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While a blowout bar probably isn't the best bet for traditional day-of hair, it can be a great solution for treating a group of girls before the main event with a mane event: think bridal shower, bachelorette party, or rehearsal dinner. But what sets, say, DreamDry apart from Blow? We took a look at the services, pricing, group accommodations, and party packages to create something of a blowout bar one sheet. After the jump, find five of Manhattan's top blow out bars in map form.


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1. Fix Beauty Bar

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847 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10065
(212) 744-0800
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This Upper East Side salon offers a double-whammy: get your hair blown out while you get a manicure (they do pedicures, too). A basic blowout goes for $40—tack on a manicure for $15, a pedicure for $35, or get all three services for $85. They can accomodate groups of up to twenty and are currently running a promotion: book blowouts with manicures for a group of eight and the bride's hair and nails are free (just use code "BRIDE" when booking; expires September 30th, 2013). [Photo]

2. DreamDry

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35 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 886-5194
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A Rachel Zoe-endorsed blowout goes for $40 and the Flatiron salon can accomodate as many as 11 ladies with a week's notice. They also offer express styles (no wash, $30), braids ($30), and updos ($30—$40). [Photo]

3. Blow

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342 W 14th St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 989-6282
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A basic blowout goes for $50—ten bucks higher than most places—but they offer a "Bubbles & Blow" package for groups which at $60 a head gets each participant a blowout, prosecco, and a goodie bag. The salon can accomodate groups of up to 11 and needs a month's notice. "Bridal Bash" packages are also available, with customized services and pricing upon request. [Photo]

4. Drybar

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4 W 16th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 561-5392
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One of the O.G.'s of the blow bar world. A basic blowout will run you the standard $40 and while they do accomodate groups, you'll need to put a deposit down for parties of six or more. They offer private planners for parties (which include drinks). An updo (which they call an Up-Tini) will run you $80. Additional locations include Le Parker Meridien Hotel, the Upper East Side, Tribeca, and Murray Hill. [Photo]

5. Haute Air

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20 Thompson St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 966-0200
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A slight undercut of market rate, a blowout at Haute Air goes for $39. Parties with refreshments for groups of five to ten are available with three weeks' notice. Other services include makeup application ($39) and lashes ($10). [Photo]

1. Fix Beauty Bar

847 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10065
This Upper East Side salon offers a double-whammy: get your hair blown out while you get a manicure (they do pedicures, too). A basic blowout goes for $40—tack on a manicure for $15, a pedicure for $35, or get all three services for $85. They can accomodate groups of up to twenty and are currently running a promotion: book blowouts with manicures for a group of eight and the bride's hair and nails are free (just use code "BRIDE" when booking; expires September 30th, 2013). [Photo]
847 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10065

2. DreamDry

35 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10010
A Rachel Zoe-endorsed blowout goes for $40 and the Flatiron salon can accomodate as many as 11 ladies with a week's notice. They also offer express styles (no wash, $30), braids ($30), and updos ($30—$40). [Photo]
35 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10010

3. Blow

342 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014
A basic blowout goes for $50—ten bucks higher than most places—but they offer a "Bubbles & Blow" package for groups which at $60 a head gets each participant a blowout, prosecco, and a goodie bag. The salon can accomodate groups of up to 11 and needs a month's notice. "Bridal Bash" packages are also available, with customized services and pricing upon request. [Photo]
342 W 14th St
New York, NY 10014

4. Drybar

4 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011
One of the O.G.'s of the blow bar world. A basic blowout will run you the standard $40 and while they do accomodate groups, you'll need to put a deposit down for parties of six or more. They offer private planners for parties (which include drinks). An updo (which they call an Up-Tini) will run you $80. Additional locations include Le Parker Meridien Hotel, the Upper East Side, Tribeca, and Murray Hill. [Photo]
4 W 16th St
New York, NY 10011

5. Haute Air

20 Thompson St, New York, NY 10013
A slight undercut of market rate, a blowout at Haute Air goes for $39. Parties with refreshments for groups of five to ten are available with three weeks' notice. Other services include makeup application ($39) and lashes ($10). [Photo]
20 Thompson St
New York, NY 10013