12 June 2018

New York | A beautiful hair moment at Dry Bar, Meatpacking

While in New York, I went to some fabulous places, but going to DryBar on a Saturday afternoon before going on a fabulous night out has to be a highlight. 

We arrived in the big Apple on Thursday lunchtime, ready for a 4 day hen do for my beautiful friend Alex. On arrival Alex's sister Sarah had beautiful bouncy curls, her secret was a blow out at DryBar. Within 30 minutes, I had downloaded the app and had booked an appointment for Saturday, which was going to be our biggest night out (little did I know, how my Thurs and Friday nights were going to be!). 

By the time Saturday came around, I ended up cancelling my appointment as we had gone on a day trip to Brooklyn and I didn't want to cut that short and rush back. But when we arrived back at 4.55, I messaged Sarah to find out if she was still going to her appointment at 5 and I remember telling me she had booked 1 extra for Alex.

Alex said I could have her appointment...she said I was out of there in seconds at super fast speed and on my way to the DryBar located in the Meatpacking district. 

No Cuts, No Color, just Blow Outs, wash included!

When we arrived, there was no one waiting but all 12 chairs were all taken with new clients arriving all the time. It didn't seem rushed, it was like a chilled private party. Sarah and I checked in at the front desk and within minutes we were taken to a chair.

Appointments are around 45 minutes, which is a consultation, hair wash and then Blow Out in the style of your choice. I loved everything about this place, the colour theme was White and Yellow, including a cluster of hair dryers as a statement light.  

I had a look through the 'cocktail' hair menu, I decided to go with a Cosmo-Tai , which was 2 looks combined. Look at the style menu! You don't have to have curls, choose the Straight up or Manhattan for a straight volume look.

After deciding on my look, I was taken to the sinks in another room out the back, the own brand products smelt lovely and were chosen dependent on my hair type and final hair style. (All products are available to buy in store). 

Then once my hair was washed, I went back to my seat and I was offered a choice of drinks. 

My hair was blow dried then curled using straighteners. 

So jealous this girl brought her 2 sausage dogs with her, they sat on her knee during her appointment!
I don't dare show you a close up my before look, but lets say I felt like a drowned rat, my hair was flat and tired. But within 1 hour,  I felt so good and lifted after my appointment, the products smelt great, the stylist was cool and fun. What an amazing time we had! 

Now your wondering....how much was it? $45 (£33) plus 20% tip (that's just standard in NYC), but I think this was a fair price and if i was local I would pay the $80 a month membership, my hair felt and smelt good and it lasted 3 days in beautiful curls. I usually wash my hair everyday and I honestly didn't need to. 
Sarah during her appointment - forever thankful for taking me!
Golden hour while I was waiting for Sarah

I asked for my curls to be kept tight, as I think they would normally comb them out slightly but my hair usually only keeps curls in for 5 minutes, so what happened post blow out, was a small miracle! 

After our appointments we had a walk in the golden sun back to our hotel, Dream Downtown which is near the Chelsea Market and Google HQ, it's only 10 minutes walk from Meatpacking, near West Village, there are 20 more branches in the city too and most days open 7am - 10pm! 

Seems a bit of a waste getting your hair done at 9pm but this is the city the never sleeps!

Getting ready to go to Tao for dinner.

I honestly loved New York so much, I would love to go back tomorrow. 

More NY posts to come!

Dear Alli Webb @ DryBar... when are you coming to the UK?

Kristina x

Disclaimer - This is not an advertorial, I paid for this experience and all opinions are my own. 


1 comment

  1. Love this place, so quick and simple to book in for a fancy hair night 💁🏻‍♀️


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