We saved about $1,750 by flying to Europe out of Chicago O’Hare Airport instead of Detroit International. It was about 4 hours away by car, but definitely cheaper to rent a car, drive to Chicago, and then drop the car off after sightseeing for the day! In addition to visiting the Shedd Aquarium, we also popped into Drybar! I will be reviewing their blow drier, curling irons and straighteners soon, but I’ve always been a fan of their hair products. I have tremendously frizzy hair, especially in the summer, and their hairspray and haircare line are the only ones I’ve seen consistent success with, in addition to not making my hair look greasy like most others I’ve tried.
The dry shampoo, flexible hold hairspray, and detangler spray are seriously lifesavers for my stubborn mane!
All of their hair products and hairstyles are drink themed! Also, Alli Webb, the founder of Drybar and a super stylish gal, recently helped a bill be passed in Cali which allows salons to serve small amounts of alcohol (maximum 12 ounces) to their clients (when they’re older than 21 of course).
There are no Drybar locations in Michigan, so I’ve been hoping to go to one of the locations in Chicago for awhile. The salon is really unique because they don’t cut or color hair, they only wash and style it. You may be thinking, “What the heck! I need to keep up on my color and cut, why would I just go to have my hair styled?” I was skeptical at first too, because it seems like you’re missing half the experience of going to a salon. Therein lies the beauty of it! Because Drybar focuses solely on styling hair, guests are able to visit more often and spend less time doing their hair themselves. We went on a Friday afternoon, and there was a line of people waiting for their turn. Stylists were busy chatting away with their clients as they curled, straightened, and otherwise styled their guest’s hair.
People were getting ready to go out for the night, and quite a few people were there with their friends, which means it was part of their weekend routine. I saw the girl ahead of me greet her stylist by name and with a hug. Clearly people were attached to their stylists!
“Hugs Accepted”, absolutely adorable!
I already own all of their hair tools, so I stocked up on some of my favorite products and added the rollers and hair clips to my arsenal! Shout out to Alli for creating such an awesome de-tangler spray! I didn’t know it at the time, but it’s impossible to find conditioner in Europe! I’ve looked EVERYWHERE and I can’t find anything in Germany, France, or Poland! It is not possible to brush my hair without conditioner (seriously, my hair would rather rip out than de-tangle on its own lol). Thank you Alli, your products have literally saved my hair while I’m in Europe for a month!
If you live near a salon, be sure to check it out, it’s such a fun environment, and it’s super relaxing to have someone else do your hair without having to worry about how the cut and color will look! They also have membership type deals where you can get so many styles done per month, along with lots of fun events. This would have been so perfect to have near me for prom, graduations, dates, or when traveling. It was a convenient way to be able to relax, freshen up, and have a cute style on my way to Germany – thank you!
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