Banish bad hair days! Blow-dry bars have blown into town in a major way. Here’s where to get a blowout in the Twin Cities:
From the owners of Haus Salon, a sleek blow-dry bar offering shampoo and style for $35. The 60-minute service starts with a blissful scalp and neck massage. Choose from a menu of styles like boho and bombshell or create your own. Waxing, makeup application, brow and lash tints, and faux lashes are also available.
1203 Lagoon Ave.,Mpls.,612-824-4878; Facebook + Twitter
At this blow-dry bar, the mixologists serve both lemonade and an exclusive shampoo customized for your hair type. A shampoo and blow-dry is $35, with a menu of styles to choose from. A VIP room can be rented for parties. For girls 10 and under, there’s a $25 “Princess Blast.” Waxing and makeup application are also available.
Shops at West End and 940 Washington Ave. S., Mpls.855-662-5278; Facebook + Twitter
A vibrant setting with orange and pink walls, murals and ornate mirrors sets the tone at this blow dry bar run by Kacey Pohlad and Betsy Hawn, two marketing/retail pros with an appreciation for fabulous hair. (Hawn lives in Minneapolis; Pohlad is in Boston, where a second Gust-o is in the works.) Service is polished, and products are top-notch: Oribe and Living Proof. In addition to $35 blowouts, the menu includes up-dos and makeup application. Hours are somewhat limited to start: Wednesday-Sunday; schedule varies by day.
3054 Excelsior Blvd., Mpls., 612-285-8705, gust-o.com
Veteran hairstylist and creative director Jason Deavalon leads the staff through an extensive training program to make sure you get the best blowout possible at this chic 50th & France blow dry bar. No detail has been overlooked, from iPhone chargers at each station to warm towels and Kerastase Hair Treatment shots. Shampoo and styling is $35. Makeup and lash services are available.
5037 France Ave. S.,Mpls.; Facebook + Twitter
Blowouts at your doorstep—literally. Rather than open a blow-dry bar, Jon Charles Salon, which is known for its blow-dry expertise, converted an Airstream into a mobile salon available for hire. Great for weddings, proms, and special events. It’s $75 per hour/per guest with a minimum of five people.
Blow-dry Deals at Full-service Salons:
Blowouts start at $35 and come with a shampoo, scalp massage, and steamed facial towel. Select from several blowout styles.
400 NE Lowry Ave., Mpls., 612-781-4483, thehivesalon.com
By far the best deal in town—get a blowout for just $15. You won’t even sacrifice atmosphere—this training center looks like any full-service salon and is staffed by stylists who have completed their education and will soon be working at other Juut locations. The service even includes a scalp, neck, and shoulder massage.
2947 Hennepin Ave. S.,Mpls.,612-823-0977
Blowouts start at $30.
Six Twin Cities locations; Facebook + Twitter
Blowouts start at $30.
Fountains at Arbor Lakes,
Plymouth Town Center
New Talent Artist blowouts are just $20. Blowouts with experienced stylists are $35 on Wednesdays. Buy three, and get one for free (offer valid through September 2012).
3909 W. 49th ½ St.,Edina;
8375 Seasons Pkwy.,Woodbury;
600 Market St.,Chanhassen,
952-915-2900; Facebook + Twitter