Founded by professional hairstylist Alli Webb, Drybar is a brand new “blow dry bar” concept created around a very simple idea: No cuts. No color. Just blowouts.
Drybar hasn’t opened any locations outside of the USA yet, but they’ve made it so that you can achieve the same salon-style results at home. All of Drybars tools and products —from shampoos to hair clips— are available for purchase; they’ve also created a DIY video series demonstrating how to create the various blowout styles their bar offers.
Their blow dryer, The Buttercup, is of course the key tool in creating these styles:
I love how light this blow dryer is! I used to never blowout my hair because I found the process exhausting, but the ultralight build of the Buttercup makes styling a breeze — my arm no longer grows tired a quarter of the way through blow drying. The conditioning Nano Beads and NanoIonic minerals are also a big plus for me, as they make my hair less staticky and help protect my long, fine hair from breakage.
Since I have long hair, I pair the Buttercup with the Full Pint Ceramic Round Brush:
Working with the Buttercup’s 1875 watt motor, this perforated barrel brush gets my hair dry in no time! I’m able to style my hair in 15 minutes flat when using this duo.
Last but not least, styling products are key in creating the perfect blowout. I prep my hair with the Happy Hour Blowout Shampoo and Weightless Conditioner to remove product buildup and condition my hair without weighing it down. This step is vital, as dirty, oily hair never blows out well and the style won’t last as long.
Before I begin styling, I run the Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Frizz Fighter through my ends to avoid heat damage and keep the ends looking polished. All of Drybar’s styling products smell phenomenal, but their Hot Toddy is particularly delicious and my favourite of the bunch!For flexible, long-lasting volume, I comb the Southern Belle Volumizing Mousse through my hair from root-to-tip. Though recommended, I find I don’t need to use hairspray in addition to this product — the formula is able to hold my style all day without the extra help.
To finish off the look, I use a dime-sized amount of The Chaser Shine Pomade to add definition and shine, and tame flyaways (I also find it helps combat static during the winter months).
“Our philosophy is simple: Focus on one thing and be the best at it. For us that’s blowouts. We’ve created these products and tools with that same goal in mind. To achieve and maintain the perfect blowout.”
Drybar has certainly stood by their philosophy — thanks to their quality tools and products, my hair has never looked or smelt better!
Buttercup Blow Dryer, $190.00 CAD. Full Pint Medium Round Brush, $40.00 CAD. Happy Hour Blowout Shampoo, $23.00 (8.5 oz) – $57.00 (33.8 oz) CAD. Happy Hour Weightless Conditioner, $23.00 (8.5 oz) – $57.00 (33.8 oz) CAD. Hot Toddy Heat Protector Frizz Fighter, $33.00 CAD (3.4 oz). Southern Belle Volumizing Mousse, $25.00 (6.5 oz). The Chaser Shine Pomade, $28.00 (3.4oz). Available in stores or online.
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