More from NYFW!! As I mentioned in my last NYFW post on Amika, I really realized the true benefit of a blowout during NYFW! While I have always been one to love a good blowout, my hair has never been the type to fully ‘maintain’ the full benefits. Some people are blowout bar addicts and can keep their hair looking freshly blow for up to a week solely using dry shampoo..not me. I shower every single day and when I use dry shampoo it’s after a workout or if my hair looks like it needs a midday pick-me-up, so a blowout is usually something I only do on a special occasion. Before I thought, ‘my hair only takes 15 min. max to style and a blowout doesn’t even last. What’s the point?’. In New York though-oh did I realize the point.
As I said, everything during New York Fashion Week is so rushed and last minute-I knew I was falling so behind on my emails and needed to have some office time-but when?! Getting a blowout was the perfect solution. A blowout allowed me to workout early that morning, rinse and wash my body in 5 min. rather than 15 min. if I had to wash my hair, do my makeup, get dressed, and run out the door on time to make my blowout appointment. While the blowout still only lasted me one day, I was able to get caught up on my emails, work on getting some instagram posts up, write my blogs, catch up on school, and so much more all before my first show of the day (which was often at 10am)-talk about a productive morning!
For my final day of New York Fashion Week, I was now hooked on blowouts and so excited to partner with DreamDry NYC! Ever since Rachel Zoe (totally one of my favorite designers and major inspiration for me!) announced she was opening her first DreamDry, I have been dying to go but as I said-I have never been a blowout addict and never thought it was ‘for me’ until after this trip. I have to say though, getting a blowout at DreamDry was long overdue and I wish I would’ve done it far earlier! I loved it!! From the products, to the staff, the atmosphere..I could not have been happier! After some blowouts, I have left with my hair feeling dry and dead but that was not the case at DreamDry! Their products made my hair look and feel so clean, healthy, silky, and smooth..I was beyond impressed. While I don’t drink (duh, I am still 18!), they were serving champagne to all my Style Collective sisters and accommodated me by serving me warm green tea, which was so perfect after coming inside from the bitterly cold winds.
For today during NYFW, I had already had my hair done twice and curled it both times so I decided to go for straight hair with a middle part and braid. At first, I was scared this look would be boring but I loved it!! It was simple yet classic, elegant, trendy, and cute all at the same time!
So in conclusion, I obviously loved DreamDry and highly recommend it. In contrast with Amika, I honestly can say I had an amazing experience at both places so it is honestly whatever location works best for you or whatever look you are feeling that day! Amika‘s studio and hairstyles had a bit of a younger, hip, trendy, and fun vibe while DreamDry had a chic, more sophisticated, classy vibe. DreamDry has locations in Chicago, New York, and Atlanta-so if you ever find yourself in those cities I highly recommend making every effort to try it out!!
Thank you DreamDry and Style Collective for sponsoring this post..all thoughts and opinions remain my own.
Photography by Cheryl Parish and @boraimages