Thursday, January 31, 2013

Blow+Bar = Glam hair + wine

Need some ideas for a girls' night out this Valentine's Day?  Or maybe you need a short pampering session away from the family-overdosage over the Chinese New Year holiday.

Singapore has its first salon dedicated to hair blowouts. The concept is already popular in cities such as Los Angeles, New York and London. Startout a girls’ night out with a hairwash, blowout and a few glasses of vino. Blow+Bar is ideal for a happy hour weekday sesh, pre-weekend outings, or events like bridal showers or really, anything you need some glamming up for.  I was invited for a complimentary blowout last month--how could I say no?

Founders Diana Goh and Ashley Soh found a cozy spot along Rodyk Street for their salon setup. Save for the mirrors and the sinks in the back, at first glance, the salon looks more like a minimalistic modern looking bar for coffee or wine. Diana and Ashley want their visitors here not just for the dolling-up, but for the fun socializing experience too (this is where the wine and cocktails come in).

Both Diana and Ashley come from a beauty background, having worked with two of some of the best beauty brands out there: SK-II and L’Oreal. Especially after Ashley’s years of experience at L’Oreal, she brings her knowledge and appreciation of good hair maintenance to the salon. All hair treatments use the best of Kerastase and L’Oreal products for every mane that is under Blow+Bar’s care. Basic blowouts (includes a wash and most excellent massage), ranges from $35-48. Other services include hair repair treatments, manicures or full scalp rituals are also available as add ons. Blow+Bar also offers trims, perms, and hair coloring.

And don’t worry about the lack of socializing if you are flying solo for your appointment at Blow+Bar. The stylists are ever so friendly and are up for lending advice from your hair troubles to your dating woes.

Robertson Quay, 7 Rodyk Street
#01-32 Watermark
Tel: +65 6238-7338


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