Live and Let Dry: 4 Hot Hairstyles That’ll Blow You Away

Let’s face it: Every day is certainly not a perfect hair day. The summer sun dries out your hair, you have to deal with humidity and rain, and most of the time you just don’t have the energy to style your locks before work. Instead of spending hours toiling with a brush and dryer and getting a serious tricep workout for a result that’s never quite as good as the salon, let a pro do the job.

While there are plenty of hair salons that will blowout your hair, trust your mane to a style-only spot that’s mastered the art of the round brush. A handful of blow dry bars have popped up around the city, but there’s no other place that seeks to perfect the game more than the new BloDry Boutique in The Fenway.

The art of the coiffure runs in owner Michael Manzo’s blood. His father came to the United States from Italy and made a life as a barber, eventually bringing over the rest of his family and his brothers who also got into the business. “Growing up,” Manzo says, “I always enjoyed it but it was never something I thought I would end up doing.” But that changed when blow dry bars—a trend originating on the West Coast—started to catch on.

Manzo recognized the growth that was happening around The Fenway and saw the need for a local hairstyling salon. “You live there, you work there, you play there. Everything is right there for you.” With a striking black and white interior, and unique additions like styling products from small, NYC-based company Amika and hairdryers suspended from the ceiling, BloDry Boutique will certainly attract people from outside the neighborhood as well.

Sit back, relax and get your hair washed by a stylist before choosing between six hairstyles ($45). The whole process takes about 45 minutes depending on the length, texture and style of your hair with express blowouts available for those in a hurry.

Ready to give it a try? Here are our four favorite looks for hanging out in the neighborhood:

Hazel: Going to a Red Sox game? Sure, you could tuck your hair under a baseball cap like every one of the other 37,000 spectators. But who wants to be like everyone else? Go for casual waves that won’t look overdone with BloDry Boutique’s Hazel look.

Lulu: These soft, romantic curls are the perfect go-to for a date, whether you’re heading out to dinner, a show or spending the day at the museum.

Harper: Look polished, but not overly styled for your next work presentation with BloDry Boutique’s voluminous natural blowout. The look is easy to maintain for a few days and will have you looking ready for the weekend come Friday.

Sienna: In need of a head-turning look for a wedding or formal occasion? Channel old Hollywood glamour with a combed out finger wave for your next big event.

Get the full value of your visit with essential tips from your stylist on how to make your new blowout last. Wearing a shower cap the next morning is a must, and other small tricks like using scrunchies (we swear they’re coming back) when you sleep and investing in hair products like light hold hairspray and dry shampoo to use after the first and second days with your ‘do will keep your hair looking shiny and voluminous.

Warning: A visit to BloDry Boutique is such a convenient way to avoid bad hair days that there’s a good chance you’ll get addicted to the fuss-free hairstyles. Luckily, you can look out for memberships, discounts and referral programs that will keep your habit guilt-free and affordable.

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