I have two words for you: Dry. Bar. Well, technically it's one word...Have you ever been to Drybar?!? It's a blow dry only salon, and it's the besssst.
My Ali is skipping town (let's not talk about it. there are no tears left), and as a treat, her cousin gifted her and a couple friends a girls night to Drybar (thanks Anna!). So we put on some cute outfits, polished up our makeup, and high-heeled it over to their Marina del Rey location to get our blow-out on.
First off, the branding is genius. Gray and white base with bright, energetic yellow everything. Simple and perfect.
As soon as we walked in, they handed us each a mimosa (in a yellow stemmed champagne flute). An early score for Drybar! We flipped through their Menu, which features styles like: The Cosmo (loose curls), Mai Tai (messy, beachy waves), and Straight Up (basically TV hair). Then, they washed our hair (giving a little extra head massage love) and took us all to the counter, where we spent a good 45 minutes getting our hair played with and watching a chick flick. It was the bomb.
I was feeling torn between Mai Tai, Cosmo, and Straight Up, so my stylist said she'd do "Hollywood hair," and that sounded great to me. I LOVED the result! The curls were pretty tight at first and then relaxed over time. And, I didn't wash for 2 additional days, and it kept a fun loose wave (with the aid of some dry shampoo to cut the oil on day 3).
Loved it! Also, Isaac, one of our stylists--I can't even. Seriously the cutest ever. There's a pic of all 3 of us somewhere but I can't find it?!
Anyway we followed it up with a small plates dinner at Zengo...which is a whole other blog post. Stay tuned for a little story I like to call Edamame + Chorizo. Yeah, that's right...And vino at Sonoma Wine Garden at the Promenade. Sigh, it was the best.
I don't think I'll be able to go to Drybar all the time, but for a special occasion or girls night out, it will be at the top of my list every time!
Now...I'm off to think of the next brilliantly simple company idea...