124 Crosby St., nr. Houston St.; 212-219-9626
A blowout at this rock-tinged chain starts with a wash with Warren Tricomi shampoo and conditioner, followed by a tension-sapping five-minute scalp massage. Blowouts run $30 to $35, and the trio of salons does brisk service with walk-ins.
Soon Beauty Lab
54 W. 22nd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-243-0245
Soon's pair of salons offers skillful $35 blowouts in a trendy, chatty setting. Stylists pair a round brush and liberal doses of Mop products for sleek, full-bodied results. Though chairs tend to fill up fast during the after-five rush hour, you can usually snag a same-day appointment if you call in the early afternoon.
Woodley & Bunny
196 N. 10th St., at Driggs Ave.; 718-218-6588
Blowouts at this laid-back Williamsburg favorite start at $45 and begin with a complimentary beer or glass of wine. After shampooing, stylists apply the Hair Repair treatment by Sachajuan, a luxe Swedish hair-care line that Woodley & Bunny stocks exclusively on the East Coast. The conditioning balm touts ocan silk technology to banish frizz and ward off heat damage.
40 Clinton St., nr. Stanton St.; 212-228-2550
Using Davines products, salon owner Marissa Doehla quickly blow-dries the hair’s roots for services at this LES spot, tousling them with her fingers, before pulling out the round brush. The finished product yields smooth locks with some subtle bounce for $35.
134 W. 23rd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-243-1010
This attitude-free Chelsea salon offers a $10 blowout for first-time walk-ins before 6 p.m. Services here are priced at three levels—Silver, Gold, and Platinum—according to the stylist's years of experience: ($29; $39; $49).