Get Your Best Blowout Yet At One Of These 5 NYC Salons

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By Marlee Kula

With New York Fashion Week earlier this month, we can only imagine how many people visited the salons of NYC to get their hair primped and perfected for the incredible shows and amazing after-parties. But you don't always need such a major reason to get glammed up. Whether you're headed to a black-tie party or are simply in need of some serious me-time, check out the top five NYC salons for a blowout.
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Rachel Zoe’s DreamDry salon offers Hollywood-inspired bombshell blowouts without the designer price tag. With two chic NYC locations and blowouts for $40, you can have enviable (and affordable) “Farrah” hair in under an hour! If you’re stopping in on your lunch break or are in need of a quick pick-me-up, try the 20-minute express hairstyling for $30, which includes dry shampoo and your choice of braids, topknots, or ponytails to revamp your tresses.

The salon opens its doors bright and early at 6:30 a.m., so you can even tell everyone you woke up like this. With VIP memberships, a loyalty rewards program, and exclusive use of Oribe hair care, this blowout bar is truly a dream come true.
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One of the first salons to exclusively offer blowout services (and no cut or color options), Drybar, with multiple NYC locations, takes it up a notch by infusing the concept of an upscale salon with a laid-back Cali vibe. Just like at DreamDry, Blowouts are a flat $40. The best part? Your complimentary cocktail!

Think of the Drybar stylist as your friendly neighborhood bartender, with six cocktail-inspired signature blowouts and shots of hydrating hair treatments always on tap. Those of you who regularly go for blowouts can save with Drybar's package deals, the aptly named "bar tabs." Enjoy your favorite rom-com on the bar's flat-screen TVs; each station is also equipped with iPhone chargers, and you can book an appointment online 24/7.

Related: A Step-By-Step Tutorial For The Everyday Blow Dry
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Miss Jessie's Salon
For our curly haired girls, this full-service salon — complete with Miss Jessie’s Curl Bar — is a necessary stop on your travel itinerary. The salon is the perfect antidote to stick-straight styling; the team at Miss Jessie’s specializes in embracing your natural curls and texture, so you leave looking fierce and feeling confident.

With a variety of deep-conditioning treatments and the salon's own line of hair care products (specifically formulated for bouncy, vibrant waves), visit the proven experts in curls to make sure your mane is runway-ready.
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Sally Hershberger Downtown
Winner of Allure’s Best Blowout every year since 2011, Matt Fugate of Sally Hershberger Salon is well worth the splurge! In the heart of the meatpacking district, this salon is the definition of cool-girl city chic. For $100, this Mane Master — who regularly styles Karlie Kloss, Blake Lively, and Claire Danes — will transform your tired, limp locks into a bombshell blowout that will last for days.

Fugate is worth every penny, and his take on the classic blowout will make you feel like a bona fide celebrity, too. “Most of my styling technique is a mindset of quality over quantity. Everything I do has a purpose. Also personalization. I try not to curl just to curl; I like to add wave where I want to bring out someone’s features — like the eyes, dimples, or open up the collarbone.”

If you aren’t heading to NYC anytime soon, check out Matt’s best tips and tricks to master the perfect blowout at home.
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For those of you looking to dramatically transform your look in an instant, RPZL offers a glamorous blowout bar that specializes in extensions. Whether you want to amplify your look temporarily for the week, or you’re interested in adding permanent length with a top-secret, high-quality Hair House (we’re not kidding), all extensions at RPZL are blended especially for you during your consultation.

Party favors include a goodie bag with instructions on how to care for your added length and extra hair to take with you in a silver tote. With every option, from clip-ins to a peek-a-boo pop of color to a full set, this salon is sure to go above and beyond your expectations for blown-out, princess-perfect locks.

Hair Hack: Save your hair! RPZL offers free extension applications anytime you come back in for a blowout.

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