Girls, this might be one of the best beauty packages I've found in Columbus.
Girls, this might be one of the best beauty packages I've found in Columbus. It's called Blow by J.L, and it's a new blowout bar at Jolie-Laide Hair Salon in German Village. Owner Jillian Rachel got the idea from the blowout bars that have been sweeping the east and west coasts. "There's such a need for it," she says. "We have a full salon where people can spend all day with us, but (this is) great if women don't have (that) time." The concept is simple: Busy women on the go can stop in for a hair blowout, nail polish change and eye makeup application. And get this: It's all done in 45 minutes or less. That makes the package perfect for a lunch break or an after-work stop before a special occasion (think date, dinner out or holiday party). "You're really in and out with a whole new look," Rachel says.
After trying it out for myself, I can't rave enough about how impressed I am. When I arrived, the friendly staff offered me something to drink, including red or white wine. Then, I started off with a shampoo. Once I was situated in the newly-constructed blowout stations (hair dryers are hanging from the ceiling!), the real magic started. All at once, my hair was being styled, my nails were adorned with a gorgeous shade of burgundy for fall and my eyes were sparkling with hints of purple and gold. The result? My long, usually straight hair looked fantastic-and even held its cascade of waves after sleeping on it! I already can't wait to plan my next visit.
The prices are reasonable too, with the blowout starting at $35. The package including nails and eyes costs $55. Blow by J.L. will take walk-ins, but you can also schedule an appointment at BlowByJL.com. For a full list of Jolie-Laide's salon services, visit JolieLaideHairSalon.com. –Heather Weekley, @heather_weekley