My BLO Visit

One thing I used to think was overrated? Blowouts.

That all changed a few years ago when I had my first professional blowout during a New York girls trip. At that point, I became a blowout believer.

Now, I am not one of those girls that can make a blowout last for four days -- my hair needs (begs for!) daily washing. So, for that reason, I like to save blowouts for special occasions, like a fun girls night out or a special date night. I was positively thrilled when I first saw that Blo Blow Dry Bar popped up close to my home!

Blo was so sweet to invite me to their media opening day so I could check out the spot for myself and put my tresses in the very capable hands of one of their stylists.

Blo also has great neighbors -- a boutique, a cosmetics store, a candy store, frozen yogurt across the street -- what more could you ask for?

The interior is all pink, grey and white with fantastic decor. Everyone who works there was so sweet and welcoming.

Stephanie was my stylist, and I would highly recommend her. She started off by showing me the hair menu with Blo's signature styles. I went with the Holly Would style -- lots of big curls.

Here's the before shot. Stephanie took me back for a shampoo using Blo's Unite hair products. The shampoo and conditioner smelled positively amazing, like honeysuckle.

Stephanie used a medium round brush to dry and curl small sections of hair, which she then rolled up in duckbill clips and secured until my entire head was done and the curls were cool. She didn't need to use any heat tools at all!

And the result? Bouncy, healthy curls! Plus -- that volume at the crown was right up my alley.

Blo has such a good vibe going on. The music was on-point and not too loud, but just loud enough to feel like you were pre-partying for a spectacular night out.

They spoiled us with cupcakes, punch & bubbly as well as a full candy bar -- Blo knows the way to my heart!

They even sent me home with a sweet little swag bag with lots of great goodies, including a full size of this Unite detangler and leave-in conditioner which leaves my hair incredibly smooth and soft. It will be a staple in my bathroom cabinet!

The verdict? Between my sweet stylist, the salon's fab decor, and the red-carpet worthy blowout, I will most definitely be back -- and soon.

Blowouts are $35 and available for any type or length of hair.

Blo Charlotte 
Colony Road Shops 
2850 Selwyn Avenue 
Charlotte, NC 28209 


  1. I love a blow out and can get mine to last up to a week. I HATE blow drying my hair and would let a homeless person do it if they offered. And washed their hands of course.

  2. I'm so with you on blowouts -- I have a LOT of hair, but each strand is actually very thin and I look like my head (face included) has been dunked in oil if I don't shampoo every day. Dry shampoo has helped me into two days, but I'm mostly a Wash Daily girl.

    The last two blowouts I had were for my rehearsal dinner (salon in Boston) and for my bridal shower (DryBar in NYC - didn't love it). There is a BLO in NYC about 20 blocks from me and I have to try them out!

  3. your hair looks awesome!! I couldn't make it to the media day, but I was able to go on saturday! Loved it too! :)

  4. MCW's comment cracked me up.
    I just had my first blowout last week for a wedding, and I might be addicted. Good to know that there is someone capable that opened up in Charlotte too!

  5. How fun!!! Your hair turned out gorgeous! I wish we had one out in Cali by me :(

  6. I have a blo dry bar near my house and still have yet to go! I need a fun occasion to get all gussied up for!

  7. What a neat event! Your hair looks great and it was cool that she did not use a curling iron!!

  8. I am going to have to try this place out! I have naturally curly hair and would love to see what magic they can do ;)

  9. Just another reason I am SO sad I no longer live in the Queen City! Blo and your hair look amazing! Maybe Richmond will catch on soon! Have a great week love!

  10. I've had a blow out once, and loved it! I need another one, asap :)

  11. I've never had a blow out. I don't even really know what it is. Haha. That's pathetic, I'm sure. I'm going to have to check it out!

  12. Loving you blog!!!

    Loving it so much, that I have nominated you for The Sunshine Awards!!! You can find details of it here on my blog:

  13. this is too fun! there is a blow dry bar that just opened up in my neighborhood that I have not gotten to try out! now after reading this I am wanting to go asap!

  14. there is a blow dry bar coming to cameron village in raleigh and I cannot wait to try it! how sweet you got a swag bag too!

  15. As I've probably told you my best friend Rebekah's sister opened a similar place in Baton Rouge.
    I was there over the weekend :)

  16. This looks like SO much fun! Your hair looks beautiful! There are a few blow out places in our area and I have never tried one. Definitely sounds like it's worth it!

  17. I wish we had something like this close to my home. It would be just prefect for a special night out!

    Are you loving Unite's 7 Seconds Leave-In? I have been using it for about a year now and think it is a wonderful product!!

  18. so jealous you got a special invite to this! Your hair looks AWESOME and $35? Totally worth a special occasion! xo

  19. Your hair looks so pretty in the before shot, but I LOVE the style you have in the after! Great choice :) I've never done anything like this but it looks like it would be so much fun. I always seem to have bad experiences with hair salons if I do anything other than a simple trim, but I still I want to try this one day - maybe for the next special occasion that comes up...

  20. I have hair like you so I love to get a blowout for a special occasion! We need a blowout place by us we have a few salons that do it but they are so expensive!


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