MissMalini Review: The Blowdry Bar

Hrishitaa Sharma , 04 Jan 2018
The Blowdry Bar
The Blowdry Bar

Located at Marine Drive, the city’s most iconic and heritage stretch, lies the country’s first ever fun concept salon—The Blowdry Bar. With a spectacular view of the Arabian Sea, this salon is solely dedicated to experiential hair styling, fabulous blowdrys, has a fully loaded nail station and offers flawless makeup services. Here’s everything you need to know about The Blowdry Bar.

1. Overall Rating:

4 stars (out of 5)

2. Services I Tried:

Hair Spa:  Biotop 911 Quinoa hair spa- ₹ 2950

Classic pedicure: ₹ 825

Gel overlays with cat-eye effect: Overlays  ₹ 2120; Cat eye ₹ 1180

3. Ambience:

The first thing you’ll notice about the place is the bright yellow blowdry station. They have set up, a roundtable that makes it so convenient to chat with your girls if you’re going together for a spa day. Aside from that, there is a stand-out sofa known as the Yellow Chair and it caters to a unique experience for every customer. The space is big enough but I wish they had another floor of the bright interiors. Here’s hoping!

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The Blowdry Bar
The Blowdry Bar
The Blowdry Bar


4. Cleanliness:

The salon maintains a good level of cleanliness. All the tools and equipment look hygienic and well maintained.

5. In-And-Out or Relax-And-Unwind:

The best part about this place is that it’s good for both when you’re in a hurry or when you need to unwind and pamper yourself at leisure.

6. Must-Try Service:

The most popular service at the salon is without a doubt their vast range of blowdrys (that last up to two days!). Then comes their extensive services from the nail bar. Apart from chrome nails this place even has cat eye nails, marble nails, matte gel nails, and the list goes on… I wanted to try out something unique so the nail technician suggested me the cat eye nails in gold. Boy, did I love it! My personal recommendation definitely is the Biotop 911 quinoa hair spa.

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Cat Eye Nails at The Blowdry Bar
Cat Eye Nails at The Blowdry Bar
Cat Eye Nails at The Blowdry Bar


7. Lasting Power:

Yes. My gel manicure still looks good and it’s been two weeks. The colour and the shine still looks the same as the day I attained the service.

10. Returning Customer:

Yes, I will definitely return for the hair spa. My hair never felt so soft and healthy before.

11. Other Services:

Apart from all the regular salon services, this salon has two unique things to offer:

The Yellow Chair:

The Yellow Chair is a single seat that is used strictly on a prior appointment basis solely for experiential styled hair-cutting and colouring for both genders. It includes an in-depth consultation by Kinjal Ganatra (Director of The Blowdry Bar) herself on the hairstyle, advice on colouring and maintenance. A carefully curated hair-cut inclusive of a comforting wash and shampoo (add colour if required) and lastly followed by a signature blowdry.

Price: Depends on how extensive the service is.

Rise N Shine:

This concept offers a range of fast styling and beauty salon services that can be coupled with a full-fledged healthy gourmet breakfast served to you in the salon itself. This is an express service and will take you just about forty-five minutes. Way to start your day, right?

Price: ₹ 1, 500/-

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The Blowdry Bar
The Blowdry Bar
The Blowdry Bar


12. Walk-In or Reservations Only:

The salon can cater to both but I’d recommend you to take a prior appointment because the place runs crazy busy especially over the weekend.

13. Save, Spend, or Splurge:

Splurge!

14. Locations:

The Blowdry Bar, Shop No. 3, Ground floor, Parijat Building, G Road Marine Drive, After Marine drive flyover. Mumbai. Phone number: 02222813006 / 02222813007

15. Hours:

Open seven days a week: 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The salon opens early for prior Rise & Shine appointments.

Hope this review was helpful. There’s nothing worse than shelling out hard-earned cash on beauty services, only to receive disappointing results. To help you spend wisely, Team MissMalini reviews spas and salons so you know exactly what you’re getting.

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