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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My one-day hair makeover

The other morning, I gave my hair a makeover...

My hair was looking terrible (Toby agreed:), and I wanted to do something for myself. Partly to combat winter blues, partly for a relaxing break, partly to look my best, partly just for fun, I gave myself a special treat and went to Drybar...
Drybar is a salon just for blow outs. Have you heard of it? A stylist blow dries your hair so it looks gorgeous, for a price tag of about $35, depending on your city. The splurge isn't just about your hair (which can last for two days if you sleep very still), but also about the rad experience. First, when you arrive, the salon is really pretty, with cookies and flowers in the waiting area.
The stylist washes your hair, gives you a 10-minute head massage if you'd like, and brings you a cup of tea or coffee. (I chose mint.)
Then you get a book with five hairstyles to choose from, including sleek and straight, messy beachy waves and big beauty-queen hair. (It's fun to choose:) I picked their signature blow out, which is straight with a little body.
While the stylist dries your hair--which takes about 30 minutes depending on the length--you get to watch a movie! The Holiday was playing when I was there, which was a funny one to watch. Kate Winslet is the best (and Jude Law is such a cad).
The final result! I instantly looked polished, even in jeans and sneakers, and felt pretty for the rest of the day. :)

Drybar would be great before a hot date, party or wedding, or if you just need a little breather from work, babies, life:) I'm keeping it in mind for future birthday gifts (it would make a great bridesmaids or new mama gift!). I'd also love to take my sister when she next comes to town. Have you ever been? Would you want to? xoxo

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Lauren (Healthy Delicious) said...

wow! your hair looks great and the whole experience looks fantastic!

HiLLjO said...

Beautiful (as always!!!)! I want to go to dry bar so much! It looks so happy and fun.

Katie said...

I've been to the one in LA. I need to try out the NY location soon. LOVE.

Mal said...

oooh, looks fantastic! I wish we had drybar in Boston! It's such a perfect idea

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sandra said...

I actually work at a salon and we have recently started doing more dry bar services. We offer packages that help save a little money too (5 for the price of 6 kinda deal). I love being able to help pamper someone, and sometimes all you need is a fresh style for the day to boost your spirits. I am so glad you got to experience it and tell everyone about it!
xxxo
Sandra

astrid irene natalie said...

I always said that this would be the one indulgence I'd have should I have money to throw around, get my hair washed and blow dried at a salon all the time. It's almost unfair how much it changes your mood, right :)

Simone said...

Your hair looks really pretty!

What a great thing to do, I didn't start going to the hairdressers just for blowdries until just recently, I love them, it gives me such a boost :)

Your comment about sleeping very still made me smile, I always try to do that - never works for me!

Justine said...

Love it! And now I have to find one near me... :)

mondayjane said...

Good hair makes the hugest difference, I don't know why but it is totally true. I could be feeling utter crap but if my hair looks good I see it as a day-brightener. Your blow-out looks super-pretty!

Rebecca said...

I wish we had that in Baltimore!

Leigh said...

This is brilliant and you look beautiful.

Elisse said...

Lookin good! I have friends that visit our drybar in LA. They love it and their hair always turns out amazing.

www.thefrenchtoast.net

Allie Todd said...

Toby looks like the happiest little toddler ever! Absolutely adorable :)

(Gorgeous blow-out too:)

Quindome said...

Ohh, I'm dying to try it! Isn't a professional blowout the best! The new Oprah magazine has a column on how to make them last that you should check out!

Desiree Jacobs said...

Your hair looks great!!! A makeover well done!

I love DryBar! I've been quite a few times and even used them for my wedding for my hair, my bridesmaids, and the moms. It was so fun to go there and get ready, such a cute atmosphere for girl time!

Monica | Hola!design said...

Hi Joanna! I've heard of it and I'm dying to go...I'm just waiting for the perfect occasion, and you're right! It'd make a perfect gift!

PoetessWug said...

New York gets all the good stuff!! LOL

macaca grava por cima said...

when I ear the word makeover I always think of something radical in the negative way, that's why I was so pleasantly surprised by your result. Not radical at all. It suits you perfectly! You look younger, lighter and happier

PS- I so need one of those too!!!

truffle oil said...

love what you did with the kinks.

Christina Klas said...

wow! That's gorgeous. I've heard a lot about getting a blowout - but have never tried it. :) I NNNNEEEEEEDDDD one. hahah

~Lisa said...

Ah! So pretty!!! I would love to go to a place like that on bad hair days and feeling like I need a change but not chop it completely off.

Now if only I were closer to NYC.

Smith And Ratliff said...

I love them. How does yours only last for two days though? Mine can go for almost a week!

macaca grava-por-cima said...

BTW, can I kiss Toby's red lovely cheecks?? OMG he's such a cute little guy. He's getting bigger, hum? and has a D.Juan kinda look, Joanna, watch out!

Elisha(: said...

gorgeous!! (:

maria said...

I've been once while we were on vacation in dallas and it was such an amazing experience, truly incredible!! I can't wait till they open a store in washington D.C. Your hair looks beautiful!

nadia said...

oh gosh, sounds great and looks great!

Notes from Holly St. said...

Yes! There is one around the corner from my house here in LA and I always go there when I have a wedding to attend or a special night out. It's so fun to get pampered and for a girl with a frizzy head of hair like me, it's heaven sent!

Ramblings of a Redhead said...

very cute!

Sarah said...

I've used Drybar in LA for a hair pick-me-up and polish before parties; it's so convenient and relaxing. The concept is so popular in LA that there have been tons of spin-offs throughout the city, so we have a lot to choose from which can be a plus because Drybar books up in an instant (although the ambiance isn't as swank and cheery as the original). Love your idea about getting new moms a gift certificate. I'm filing that away.

Janine said...

I think you look amazing. No other words necessary.

gandhipj said...

Ouch! $35 just for a blow dry sounds a bit steep to me and I'm not normally one who experiences sticker shock. I doubt I'd be able to enjoy the experience.

I'd be thinking, 'oh, I could buy 1/3000th of a maserati'
You get the idea...

Annie said...

I think if my mom lived in NYC, she'd go there every day--no joke! But the effect is fantastic. Your hair looks great!

Gina said...

GREAT gift idea!

paddle to shore said...

it looks SO GOOD!

ABBY said...

super fresh! love it and definitely needed the inspiration . . .

Champagne Cocktails, Cashmere Dreams said...

your hair looks wonderful!! I am getting married in Santa Barbara this summer and taking my bridesmaids to a similar place in Montecito called Shine...I hope they do as good of a job! P.S. if anyone has heard good/bad things let me know! I am from Chicago so taking a lot on faith for this place since I don't live in Santa Barbara!

http://champagnecocktailscashmeredreams.blogspot.com/

Olya said...

you are pretty to start out with! but this blow-out is AWESOME! I love your messy non-do too! VERY modern!

I love your blog, read all the time, just don't have enough hands to comment :) I'm the one who emailed you a few months back about where the best place to raise kids is ( and suggested UT :))

Olya

http://livingnotesfromnyc.blogspot.com/

Fiona said...

Joanna you should buy yourself a Babyliss Big Hair Styler (if they're available in America). You use it on damp hair and it dries and rotates hair at the same time as a stylist would do. I’m not usually one for curling tongs, rollers etc. but this is really easy to use and gives you hair that looks like it’s been professionally blow dried. Has anyone else got one?

The Fab Miss B said...

These are the times when I feel jealous of you city gals! :) Looks lovely Joanna!

NotesFromAbroad said...

I love the blow-out and you look a lot like Nicole Kidman , actually prettier :)

Bethany said...

Sounds fun, although blow-drying doesn't work too well on curly hair. Maybe if the stylist has LOTS of experience with curly hair, but so far I haven't met too many who had figured out how to blow dry my hair properly. Maybe if I'm feeling in the mood for some poof? =P

saltgrain said...

This looks really cool.. but pretty unrealistic when you live in the boonies! I have a hard enough time getting to the salon every 3 months! Wish I could be one of those fabulous women that always looked "together" all the time. Working full time, taking care of 50 plus animals and commuting 2plus hours a day just doesn't leave time for this kind of thing on anything more than a completely blue moon basis! Living so far out also means that every trip for shopping..salon appointments means adding 2 hours to the trip! Oh well.. guess I can dream about doing it..lol

Lindsay R said...

i have heard of dry bar here in San diego. I've been wanting to go but haven't yet. Looks like the perfect momma break. :)

Lindsay

Natalie said...

We have a drybar in atlanta now... your hair looks so good it is making me want to go :)

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks for these sweet comments! fiona, that sounds AWESOME, i'm going to look it up right now. laura, you can make it last a week? i want your secret!! :) and saltgrain, that is awesome that you take care of 50 animals, going to check out your blog now. xoxo

Herself said...

We gave a DryBar gift certificate to a friend for her baby shower and she used it the early in the day she started laboring! It was a nice relaxing time for her and the staff was so lovely and funny they kept bringing her water and timing her contractions! It certainly made for a relaxed momma when she showed up at the hospital that evening to have her little!

abigail said...

beautiful! Sounds like the equivalent of getting a manicure only more essential in some ways... if this makes sense!? Like a mini spa day, looks lovely! And I can see your new iPhone is really coming in handy! ; )

~abigail

Amy@Old Sweet Song said...

Uhoh. I've always wanted to try that place and now that I see just how fantastical your results were I might just have to. And then I'll get addicted to it. And then I'll spend all my money on blowouts and I'll go broke and get kicked out of my apartment. I'll roam the streets and be known as the homeless lady with great hair.

Diana said...

Gorgeous hair! I've never heard of a salon just for blow-outs, but now it seems I need to bookmark them. Thanks for the recommendation!

aj said...

Glorious! I've never heard of it before - but hello Valentine's Day hair!

<3
aj

Smith And Ratliff said...

Joanna, it probably helps that my hair is actually kind of coarse/wavy! Other than that, lots of Pssssst! dry shampoo when it feels a bit greasy. (Oh, and a blast of a cool blowdryer on the roots to revamp the volume.) :)

Barret said...

I am in love with the idea but went to the one in Newport Beach and was SO completely disappointed. They forgot the extra 10 min, which I wouldn't have wanted anyway because the woman literally CLAWED my scalp and then I just got a very expensive blow dry that didn't look anything special. It was just a little curlier than my usual hair and shinier. It may have just been the stylist because the concept is awesome but I am too traumatized now to go back and spend more money. oh well.

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Judy said...

Your hair looks wonderful!

Not to be a negative nancy but it would be so much easier to appreciate this post if it wasn't so heavily filtered!

Emma (Glitter and Gold) said...

I am a DryBar addict! My husband spoiled me and got me a monthly membership!!! But i must say we mamas deserve a little pampering now and then. You look beautiful!

Michelle said...

You look great! That's such a fun experience.

Babelle said...

I love the idea of the cookies, tea and film, but I HATE having my hair dried in a salon. I always think I look too 'done'. I have long, thick blonde hair, and any overstyling makes me look like Barbie (without the boobs). I am a mess, and I like it that way.

Anonymous said...

I always go to the chain in London - called Hershesons. Same concept, but I always get the funky braided updo's :) better that than something I could do myself!

Karaugh said...

I've walked by this place and have been wanting to try it. And you're right, this is a fabulous gift! It's affordable and fun-what a great idea.

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

Love this! I'm going to be in NYC in two weeks for a wedding, and even though I think I give myself a pretty good blow-out, this would be great fun and a wonderful way to make sure I look my wedding-best. Thanks for alerting me to this!

Trina said...

In the Bay Area (on the peninsula) there's Halo Blow Dry Bar, which is basically the same thing...just blowouts. Funny, but I just happened to mention to my sister-in-law last night that we should use up my Bloomspot offer from Halo some weekend when she and my bro are out here visiting, and get blowouts before dinner in San Francisco. :)

sumslay said...

Oh, there's one in Dallas and there was a groupon for it recently. Darg! I think I might have to try it for a special occasion day; the cost seems similar to the cost of a "style" and I always want to wear my hair down anyway.

And scalp massage? Yes, please.

Juliana said...

Dry Bar is EASILY the most affordable extravagance I spoil myself with as a 20-something young professional trying to make ends meet. There is a salon right down the street from my office in LA and I never feel guilty popping over there after work on a Friday night for a glass of champagne and a little pre-weekend pick me up. So excited they are expanding to NYC... My girlfriends in Boston are chomping at the bit!

Anonymous said...

You look lovely (and so does your adorable little fellow)! I also love your lipstick, may I ask what it is? :) (thanks!)
-Annie

LeeLee said...

Love it. Such a great way to treat yourself to something special.

Vanessa said...

I've always wanted to do this, but my hair is so thick and curly that I am afraid they'll be mad if I walk in :-)

Hannah Rosengren said...

oh my word!!!! I have never heard of such a place!! it sounds like heaven!

joyce said...

What an awesome little pick me up! `

Madeline Grace said...

I had never heard of this before but this is an awesome idea and hope that there is one here!

-Madeline Grace
http://withlovemadelinegrace.blogspot.com

Becca - (extra)ordinary wonders said...

Love it! Your hair looks amazing

Jamie @ charmingly ordinary said...

I think I read about this in InStyle a while ago! Sadly, my little Jacksonville, FL does not have one. YET. But you are so right, I'd be pumped to get this as a gift!

You look mahvelous, dahling.

Ana Degenaar said...

I truly love it! You should keep it.

Daniela said...

Loved it! I will definitely try it, just to fight winter blue. Thanks for sharing!

k.o'brien jewelry said...

pretty lady!

ileana said...

Can't wait for the excuse to also try one of these blowout-only salons!

Lauren said...

Wow, how fun! Your hair looks really great, and makes you look kind of like Liv Tyler. The price seems a bit steep, but I'm guessing that's reasonable for NYC. In San Antonio, TX, where the cost of living is pretty low) a good haircut costs just $45 and includes a blowout and styling.

stacey said...

Your hair looks great! I just did this last month in Toronto at a chain called Blo. I walked out of the salon feeling pretty damn good.

Quinn said...

What a fun, cool concept! Just one of many things I wish would come to little ol' Kansas!

Sarah O'Brien said...

your hair looks great jo!

Zoë said...

That sounds like a blast! If only they were in the midwest--lucky thing I'm likely moving to California in August!

p-l-a-i-d said...

I love that place! I have been a couple of times, and the outcome has been kind of crazy. I never knew my hair could look that good.

Cam | Bibs and Baubles said...

I keep hearing great things about Drybar! I'm in L.A. an everyone raves about it here!

Natasha and Jesse said...

I've never heard of a drybar, but it sounds wonderful! What a great pick-me-up. And your hair looks great!
BTW, what lip color are you wearing in the after photos? It looks so pretty.

Hardly Housewives said...

AMAZING!! I try not to make myself miserable about moving away from New York but SERIOUSLY posts like this are enough to make me start CraigsListing apartments.

Luckily, I'm back in the city enough that I can fit in a quick trip to check it out. Thanks for sharing! Your hair looks awesome!

Elizabeth Lee said...

beautiful! i'll have to save up me pennies!

Diana said...

I love your blog and am a devoted reader. It really disappoints me, though, when your posts are really ads. Would there be a way to be more upfront about which commercial ventures are paying you to blog about them?

Chrissie's Ribbons said...

Your hair looks GREAT! I would loooove something like that... it would be the perfect relaxing break from chasing around my two toddlers... I'll have to check if there's one in London :)

Mrs C said...

Wonderful, wish we had one of those in New Zealand... and to think I was seriously considering chopping mine off, thanks Jo.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

you look great! and i want to go to one of these drybars now...too bad i can't go every day. would be so much more fun than showering. :)

Karissa Jade Ferguson said...

I so want to go! Sounds amazingly fun.

Anonymous said...

Those photo of you and Toby are really precious. Your dry bar hair looks beautiful.

Trish said...

Looks fab! I wish we had one in Chicago!

http://thedishhhh.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

FYI, any salon will do a blow out for you (if you don't have a Drybar in your hood).

Cute photos of you and Toby.

Maya said...

I love your hair and the pictures are amazing! :)

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Xoxo, Maya <3

Ellie (Turquoise & Lime) said...

How cool! I am going to see if DC has this. What a treat. Thanks for sharing. :)

Turquoise & Lime

Bridey said...

You look gorgeous! I don't think we have anything like Drybar here (I live in Christchurch, New Zealand) but what a great idea.

songbird said...

you look great..and i would love to treat myself to this!

becca ann said...

I wish they had one in Denver! I would totally rock the Southern Comfort!

VintageDanielle said...

What a neat idea. I could really see myself going to a place like that right before dates, interviews, or a girls night out

Eva B. said...

Gorgeous! (a blowout always makes me feel better)... I read once that Gwyneth Paltrow never feels sexy if her hair isn't blown out properly... Now if only I lived in a city that had one of these places!

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Hannah said...

I saw Dry Bar on the morning news one day and ever since I've thought it was genius. So much fun to see your pictures!

Brooklynvt said...

I've been waiting for them to open one in DC! And this post only confirms my suspicion that once it DOES open, I'll be there quite frequently. Love the hair ;)

Anna Louisa said...

holy cow...you look like Nicole Kidman in those bottom pictures! :)

http://anna-gemutlichkeit.blogspot.com/

dreamday said...

a scalp massage, cookies, a movie and a new do...what could be better?! you look so pretty! i'm convinced i need to try this place out. we have one here in phx. when it opened i remember thinking it would make a great treat for someone special, a fun alternative to the nail salon.

antique engagement rings said...

Such a sweet photo!

Anonymous said...

In the pics above you are as beautiful as in the ones below. Your smile is gorgeous, you are gorgeous.

charity victoria said...

what a fun way to treat yourself!

Major Gal said...

we have these in Toronto and i have to admit, it's one of my favourite indulgences.

Emily said...

Fiona - I have a babyliss rotating hair dryer and it's changed my life!! Got my sisters to all buy one too. I think they are sold as Vidal Sassoon in the US.

Blow dry bars are pretty common in Ireland and the UK -- think it's more the norm here that ladies often get blow outs for nights out, weddings etc!

Chloe said...

What a great idea for a treat - something that makes you feel good as well as look good!

The domestic novice said...

Love it - what a fab idea. If only we had them in London!

Laura said...

Your hair looks great! But what I'd really like to know is where your shirt is from?

Girlie Blogger said...

Gorgeous new do. Love the side-swept bangs. Glad you treated yourself to a haircut.

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kristen said...

wow. i need this every morning. i cant never get my hair to look great... and so it is in a messy bun everyday. http://cestsibon-kristen.blogspot.com/

Christina Marie said...

I've been there! I loved the turnout but I didn't enjoy the yanking of the hair. A bit painful...

http://becauseofmadalene.blogspot.com/

xo,
Christina

Ancarol said...

This fresh and easily to clean ..... favor just .I thinks make my hair curly like this when i hair it very long !

melifaif said...

FUN!!! I could use one. I need a UMPH of a change. You look fab. And I adore the pics with Toby. So darling.

Emikos Werid Unexplained thoughts said...

I get dominican blow outs and it last about a month in summer and a few weeks more in the winter. i pay 13-15$ In NYC and 20-40 eleswhere. (im glad i family who own shops in nyc) lol love your hair! i will take my friend there.

Trish said...

What a fun experience! I love the cookies, tea and movie! Nice touches! Your hair looks fab as well. I would definitely treat myself for a special occasion or a mommy break.

Amelia said...

you look gorgeous :) and you deserve it!

Lady Grey said...

Fun! I love a little indulgence like that. You look fantastic!

Panda Head said...

get it, gurrrrrl.
do they have a "slept on it, perfectly" option? if YES i am THERE like NOW.

Steffie&Audrey said...

Fabulous! I wonder if it's possible to go with a baby? My little girl, Audrey, is only nine weeks old, so this is my constant dilemma.

Love your blog! Thank you so much - it's a lifeline to me as a new mummy.
New hair, new year! Woop

Cathi said...

One of my fave luxuries is getting my hair blow dried - a place like yours would be pure heaven! You look marvelous, darling! :) xxoo

Carissa said...

you look lovely, Joanna! and gifting Drybar is a great idea-- I know my curly-headed best friend would appreciate it :)

Martha said...

When I lived in NYC, I went to BLOW NY for a blowout on my birthday and I loved the experience :)

Desiree Fawn said...

Lovely!

melissa said...

I just booked an appointment for Valentines Day in San Francisco...thank you for the reminder!

A Sunday Kind Of Love said...

your hair looks AMAZING! i'm totally doing this. and what a great point about it being a gift for a new mum! i love that idea :)

Kira said...

That sounds like such a treat! As a new mama, I pretty much just wear my hair back in a ponytail unless the husband and I go out on a date.
I'm heading to NY for a wedding this summer, I'm definitely considering making an appointment before the event.

Annie said...

So very pretty! I love the first shots of you with your son smiling. Adorable!

aimee said...

What an awesome idea! Australia should jump on board!

ps. you look like Nicole Kidman in the last photo! So pretty!

Char said...

Oh wow! Your hair looks amazing! I wish I had a place like that near me! Sounds like a dream!
Char xo
www.itsacharmlife.blogspot.com

Kelsi said...

That is such a cool concept! I love that they give you cookies and coffee. That sounds amazing! (And your hair looks really good, too!)

rachel thurston said...

Love you for sharing this with me!! Heaven sent!

LindsMeri said...

I could feel how relaxed you are in the pic from your lovely hair!

My sister got me a blowout here for Christmas! Great gift for a curly haired girl like me too :)

grace said...

that would be really fun to treat yourself every once in a while!!

Christina said...

I need a place like this. I have the hardest to manage hair. Love your hair!

Olivia said...

a place that does your hair, greets you with cookies and tea, and you watch movies at?!?! SOLD! i'm looking this place up and making an appt

xox Olivia
iwanttheseshoes.blogspot.com

Tbadee said...

my girl friend got me a gift certificate as a thank you for her bridal shower, and it was so sweet! I went for my birthday and had pretty hair all day! too fun.

Anonymous said...

you are so beautiful ;)

Carla said...

I love how Toby is always smiling in the pictures. He's such a happy baby.

Anonymous said...

random, but the model in the mai-tai photo is one of my sorority sisters!

Nikki said...

oh my goodness this sounds amazing

themama23 said...

You and your hair look beautiful! If only the cash existed to have frequent blow outs to lift my spirits! Hair day is a celebratory day in my house. :-)

UrbanChiqueNess said...

Great idea...will have to see if we have a DryBar in Chicago but my pixie doesn't need a blow out!

Patty [PRETTYGROUNDED] said...

So fun!
The price of a manicure but who would chose a nail salon over a day at the hair salon. LOVE IT!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

My sister always does drybar in LA, she swears by it! Your hair looks fabulous!

Zsuzsa said...

Oh, my God, USA is really expensive! I pay approx. 20 dollars for color, cut, blow dry in Hungary.

Manicure is approx. 8 dollars.

MyNameIs said...

Ha. My roommate went to drybar and her blowout lasted two WEEKS. No judgement.

Sammi said...

Very sexy Joanna :)

I have a fabulous hairdresser about 10 miles from me who can blowdry my hair in such a way that it even looks great after taking my motorcycle helmet off how awesome is that :D

*** KITSCH *** said...

When you are a mum going to have your hair done is a luxury pleasure!
I must go to!

www.mykitschworld.blogspot.com

allie said...

that sounds like the perfect pick-me-up. glad to know i'm not the only one who needs to switch things up every once in awhile to beat the winter blues! hang in there!

Anonymous said...

Any Dominican hair salon in the Harlem or the Bronx can do the same job for less $. But then you don't get the cookies and drink and movie...

Liv said...

With great hair and nice shoes you can look like anything in between head and toes and still feel great.
The best part is the head massage isn't it?!

emma jane said...

you look just like Liv Tyler with your blow dry. Lovely little treat, I will keep my eyes pealed for something like this in England.

Marcela López said...

I like it! I learn and practice english with your blog. Thank you!!!!

Miyan said...

what a fun experience! sounds like a real treat. i would love to spoil myself, but there is always a delay for things to get over here to israel. movies, trends, new ideas, etc... so for now a haircut and color will have to do :) but yous turned out great!

Miyan
www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

StephV said...

I have a dinner date with friends on Friday...My friend and I are going to drybar after work to get a blowout before we meet our fiance's for dinner :) SO fun!

Anonymous said...

The question really is : what did you do with the blow dry? A night out, Dinner? I awlays make plans for the night I get my hair done - this week it's dinner and dancing with the girls....

Jordan said...

Beautimus! Loaf it!

<3 jordan
JordanDibb.com

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

When I win the lottery, I will do this all the time -sounds FAB! But at $35 bucks a pop, it's definitely a once in awhile, special event type of thing. Your hair looked awesome!

prettyshaw said...

You and Toby are adorable together! Also, your hair looks really pretty! So, I just spent the last 30 minutes pouring over Drybar's website. What a fabulous and adorable idea! I do not put very much heat on my hair, so it's not very useful for me. Nevertheless, it sounds like a great experience! Thanks for sharing!

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Reina said...

I can't belive you guys have to pay $35 for a blow out in Manhattan!!! I live in Bogotá and we have cheap salons everywhere, and only cost like $3 (oh an manicure cost the same)

Yes, we're lucky I know, but beauty is a big thing for us latina women.

You should come visit and have mani-pedi and blow out every day LOL!

dawn said...

what a fab winter treat ! :) + your hair is beautiful! i wish i could do something like that everyday, especially in the winter when my hair feels dull + kind of staticky. have you ever had a clear gloss done to your hair? my friend just had one done + she said it made her feel like she had pantene hair (for two weeks!).

Serendipitous said...

We have salons like that in Toronto and I swear by them for special events. The one I go to is called Blo. I think they've opened a few locations in the States recently. A little cheeky...their slogan is "blo me!"

jazminvee said...

I would love to do this!

JennySue said...

love your play by play of your day at dry bar! looks like a fantastically relaxing time, and your hair transformation is amazing!!

ebev said...

Beautiful! There is a place similar in Montecito and I will have to go check it out! When I feel like my hair is falling flat and I am frustrated I put it up in a braided bun as seen here http://www.fablifeincalifornia.blogspot.com/ seriously so easy!

xo, Erin
http://www.fablifeincalifornia.blogspot.com/

Kathleen A. said...

I went to Obadiah Blow Dry Bar in Bellevue, WA when I was up there, actually for my Mom's Memorial Service. I went the day before the service and it was a nice way to just stop and let someone else care for me in a very practical way during a tender time. It was really special to have someone do for me what I normally do for myself. The gal also used some great products, especially for the Northwest wet and my hair lasted for a couple of days. My daughter who's living in Italy told me she's gone to one in Florence. Who knew?!?

Kelli Anderson said...

looks so indulgent, just what i need!

Angela said...

Joanna, my sister and I were just talking about this place! We want to go there the next time we are in New York (we live in D.C.)

BTW, are you wearing a Canadian tuxedo in these photos? Chambray shirt with jeans? My husband and I joke about this word for denim and denim outfits all the time.

Just wanted to comment and say how completely charming I think you and your family (and blog) are! Thanks for brightening our winter days with your adventures!

Amanda Swann said...

They have these in So Cal and I've been dying to try them out. I've reverted to the old messy bun look for winter:(

cosette said...

wow..this is so nice and fun! wish they had it in Tokyo. you look amazing!

kate said...

haha i liked your original hair! i'm a sucker for messy beach waves and you seem to have them natural (lucky!). if you feel like your hair needs a little volume, try the Oribe texturing spray. gives hair this messy perfect beach look and helps get rid of any oils.

Tara Marie said...

I love that you use the word "rad." Thank you for making me smile.

Krissy :: Miss B and Hustle said...

I've only given these as gifts, but never done one myself! Love your hair, you've inspired me to try it!

Jennifer M. said...

Wow this is a cool idea! I've never even heard of this (small-town America here!!), but really love this idea! It would be great to do before going to a wedding or some other fancy event that you didn't want to do your own hair for. I'll have to investigate and see if any boutiques near me do this sort of thing.

Belly said...

As everyone pretty much knowsLace wigs can be easy to manage and it also is very helpful to your real hair because depending on what type of hairstyle you're wearing

Mattos said...

Just came across your blog, very fun.
I enjoyed the series on dressing like a french woman.
Nice new haircut, one of my favorite things to do, is get a cut.

Jennifer Rose said...

What a fantastic and inexpensive way to pamper yourself. Proof positive that a good hair can beat the winter blues.

SofiaLoves said...

Yes i would definitely go to one if I had one around.
But definitely will keep this in mind next time I'm in NYC! Such a great idea!

Erik said...

That looks like our Wells Bridge & Burn shirt?

Anonymous said...

What lip color are you wearing?? It looks wonderful!

Maria said...

Your hair looks great! But that's quite a hefty price tag for a bit of a curl and sheen!

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

Jacquelyn said...

Wow I would LOVE to go! It seems like something really great to do on a day when you are just feeling blah.

Chapstick Fanatic said...

i recently got my hair demineralized and it was amazing!!! i wrote about it here: http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-amazing-hair-journey.html

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo,
I've just read your post about getting your hair blow dried at Drybar.  I know that it's a treat being pampered, but have you tried the Babyliss Big Hair dryer?  It is unbelievably brilliant.  My hair is similar in style to yours and was okay, but often just kind of 'hung' there, like old curtains.  Now I bounce down the street like I've just stepped off the set of 'Desperate Housewives'.
Another amazing product is Philip Kingsley's elastizer.
Thanks for blogging, you're great fun to read.
Love
Tracey Bennett
(Newcastle upon Tyne, England)

Mandy said...

I'm thrilled to hear it was $35! I figured it was much more! We have one here in Newport Beach and I'd love to go but figured it was far too pricey. Thanks for the info! You look great!

Anonymous said...

I just booked this for my friend and I who are coming to NYC in March all the way from Ireland. It's her 1st time and I can't wait to show her around.

cilveducult said...

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Elle Ramirez said...

I love this! At first I thought places like these were pointless...until I got my first blowout for my birthday over the summer (gift from a friend) and I LOVED it! I'm actually going again this weekend to get my hair done in preparation to host my first dinner party! Exciting! - Elle from EnglishbELLE.blogspot.com

Polly AB said...

Ohhh, Toby's just so happy, it is adorable!

Nicole Pittman said...

Hair-O on Newbury St is similar! I treated myself there once and was pleased with the results. Not quite as posh, but I felt like a Pantene commercial leaving the place.

diannesue said...

Have you watched the entire "Holiday"? Jude Law is NOT a cad.

Claudio Timbers said...

Sounds like the equivalent of getting a manicure only more essential in some ways... if this makes sense!? Like a mini spa day, looks lovely! And I can see your new iPhone is really coming in handy. iPhone post

mmrobinson said...

thanks so much for the tip about drybar! i was in new york for the weekend and booked an appt. and it was wonderful! my curls have lasted despite the wind and the atmosphere was great!

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Tammy said...

Hi Kathleen! I found your comment through a google search for a blow dry bar in Florence. Do you know the name of the one your daughter went to? Would she recommend it? Thanks!!

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