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Drybar Is Finally Coming to Town

The über-popular blowdry emporium is opening two locations in Washington. We have the scoop.

The interior of one of Drybar's California salons is typical of the decor planned for the DC locations. All photos courtesy of BrandlinkDC.

Blowout aficionados, rejoice! Drybar is finally headed our way. We can exclusively reveal that Drybar will open not one, but two locations in mid-September: one in Georgetown on upper Wisconsin Avenue, and one on Bethesda Row.

For those unfamiliar with the Drybar concept, the chic salon chain, which first launched in Los Angeles in 2010, only does blowouts (no cuts, no color) at the surprisingly affordable rate of $40, regardless of hair length. (The average price of a good salon blowout in the Washington area hovers in the $50 to $55 range, making Drybar a sweet deal.) Developed by longtime stylist Alli Webb, Drybars have been popping up all over the country—as admitted blowouts addict, we’ve been crossing our fingers for months in the hopes of a local outpost. Apparently we weren’t the only ones. “It’s been truly humbling how many people from all over the country have been asking for a Drybar. But the most requested city, by far, has been Washington, DC,” Webb tells us. “It was really a no-brainer for us to come here.”

Drybar has five style options on the menu, ranging from straight and sleek (the Manhattan) to loose waves (the Cosmopolitan) to a little more oomph (the Southern Comfort), and more—so no matter your preference, get ready to kiss bad-hair days goodbye.

Drybar founder Alli Webb.

The glass-walled exterior of one of Drybar’s popular salons.
  • Bosques7

    I'm a stylist and I just got this invitation in the mail..... I'm so glad that it's coming our way, this is truly a great launch for DC.... We have a lot of Dominican blow outs great look but I find that there's no consultation done with this type of area in this field, and I hope the we all keep in mind when this business opens in DC that all stylist take consultation seriously. I am one who takes it serious and there's many clients that are not educated on this matter of consultation because our stylist worry about making money and not caring for the clients needs TRUST just because you know hair doesn't mean you know your client, it all around healthy to sit your clients down and get to know them as well as their hair, so keep it in mind. So excited to get the ball rolling and send in my resume..... See ya'll there hopefully! Can't wait to feel like part of the family..........

    Sincerely, Glamour

  • elle

    can't wait to try them out - but my tried & true Bang Salon offers blowouts at a set $32. will be hard to beat that!

  • Now I can move home from Arizona!

  • CDA

    I'm curious why the DC locations will be $40 instead of the across-the-board price of $35 at the other locations?

  • Michael

    It's also a flat $40 in NY as well. The rents on the east coast make it impossible to match the west coast $35 price.

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