Grooming

Like any finishing school of repute, there is a place for grooming at SDTC. I’m not going to tout the virtues of a great manicure (see Terese at Skinovation), lovely fragrance or an impeccably well-maintained smile, because these are givens.

But my new discovery of old classic, the wash-and-set, has me feeling all Jean Harlow. At a time when many folks are tightening the purse strings, little indulgences can make you feel like a million bucks.

Beni at Blowdry Loungeis known for his perfect blow outs (for the price of a few Starbucks) but he recently set me in rollers and popped me under the massive dryer (but not before placing a glass of pink bubbly in my hand, bless him). The look was pure old school, and I have to say, I felt pretty retro-fabulous lazily passing a Saturday morning away, reading the paper under a giant humming dryer.

Recession be damned, I’m getting my hair done.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous
    November 13, 2008

    How much is a blowdry?

  2. Angela Young
    November 14, 2008

    35-45 depending on the length and difficulty of your hair.

  3. Anonymous
    November 14, 2008

    WORTH EVERY PENNY!

  4. Whitney
    November 20, 2008

    Love this KC! I know my grandmother used to do this but until now, never thought of what a great idea it is for me! I love going to the salon, it always makes me feel like a million!

    PS – another fun one is make-up. The Shoppers at King and Peter (and perhaps other locations) does it for free. While it’s no MAC makeover, it’s fun and recession-licious.

  5. Anonymous
    January 28, 2009

    I was at BLOWDRY LOUNGE 2day, and I must say I was very dissapointed.This being my 2nd visit to the salon, and again very dissapointing. I find wen you tell them to tease your hair at the top because you lack volume even if it’s with BENI. They do it halfass and brush over the volume they put in your hair…??? Trying to get u out of the salon as fast as they can and take your money$$$ $45 is what I paid for a wash and “blowdry” Which after 20min looked like I had absolutly nothing done to my hair. They do their fancy blowdry “technics” and use NO PRODUCTS 2 hold ur style. WTF IS THAT????? Plz SAVE YOUR MONEY REALLY TRUST ME. This is coming from a woman who loves to get her hair done,but does not see what the rave about this salon is???

  6. Anonymous
    October 14, 2009

    This salon is amazing! Unlike the string of other blow dry salons that have cropped up since the Blowdry Lounge opened their doors, this salon employs talented “real” hairstylists. Beni, the owner is fabulous and works magic with hair. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a blow out or haircut.

  7. Anonymous
    October 14, 2009

    This salon is amazing! Unlike the string of other blow dry salons that have cropped up since the Blowdry Lounge opened their doors, this salon employs talented “real” hairstylists. Beni, the owner is fabulous and works magic with hair. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a blow out or haircut.

  8. Anonymous
    October 24, 2009

    I will recommend this place to all my friends. What a a great deal… prices are very reasonable for a blowdry with any of their experienced stylists, plus they have a promotion where if you purchase 3 or more blowdry certificates you receive $5.00 off the price of each blowdry. Other places in Toronto FORCE you to buy 10 to 20 in advance in order to get any discount. My hair looked so amazing afterward, even my husband said WOW!

  9. Nadia......
    October 24, 2009

    I totally agree. This salon is amazing. I have tried other so called “Blowdry Bars” but found the big difference with Blowdry Lounge on Yonge is that ALL the stylist are experienced Hair Stylists, Trained to do hair. No Juniors do the work. I run a very busy schedule in the city attending many events and venues and find them to be “Best in the City”. In addition you dont have to always get the same stylist. I have had my Blowdry done by several of there team members and found a consistency in the work. Very important when your just dropping in without an appointment.

  10. Anonymous
    October 24, 2009

    Blowdry Lounge I find really cares about the final outcome of your hair. it’s amazing how much press this place has gotten since opening its doors a year ago. Keep up the wonderful work. My friends are hooked on you as I am. Thank you for changing the face of Blowdry Bars by actually hiring experienced hair stylist to concentrate on Blow Outs…

  11. Anonymous
    December 3, 2009

    You sound like you are stuck in the 80s w/ your hairdo! Maybe you need to join the rest of us in the 21st century! Hair is supposed to look like hair, w/ body and bounce. Not like an oversprayed rock-hard helmet of product and teasing. Yikes!

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