When we were in NYC last weekend I took advantage of the opportunity to visit Drybar for the first time. My experience at Drybar was wonderful. I love how my hair turned out, I learned a few new techniques and the salon has a very fun atmosphere.
When you walk in the first thing you see is a line of very well kept styling chairs and a wall of the Drybar products. The decor is white and light gray with pops of buttercup yellow. Here you can see the yellow chairs and flowers.
The light fixture is even made out of yellow blowdryers!
The chairs all face a tv, and there is a fun movie (She's the Man was playing) on mute with loud pop music playing in the background. The various hair styles available are on a chalkboard menu, and all of them are named after cocktails. I chose the Southern Comfort. It a style characterized by lots of volume and loose curls.
The stylist put a lot of mouse in my hair at the roots, and then sectioned my hair working from front to back. She put all the hair in the front on large velcro rollers and let it sit while she dried the back. She then took everything down and curled the ends. Finally she liberally applied hairspray.
Here's how it came out. I really love the curls in the front and the extra oomph on top. It lasted all day, and I walked all over NYC and attended a Yankees game. The next morning the curls had fallen into beach waves, and the hair was still smooth and frizz free.
Overall, I really enjoyed my time there. The music and the movie were fun, and I loved getting my hair done. They even offer you a nice beverage with a cute branded napkin. I will definitely go again the next time I am in an area with a salon.
In the meantime, I really love the Drybar products and tools I have at home. I use the book by the founder Alli Webb, Good Hair For All, and follow every step. The Mr. Incredible leave in conditioner helps my hair stay smooth for multiple days, the shine cream isn't sticky like a lot of creams, and the Money Maker hairspray is very light weight (side note: a lot of reviews say the nozzle clogs, but I have not had that problem). As for the tools, I love the curling wand, it gets very hot and the curls last all day, and the clips hold my thick hair into sections when I blow dry. I'm also a fan of the round brush. It is light weight and doesn't have any seams so hair doesn't get painfully tangled.
Have you been to Drybar? Did you enjoy your experience? What look is your favorite?