We suspect we'll learn how to perfectly style our own hair right around the time we grow a third hand. In the meantime, those looking to leave the blowouts to the pros (and/or enjoy a toe-curling scalp massage once in a while — we don't judge) have a number of new options, now that the dedicated blow-dry bars the West Coast and NYC have had for years are cropping up here. First came the major chain Blo, which set up shop in the South End this summer. Then this month, just before holiday-party primetime, Newbury Street got its own scissor-free salon: Gust-o. Joining a sister spot in Minneapolis, it offers a menu of 10 styles for $35 a pop, plus add-ons like faux-lash and makeup application. And while it's not hanging up its shears by any means, local stalwart Mario Russo is now offering an emergency blowout service, with on-call stylists available for same-day appointments at both locations for $40. In short: it's now pretty darn easy to get your hair did.
WHERE TO GO
Blo, 437 Columbus Ave, Boston :: 617.262.0105 or blomedry.com
Gust-o, 221 Newbury St, Boston :: 617.927.5451 or gust-o.com
Mario Russo, 9 Newbury St, Boston :: 617.424.6676 OR 60 Northern Ave, Boston :: 857.350.3139 :: mariorusso.com
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