The Magical Blow Out— Secrets to Great, Fall Hair in NYC

You’ve just come back from a trip to the salon— a color, a cut maybe— and your hair is look fantastic. You sleep on it, you wake up, it just doesn’t look the same. If you’ve ever tried to keep salon hair looking great for days on end, you know the drill. If only there was a way to maintain that marvelous ‘do for longer than 12 hours— but there is!

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Enter the blow dry bar. Those magical spaces that offer just that— blow outs, nothing else. Well, maybe a fun style like a braid or sleek pony if you’re lucky. There currently exist three great places to NYC to craft the perfect coif and a few other styles this fall.

It’s the blow dry bar with the sweet yellow branding that’s sweeping the nation. Inside Drybar, with five locations in NYC, you’ll find great hair— no cuts, no color, just blow outs. With fun cocktail-inspired styles like the sleek and smooth Manhattan and the loose curl of the Cosmo, you can actually afford to indulge in a blow out a time or twelve as all ‘dos run the flat fee of $40. Sit down in one of these elegant salons and enjoy a wash and blow out at a price you can smile about and leave with bouncy hair that lasts for days. No really, it actually lasts.

NYC locations include: Flatiron, Midtown, Murray Hill, TriBeCa and Upper East Side. And when it’s time to go, pick up some of their deliciously branded products, like the Buttercup hairdryer, to go!

From celebrity stylist turned designer Rachel Zoe and Robin Moraetes, this salon offers a blowout with the same $40 price tag, as well as braids, ponytails, and pinup styles. Whether you’re into a bombshell style with flowing, loose curls or a sleek, straight style, you’ll leave feeling as glamourous as the salon you walked into. And on time too. DreamDry offers express styles to get you from zero to fabulous in a short time so you can rock that boardroom.

NYC locations include: Flatiron and Columbus Circle.

John Barrett Ponytail Bar
Yes, you read that correctly. A bar dedicated to the tried and true hairstyle, the ponytail. Located at the John Barrett Salon in NYC, you can pop in for a pony party for just $50, or toss in a wash, blow dry, and pony from $125. Headed to the office? No problem, opt for a low style that means business. Headed out on the town? Great! Try a high pony for a touch of modern, confident flair. There’s a pony for every personality type, from sleek pony to sculpted, to braided, high or low— John Barrett has made it easy to craft the perfect pony inside his Fifth Avenue salon.

Next time you want a great hairstyle that lasts, leave it to the pros. Going to the bar has never been so much fun.


With her finger on the pulse of all things chic, Kaitlyn Kirby is the Founder and Editor in Chief of popular digital lifestyle publications, Mini Magazine and Tulle Magazine. She has also recently begun detailing her must-have fashion and beauty finds on new style destination KATEVIOLET.

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