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Blast Blowdry

Austin

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Blast Blowdry

Austin

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A
31 December 2019

Best place in town!! Gina and Taylor are amazing!! I tried Phillip for the first time with make up and he did a fantastic job! Highly recommend him to. Book you hair and makeup here, you won't be disappointed! More...

S
7 June 2019

I went in to have my hair done for my wedding and it came out absolutely amazing. I believe Cherie and Eden did it. They were super friendly and my hair looked even better than I thought it could. It stayed looking amazing through the rain before the outdoor ceremony and the humidity during and after as well. Thanks so much! Five stars definitely More...

N
23 December 2018

My favorite blowout place in Austin!! I've been going since they were in the old Lamar shopping center. The current team there is awesome & my favorite! Super nice, sweet and pro's at doing hair. They use pureology and davines products which is a major plus!!!! More...

R
13 July 2018

Wow, perfect experience here! This was my first time getting my hair styled professionally and I didn't know what to expect. The braided updo Bea did for my work gala looked perfect, and it held up all night -- no easy task considering my super-thick hair. More...

D
11 May 2018

I went to Blast Blowdry for a professional look with a little rhythm but not too overdone. (No dreaded "big hair.")  Bea did exactly that, and I will definitely be back!

N
7 May 2018

Crystal did an amazing job with my hair and make-up and that too in less than 90 minutes! She opened early for me and made sure I looked great for my special occasion. Their services are quite affordable so I would love to use their services again. More...

S
28 March 2018

Loved my blow out and especially loved not having to bring my MONAT hair products because they have them all there! Love a salon that offers non-toxic products! �

C
27 March 2018

Crystal and Stephanie never fail to keep my hair looking amazing. The blowouts are great and the customer service is exceptional. I love supporting this small local business. Thank you!! More...

C
25 March 2018

Crystal did a phenomenal job on my hair! She knew exactly what I wanted and made it happen. I have very thin, fine hair and she added lots of volume and made it appear to be thicker than it actually is. My hair didn't move for 7 hours and I did a lot of dancing. I will definitely be back. Loved supporting local business. More...

M
25 February 2018

The salon staff was very friendly and the girl who did my hair (Katie) did an amazing job. The salon is very clean and nicely set up!

E
4 February 2018

There was a problem with the online appointment booking. Although I had a confirmation, the salon insisted it was not valid. I simply waited for a stylist to be free. No big deal. Half an hour. Kingsley was absolutely great! I'm very particular about having a smooth blow out. He did a fantastic job and I look forward to having him do my hair again. More...

E
9 June 2017

I love that blast the best parts of a blow dry bar with the best parts of going to a salon. It's a quick service, but I still feel like it's personalized to my hair. Sarah did a fantastic job on my blowout and I absolutely love my curls! More...

G
27 May 2017

stephannie has done a wonderful job on my hair i have received a lot of compliments thank you so much stephannie you are so wonderful!

M
24 March 2017

I'm in town for a wedding & had some time to kill so I decided to treat myself to a blow out.  I was so lucky to have Stephanie as my stylist.  She is so sweet & so talented.  I love my hair! More...

J
25 February 2017

I LOVED my experience here! Bea did an amazing job on my hair, and Phillip worked wonders with my makeup. They both listened to what I wanted, and delivered exactly what I pictured. I don't get my hair done often, and I've never gotten a full face of makeup done. I was really nervous that they'd make me look overdone and not myself. This was not the case at all! The hair was spot on, and the makeup was beautiful, light, and natural looking. I went to a charity gala and got tons of compliments on my hair and felt like myself, only a little more glamorous. Plus, at $115 including tip for a pretty elaborate updo and a full face of makeup, the price was super reasonable. Next time I have an event to go to, I will DEFINITELY come back to Bea and Phillip!!! More...

C
16 March 2016

A wonderful, unexpected experience in Austin. Kelly is one of the sweetest, most talented stylists around - coming from a NYC girl. It might be a bit of a drive from central Austin but worth the extra time. Low cost, high impact. More...

A
10 March 2016

I LOVE coming here! I tried this place for the first time right around the holidays and continue to come whenever I feel like getting dolled up. I have incredibly curly, and sometimes frizzy, hair. I knew I liked Stephanie the moment I told her I wanted a fabulous blow out and for her to make me look like J.LO (yes, I'm ridiculous), but she ALWAYS delivers. She also takes her time shampooing and conditioning my hair, which I really appreciate. It's therapeutic! The ladies at the front are also very welcoming. The last time I was there, they easily accommodated me after I accidentally forgot to save the appointment I had made online. I also want to add that they are both thorough and fast. My only suggestion (if they want to take this fantastic business to another level) would be to offer drinks. Nonetheless, they are great at what they do! More...

K
11 January 2016

This was my first blowout...I live in Colorado, and traveled to Austin to visit a girlfriend. She made the appointments for us before a night out, and it was so much fun! Lydia was great, she made me look like a princess, and gave me tips to care for my blowout. Everybody else working there was incredibly nice, professional and fun to chat with. Although I'm no blowout expert, I felt the price was very reasonable for the service performed and the time spent, and I would definitely return! More...

L
21 November 2015

Easily my favorite blow out bar in Central Texas and I've tried them all. They do a round brush set blow out for every client and it gives my hair volume like I've never seen. I also have a ton of long hair and the hair stylists have always been so sweet and patient with my blow outs, even as their arms start to ache. It's also locally owned and the price point is lower than some of the "chain" blow out bars. I'm not sure how long that will last, but I'm taking advantage of it while I can ;) More...

A
28 October 2015

I have long curly hair that takes me forever to straighten. Anytime I have an event, I go to Blast. No matter the stylist, I consistently get great blowouts. As a college student on a budget, I buy my blowouts in packages, so they're totally affordable unlike most salons in Austin. Also, their staff is friendly and awesome! More...

L
21 June 2015

The staff was able to get me in on extremely short notice (45min). Lacey did my hair and it surpassed any and all expectations I had! I have very long frizzy hair that takes me at least an hour to wash, dry, and style on my own. I came in with gross hair in a bun on top of my head and left 40 mins later with clean, silky, weightless, frizz-free, beautiful hair...and it was rainy outside! It felt absolutely amazing and it has stayed now for 4 days! The price is right too! I'm hooked. Can't wait to go back! More...

D
24 March 2015

I like this place! I'm glad I gave them a try because I usually don't frequent businesses that rate fewer than four stars. But I think a few haters have brought Blast Blowdry's ratings down - unnecessarily so. I have been three times so far, and have been pleased every time. I saw Stephanie (sp? )twice and Lacey once and they both did beautiful work. I have extremely thick, curly hair and each time I have left with a style that lasts me nearly a week -- And looks good for the duration!  The only complaint I have is that I bring my own products and Stephanie was happy to use them whereas Lacey somehow "forgot" even though I had just handed them to her... Being that my hair is so coarse, it's *very* important to me that I use these particular products. (Hence, 4 stars instead of 5.) Other than that, everything was just great! More...

B
1 March 2015

For my bachelorette party my party and I  decided to get our hair done before getting dolled up for the night.  This was HANDS DOWN the most fun and best experience I have ever had!  This was also my first time ever being to a blow dry bar.  We had a party of about 14 and the Blast Blowdry staff went above and beyond to make sure everything was PERFECT and we were well accommodated !! If you are looking to just get your hair done and be on your way...great.  If you are looking to get your hair done, and walk out of a place feeling like a million bucks...this is the place you need to be!  All of these women are exceptional at what they do!  We will definitley be back next time we are in austin!  Thank you soo much Blast staff for making my bachelorette weekend the best experience! More...

D
26 February 2015

Blast has the best blowouts in town!  I go a few times a month and I'm never disappointed.  Everyone is so friendly and respectful of you and your time.  You will leave with beautiful, shiny hair! More...

K
14 February 2015

Interesante lugar ... Te saca de apuro cuando lo necesitas !35$ no está mal para un día de hermoso cabello :) me atendió Kelly es muy buena me dejo el cabello precioso !!!!!!!

N
8 February 2015

My friend's hair has never looked better! Highly recommend this place.

D
15 January 2015

I love these gals. In and out in 30 minutes and no real wait!

M
4 December 2014

The Blast team did all my bridesmaid hair and make up for my wedding. They came to us and did an amazing job! I couldn't have been more happy with the outcome, and everyone else was happy too. They stayed on schedule and got 6 maids done in 2 hours. You also cannot beat these prices. More...

B
29 May 2014

Had a great blow out with 12 of my girlfriends for a bachelorette party memorial day weekend.  The staff was great, the hair was amazing.

S
23 May 2014

Wowzers!  $35 and someone else washes, dries and fixes my hair?  Yes!!!!Lacey had me walking away looking fierce.  This will be a place I'll be coming to time and time again.  I'm one of those that loves my hair and is maybe slightly over the top anal about it.  However, not a single complaint here. I usually do my hair once every 5 days or so, so I plan to let someone else do it once in a whole for this price.  Best part? It took around 30 minutes and you're done.  Yes!!!Thanks, Lacey! More...

J
5 May 2014

I got my first blowout here, and my hair looked great and I got a ton of compliments on it. I didn't really have a specific idea in mind but the stylist (who's name I can't remember) did a great job giving me something basic but nice. Location is very convenient to UT area. Can't ask for much more from a blowdry bar, and I'll be back. More...

J
4 May 2014

I called Blast in crisis on a Saturday at noon. My brothers wedding was that day and the bridal hair and makeup did not show up. We were scrambling to find someone that could do 9 bridesmaids and the brides hair. Janous(the owner) was amazing!!! She treated the dilemma as if it were her own and started making calls to find us someone on zero notice. Crystal showed up about an hour later and COMPLETELY FREAKING ROCKED IT!! She is amazing!! The bride was stunning and all of the bridesmaids hair was perfect. We got so lucky:) Thank you to Janous and Crystal for salvaging what could have been awful. I love Blast! More...

S
26 January 2014

I am PICKY about my hair. I have unruly thick naturally curly hair and when I received a last minute invite to the Dell Hospital Gala I was officially worried about what I could do with it on short notice. I wanted an Up do... but not an uptight do, nothing too severe, or overly prom-ish, nor overly messy. I wanted it to look effortless but elegant... but obviously NOT effortless. Confused? Exactly. So I brought THREE pinterest looks that I thought would work. Having read the reviews below I was fully worried.Bee did my hair.IT WAS SO AMAZING I STILL CAN HARDLY STAND IT. SO beautiful. So elegant but NOT overdone... it was pure heaven. I received compliment after compliment on my Do but WAY MORE IMPORTANTLY... I loved it dearly. So much so that I took a selfie to make sure I have photo evidence to help her remember the next time I need it done.I blame a decade in NYC for spoiling me. Or perhaps too many mediocre blow outs in Austin. Or maybe I'm just a touch difficult. Whatever the deal - I do not give out 5 stars lightly but wholeheartedly recommend you ask for Bee at Blast Blowdry Bar. More...

M
25 December 2013

I have been to several blow dry bars and I've even had people come to me to blow out my hair.  Hands down, Blast is the best!  My Blast blow outs stay put for days.  It's easy to go online and make an appointment.  And, unlike some of the other blow dry bars in Austin, Blast's pricing remains reasonable.  I highly recommend them--and if you get hooked like me, they have a membership to save you money! More...

L
12 December 2013

This place is amazing! We came here for blowouts for my sisters bachelorette party. They took care of all 6 of us in a very timely manner. The owner was so amazingly sweet and made sure we were all happy with our stylists as well as hairstyles. My girl Abby gave me one of the best blow outs I've had.. Lasted for days! When the bride was a bit uneasy with the way her hair was turning out the owner made sure that she had it the way she wanted it before we left. We all felt very comfortable in the salon. Everyone was super friendly! If I go back to Austin and need a blow out I'm definitely going to go back here! I highly recommend this place! Thanks for the great blow outs! More...

S
9 December 2013

This review is for makeup only. I was a bridesmaid in a wedding this past Saturday and I needed my makeup done but did not want to spend too much $. I read reviews about Philip on Yelp and they were awesome. It was very easy to book an appointment...I did everything online via their website and put my credit card down to hold my reservation. It's $40 for a 30 minute makeup session with Philip. Additional $15 if you want fake lashes. WORTH EVERY PENNY!Ladies, Philip is AMAZING! I've had my makeup done by many makeup artists in the past and this was by far the best application and best price! Philip listens to your needs, is quick and does an excellent job. I told Philip that I normally do not wear much makeup other than eyeliner and neutral lip gloss. I told him I wanted to be able to recognize myself even after the makeup application; that I didn't want it caked on, and that I didn't need a lot of blush. If you don't already know, some Asians get blotchy red, some have their entire face turn red...me? Just my cheeks -- natural blush!Philip did exactly what I asked! THANKS SO MUCH PHILIP! YOU ARE AMAZING! If I ever need my makeup done I am definitely going back to see Philip :-) More...

J
24 November 2013

Just left this salon and had a great experience al around. Bea did my blow dry and I am VERY happy!  ThAnk you!

S
9 August 2013

I used Blast Blow Dry to for bridal hair and make up and weddingparty hair and make up, and I had a wonderful experience with them. After my first trial, I didn't feel the look was 100% what I wanted,and the owner, Venus, offered me a second hair and make up trial at noadditional cost. At the second trial, I used Crystal for hair andPhillip for make-up, and they both gave me exactly the look I washoping for. I brought better pictures the second time. I thought itwas exceptionally helpful of Venus to offer this second trial.The day of, everyone at Blast was very calming and even brought uschampagne. My hair and make up looked stunning--Crystal and Phillipmade me into the beautiful bride I wanted to be. Not only that, but my6 bridesmaids, and mom and mother and law all had their hair done tooand looked incredible. The moms and 2 bridesmaids elected to havetheir make up done, and again, it turned out very nice.I paid for the bridal party and mother's hair, as well as my own hairand make up. I really feel that I got an incredible value, and evenadded on gratuity beyond what was included because I really felt thatBlast went above and beyond for me.Going to the salon the day of was a really fun experience. I gotmarried on a Friday, and we mostly had the place to ourselves. All ofthe staff seemed genuinely excited. They didn't act like the weddingwas just another routine event, but truly made me feel special andtaken care of.I am SO glad that I booked Blast for my wedding. I would recommendthem to anyone, and I will be back to have my hair done for morespecial occasions in the future. Thank you Venus, Crystal, Philip, andthe rest of the incredible Blast team! My wedding party lookedawesome, and I have the pictures to prove it! More...

U
29 July 2013

I used Blast Blow Dry to for bridal hair and make up and wedding party hair and make up, and I had a wonderful experience with them.

After my first trial, I didn't feel the look was 100% what I wanted, and the owner, Venus, offered me a second hair and make up trial at no additional cost. At the second trial, I used Crystal for hair and Phillip for make-up, and they both gave me exactly the look I was hoping for. I brought better pictures the second time. I thought it was exceptionally helpful of Venus to offer this second trial.

The day of, everyone at Blast was very calming and even brought us champagne. My hair and make up looked stunning--Crystal and Phillip made me into the beautiful bride I wanted to be. Not only that, but my 6 bridesmaids, and mom and mother and law all had their hair done too and looked incredible. The moms and 2 bridesmaids elected to have their make up done, and again, it turned out very nice.

I paid for the bridal party and mother's hair, as well as my own hair and make up. I really feel that I got an incredible value, and even added on gratuity beyond what was included because I really felt that Blast went above and beyond for me.

Going to the salon the day of was a really fun experience. I got married on a Friday, and we mostly had the place to ourselves. All of the staff seemed genuinely excited. They didn't act like the wedding was just another routine event, but truly made me feel special and taken care of.

I am SO glad that I booked Blast for my wedding. I would recommend them to anyone, and I will be back to have my hair done for more special occasions in the future. Thank you Venus, Crystal, Philip, and the rest of the incredible Blast team! My wedding party looked awesome, and I have the pictures to prove it!
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V
30 June 2013

I'm a really low-maintenance chick - don't know anything about hair and makeup.  Bottom line, I went in nervous and came out extremely happy with the service I got.  Crystal did my hair, and I enjoyed chatting with her.  I loved the volume and lovely curls she gave me.  Amazing what volume and shape can do for your look.  I've had a bad experience with a makeup artist years ago (completely unrelated to Blast) who was inexperienced with doing makeup on asian faces.  Nonetheless, Phillip who did my makeup was incredibly professional and knowledgeable and definitely knew how to work with asian eyes.  He would explain what he was doing and give little tips along the way to show how makeup techniques would enhance your features.  Overall, I came out looking and feeling gorgeous.  Thanks, Blast Blowdry!Tip: They're a little hard to find with no large signs.  They're a corner shop hidden in the small complex.  I believe they're to the right of a nail salon...but they're on a corner!  Call and ask for directions if you think you might get lost. More...

J
29 June 2013

I would love to give Blast Blowdry a 5 star review but a few things are holding me back.--  Lack of lasting power --  the three times that I've had blowouts, my hair fell flat within a few hours.  I'm not trying to drop any names here but every time I've visited Blo Blow Dry Bar (at the Domain and in California), my hair stayed looking fab for a few days!  Blast Blow Drive, please, please, please find better holding/lasting products!--  Gimmicky roller brush technique --  Not only is this super duper painful, it's super duper painful and takes forever!It would also be nice if they had some classic or staple styles for people to choose...you know, like tried-and-true styles that they've perfected so that people who are uncertain about what style they want can walk in and say, "make my hair like that!"  Each time I went I felt like I was a bit unsure of what I wanted and I was looking to my stylist for their professional opinion.  However, I didn't necessarily feel they were all that helpful.Some very positive things I should mention.  Last October, the owner/manager went above and beyond my expectations in order to accommodate my sister-in-law and mother-in-law for updos and makeup for my wedding.  Both their hair and makeup looked fantastic! More...

C
28 June 2013

I went here to get my hair and makeup done for a wedding.  My blow out was pretty good, not amazing, but fair for the price.  My makeup, done by Philip, was awesome!!  He was great and I highly recommend him.  I would definitely go back and get my makeup done.  I would also go back and get my hair done but possibly pick a different style and maybe be paired up with a different stylist. More...

M
11 June 2013

I'm so glad that I discovered Blast and wish it had been around when I lived in Austin.  I was visiting last weekend and found myself needing some professional hair help in the hot Texas night. Even though my friend and I booked the appointment at the last minute, the owner and two stylists stayed open for us. Not only did they do an amazing job, they didn't make us feel rushed and didn't skimp on any part of the beauty process.  We left feeling--and looking!-- fab. More...

L
10 June 2013

My business partner and I were in Austin for a festival and last minute found enough time to get a blowout. Not only was Blast able to squeeze us in last minute they stayed open late to accomodate us and we were not rushed out so they could lock the doors. They spent time on each of us and we both looked fabulous when we walked out the door. The staff and the owner were all incredibly friendly and I enjoyed the entire experience. Great job all around! More...

M
22 May 2013

This is the BEST blowdry salon in Austin! So lucky to have found it! All the girls are great!!! Will come here often!!!

T
12 April 2013

I have naturally curly hair but every now and again I want to switch it up.  I saw Blast was pretty much in my neighborhood, so I thought I would give it a try.  I got Christopher as my stylist, and I am so glad.  He is amazing.  He was attentative and fun to hang out with. The time flew by and in the end my hair looked super awesome great.  Easy and exactly what I wanted. The style held too.  I can't wait to have an excuse to go back. More...

W
15 February 2013

I made my first foray into the world of blo recently (yes, I know that sounds bad) and I'm addicted! I made an online appointment with Lacey (bonus points for the online booking feature) and set myself up for a blowout. Upon arrival, Lacey was really easy to talk to and she totally got what I wanted even though I was as indecisive as they come. To be fair, I was a bit skeptical during the process, if only because she'd stuck 6-7 round brushes all over my head for the hair to set and my head starting to feel about as heavy as a bowling ball. However, in no time, she untwisted the brushes and voila - a beautiful Hollywood-worthy do! I'll definitely be coming back. More...

C
15 January 2013

I very rarely splurge on things like getting hair and makeup done for events, but I had a good friend's wedding to attend so I made a last minute appointment at Blast.  Shellie did my hair and makeup and really did a phenomenal job!  She took extra care and attention to style my hair just like I wanted without taking a super long time.  My style lasted all night and even looked good the following day.  She did a great job with my makeup as well.  It was great for photos without being overly dramatic.  Blast is local unlike a lot of the other blow dry salons here in Austin.  I will definitely be back. More...

J
14 January 2013

This is an update for my previous review on MAKEUP services only!After my previous review, I was contacted by the owner who wanted to follow up about my unsatisfactory makeup appointment.  She explained that the lady that did my makeup for that appointment was not their main makeup artists.  She assured me that if I gave their makeup services another try with one of their main makeup artists, I would be much more satisfied.  It just so happened, that my bridal shower was a few days after the owner had contacted me.  So, I figured I would give them another shot and I booked another makeup appointment, but this time with Philip.  She gave me two names (philip and ) to look for when I booked my appointment, but at the moment the other name escapes me.  I ended up booking with Philip, and he was very very good!Philip took a lot of time to explain to me each of the steps he was taking and you could tell he was very experienced and was able to give me expert advice on makeup application.  (This was the main thing lacking from my previous appointment).  Overall, I must give blast kudos for the excellent customer service.  I appreciated the follow up and the concern for providing satisfactory services.  My biggest tip to any of you considering makeup services at Blast is that you should definitely choose wisely (Philip!) when you book your makeup appointment online.  When I went to book my second appointment, the previous lady was still an option for booking my makeup appointment. More...

L
23 September 2012

went there with a friend to get our hair done for a wedding we were going to. We both loved what they did with our hair. Its a little ways from downtown Austin but totally worth it. More...

L
24 June 2012

I may be a bit "touched", but make no mistake...I hate being touched.  That's why I took a friend's advice (and good natured girl prodding) and went to Blast Blowdry Bar before a special event.  Blast Blowdry Bar showed me it's possible to be touched in the pretty way.  AMANDA effortlessly dealt with my senior-moment in finding the place (it's in the same shopping strip as Relax the Back and Lammes Candies, just at the end closest to the delicious Japanese food restaurant), and was a personal concierge for my entire visit; ensuring I was greeted warmly by the entire place, and giving me that sense of how it takes a village to make this certified tomboy pretty.  LACEY not only consulted me on what product she was going to use on my hair, but also WHY.  She kept that unspoken law between stylist & client that hedges on advice while maintaining her professionalism with what is BEST for my hair,  to ensure I walked out of there with the confidence that paying for a beauty service should give you.  When she said that she could get just as smooth results, with more volume control, and less damage than a flat iron...those aren't just pretty words she learned from the YouTubes.  Is there such a thing as a Yelp Mafia?  Would we have a song as cool as Tony Soprano's?  I hope so, cause that would make up for the tomfoolery that is associated with this young business' weird 5 Star Filter.  I only give them 4 Stars because I can't wait to see what this gorgeous group has yet to do with Austin's growing beauty scene.  This is a place where you can pamper yourself just a bit and get that "Gee your hair smells terrific." moment that we all deserve more these days.  As far as I'm concerned...it was a BLAST! More...

E
2 June 2012

They did a great job. I don't know why they have bad reviews on here and elsewhere. If I didn't like it, she would have bent over backwards to fix it. It's a nice, clean, bright space and everyone was very friendly. and professional My hair is fabulous and everyone I saw walking out of there seemed really happy with their dos as well. I would suggest you give it a try-- it's only a blowdry, not like they cut it or anything. I got the Morrocon oil conditioning treament and I feel like I can wait a while now before getting a cut. More...

A
31 May 2012

I continue to go to blast almost weekly and have been THRILLED!  (Very disappointed that YELP has decided to block my comments!)

R
23 May 2012

I have been twice. The first time I was not happy with how my hair turned out, but the second time I was very pleased! The staff is very friendly and they use very nice hair products. I really liked Heather, she did a great job of figuring out what style I wanted. I would go back! More...

J
5 April 2012

What a fabulous place! My hair has never looked better and I was suprised how long it lasted. My make up application was the best ever! I will be back in a hurry. Great thank you to the entire staff for making me feel and look like a star. More...

D
23 March 2012

Had a blow out today with Heather.  She did a great job.  I have naturally curly hair, and I wanted it blown out smooth with lots of volume.  She definitely delivered.  It took right at an hour and was the advertised $35, even though my hair is a bit on the longer side.  The salon is beautiful, with a minimalist decor and a friendly staff.  I will definitely be back. More...

J
18 January 2012

I walked into a most beautifully designed salon that was simple yet sophisticated. The hanging hair dryers were so cool and did not burn my scalp. Heather did a fabulous job of washing and conditioning my hair with an amazing Italian product called Daviness, followed by the best blow out that has lasted me 4 days and going... I got so many compliments and cant wait to got back! Super location too with easy drive up parking. More...