Monday

How Drybar Made Me the Best Dressed Guest at My Best Friend's Wedding

Getting ready for my best friend (and former college roomie) Julie’s wedding at the Plaza meant pulling out all the stops.  I already snapped up a new BCBGMAXAZRIA color block pleated gown, broke out my precious red soled pumps and unlocked the glammy-glam jewels (diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right?), but I knew Julie was having a lot of guests that I haven’t seen since college, so I had to really dress to impress. 

This seriously high-intensity affair meant I needed an equally high wattage hairstyle with staying power to keep me dazzling the entire night.  Naturally, I turned to my favorite hair helper, Drybar.  In a partnership with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, they are offering the Old Fashioned, a tribute from the tresses to one of the most glamorous screen sirens of all time, Marilyn Monroe.  This limited-edition style (available through August) was just the old school style ticket to transport me back in time to wow my college crew.
Check out this super cute video they created in honor of the new ‘do! 

I whirled into Drybar's Flatiron location (4 West 16th Street) looking like a schlepper with my hair ravaged from a sweat session with my trainer.  This did not faze my stylist, Lisa, who instantly helped me decompress by offering me a glass of bubbly (Don’t mind if I do!).  

Extreme Clean
Lisa escorted me to the back to get washed - let me clarify, by washed I mean a relaxing head massage that left me zoned out to the point where I had to wipe some drool off my mouth (– I kid, I kid).  Afterward, she sat me down at her clean, white workspace and began the transformation.  

Start with the Part
Donned in an adorable buttercup-colored apron, Lisa separated my soaked strands into a deep side part to prep for the drama.

Fly-by Dry
Lisa gave me a fast blow out to calm my cowlick, and then texturized my locks with dry shampoo and Moroccan Oil hair spray.

Divide and Conquer
Talk about TLC, Lisa spent over an hour splitting my hairs into small sections for maximum "s" formation.  Then, she spritzed them with hair spray, and wrapped each of the chunks around a 1" curling iron barrel and pinned the curls into place.  Eventually, we needed to call in some backup buttercups, so at one point I had two technicians taming my tresses (in half the time!).

Science of the Swoop
After the curls set, my fairy godmothers brushed out the tight curls into a sleek, sexy "s" shape.
  
This masterpiece was a labor of love, but I was thrilled with my bombshell blowout:

To book a blowout or for more information visit: www.thedrybar.com


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