As wonderful as blowout bars are, sometimes it’s simply too challenging to get to them. That’s where the genius new Glam Squad comes in. (It’s NYC-based only for now.) You can book at-home blowouts through its easy-to-use iPhone ap. (Android is coming soon.) The philosophy is “wet hair, in the chair,” meaning you wash your hair before your stylist arrives, then all you need is a chair and an outlet. They bring all the styling tools, brushes and styling products. (That’s me above testing out the service at the launch event last week.) You can have the stylist come to your office and do a dry style if you have a last minute hot date. They are also happy to come to your hotel room if you’re visiting NYC.
The cost is a reasonable $50, plus tax and a 20% tip. That’s on par with most blowout bars that charge $40. Braids are $75 and updos are $80. In the near future, you’ll be able to book packages as well for a savings. You pay ahead of time with your credit card.
When it comes time to styling, you can check out the lookbook for inspiration. No surprise, the Bombshell is my favorite look.
I love this idea so much. As a new mom, I don’t always have the time to make it to the salon for a weekly blowout. This way, I can get my hair done at home, while my baby is sleeping, playing, or heck, even nursing if I want to pull a Giselle. The Glam Squad stylist at the event who gave me a classic bun (results below) was professional, eager to please and talented. I’m sure I’ll become a regular client ASAP.
For more info, check out GlamSquad.com.