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Three stories above Oak Street, there’s a new place to get beautified that feels like it must be co-owned by Elle Woods and Tory Burch.

Blow by Blow--a pretty, uber-feminine white-and-orange aerie that specializes in those sleek, shiny blowouts we can never seem to get quite right at home--is actually the brainchild of a mother-daughter duo, Julie and Katie Gagnon. 

It’s not the only blowout bar in the neighborhood, but the Gagnons have put a fun spin on the concept by making their spot more than just a place to stare at yourself in the mirror while someone aims hot air at your head.

A selection of beloved rom-coms plays on TVs mounted in front of the styling chairs, and complimentary wine and Champagne are always on offer. On Sunday mornings, take in a classic like Breakfast at Tiffany’s while you sip a mimosa; Skinnygirl cocktails are served on weeknights.

The well-executed blowouts are $35 no matter what type of hair you have, and updos, braids and head massages are also on the menu. House calls--a miracle for special occasions and black-tie nights--can be booked for $75.

A break from our styling tools and a glass of bubbly? Hair heaven.

Blow by Blow, 67 E. Oak St.; 312-867-0332 or

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