Blow dry bars are among the hottest beauty trends of the past few years. Forget spending an hour wrangling your hair in the morning, only to have it fall flat by lunchtime. Instead, let an expert work their magic and craft a style that stays put. Toronto’s best blow dry bars promise fast service and impeccable styling, so you can get your hair ready on your lunch break and be ready for a big night out on the town. Here are our picks for the best of the best blowouts in the city.
Hair on the Avenue, $24.50+, 112 Avenue Road
Hair on the Avenue is a boutique salon dedicated to bringing back the quality service and casually upscale atmosphere of old school beauty parlours. Nestled in one of Yorkville’s elegant art deco buildings, you’ll find yourself surrounded by vintage photographs, silent films, lush wallpapers, and crystal studded chandeliers. But the luxe ambience isn’t all that’s impressive; just wait till you see what they do to your hair! If you find yourself hooked on their incredible service, you can buy blocks of 5, 10, or 20 blowouts at discounted rates.
La Perla Salon and Spa, $30+, 112 Elizabeth Street
La Perla has been serving Toronto for over 30 years and has become known for their fresh, fun atmosphere. You can book in for a quick wash and blow dry, but why not pamper yourself with one of their luxurious spa treatments while you’re at it?
Blowdry Lounge, $35+, 1343 Yonge Street
When a bad hair day hits out of the blue, the staff at the Blowdry Lounge have your back. There’s no appointment required and they’re open seven days a week. If you can’t make it down to the salon, call ahead and they’ll send one of their stylists to you. Celebrity clients have even flown owner, Beni Sicilia, to Cannes to work his magic on their locks. How’s that for a loyal clientele?
Blo, $35+, several locations across the GTA
Blo heralds itself as North America’s “original” blow dry bar and they have seven shops in Toronto alone. Choose your look off their style menu, with options ranging from the “red carpet” to “executive sweet,” there’s a ‘do for everyone. They even guarantee you’ll be out the door within 30 minutes, so even the worst bad hair days can be vanquished on your lunch hour. You can also subscribe to their monthly membership program, which gets you 4 blowouts a month for $120.