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.
Colony Road Shops
2850 Selwyn Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28209