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Blow

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342 W. 14th St., New York, NY 10014 40.740528 -74.004438
nr. Ninth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-989-6282 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Hair Salon
  • Services: Hairstyling
Photo by Carla Ray Thompson

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blowny.com

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A, C, E at 14th St.

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Three 30-somethings—friends since the seventh grade—grew so tried of doing daily battle with their blow-driers that they got to thinking: Wouldn't it be great if there were a cool place to get a quick, affordable blow-out? So they started Blow—a beauty shop that styles hair for $40 and up. Unlike nearby high-end salons, where expensive, flat-fee blow-outs are performed by harried assistants, the staff at the seven-chair Blow does nothing but wield T3 styling tools all-day, every day. As a result, they can work fast and style heads however a customer wants—in braids or chignons, waved or stalk-straight—with prices varying according to the time involved. While hair is the focus of the salon, they also address other everyday beauty needs: An experienced waxer rids customers of unwanted fuzz; makeup artists are available by appointment; and pedicurists treat feet tenderly in the back nail area. Multi-tasking is encouraged, and the staff can choreograph a simultaneous manicure/hair styling if you're pressed for time. Customers include socialites like Lucy Sykes and actresses such as Molly Shannon, but walk-ins are welcome; buy-ten-get-one-free loyalty cards benefit blow-out addicts.

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