I’ve got a new local obsession, ladies, and it’s one you need to know about.
Prior to the last Sunday’s Super Bowl festivities (read: Buffalo Chicken buffet free-for-all) I stopped into Blow by Blow salon, Chicago’s newcomer to the blow-dry bar scene. Opened last October by a mother-daughter duo, the Gold Coast salon has an an interior that rivals Kate Spade and a relaxed, modern movie-themed vibe – meaning you can enjoy popcorn and sip champagne while watching chick flicks during your service.
Confession time: Prior to Sunday, I’d never had a blow-out. And quite honestly, I’m hooked.
Here’s how it works: For just $35, you can choose from six different styles; the Leading Lady (straight with volume), the Femme Fatale (my choice — beachy waves), and the Scene Stealer (soft,bouncy curls), among others.
Founders Julie and Katie (said mother-daughter duo), and my stylist, Tim, helped me select which service was the best for my limp locks. Additionally, Tim educated me on how to make my blow-out last for a week’s time. I may or may not have been fully listening, though, as this was during the scalp massage portion of the service.
I went with the Femme Fatale, and I was definitely, ahem, blown away by the results.
In addition to daily specials, the salon is running a Valentine’s Day special next week for a blow-out and complementary make-up application for $60. Assuming your man’s buying dinner or your getting ready for a night out with your girlfriends, that’s not too shabby of an investment.
*Disclaimer: While my blow-out service was comp’ed, I was not asked to write this review. Opinions are my own and I will bow to anyone who can breathe volume into my life-less locks.