What is a Blowout?

Though this styling technique has been around a while, I still have a lot of people come in and ask “What is a blowout?” Here’s our take on it.

A blowout is a transformative experience that will allow you to confidently put your best foot forward in any situation. Better yet, a blowout can last up to 5 days, so you can keep wowing the world day after day.

More technically, a blowout is a styling technique that consists of blow drying your hair, while styling it using a round brush. This gives the hair polish and a style that lasts.

At Blowout Studio, a blowout is done using only a brush and a hair dryer.

Blowout Studio’s expert stylists use this technique to add shape and body to your hair as it dries and sets. Training our stylists in this technique ensures that a Blowout Studio blowout can be done without hot tools, and can maintain its appearance for days. This method is used to achieve many different looks, including straight and flowing, a perfectly smooth and shaped bob, big curls, small curls, fun beachy waves, just about anything you can imagine.

There’s some cool science behind why this technique works so well that involves the hydrogen bonds in your hair, and how they react when your hair is wet, and re-form as we dry it. This is why our blowouts can last up to 5 days (depending on hair type). We are naturally, and safely re-forming your hair without using harsh chemicals.

What To Expect When Getting A Blowout

The Procedure & Tools

Prior to receiving your blowout at Blowout Studio, you’ll have a brief consultation with your stylist about the style you desire, and then you’ll be treated to a relaxing shampoo that gets your hair clean, and ready for styling.

After the shampoo, you’ll return to your chair where the stylist will take anywhere from 30 mins to an hour or more (depending on hair length, thickness, texture, etc) to craft your hair into your desired style.

At Blowout Studio, a blowout is done using only a brush and a hair dryer.

We emphasize this point because we believe it’s an important distinction. Any stylist can simply dry your hair, and then use hot tools to get a look, but few have the skill to due to a proper blowout that finishes drying with a set style. This technique, which our owner, Jes, learned from elite stylists in NYC, is derived from the French technique known as “le brushing.” It is something that can be taught fairly quickly but can take a lifetime to truly master. All of our stylists are thoroughly trained in this technique.

Once your blowout is complete, additional styling tools may be used once the hair is dry for certain hair types, or for specific styles. We achieve these styles using curling irons, flat irons, hot rollers, etc.

The Products

The products used in this process start with a good shampoo & conditioner to ensure your hair is clean & healthy prior to starting. This gives our stylists a blank canvas to work with. We use amika hair products, which are paraben and sulfate-free, as well as cruelty-free. Vegan options are also available.

We then apply a blow dry spray or heat protectant spray to protect your hair from the heat of the hair dryer. Depending on your hair’s texture, we may also add additional products like a good hair cream or serum. Finally, we might finish off with one of amika’s hair sprays to hold the look depending on what you’re up to that day, and how much hold you need.

We’ll always ask if you want product in your hair. Some people prefer a product-free blowout and that’s okay! We can still get your hair looking great without them.

Okay Then, What’s a Blow Dry Bar?

A blow dry bar is a place like Blowout Studio that focuses on styling and caring for hair. Some may have additional services like makeup, or waxing, but they don’t offer haircuts or color.