Blowouts and Mimosas

This past weekend, I accompanied Ruben to his residency retreat--a social retreat for all of the residents in his department as well as their spouses and families. It was my first time meeting everyone, and I was determined to make a

great

first impression. (You know what they say about first impressions! You only get one!) The day before the retreat, I was a little stressed out because I had absolutely no idea what I was going to bring/wear. (Ruben didn't know what to bring either.) So I thought to myself, if I can't figure out what to bring, at least let my hair be on point! My hair already gives me enough problems, please give me one less thing to worry about!

Enter

Drybar

. "No cuts. No color. Just blowouts." This is the kind of place I would go to for special occasions/dates, lazy days when I don't feel like washing and styling my own hair, or in my case, residency retreats.

I love it because it's quick and easy. You're basically in and out in one hour. And the best part, it's a bar as well! Complimentary champagne and mimosas? Yes please!

There are several different blowouts to choose from. I chose to do the Cosmo-Tai, which is a mix between the Cosmopolitan and the Mai Tai.

In true bar style, there were large screen TVs and loud pumping music. Most of the women who were having their hair blown out however, were on their iPhones. I was no exception, but I did glance up every now and then to see Marilyn Monroe cuddling with a cowboy type fellow in black and white.

When my blowout was finished, my hair stylist spun my chair around for a "big and final reveal". Personally, I don't really like the idea of not being able to see my hair as it's being styled, but when she spun me around, I wasn't disappointed in the slightest!

Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the final product, but I can at least say that my curls were perfect and bouncy, (yet natural), and that my hair was the least of my worries during the retreat. Although it was my first time having my hair done at Drybar, it will most certainly not be my last!