We’re firm believers that a killer blow-dry can be life changing. Is that little dramatic? Absolutely. But there’s just something about that fresh hair feeling when you leave a salon… An added little pep in your step that has you singing ‘I whip my hair back and forth’ whilst your locks are as shiny and smooth as ever.
No matter how handy you are with hair dryers, curling tongs and/or straightening irons, we’ve conceded that it’s just simply impossible to mimic the blow-dry of a professional, which is exactly why we’ve scoured Sydney for the best of the best blow-dries… Birthday lunches, engagement parties, first dates and Monday morning boardroom meetings, we’re ready for you (truth be told, we’re probably not. But we promise our hair will look amazing).
Blow Bar Co
No cuts, no colour, just blow-dries—and the ultimate girl-date on a silver platter. Blow Bar Co is setting a new standard amongst blowdries in Sydney. Whether you fancy having a blow dry accompanied by French champagne or a glass of rosé, this uber sleek new salon has got you covered whether you’re after tousled tresses or super sleek locks (their menu also complete with olives and antipasto platters).
No list of Sydney salons would be complete without a honourable mention of Valonz. Tucked away in Paddington and frequented by everyone from A-list celebs pre special events through to Sydney’s most glamorous, you can be sure you’re in good hands when you visit Valonz. Valonz are masters in the modern blow-dry, from loose tousled waves to rich-girl hair bends to blow-drying textured bobs to perfection.
Ladies of the lower-north shore rejoice. Luc Espace in Chatswood, an Aveda lifestyle salon, prides themselves on taking each client on a sensory journey each visit. Expect a stress-relieving scalp, shoulder and hand massage prior having your hair washed (um, amazing) whilst you sip your choice of loose-leaf tea. And as for their blowdries? Well, thanks to Aveda’s all natural nourishing products and the magic hands of Luc Espace’s senior stylists, you can expect one of the sleekest, smoothest, longest-lasting blowdries you’ve ever had. Perfect for special events or busy weeks ahead.
An Eastern suburbs institution. Joh Bailey Double Bay has been behind the crowning glory of Sydney socialites for years. Step into the exclusive glossy monochrome salon accented with chandeliers and Tiffany blue doors and brace yourself for selfie-worthy tresses. They open their doors at 7AM, so you can even squeeze in a pre work or breakfast-date blow dry. Winning.
As pioneers of blow dry bars here in Sydney, one thing is for sure, the team at Blowdry Boutique simply won’t let a client leave their salon if their hair is not on point! Highly sought after for consistently delivering the glossiest, bounciest blow dries, it’s no wonder that the super sleek Blowdry Boutique is quite literally buzzing from open to close, seven days a week. You’ll also never be set back more than $45, no matter your hair length.
Fancy having your hair dried and styled to perfect by a Ferrari? Nope, not a typo, District Salon in Surry Hills is one of the first salons in the country to use BaBylissPRO’s Rapido hairdryers, which have an engine, designed by Ferrari. Seriously. Expect quicker drying time and less noise whilst you immerse yourself in the achingly cool New York loft-style surrounds of District.
Whilst the team at Bixie are experts in all things colour, they sure know how to nail a lust worthy blow-dry. They also offer a range of blow dry add-ons to give your hair extra wow factor, from shine treatments to achieving dishevelled waves with only brushes (leave it to the professionals, ladies). Each blow-dry service at Bixie comes complete with complimentary French champagne and chocolate truffles at the basin. We’re sold. Next available appointment?
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