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Your guide to blow dry bars in Charlotte — with blowouts starting at $39

Photo by @thedrybar on Instagram; styling by @missdi_234
Photo by @thedrybar on Instagram; styling by @missdi_234

Whether it be for a fancy event or a way to up your hair game, blowouts are super popular in Charlotte. What does a blowout mean exactly? Basically a stylist washes your hair, then dries and styles it, without using a curling iron or flat iron. The results are simply fantastic.

Here’s where you can get a blowout in the Queen City — starting at $39.

The Daily Details Beauty Bar

550 S Tryon St., #110 – Uptown

5231 Piper Station Dr., Suite 200 – Ballantyne

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Sisters and co-founders Nicole Vieira and Kiri Longa opened The Daily Details first in Uptown in 2016, and then their second location in Ballantyne a year later. The salon focuses on four service lines: nails, facial waxing, hair blowouts and make-up application.

Price: $40+

Blowout styles: The Connoisseur (high bun), The 9-5 (natural blowout), The Maverick (fishtail braid), The Showstopper (big volume), The Closer (sleek and smooth), The Gypsy (beach waves) and The Carefree (tousled ponytail)

Other services: Nail services, $5-$65, wax services, $10-$35, makeup services, $12-$60, massage services, $25-$45

The refresh: You can come back to the salon in 2-4 days to get a refresh on your curls or straightened look for just $15.


6401 Morrison Blvd. – SouthPark

302 Colonades Way, #206 – Waverly (opening Dec. 7)

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The California-based chain was founded in 2008, and was named one of the top “100 Brilliant Ideas of 2010” by Entrepreneur Magazine. The salon now has more than 100 locations throughout the United States and Canada.

Price: $45+

Blowout styles: Old Fashioned (Hollywood waves), Straight Up (straight, with a little bit of body), Manhattan (sleek and smooth style), Cosmo (loose curls), Mai Tai (effortless, messy, beachy hair), Cosmo Tai (a little Cosmo, a little Mai Tai), Southern Comfort (big hair and volume), Dirty Martini (tousled and textured style).

Other services: A Floater, $10 (a 10-minute scalp massage during your shampoo), add a braid, $10, Bay Breeze hydrating shot, $20 (hydrate dry, weak or color-treated hair), mudslide treatment, $20 (reparative hair mask, floater), Shirley Temple, $32 (for ages 10 and under), uptini, $90 (an updo).

blo Blow Dry Bar

2850 Selwyn Ave. – Myers Park

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Blo Blow Dry Bar claims to be the ‘original’ blow dry bar, now with more than 115 locations across the US, Canada and The Philippines.

Price: $45+

Blowout styles: High Society (a modern twist on your classic bun), Pillow Talk (sultry and tousled curls), Red Carpet (smooth tresses with lots of body), Go Fish (fishtail braid), Holly Would (bouncy curls), Executive Sweet (straight), Hunt Club (a smooth or wavy pony tail)

Other services: Makeup menu, $15-$60+ (full face, lashes and eyes), nail menu (fingers, toes, add-ons), $10-$40, wax menu (facial or body), $10-$70

1890 Blow Dry Bar

14825 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 110

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This Ballantyne salon was named after the year the blow dryer was invented.

Price: $39+

Blowout styles: Basic Blow-Out (straight with body), Big Volume (‘Southern hair’ with lots of volume), Sleek and Smooth (straightened for a very polished look), Loose Curls (a romantic style with loose curls), Messy Beach (a flirty style with a little curl), Classic Up-Do (from classic buns to trendy braids and twists).

Other services: Detangling, $10; braids, $10; half up/half down, $10; hair mask, $10; extended head massage, $10; extension application, $20 (up to 5 pieces); extension application, $30 (more than 5 pieces); bonding treatment, $30; dry styling, $29; makeup application, $65; makeup application with lashes, $75.

GorgeousGlo Beauty Bar

1518 E. Third St., Suite 100Myers Park

4727 Sharon Rd., Suite 2iSouthPark

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This local beauty bar is committed to helping you find your ‘glo’, both inside and out.

Price: $30+

Blowout styles: The salon prefers if you bring in your inspiration of the hairstyle you’re looking for so they can duplicate it.

Other services: Mini Me Blowout (for younger clients), $30, Xpress Blowout (perfect for the girl on the go), $30, GorgeousGlo Blowout, $39, Blowout + Braid, $49, Blowout Off-Site, $70, Updo Off-Site, $80, Add-Ons, $10-$50, Braid Bar, $30-$49+, Classic Updos, $49-$59, Spray Tans, $20-$450.


9905 Sandy Rock Pl., Suite C – Rea Farms

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Friends and co-workers, Ashley Baxter and Crissie Taylor, are passionate about making women feel pampered through blowouts. The salon opened in August 2018.

Price: $40+

Blowout styles: Myers Park (a little texture with elegant curves), South End (a classic pony with a modern twist), Elizabeth (a true Charlotte classic), NoDa (a mix of tousled waves styled), SouthPark (straightened), Uptown (up-do), South Charlotte (signature blowout).