I first heard about PRIMP Blow Dry Bar via social media and instantly knew it was going to be at the top of my list of must-dos. Lo and behold a few weeks later, this Buffalo Mom was graciously invited to test it out.
Spoiler Alert – I love this place and have gone back several times since!
If you are new to the concept, a Blow Dry Bar is a salon that strictly provides washing, blow drying and hair styling. There are a variety of hairdos to choose from (that you can view on their website). Primp also happens to offer makeup application and various classes and package options. It is game changer for a big night out (or in), and provides hassle-free, multiple “good hair days” in a row.
Admittedly, I was a bit nervous to visit this salon. I am not as young or as hip as I once was, and I found myself a bit intimidated. Upon stepping in to this beautiful and sophisticated space, I was greeted by the loveliest women….and felt right as though I belonged. The slippers I was offered sealed the deal.
After discussing my evening plans and what type of style I wanted, Lisa got right to work. Every single product they use from shampoo to styling sprays smell absolutely fantastic. All the hair tools are beautiful and it was so fun to just enjoy the pampering for a solid hour.
I (much to my displeasure) have the kind of hair that needs to be washed often (every 1-2 days) but Primp was able to pull off a miracle with their 3 day hairstyle. My husband (not always in tune with this sort of stuff) even commented “Wow – Your hair still looks perfect” on Day 3.
My overall experience was so great, I booked another appointment before I even walked out the door. The cost of the Blowout Basics is $35 and I do feel like it is a very reasonable “splurge” to look and feel your best. Appointments can be easily made online and each stylist is as talented as they are kind. I look forward to going back again…and again… and again!
Special thanks to the ladies at PRIMP for treating us to a bit of me-time!
WRITTEN BY STACEY
Stacey Marks moved back to Buffalo with her family in 2015 after a ten year hiatus in PA. She has a day job as a marketing professional in Corporate America. The rest of her time is spent resisting the urge to micromanage the daily lives of her husband and two kids.