55 AM 4 stylists walked their clients to the front checked them out, and at 9 AM on the dot all four of those stylists came back to the front to collect the next round of clients. It was flawless.
My stylist was nice, not overly talkative, but I did hear two girls on either side of me chatting away with their stylist about how their Monday and Tuesdays were..."wait, these girls really do come here 3x per week!"
I chose from their simple menu of styles, the Cosmo, big loose curls for my blowout, and an extra shot of conditioner as the summer heat has loved sucking the moisture from my curls. And like the clients before me, I was in and out in 30 minutes flat. I walked in a hot mess fresh from a restless night in my hotel bed, and walked out with a perfect coif and $40 less in my bank account.
And like a really good blogger...I didn't take a picture of my after. Whoops. I guess I'll just have to head back and do it again. "For the readers' sake, honey."
My Final Verdict:
Drybar is VERY worth it. There's nothing that makes me want to get out of bed less than the thought of blowdrying and styling my curly hair. Although some might consider $40 a bit steep for just a wash and blow-dry, but I think that for a service that you can indulgence in, it's more than worth it. I would HIGHLY recommend the experience to anyone who's looking for a new way to treat themselves beyond a mani/pedi - just do it!