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Great Blowouts on the East End

With a season of holiday parties fast approaching, we’re all searching for a quick hairstyle pick-me-up. The dreamy bohemian waves we’ve all seen on the runway are a perfect companion to new fall fashion, but that casual styling can quickly slip from effortless beauty to absolute mess with a single autumn breeze. This season, the best way to keep a polished look while staying on trend is the salon blowout. Blowouts give hair a gorgeous shine and volume, transforming your hair into the ultimate fall accessory. The professional attention to your hair offers that polished, fresh-cut look without the time commitment of a cut, and will keep your hair looking neat through the end of the night. Many Hamptons salons specialize in blowouts, and some, such as Blow Beauty Bars, offer multi-blowout packages. You can easily add this finishing touch to your special event style routine—and why wouldn’t you? Blowouts are the quickest way to look photo-ready in an hour or less.

“The bohemian style in the fall is very big,” says Xavier Merat, owner and master stylist at Salon Xavier in Sag Harbor. He increasingly hears his clients requesting “a blowout with a braid on the side, nothing really coiffed. Now, it is the undone look.” Blowouts at the Salon Xavier will take about 30 minutes, and can cost as little as $45. During the appointment, Merat says he is always happy to advise his clients on how to achieve these coveted loose waves at home.

John Dillon, of John Dillon Salon, says that a popular option right now is the post season Brazilian Blow Drys. “Many people are getting smoothing treatments post-season because people are seeking that unfussy look without the frizz,” Dillon says. “Not to mention that beaches and pools are closed and you no longer have to worry about the chlorine or salt water
damage. You can have easily managed hair without the worry of the summer upkeep.” The staying power of this style option is one of its main attractions.

Blow Beauty Bar began as a specialized salon for blowouts. Their menu offers styles such as “The Blake,” “The Gwyneth” and “The Kate,” so it’s easy to select the style you want. With locations in Southampton and Bridgehampton, Blow Beauty Bar has added full cut and color services to its repertoire, and even provides an at-home hair and makeup service.

The next time you need to look your best, give it a try. Make your appointments now for your upcoming events, and you’ll feel like a million bucks for under $100.

Salon Xavier is located at 1A Bay Street, Sag Harbor. Call 631-725-6400 or visit salonxavier.com.

John Dillon Salon and Day Spa is located at 16 Hill Street in Southampton. Call 631-283-8383 or visit johndillonsalonsh.com.

Blow Beauty Bar East Hampton is located at 59 The Circle. Call 631-324-8888.

Blow Beauty Bar Bridgehampton is located at 2462 Main Street. Call 631-537-8000 or visit blowbeautybars.com for more information.

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