WHERE TO GET A BLOWOUT
Jon Charles Salon brings the blowout to you with a custom "HairStream" mobile unit. The Hairstream is available for parties, proms, weddings and girls' nights out. $75 per hour/per guest. Minimum of five people. www.joncharlessalon.net.
Haus Salon introduced an in-house blow-dry bar last month and reports that business is booming, because clients are catching on to the trend, loving the price point and spreading the word. $30. 4240 Nicollet Av. S., Minneapolis, 612-827-4287.
Blast Blow Dry Bar is opening two locations later this spring: at the Shops at West End in St. Louis Park and Aloft hotel in downtown Minneapolis. A traveling blow-dry service called Blast Off is part of the business plan, too, and will cater to events such as proms and weddings. $35. Opening soon at 1668 West End Blvd., St. Louis Park, and 930 Washington Av. S., Minneapolis, 1-855-662-5278.
The Wow Bar is coming to the 50th & France shopping district and will boast an all-star team that includes one of the Twin Cities' best known stylists, Jason Deavalon, and beauty industry guru Rick Goldberg, who co-developed Cost Cutters, developed lines for Target and CVS, and has consulted with Aveda. $35. Go to thewowbar.com to get on the mailing list for updates.
Lush Day Spa and Salon began offering a happy hour blow-dry bar last month to cater to busy downtown Minneapolis clients. From 2 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, professional blowouts are available for $25. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended on Thursdays and Fridays. 811 LaSalle Av., Suite 212, Minneapolis, 612-354-2697.* Most salons offer blowouts, but a few in the Twin Cities that are known for being exceptional are: Jon Charles Salon in Wayzata and Uptown, Trés Jolie Salon in Minneapolis and Accolades Salon and Spa in St. Paul.