Have you been wondering what an experience at the Blowout Bar is like? Well, to help you out with these questions you may have, I spent a day receiving all the services the new addition has to offer.
When I walked in, I was blown away by the beauty and design of the studio. The gorgeous tile by the washing station, the beautiful balance of mirrors, and the natural lighting are just a few of the details that stood out to me.A very friendly stylist greeted me at the door and led me to my stylist’s station. Each station was clean and sleek. The black metal trim mirrors look modern and extend very high, connecting to the exposed ceiling. The studio has an open and elegant look. The primary color scheme is black and white, with pops of color throughout. There are places to hang your purse and belongings at each station, along with plant accents. The chairs are also very comfortable while contributing to the sleek and modern look.
My stylist, Ella, greeted me immediately and did a great job explaining the services the studio has to offer. I told her I wanted to go through the entire process of a Classic Blowout. Several steps in this service make this style different from a typical rough dry and style after a color appointment.
Ella brought me to the washing station so my hair would be clean and free of any product buildup to make the style last, starting step one. She used a Kevin Murphy Scalp Scrub first. This scalp scrub has exfoliating beads that deeply exfoliate the scalp and remove any built-up product or dry skin. I typically have a dryer scalp, so this add-on was great for my hair. Ask your stylist if this scrub would benefit your scalp health before a service.
Next, Ella shampooed my hair. She used the Kevin Murphy Detox Shampoo, which is the shampoo that will be used on all clients’ hair before a blowout. This product does a great job of removing any excess buildup on the scalp and hair follicle, which is needed before this service. If a client expresses different hair needs, other shampoos can be used to accommodate such requirements. Typically, the stylist will double shampoo before a blowout service to ensure the hair is clean.
Depending on whether the client has dry hair or wants more volume, multiple shampoos can be utilized during this service. The stylist is there to address your hair needs and will address those needs throughout the appointment with certain products. Another add-on that is available during the service is a massage. When booking, clients can add a five-minute massage to any blowout service. If you want a more extended massage, which I totally understand they are amazing, you can add more time. My hair is dark, so we did not utilize the blonde treatment on my hair. However, if you are a blonde-haired beauty, a toning service is available to add to a blowout. The blonde treatment is excellent for clients who need a touch-up but don’t want to book a coloring service.
After the hair-washing phase, I was directed back to the station to start step two. From here, Ella looked at my hair to decide what my hair needs were and what products would fit. My hair is long and heavy, and I have a dry scalp. Therefore, I need some volume throughout without weighing it down. To achieve these needs, Ella went in with EverBounce by Kevin Murphy. This product gives the hair hold and will allow the hairstyle to last. She also went in with EverLift on the root area for some extra volume. EverLift was featured on the blog last week, so for more information on that product, feel free to check it out! Both products were sprayed on wet hair before starting the blow dry. Ella also made sure she brushed the product through my hair before starting a rough blow dry.
Before starting the sectioning, Ella ensured to rough dry my hair to get any excess water out. This is step three. The stylist will ensure that all the excess moisture is out of the hair and then move into step four.
Step four is sectioning. When sectioning the hair for a blowout, the starting point will be at the front of the head. Starting at the front of the head will allow the front pieces to be set longer, resulting in a long-lasting style. Once the round brush gets the strand of hair hot enough, the hair is wrapped around a roller. Besides the front pieces of hair, the sections are very intentional. The sections are what set apart the blowout from a rough dry with a typical style. The round brush gets hot from the hair dryer, allowing the hair to hold the volume and style longer. After the round brush gets the piece of hair at the right temperature and body, the stylist will pin the hair up close to the scalp to ensure maximum hold. Pinning the hair close to the head will allow the style to hold for four to seven days.
After the pins and rollers are removed, my hair retained beautiful volume and shape. During my appointment, I asked Ella to add soft curls to my hair since I had a wedding and wanted some curls for that event. She put some soft curls in my hair, and I was pleasantly surprised with the volume. My hair is typically very flat, and I don’t usually style my hair as my hair is naturally straight. However, my hair was super soft and voluminous. I was pleasantly surprised with how voluminous my hair looked.
I had a fantastic experience at No Label Studio and their new Blowout Bar. I highly recommend experiencing the Blowout Bar for yourself; book an appointment today!
Tried, True & Trending Product of the Week:
Kevin Murphy Bedroom Hair Texturizing Spray
This product is the key to providing beautiful texture during a styling service. It’s formulated with ginger root to increase the elasticity of the hair while also allowing the hair to be flexible and have the right amount of separation and movement. This product should be used as a finishing spray after styling, and is available for purchase at No Label Studio!