But something about this trend, which I learn isn’t new to areas of the country, has me questioning why this is big now in a time of uncertainty and high unemployment. What am I talking about? A new trendy business where you go to get your hair styled only. No cutting, no coloring…. just a wash and dry.
These new salons are called Blow dry bars. The average cost is $35. per appointment. The article in states that women (mostly) show up as early as 7 am, with coffee in hand to have their hair washed and styled before work. Some come in before meetings to have their hair done to look their best, or before going out at night. If I were to do this every morning before work and worked 5 days per week that would be $175 per week or $8,750 per year figuring a 2 week vacation each year. I can sure think of a lot better things to spend that kind of money on than my hair. I only spend an average of $20 per week on food, so more than that to have someone wash and dry my hair seems crazy.
Melissa at Beauty and the Feast loves her blow dry bar. Check here to see what she has to say about her experience.
A woman interviewed stated that it saves her time in the morning. Another shared that her hair looks better when done professionally than when she does it herself. Okay, get a cut that works better for your lifestyle?
Don’t get me wrong a special occasion is a wonderful time to have a business like this, I’ve received plenty of calls over the years to do hair for a wedding or reunion. I just can’t see the draw of this on a daily basis.
So here’s my question. If you were/are a professional, would you spend the money daily to have someone wash and style your hair? If not, what would you put the money towards instead?