We admit it: Chicago is not short on blowout salons. And thank goodness for that, because there’s a long winter ahead. Between the frizz-inducing sleet and holiday parties galore, we’re going to need some serious help staying polished and sleek. Here are three new services that actually reward blowout addictions.
Vive: Billed as the “Netflix of blowout appointments”--oh, did that get your attention, too?--Vive launched in Chicago last week. Here’s the deal: The website and app lets you book last-minute blowouts at salons close to your current location. The best part? The service charges a flat, $150 monthly rate for unlimited blowouts. Check out the website here or download the app.
Multiple locations around Chicago; vive.co
Goldplaited’s Prep Pass: Truth: We’d pay good money just to hang out with Mal and Co, the sister owners of Lakeview’s styling salon. But while we’re there chitchatting, we may as well get pampered. The salon’s Prep Pass goes for $78 a month, and gives access to limitless blowouts, braids (just be sure to show up with clean, dry hair) and hairstyles booked Sunday through Thursday. You should also know: This salon has a service called “Party Lashes.”
2803 N. Sheffield Ave.; 773-880-9180 or goldplaited.com
Drybar’s Loyalty Program: Drybar just opened a second local outpost, in River North. Known for its $40 hairstyles with cocktail-inspired names (we’re a fan of the sleek “Manhattan”), the salon rewards serial blowout-getters. A flat rate of $75 covers two monthly blowouts, plus a freebie on your birthday. After the first two appointments, additional blowouts are $35 a pop.
Drybar River North, 755 N. Wells St.; 877-379-2279 or thedrybar.com