Beauty Trend Alert: Blow Dry Bars

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We're always on the lookout for the newest beauty trends, and in the past few months, we've noticed a preponderance of salons popping up on the SoCal map that don't have a pair of scissors in sight. Blow-dry bars have completely taken over West Hollywood, Brentwood, and Beverly Hills. These blow-dry-only mini-salons don't offer cuts, colors, or trims...just professional-quality blowouts at a super wallet-friendly price. For those of us who prefer a low-maintenance regime, these spas are unfussy and to the point. Just make an appointment and in 30 minutes—and for around $35—you get a dome that looks like you're ready for the red carpet. Most offer a variety of styles with cheeky names, like The Cosmopolitan (think Carrie Bradshaw-worthy big, loose curls), Southern Comfort (Dallas-inspired volume), or The Mai Tai (beachy wavy curls a la Brooke Shields in Blue Lagoon). And for those of you with more down-to-earth hair needs, you can also stop by one of these specialty salons for a bad hair day fix, no appointment necessary.

Three blowout bars to try now:

1. Blow LA, 419 North Bedford Drive (at Dayton Way); 310-278-4600.
2. Drybar West Hollywood, 8595 Sunset Boulevard (at Alta Loma Road); 310-442-6084.
3. Bubble Blow Dry, 13038 San Vicente Boulevard (at 26th Street); 310-451-6253.

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Want to try out of these hot Hollywood hair bars? Just tell us in the comments of this story who has the best hair today, and the answer who gives us the most tress-envy will win a "blow on the house" at Drybar.