These blowout bars will make sure you have fabulous hair for a special event or just a night out with the girls
There are few things simpler and that can make you feel as fabulous as getting a blow dry. Ok, manicures, facials and massage are somewhere on that list too. In our never-ending service to you, we’ve scoured Jakarta for the city’s best and fastest blow-dries. Whether you’re looking for va-va voom hair or you’re a curly girl going straight for an evening or just looking for a little pampering, these spots get the job done.
Recently opened above Pao Pao Jakarta on Senopati, Instant Parlour’s claim to fame is their quick, but perfectly executed “Wash and Blow”. Whether you need a quick pick-me-up or have an event you need to look your best for, once you walk-in, you’ll fall in love with the salon’s fun look – it’s all Greased-lighting-1950s-bebop-diner-parlour chic! They promise the whole ordeal takes 30 minutes from start to finish. I have particularly long, unruly and difficult hair and it took around 40 minutes, so I believe for most women you can be in and out in 30 minutes flat. Instant Parlour also has several other services including make-up, nails, up-dos, and waxing. After your primping and a yummy cup of Twinings Tea, you can’t leave in a bad mood looking and feeling that fabulous.
Instant Parlour, Jl. Senopati no. 16, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, p. 62-877/7724-2482. Hours: Wed-Mon 10am-6pm (Hours will expand after their grand opening in May 2015).
A big part of the blow-dry experience is definitely the wash and Lu’Vaze is definitely a washing heaven. This divinely lux experience comes with a price tag, but with a quick turn around time and excellent quality, we’ll gladly splash out for this little treat every now and then. And the cherry on top? Your awesome Lu’Vaze blowout will also look as fabulous the next day!
Lu’Vaze, multiple locations in town, visit their website for more information.
Roger’s is an entire experience so be prepared for some first-class pampering! This salon is a Jakarta staple for the city’s classy ladies. With its notorious long-lasting blow-dries, any list of blow-out specialists would be incomplete without a shout out to without Roger’s. Make sure you make an appointment, as all of its salons are super popular and it’s almost always impossible to just walk in for a treatment.
Roger’s, multiple locations in town, visit their website for more information.
Laris Love Salon is another staple in Jakarta and is famous amongst professional women for their blowout speed and the amazing price. With just an appointment and a couple of minutes, they can take you from drab to fab. In just 30 minutes, they can upgrade your hair, make-up, and nails. With several people working on you at once, this is definitely an in-and-out place that is designed to cater to on-the-go women. The salon’s atmosphere is a bit sparse but don’t let that fool you into underestimating Laris, they do a pretty awesome job whether or not you are in a hurry.
Laris Love Salon, Jl. Bendungan Hilir Raya no. 34-A, Bendungan Hilir, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/570-1562. Hours: Mon-Sun 7am-8pm.
Northern folk, we didn’t forget you! The quaint and quirky Dry Me hair studio has two locations in your ‘hood: one in Kelapa Gading and another at Baywalk Mall in Pluit. Like Instant Parlour, this is another in-and-out salon specialising in a few key styles. They also have other services and collaborate frequently with Hello Smithies to offer beauty workshops and deals.
Dry Me, Mall Kelapa Gading 3, 2nd Floor, Fashion Hub, Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, p. 62-21/4584-8971. Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-10pm.
Dry Me, Baywalk Mall, 2nd floor, Jl. Pluit Karang Ayu, B1 Umara, Pluit, North Jakarta, p. 62-21/2962-9448. Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-10pm.