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Do you want a body that just won’t quit? Well, put down your green juice, take off those gym shoes and head to your nearest blow dry bar. Warning: curves ahead.

Blow dry, blow wave, blow out. Call it what you want but this is the secret to a good hair week.

The blow dry bar is the new lunchtime pedicure. Armed with a hairdryer and a round brush, your stylist will help you to achieve your dream hair be it messy, textured waves or straight, full-bodied locks.

It is affordable, fun and it only takes an hour. You will be leaving the bar with a bounce in your step and in your hair.

Types of Blowouts

Each blow dry bar will have their own menu of blowouts that you can choose from. Though they may come under different names, here are a few basic styles to get you started:

Straight Up: Poker straight hair that is reminiscent of Jane Birkin or Carine Roitfield. It is sophisticated with a sexy edge – perfect for work and play.

Sleek and Smooth: This look is sleek, polished and very groomed. You’d fit right in on the Upper East side. This is for the girl who wants her hair to scream class.

Turn up the volume: What did you say? Sorry I can’t hear you over the volume of my hair. Big is beautiful, and you’ll enjoy hair that has a ton of movement. A look at me bounce that will make you feel like a movie star.

Messy and beachy: You do not have to go surfing to achieve the ultimate beach babe hair; tousled locks that are just a little bit rock and roll. Channel Kate Moss and Sienna Miller with your effortless cool girl vibe.

Loose curls: A little bit more polished and a little less texture than the messy and beachy waves. Enjoy smooth and wavy hair that you can take from day to night.

Make your blowout last longer

The worst thing about getting your hair blown out is the inevitable moment that it drops. But fear not – there are several ways to make your blowout last longer. Read on:

Wash your hair twice: The cleaner your hair is, the longer your blowout will last. Experts recommend starting your blowout with super clean hair, and that means two washes.

Upgrade your pillow: A silk or satin pillow causes less friction than a cotton pillow case. The smooth texture means that there are less kinks and fly aways, helping your blowout to last as many days as possible. A silk scarf is also a great alternative if you do not want to invest. Sleep in one or two high top knots to maintain that movement built into your blowout.

Put that shower cap on: Moisture is your blowouts worst enemy. Put that shower cap on to protect your hair from steam and help that curl stay longer. You can also keep your bedroom really cold when you sleep to minimize night sweating.

Keep your hands to yourself: You may want to touch your beautiful, bouncy locks but too much contact with loosen the style. Plus, all the oils from your hands will drag down your hair.

Dry shampoo: Dry shampoo will help you to absorb oil and residue. Spray along the original parting then flip to the opposite side. This will create more volume. Use this when your roots are starting to droop, or before physical activity to absorb sweat before your hair can.

Touch it up: Your hair has already been styled – quickly run through it with hot tongs, following the bends already in your hair. You can also wet and re-blow the front section or your bangs to refresh your look. We won’t tell.

At Bookwell, we want you to stress less about your tresses. Book an appointment with one of our blow dry bars for a body that just won’t quit.