You may have noticed the blowout trend is actually not a trend at all. Blowouts have quickly become a beauty staple and necessity for today’s modern woman. Having access to a blowout salon that specializes primarily in the art of styling not only makes life easier and more manageable, but also saves an incredible amount of time and energy. You may have also noticed that your full service salon, the one you frequent for your cut and color appointments, is now offering blowouts as a service. So where do you go? Is one better than the other? Decisions, decisions! Luckily for you I’ve broken down the differences and taken the hard part of choosing away!
Seasoned stylists and hairdressers will all tell you, it takes years of practice and training to perfect a fabulous blowout. Here is the best and most important thing to know about blowout salons: their stylists are trained specifically in blowouts and most often times, their blowout education is an ongoing, continuous aspect of their employment. To add to that, most blowout salons will not even hire a stylist if he or she does not already possess the fundamental and basic skills of blowdrying and round brushing hair. Everything from tools and products to sectioning the hair to the temperature of the blowdryer to the size and type of brush is of the utmost importance when it comes to blowouts. Now, do stylists at full service salons receive training? Yes. However, not typically in styling. Why? Coloring and cutting are the true moneymakers in a full service salon. As a result, salon owners spend the most time, energy and money in educating their stylists to effectively execute and deliver in those areas. Of course a stylist at a full service salon can get your hair dry and throw a few curls in. But can they deliver a voluminous, smoothed out style that lasts for days? Maybe, maybe not.
Think about it, would you go to a stylist who specializes in men’s haircutting for your balayage color appointment simply because they are licensed to do so? Probably not. You would more than likely seek out someone who specializes in balayage color applications! The same mentality should be applied when deciding who to see for your blowouts! I don’t know about you, but I’d rather spend my money on a specialist knowing full well that the result is going to be spectacular. After all, you’re paying for it! Plus blowout salons usually have a different vibe than that of their full service counterparts. Blowout salons are where clients come to relax or have fun with friends. The atmosphere is always inviting and there is never any odor from hair chemicals and color because it simply isn’t there. Moral of the story: Seek out your local blowout salon and find a blowout babe stylist who will do magical things to your hair! Trust me on this one, you will be so happy you did!