The Heavens smiled upon Dallas the day that the Los Angeles-based Drybar finally landed on Oak Lawn Avenue. The salon has been receiving rave reviews from Vanity Fair, People and The New York Times (just to name a few) since it first swept through California like wildfire. It’s easy to see why: it’s literally “Girl Heaven”*.
The impeccably designed white and yellow salon geared solely towards blow-outs is chic and feminine. Guests are ushered to a station complete with iPhone charger, purse hook and a front row seat to the movie playing throughout the salon (always something approved of in “Girl Heaven” such as Mean Girls or Moulin Rouge). After being offered complimentary wine or champagne, guests are encouraged to “pick your poison”: a menu of Cosmopolitans, Mai Tais, Straight Ups, Manhattans and Southern Comforts (hairstyles, not cocktails) are all available for only $35.
I went to the Drybar for the first time last weekend (after receiving many shocks and awes that I had not yet made a trip) and I will forever be looking for excuses to go back to that intoxicating place. I chose a Manhattan (sleek and smooth) so I could pretend I was a super-stylish SOHO hipster (you know the kind), if only for the night. My stylist was adorable, my hair looked fabulous, the magazines taught me a lot about sculpting my abs and it all happened so quickly and effortlessly that I wasn’t ready to leave when my hair was finished. I wanted to stay in this little corner of “Girl Heaven” for just a moment longer.
The Drybar makes booking appointments incredibly simple. You can reserve your spot online or use the Drybar app for your iPhone or iPad. We’ve got Halloween and holidays coming up ladies, no bad hair days allowed.
*Girl Heaven: a final place of rest for 20 somethings where there are separate stations that cater to all nail-polish, food and hair dreams. The Dry Bar (a free version) fulfills any hair desires in “Girl Heaven”. Free Sprinkles Cupcakes (all red velvet) would be located next to it.