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LeavesNoTrace's avatar

What exactly is a salon blowout?

Asked by LeavesNoTrace (2532 points ) October 24th, 2011

Hi everyone,

I’m a LifeBooker/Groupon/LivingSocial etc. subscriber and I’m always seeing them run specials for blowouts at salons in my city. This week it’s running for $24 down from $55 and I’m wondering what’s so special about having someone blow dry your hair that you would pay for it? Do they do something special to it that makes it last longer or is it a special occasion kind of thing? Hmm…

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

It’s not just that they blow-dry your hair, they style it, usually with a round brush, to create volume and curves that just flipping your head upside down and blowing it dry at home normally doesn’t do. Also, it would be a cold day in hell that I paid $55 for someone to blow dry my hair. Styling or not.

WestRiverrat's avatar

I think you may be misinterpreting what they mean by blowout.

We have a tire company that offers annual Tire Blowouts. That means they are having a sale that blows their normal pricing out the window.

chyna's avatar

I thought it meant to wash and dry/style your hair.

Fly's avatar

A “blowout” itself is defined by this website as “styling your hair with a round brush as you blow it dry.” (This is generally how it is done, but a blowout can be completed in a variety of ways.)

However, scheduling a blowout at a salon includes the washing, the application of products, the styling- essentially, the whole process. It’s usually done for special occasions. And if you’re at a good salon, the stylist will list the products used and will generally try to give you a basic idea of how you can replicate the look yourself in a home setting. The link I provided also lists “home versions” of the processes that a professional salon will generally go through during a blowout, if you’re interested.

@WestRiverrat No, she has the right idea. It’s a salon term.

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