Drybar Is Finally Coming to Town

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

By: Kate Bennett

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.