Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Toronto: Blo Dry Bar

blo me
Sue me, I had to go with the most obvious and most cliched tagline.

Meet Blo.  The concept is cute + bubblegum pink + chic.  According to Canadian fashion mags, it's Toronto's first blowout bar - a walk-in one-stop place that meets all your (glorified) blowdrying needs.  Personally, I got swayed by the fact they explicitly state that you're not cheating on your hairstylist - something I would never do.  I adore my hairguy, he is a hairgod.  It took a little more than a year but I finally decided to give it a go.  Here's what happened.

They say you get a fabulous blow out for about $30 in about 30 minutes.
But really you get a good blow out for about $45 in about 40 minutes.
  • I'm okay with the fact it took longer, but $37.29 is the bottom line. Now add tip.
  • A simple shampoo and rinse minus a scalp massage. 
  • I didn't get final product or finishing touch.
  • They have several different styles to choose from, including updos.  
  • It was fun. 
  • My hair looked good. 

The final word, however, is that I think it's too expensive and not as refined as it could be.  No frills may be the way to go than blo.


  1. i was wondering what hair dresser you went to? i've been looking for someone who can give me a good haircut

    1. Hello Anonymous...I actually don't get my hair cut in Toronto. I go to PURE Salon in Montreal...it's worth the 1 hour flight/4 hour train/5 hour drive...in Toronto, I've seen great cuts come out of Salon de Elephant - http://www.salondeelephant.com/. I have a long list of places I would AVOID, including Industry and Toni + Guy, especially the latter because they do NOT know what they're doing nor do they listen to direction. But that's just IMO.


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