Blow Me Beautiful

My legal education trained me to be succinct and to the point. The same can be said for the fastest growing LA hair salon trend-the blow dry bar. They are no-cuts, no-color, just hair styling salons that offer a well-edited selection of styles that can be achieved in 30 minutes. You want slick and straight? Check. Loose, beachy waves? Of course. Peggy Bundy volume? Erh, if that's what floats your boat. The best part is the blowouts are priced at $35 (includes wash and bubblies to take the edge off), and most of these salons have locations in ritzy Beverly Hills, a city that's the dichotomous opposite of easy and affordable. Mind-BLOWING, isn't it?

Here are some of the better known and better rated blow dry bars in the LA area:

MyBlowLA! Located in Beverly Hills, the salon prides itself on quality over quantity and boasts the best blow drys in the city. $35

The Dry Bar  This is the premier blow dry bar in LA. Through successful marketing campaigns and word of mouth, they've really made a name for themselves and now has several locations on the Westside and the Valley. $35

Blo Salon The vetern of blow dry bars, this east coast chain has finally made its way to LA and is housed inside the W Hotel in Hollywood. $32