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
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
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.