Blo Blow Dry Bar now in Manila
I've been wishing for a real, professional blow dry bar in the Fort area for some time now. I've only read about the bars in Pasig but they're just too far for me. Yes, hair salons offer blow dries but the ones I like are in awkward pockets of Makati. The only reason I would get a pro blow is if I'm going to an important event, and these events are usually in Rockwell or The Fort area.
So you can imagine my excitement when I saw the "Coming Soon" sign of Blo Blow Dry Bar in Serendra late last year! It just opened last week. I was also v.v. happy to find out that there's already another branch in Powerplant. Double yay!
But wait, what is Blo Dry Bar? It's actually the first to market the no cuts, no color concept in North America. It specializes in blow drying alone. From what I've seen in my visit, they only use reputable hair products and tools to achieve that perfect coif! The attendants are well-trained and pleasant. The interiors are in hot pink and white with a feminine minimalist feel.
Reception area in Serendra branch
The procedure is fairly straightforward: the attendant will shampoo your hair, then she'll hand you a menu of services. Blo has seven styles you can choose from, but don't worry, these are all customizeable according to your taste. Looser curls? Higher bouffant? Just tell them and they will accommodate.
Pick one and have fun
The famous L'Oreal Elnett and Tri Design styling products
I loved the experience there. :) Compared to my last blow dry (Bench Fix, where the attendant fried my hair straight and I paid P400 anyway), this is soooo luxe! My fine hair wasn't pulled and damaged by too much heat, and the style stayed on for like six hours. Then it looked even better the next day.
I requested for Holly Would but since I was late for my thing, I told the hair cadet (that's what Blo staff are called) to not curl my hair anymore. I was there for about 30 minutes.
Voila! This volumized more in the next couple of hours
What it looked like the next day. Yup, didn't wash my hair. It didn't smell or feel greasy, even though it was so hot and humid the day before.
I was a little deflated to find out that one session is P500 but when I've given it some time to sink in I realized that it's not such a painful price to pay. Think of it this way: if you're going to a prom, graduation, even a wedding, you would want your hair to be absolutely perfect. You can hunt for a hairstylist who will come highly recommended, but who can you really trust to deliver? The really good ones will cost you anyway. You can save yourself the stress, go to Blo, and know you're in good hands. In that case, P500 ain't gonna seem so bad!
As for me, I go to a lot of events as part of my work. I would prefer to style my hair but now that it's considerably longer, I just don't have the time and energy to do it myself. Besides, it's not like I do a great job in the first place! I'd rather just pay someone else to do it so I won't have to worry about botching it or having the style fall apart in the middle of the day.
There are some engagements that I would pay a P500 blow dry for, especially if the event is one of my own, so I intend to make Blo would be my go-to place for those kind of days. :) Great place. I shall definitely visit again!
Will you go for a P500 blow dry? Why or why not? Who styles your hair?
Opens at 7am
Blo Rockwell Bar
Stall #019 P1 Level
Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center Makati City, Philippines
+63 917 6-BloDry (256379) firstname.lastname@example.org
Blo Serendra Bar
2-C01A 2nd Floor
Serendra, Fort Bonifacio Global City Taguig, Philippines
+63 917 6-BloDry (256379) email@example.com