On Sunday I finally took the plunge and tried Dry Bar for the first time. Let me tell you, this was a long time coming. I had been hearing about Dry Bar from several friends and I originally thought it was a waste of money. But I am here to tell you I was so wrong. It was worth every penny!
So what is it? It’s basically a salon where you get your hair washed and dried for forty bucks. But they are magicians. So you don’t get it cut… so what? It’s the best blow out you will have and this post wasn’t sponsored a bit. I paid for my great hair and I loved it.
From the time you walk up to the salon their branding is on point. (Sorry as a marketer I can’t help but admire the through-line of their store and their products.) The bright cheery yellow and crisp white was refreshing. Plus their coordinating product names were adorable – all modeled after drink names but made hair related. I visited the Georgetown location and was lucky enough to get a parking spot around the corner from the salon. It was a stunning spring day in DC so I’m sure that helped my mood too. 🙂
Before getting my hair washed (and my scalp massage) I chatted with my stylist Ashley about what I wanted for my look. She was great about going through the look book they had with me and after I explained that my hair was fine and that I wanted a natural but voluminous look with some wavy curls she set to work.
She washed my hair twice with their volumizing line and then used their volumizing conditioner (duh) and a very light leave in body spray. I don’t use any product usually and sometimes when I visit a salon I come out looking like my hair is plastic but this stuff was great. I didn’t even notice it was in there!
Ashley never used anything except a round brush and a blowdryer on my hair and it made all the difference. She was a magician and got so much body and movement into my hair. When I curl it at home (or at other salons) I’ve used a curling iron. It works but it makes my hair much heavier and more processed looking. Ashley’s technique was much better.
Before I show you the final product, my overall assessment is that Dry Bar is worth it. They take time on your blow dryed style and can use whatever product or tool (curling iron or straightener) your hair needs. It was nice to have someone work so carefully with me on my look. I haven’t gotten that care at other salons. They focus on the cut but not the style. Dry Bar gets you ready for the day – two thumbs up from me!