I am not a beauty blogger and I don’t claim to be. My morning routine is very simple. I can take a shower, get dressed, do my makeup and blow dry my hair in 30 minutes! I can accomplish this only because I wear very little makeup and I never style my hair. I just get it dry enough so that it is presentable. Although, I do dream of walking out the door everyday with beautiful curls or beach waves!
I found the perfect solution to this dream at the Dry Bar in Scottsdale! Whether you just need a pick me up pamper session, your hair perfectly coiffed for a wedding or you have a blind date and want to knock his socks off, the Dry Bar has a hairstyle for that.
When you walk in you are immediately greeted and asked if you would like something to drink. I just asked for water and I was surprised to find out I could choose between cucumber or citrus water. I know pretty fancy, right? Well, I went for the citrus water and it was delish! Everything is so clean and bright. I love all of the white with yellow accents. All of the styling tools are a nice bright yellow.
How cute is this chandelier? I found it hanging in the private room that can be used for things such as a bridal party or a girls day out. There is just enough room to keep it cozy so that can some major girl talk can happen without disturbing the guests in the main part of the salon. That is only of you decide not to watch the chick flick that they have playing on the televisions.
Next, I was brought back to get my hair shampooed. When I get my hair cut, I hate the sinks where they shampoo your hair. They dig into your neck and it is not an enjoyable experience in the least. At the Dry Bar, they have very advanced “technology” when it comes to shampoo sinks. The sink actually tips so that you can adjust how far you lean back and it reduces the pressure on your neck. A towel was also put around my neck so the with that combination, I was able to relax while my stylist Avery shampooed, conditioned and massaged my scalp.
When you get back to your super comfy chair, be sure to take a gander at the look book and the menu. All of the blowouts are $40 and they have something for everyone. You can add some extras like a cool braid to your blowout for $10 or Hair Shots (Nourishing hair treatment) for $20. I went with the Mai Tai. My hair is really straight and long so I was pretty excited to see if Avery could get some body and waves in my hair. The actual blow out took about 20 minutes. Like I said, my hair is pretty long and can take a while to get completely dry. When it was time for the curling iron Avery sprayed my hair with a little bit of hair spray. I was surprised that the smell was so good. It did not have an alcohol smell like so many products. All of the styling products can be purchased at the Dry Bar or you can also pick them up at Sephora!
Now, I did not get a before picture but believe me. My hair is super straight every day.
Here is the big reveal….
Avery told me the curls should last a few days. I let her know that I wash my hair everyday, religiously! My scalp gets itchy if I don’t so I didn’t see my curls lasting to the next day. She told me to just use some dry shampoo on my roots and use my fingers to gently comb my hair. I was so skeptical but decided to give it a try. The next morning I hopped in the shower, protecting my hair in a shower cap and skipped the shampoo step. I followed Avery’s instructions and was so surprised that I still had some waves going on!
Here is my hair on day two:
My hair was definitely not as curly as day one but I was pretty impressed with my day two waves. These waves lasted the rest of the day but I was not going to try for day three. Some women can go days without shampooing but I am not one of them. I wish I was because it would save me so much time!
Be sure to checkout the Dry Bar if you need your hair styled for a fun occasion or you just want a little “me time.” They have two locations in Arizona:
- Biltmore – 32nd street and Camelback
- Scottsdale Quarter – Scottsdale and Greenway
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for the Dry Bar. All opinions are my own.