If you ask us, there’s nothing better than strutting around town with voluminous waves from a professional blowout. So, let’s start with what is a blowout? More or less, a blowout is going to the salon to get your hair washed and styled—not in a updo—with either a round brush or hot tools.
Part of the beauty of a blowout is that you really can make it what you want it to be — you just need to be sure to communicate that to your stylist!
For example, a blowout can be a sleek straight style, Victoria’s Secret-style curls, sleek waves, crazy big 80s ringlets — the limit does not exist (and, yes we pulled a Mean Girls quote!). But again, the key is to communicate this to your stylist, sleek waves vs. beachy waves are two very different things and you don’t want to walk out dissatisfied.
One of the other big plus sides of a blowout is if you take care of it properly, it can last you upwards of four days! Dry shampoo will be your best friend, but it’s a great way to make sure you’re looking fresh for a weekend getaway or crazy busy week at work.
We rounded up our top 10 favourite blowout salons in the city, from to Liberty Village to Leaside and everywhere in between. Read on to find out where you should hit up for your next bit of salon pampering.
Tony Shamas Hair & Laser
Located right near St. Lawrence Market, Tony Shamas’ salon offers one of the best blowouts we’ve ever had. Prepare to be pampered with a mega relaxing and complimentary scalp massage when one of their pros washes your hair. And no flat hair here as your bouncy blowout will seriously last, too!
Vent Blow Dry Bar
Right in the heart of Liberty Village is Vent Blow Dry Bar and they can handle just about anything you throw at them! From super curly to pin straight, they’ll give you subtle curls that last for days.
Lac + Co
In the heart of Rosedale you’ll find Lac + Co. Not only is this salon super gorgeous but you’ll walk out with stunning waves of any style you could ever want. A bit on the top end of the pricing spectrum, if you’re willing to splurge a bit for your tresses, this is the place to go!
BOLO Blow Bar
Located right downtown is Body Love Inc. aka BOLO, a fitness studio meets coffee shop meets beauty salon. This blow bar is perfect or a post-workout blowout and they even do brows, lashes, and kickass braid hairstyles, too! Designed to be a one stop shop for ladies on the go, it’s the perfect option for when you’re taking an after-work boxing class and then heading onto evening cocktails!
Located on Portland Street, Studio 67 specializes in the voluminous and bouncy blowout. Their environment is very welcoming, plus they use all eco-friendly products as well as only Dyson hair dryers to limit heat exposure and to quicken dry time. This is the place to go if you need a blowout in a hurry!
Blo Blow Dry Bar Leaside
Recently opened in March of 2019, this Leaside branch of the Blo Blow Dry Bar franchise offers an extensive list of services. They deliver perfectly styled hair and exceptional customer experiences seven days a week.
Glamour Secrets Beauty Bar
Glamour Secrets Beauty Bar is a one stop shop for all things beauty; hair, nails, waxing, threading, brows, eyelashes, cosmetics counselling, they do it all! Their blowouts are very voluptuous with lots of body and curls, so prepare to rock some big ass hair!
Anthony Passero Salon
Located in Yorkville, Anthony Passero Salon is truly a treat. From chairs that massage you as you get your hair washed to the bright and clean studio, the environment is tranquil and relaxing. All of the stylists really take the time to talk to you about your needs and give specialized advice. If you’re looking for a real treat, make sure to book your appointment with Tahira! She has some serious skills with a brush and is a delight to chat with.
Harlots Salon on Queen Street West was established in 1981 and has been a Toronto institution ever since. They keep their focus small with cuts, colours, and styling. Harlots prides themselves on serving Toronto customers for over 30 years and always delivering superior service.
Allan Parss‘ services include colour correction, highlights, ombré, balayage highlights, Keratin hair straightening treatments, and blowouts! They work with all types of hair, including fine, thick, curly, and pin straight, and they also specialize in colour correction for anyone who has accidentally coloured their hair the wrong shade!
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