Need to turn a bad hair day around in an hour or less? The blow-out makes tresses fab in any climate. Concerned about waking up to crunchy and unruly hair? No problem, get a blow-out. Hair need a little TLC? A blow-out should do the trick.
About 15 years ago, the blow-out (or blow-dry) started to take root in major cities across the country. Today, it’s the one service that tops just about all others for its ability to make hair pretty while getting superb salon treatment. We’ve created a fully comprehensive guide to salons throughout Chicago offering style sanctuary through signature blow-out service.
Definition of blow-out/blow-dry service
A professional blow dry service is time dedicated to making your hair reach a certain style potential. The service lasts between 30-55 minutes depending on the issues addressed and desired style. The style lasts longer than 24 hours due to the styling methods and professional products used.
Types of blow-outs
Don’t know what to ask for? Most salons have a signature blow-dry service. There are a few popular blow-outs, including for curly hair, wavy hair, and for straight hair. Most blow-outs last between three-six days. Get to know the salon’s signature service and ask for it by name!
What are you getting when you pay for a blow-out service?
A professional service includes the application of shampoo, conditioner, and other products to address hair texture, weather conditions, or a specified result. You’ll get a finished look, which means you’re ready to greet the world with your hair looking its best. You’ll also get advice on how to best take care of your hair when you’re at home. Ask your stylist questions that will enhance your personal appearance. They’re there to help you achieve your ultimate ‘do.
When does one get a blow-out or blow-dry service?
To prepare for your selfie marathon, or before a wedding, professional presentation, or special occasion. Or if you simply want to explore a new look. They’re especially great for staving off unruly hair from humidity. You can’t control the weather, but you can control how your hair combats it.
Rules of Engagement
- Arrive a bit earlier than your appointment.
- If you have to reschedule, do so at least 24 hours in advance.
- Be polite.
- Have fun or relax. It’s your time.
- Always tip your stylist!
Ready to book your appointment? Check out our comprehensive guide featuring six power salons in Chicago that share everything you’d ever want to know about their signature service.
Sit back, relax, and take it all in!
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CHARLES IFERGAN SALON
Price: Starts at $50
Products Used: Charles Ifergan products.
Length of Service: 30 – 45 Minutes. Wash, blowout, finish (can add curls or waves upon request). We have one blow-out service, if hair is extra thick or curly we extend the time and price. We can also add waves and curls!
Why you’ll love this service: “We are known for our voluminous blow-outs, and most importantly how long they will last you! Once you experience “The Ifergan Touch” you won’t want to go elsewhere!” – Olivia Ifergan, Charles Ifergan Salon
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Wednesday & Friday – Saturday 9pm – 5pm, Thursday 10pm – 7pm
Best contact number: 312-642-4484
NANCY ANGELAIR SALON
Products Used: ORIBE, MILBON, Kevin Murphy. The texture of the hair and desired results will determine what products are used.
Length of Service: 45 Minutes. Cleanse, towel dry, apply the necessary product, pre-dry if necessary, round brush sections starting at the front, and finish with light hairspray if desired.
Why you’ll love this service: “I’m a perfectionist when it comes to styling hair. My blowouts are smooth yet have body and movement. I would have to say, though, what I like most (And I think my clients would agree) is that my blow-outs really last!” -Jessica Davis, Nancy Angelair Salon
Hours of operation: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm
SINE QUA NON SALON
Price: $46 – $66
Products Used: Sine Essentials, R+Co and Bumble and Bumble Customizable for the client, typically 2 – 3.
Length of Service: 30 – 45 minutes.
The stylist will cleanse and condition the hair according to hair type. After a relaxing scalp massage, the stylist applies a primer spray to detangle and moisturize the hair. Next, the stylist typically applies a product to create structure and memory for a lasting blow-out. The hair is then sectioned and blow dried using the best brush for the client’s hair type and desired look. Once the hair is dried, the hairdresser applies a finishing product to seal in the style.
Why you’ll love this service: “We do an amazing customized blow-out tailored to the look each guest desires. We provide these expert styles in our cozy, creative atmospheres, leaving each guest refreshed and renewed.” – Laura Boton, Owner
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Thursday, 9am – 9pm, Friday, 9am – 7pm, Saturday, 8:30am – 4pm
Best contact number: 773-649-0101
SWERVE SALON AND SPA
Price: $36 – $54
Products Used: Redken, Pureology, and IGK.
Length of Service: 45 Minutes.Swerve Blow Out. We schedule all blow drys for 45 minutes and offer hot tools for additional time. We start with a relaxing shampoo and signature scalp massage. Deep conditioning treatments and protein bonders can be added for longer lasting results.
Why you’ll love this service: “I love that all of our stylists are passionate about hair and ensuring our guests leave the salon looking and feeling like a million dollars. We really pride ourselves in listening to our guests and determining the best course of action to accomplish their desired results. We create, and are happy to do so.” – Mallory Schmitt, Stylist
Hours of Operation: Monday – Tuesday, 1pm – 9pm, Wednesday – Thursday, 10am – 9pm, Friday 12pm – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 8pm
Best contact number: 312.255.0255
TWISTED SCISSORS SALON
Price: $30 – $50 depending on length and density of hair
Products Used: Kevin Murphy, R+Co, Unite
Length of Service: 45 Minutes. ASK FOR IT BY NAME: The Twisted Blowout. Depending on the hair length and density, usually 45 minutes to an hour.
Why you’ll love this service: “I love that our stylists have the knowledge and skill to customize the blowout for each client! We don’t just use the same product, technique or tools on every client that walks in the door. We make sure that we’re meeting their individual and unique style needs!” -Katy Skinner, Twisted Scissors Salon
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 11-8, Saturdays 10-5, and Sundays 12-7
Best contact number: (773) 227-1077
SARAYA SALON & SPA
Products Used: Moroccan Oil
Length of Service: About a 30 – 45 minute process
Why you’ll love this service: “We love to put time and effort into each blow-out to deliver a quality blowout and an unforgettable experience for every client!” – Eddie Vargas, Saraya Salon & Spa
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 9am – 9pm, Saturday 9am – 6pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm
Best contact number: (312) 753-3363
Photo Credits: Saraya Salon & Spa, Nancy Angelair, Sine Qua Non, SWERVE Salon and Spa, Twisted Scissors, CHARLES IFERGAN, Joseph Michael’s Salon & Spa, Salon Snob