Like vacuums and Garfield’s early Existentialist essays on the futility of life, hair dryers inspire fear in some cats. Become the dryer’s meow with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a hairstyling package at Drybar in Plano (a $55 value). The package includes:
- Shampoo and blowout (a $35 value)
- Hair Shot of a L’Oreal deep-conditioning treatment (a $20 value)<p>
Tress titans at Drybar, a bar-themed salon lauded by numerous media outlets, focus solely on the blow-drying aspect of coif sculpting. To begin each 30- to 45-minute session, hair artists cleanse head hedges with shampoo, prune scalps of overgrown twigs, and add a Hair Shot of deep-conditioning L’Oréal treatment to repair dry or color-treated strands. Next, keratin whisperers blow-dry clients’ manes before crafting them into one of seven signature looks named after cocktails, such as The Cosmo, which dazzles with an abundance of loose curls, or the dramatic and expansive Southern Comfort. PinkMemo reporter Ashley Phillips recently emerged from her appointment, like a butterfly from the red carpet premiere of Cocoon, with hair that was “totally glamorous with just the right touch of volume.”
At Drybar, a pair of scissors or hair-coloring foil is nowhere to be found. That’s because the business’s founder, Alli Webb, opened the shop strictly for blowouts after her in-home business skyrocketed. Featured extensively in the media, each of the more than 37 white-hued, airy shops revolves around a center bar where customers sit for around 45 minutes as stylists blow-dry, straighten, and curl their hair. From a menu booklet, clients select a cocktail-themed hairstyle, such as The Mai Tai, which imparts beachy waves, and The Manhattan, which streamlines locks with a sleek finish that mimics the straight lines of downtown New York and can be outfitted with a tiny doorman who hails cabs for you. The staff at Drybar also crafts updos, travels on location for an additional fee, offers high-end products and tools available for purchase, and tallies bar tabs so that customers can pay for multiple blowouts at once.