The One Way To Guarantee Perfect Hair In The Summer
Sure, summer is the season of sunshine, but it also happens to be the season of humidity. Along with pool parties and outdoor barbecues comes the threat of frizz and grease sure to wreak havoc on your hair. But fret not: A blowout from any of these salon hot spots is almost guaranteed to withstand the elements. Here, the editor-approved services that’ll have your mane looking fresh as can be no matter what kind of fun you get into.
Where: New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Westchester, NY
Cost: $50 in NYC (varies by location)
Look: From the straight and sleek "Ali" to the ultra-popular, undone "Stevie," DreamDry's blowouts look exactly like they do on the site and easily last two days or more. Our EIC Rachel Zoe co-founded the salon, so no surprise it's our go-to destination for all seasons.
Where: Los Angeles, Miami, New York City
Cost: Starts at $50
Look: Well-known for its color services, IGK delivers blowouts that are just the right amount of edgy and tousled, but bonus points go to its in-house product line, from styling primers to anti-frizz sprays. (Our current favorites include the new Low Key Cleansing Walnut Scalp Scrub and Expensive Amla Oil Hi-Shine Topcoat.)
Oscar Blandi Salon
Where: New York City
Cost: Call for pricing
Look: Oscar Blandi is a celeb favorite for a reason: Stylists not only pay attention to your face shape and bone structure to achieve the ideal look but also teach you what and how to use certain products to re-create the style.
Where: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville
Cost: 1 blowout, $35; 3 blowouts, $99; 5 blowouts, $145; unlimited blowouts, $159
Look: Prête operates unlike a traditional salon, working with a top roster of salons to provide clients with on-demand blowouts. It also expects to roll out to 10 major cities this year, with Chicago being the first to enjoy its whenever-wherever services.
Sharon Dorram Color At Sally Hershberger
Where: New York City
Cost: Call or email for pricing
Look: Every service booked at Sharon Dorram Color comes with the iconic Sally name, but the real treat happens when you find yourself walking Manhattan's crowded streets the following day with your style still perfectly intact. Even for fine hair, blowouts can last up to three days—an impossible feat for some of the most reputable salons.
Where: West Hollywood, DTLA, San Francisco, New York City
Cost: Starts at $80
Look: Salon Benjamin is popular for fresh, unique styles tailored to each client, and each comes with unbelievable volume and texture that requires little to no styling effort the next day to extend your blowout's life.
Warren Tricomi Salon
Where: New York City; Greenwich, Connecticut; East Hampton, New York
Cost: $65 in NYC (varies by location)
Look: The ultra-quick service with impeccable attention to detail at Warren Tricomi makes this salon one of the most professional establishments we've patronized—with some customers reporting blowouts that last a whole week.