I Whip My Hair Back and Forth; Blow Outs at DryBar!

Last week, I couldn’t have been more thrilled when my brother, sister-in-law, and three nephews made the trip from Kansas to Los Angeles (and no, they didn’t just click their heels to travel back and forth).

As usual, I took the group to many of the popular LA tourist destinations: Griffith Park and the Observatory, the beach, Universal Studios, etc. I even took them on a tour of the studio lot I work on, Hollywood Center Studios, where my nephews were awed by meeting the cast of Austin and Ally, whom, by the way, were BEYOND nice! The Herrman family seemed to enjoy it all. Even though I loved spending time with my brother and my nephews, I felt it was important to spend some quality girly time with my sister, Carla, since we don’t get to do the usual and frequent sister-sister shopping excursions, talks over coffee, and complaining about men near as much as I would like to thanks to the thousands of miles separating us.

That being said, I decided there was nothing that screamed LA glamour like getting our hair “did” for no reason other than having fun and getting pampered! And let’s face it – with four guys running around Carla’s house, she NEEDS some pampering! That’s why I sent a text message to Carla saying, “we are SO doing blow outs at DryBar when you come to visit”, in which she replied, “I have to be honest – I had to google this – never heard of it before! Sounds like a blast!”

If you haven’t heard of DryBar, no need to google it, just read below and/or click here!

DryBar offers a simply service – for $35 you get your hair washed and a blow out. You can choose from a handful of looks, including “The Cosmo” with lots of curls, “The Manhattan” which is sleek and straight, and “Southern Comfort” which invokes Texas’ love for BIG hair. There are several more to choose from. You can see all of the looks on their menu on the website. They also have several upgrades, but Carla and I decided to keep it simple for our first time.

We decided to venture to the DryBar in West Hollywood. When we rolled up, we were giggly with excitement and ooh’ed and aww’ed over the cute decor; very simple color palate with pops of yellow! Much to our surprise, we were escorted from the main floor, which had dozens of women getting their hair done, and up to a smaller, second floor. The space we entered was named “The Mini Bar” and was only seated two people! Perfect for a sister outing! We joked that we were VIP 🙂

Before I was led to the hair washing room, I had been asked what I would like to drink, and I couldn’t resist a glass of champagne for no extra cost! Uh, duh!

Carla decided on the “Mai Tai” for a beachy California look and after some discussion with my stylist, I settled on the “Cosmo Tai” which infused a little of two different looks – the Cosmo and the Mai Tai.



Although our blow-outs didn’t really stand a chance in the California heat (we were outside a lot later that day), we both decided they were worth the money! I highly recommend taking your sister(s) or girlfriends to the DryBar for some bonding over pampering!

Happy FABULOUS hair day,


Photo Gallery from our trip to DryBar

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5 Comments on “I Whip My Hair Back and Forth; Blow Outs at DryBar!”

  1. mylifeisthebestlife
    September 18, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    That sounds like such a fun day!

    • September 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

      It was! I just sent my sis a text saying how special I thought it was that we got to share such a fun experience together. Those special moments with family are the ones you remember for the rest of your life.

  2. September 18, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    I would totally go for the “Texas hair” because mine is almost always stick straight no matter what I do! However, lately I’ve been having luck with the curling iron that doesn’t have a clamp. I’m kind of obsessed with it. Kind of.

    • September 19, 2012 at 10:31 am #

      I am doing the southern Texas hair the next time I go! I have a hard time getting lift at the top of my head despite all of the teasing I do, so maybe they can help! I have seen those curling irons you’re talking about and have been wanting to try it. Your comment may be the thing that pushes me into buying one 🙂 Thanks!

  3. September 19, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    Love blowouts- totally worth it! Instead of therapy, I get my hair and nails done. Lol -BAT

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