Beauty Review: San Francisco's Drybar

Above: Several images of Drybar, a blow dry salon, and a photo of The Penny Rose founder Christa Martin after receiving a blow out (she has naturally curly hair).

As a curly haired girl, I spend a lot of time thinking up various concotions of hair products to fight frizz and sculpt my locks. Every once in a while I take a break from it all and get a blow out where I get to live like the other half (straight haired girls) do. Usually, a blow out is pricey, but at Drybar in San Francisco (as well as in various locations around the country including Los Angeles and New York) it's $40. With the blow out beauty salon idea all the rage right now, I had to see what the allure was. So, I booked an appointment at the San Francisco location in the charming neighborhood of Lower Pacific Heights.

I walked into the pristine location (stylish white décor abounds) and even though I was a few minutes early, the receptionist ushered me to a chair and the process began. My stylist chatted with me and showed me a portfolio of blow out options. I chose the "Straight Up," which is a popular blow out choice—straight with a bit of body. The stylist washed my hair, added some conditioner to the ends, put on Hot Toddy (a heat protector), and I was done and at the cash register in about 35 minutes. (See the photo above of my hair.) 

This is a hair treat for a busy girl-on-the-go. There are no frills, just wash, condition, excellent blowdry, and you're out the door. I can't recommend it enough. 

Drybar is located at 1908 Filmore Street, San Francisco, www.thedrybar.com.