Local Love: blow dry westport

Happy Monday! I hope you had an amazing weekend. The past weekend marked my two year anniversary of living out here on the east coast! As you guys know, I love supporting local shops & highly recommend you do too! If you’re in Connecticut, I can’t recommend blow dry blow out bar enough, especially if you’re in the need of a little pampering. Let me tell you a little about my experience…

First of all, let me just say, if I won the lottery today, I’d hire someone to blowout my hair on a daily basis. It’s one of my favorite treats and let’s be honest, I can never get my hair to look like that without some professional assistance.

Blow Dry is packed full of some of the most capable stylists in this area.I scheduled my blowouts with Gary & Brianna, and both did not disappoint. Without hesitation, they immediately knew which products to use for my hair type and which to avoid to ensure my blowout would really last. The team uses Living Proof, WOW and Ouidad products, all of which I love and made my fickle hair voluminous & most surprisingly LAST. My blowouts from blow dry can easily last three ( yes, you read that correctly. THREE!) days. Not even DryBar lasts like that for me! The washes were amazing, my hair was completely free of any product buildup and who doesn’t love a mini scalp massage?!

There are two locations, Westport & Southport. I go to the Westport location which is perfect if you’re getting ready for a night out. There are so many shops surrounding that area, you could easily pop into a myriad of stores to pick up a new ensemble. Don’t worry about being stuck in the salon for hours because my blowouts each lasted approximately 40 minutes. I never waited for my stylist, the team is incredibly prompt and I was even greeted with hot tea upon arrival. Blow dry also offers makeup services, lash & eyebrow services on top of blowouts, which I will definitely keep in mind for special occasions.

Call and schedule with the team today & mention you saw this post for additional $$ off!

Cheers

 

 

Three Thrills by Thursday

one.
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Glossier. Over the weekend I stopped by the Glossier Showroom in NYC & picked up two of their lip colors: Jam & Crush. The store is as simply elegant as the rest of their campaign. I love these lipsticks because the color adapts to your own pigment, so each color looks different on every person. It has a creamier feel to it but appears matte after application. The lipstick itself appears more natural than a lot of other lipsticks I own, which is great when going for a less “done-up” look. I also cannot wait to try their other products!

two.

This week, for the first time, I dropped into Pink Soda, a great new blowout bar & full beauty salon in Stamford. I got their signature blowout which took only 45 minutes & lasted the whole weekend! Highly recommend.


three.

It’s no secret I love a good sweet treat. I contacted Hayleycakes and Cookies for these incredible Beyonce themed bachelorette cookies. Just following their Instagram makes me want to become a baker- though I could never even fathom having that much icing talent. Spoiler alert: the cookies taste even better than they look.

 

Cheers,

Three Thrills by Thursday

Happy Thursday!

To be quite honest, today is my Friday as tomorrow I’m heading south to celebrate my cousin and her fiancée’s wedding. Very exciting.

My first thrill this week is an INCREDIBLE event I attended at M.C. Hair: absolute favorite salon, ever. The salon hosted an event with THE Wendy Iles. If you’re unsure of the name, all it takes is a quick Google to see that you’ve probably ooh’ed and ahh’ed over hair she’s styled (cough cough Heidi Klum!) She was so fabulous and as always, M.C. Hair really knows how to throw a party. Here are a few photos from the event:

My second thrill is an article in Vanity Fair about hostess gifts. Recently, I showed up to a friend’s poolside soirée with freshly made guacamole and was greeted by guests who couldn’t believe I brought a “gift.” Isn’t it standard etiquette to show up with a little something? This gift guide will help you pick the right gift for the right occasion.

My final thrill this week is Ariana Grande’s appearance on Jimmy Fallon. I love to hate her but her impressions are pretty incredible.

Looking forward to being back in action!

Cheers,

Highlight: M.C. Hair

Today I want to take a quick second to highlight M.C. Hair Consultants. I posted about them last week after my bestie, Alex and I attended an event at their studio. That night, I booked an appointment for this past Friday and I am still raving. Located in Cuyahoga Falls, M.C. Hair offers a range of different services and their Instagram and Facebook keep followers updated from cuts and color to ombre to balayage- plus amazing events they host. My hair’s been long and layered for sometime now and I was just looking for a quick trim and refresh. Sarah was my stylist and she did an incredible job finished with a blowout for the books. It was so good, I even took a selfie. The other stylists were working on some amazing color while I was there if that’s your preference. Definitely recommend booking your next appointment here!

Seriously, this may be the best my hair has ever looked.

Here’s to hoping today brings you a good hair day… and if not, call M.C. Hair- you won’t be disappointed!

Cheers!