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Review: Blowout Z Bar

Stephanie, my right hand woman at Cincy Chic, and I are both new moms, so we don’t get as much girl-time in as we used to. But we had a Go Red for Women luncheon to go to last week, and we decided to make a day of it and go get blowouts together before the event.

We wanted to check out the new Blowout Z Bar because I was coming from the north and she lives in Northern Kentucky, and we had to be downtown afterwards. So with Blowout Z Bar being in the Fairfax area off of Red Bank, it was super convenient to everything!

We arrived and were immediately handed ice water and hot coffee (yes, a new mama’s very rare opportunity to drink hot coffee… as in not cold from sitting there as you chase your kiddo around all morning to get them fed and dressed! haha!) We then looked at the menu to decide which kind of style we wanted. You could go for big and voluminous, curly or beach waves, or more straight and sleek (cute names for each, after American icons like Sophia, Marilyn, Jackie…) Once we chose our styles, we were whisked away to get the most relaxing shampoo and scalp massages of our entire lives. I’m drifting off just thinking about it again….ahhhhh….

After that, the blowout began and I got to talking with my stylist about what makes a blowout different than washing/drying at home, why are they good for your hair, how long the blowouts usually last, and what you can do at home to prolong the results. Below is the list of what she told me.

As for the results, WOW were we impressed! We both got exactly the looks we asked for (watch the video above to see our before/afters). Our hair looked fab all day and both our blowouts did last three days each with the stylist’s tips! Highly recommended! Learn more about them (the owner said they’ll be opening more locations soon!) on their website www.blowoutzbar.com!

Blowouts are an awesome way to care for your hair. When your tresses are expertly blown out your style lasts longer. Which means less heat. Which equals less damage. Blowouts are also a great way to train your hair to be less greasy. A good goal would be to wash 2-3 times a week.

To sleep: Put your hair up (loosely)in a high bun and a fabric hair tie to avoid deep creases and tangles. Use a satin pillow case, or scarf offers less friction and won’t dry out your ends.

To style: Light hold hair spray to revive curls and hold the style in place. Keep a wand or curling iron to replace a few curls.

To shower: Wear a shower cap preferably one lined with cotton to give you an added layer of protection. Once you’re out of the shower, be cautious of the humid air post shower because it can cause frizz. So, take your hair down in a different room.

Days 2-4: Dry shampoo is your friend. Grab small sections, hold the can inches away (put simply, hold the can far enough that it doesn’t build up in one place), and mist. Work it in with your fingertips. Dry shampoo also works as a root boost. Win-win!

Last days: have fun with braids buns and ponies!