Happy New Year, Gentle Readers!
You read my title right… I was the recipient of *free* Dry Bar!
What is Dry Bar you ask and how did I get this wonderful treatment free? Well let me tell ya….
Dry Bar is a special new type of salon that only does washes and blow outs. “No cuts. No color. Just blowouts” is their motto. I’ve been going for several years now ever since they came to Dallas. My usual spot is the one conveniently placed in North Park. However, a brand new location just opened in Grapevine (fairly close to my work)!
I had tried to get a walk-in appointment at the Plano location a few weeks ago on a whim, but they couldn’t get me right away so I vowed to return again soon. Fortunately, the very next morning I awoke to an email from DryBar telling me about this new promotion ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” was hosting: FREE BLOW OUTS! Of course the site crashed and the app wasn’t working to make a booking, but never fear, as a former call center employee I am not afraid of calling the help number. After being on hold for a little bit I managed to get two appointments, one for me and one for Tara, at the Grapevine location for that Tuesday. Saving $40 and not having to do my own hair for a few days? Heck yesssss.
The salon is right off 114 next to Jimmy John’s, Uncle Julio’s, and In-N-Out burger. It is, in my opinion, a little bit nicer and bigger than the one in NorthPark. The location in Plano is much smaller compared to this one. We got there a little bit early, which ended up working out really well. Apparently a lot of people ended up canceling their appointments so they were able to see us right away!
My stylist was AWESOME. He is probably one of the best ones I had ever had at Dry Bar. He normally works at the Highland Park location and had some wonderful stories about all of the ultra-wealthy of Dallas. Apparently some lady who makes hair extensions frequents that location, gets drunk off of the free wine, and “makes it rain” dollar bills while she is standing on the counter. I need to witness this at some point in the near future.
Tara hardly ever gets her hair done for fear of the blow dryer making her hair even bigger than it normally is. The skillful hands of her Dry Bar-ista (not sure that’s a correct term, but I’m running with it) her hair looked like a cotton-candy daydream. I think she is now a believer in the Bar. See for yourself!
After we got our blow outs we treated ourselves to some yummy sushi at Sushi Sam in Southlake. My salmon sashimi was divine 🙂 The powerball was coming up for 1.4 billion and we have both never bought lottery tickets before so of course we needed to make a pit stop at the gas station. We met some interesting characters also buying tickets.
And that is the story about how I got Dry Bar for free 🙂 This is not a sponsored post and anyone who made an appointment that day also received the same treatment. I was not compensated, I just love Dry Bar.