City Pulse

By Mary Dooe

Although it seems as though the season of festivities and special treatment has ended, there are certain things year round that always make us feel great. Despite the horror most women face when going to a salon, never knowing how a new cut or style will go over, they can always look forward to the way their hair always looks a little bit shinier, a little bit more touchable when they leave (even if they end up with a maroon pixie crop that warrants a serious hat shopping spree). Very few women in the everyday world can ever create that same feeling more than once every six to eight weeks; that is where the Oscar Blandi salon wants to help.

One evening a month, women can come into the salon, friends in tow, and learn to blow dry their hair at salon quality, practicing the right technique and learning the right tools and products for each individuals’ mane (the secret, as with most things in life, is in the details). A stylist instructs and demonstrates on one half of the head based on the style the client chooses and then the attendees practice what they have learned to complete the look. Women in New York tend to respond best to options, and so the salon offers a choice of four looks – a stick straight look, a wavy style, a blow dry for maximum volume and even an option to practice simple updos for special occasions. Perhaps the best part, especially those of us not quite ready to get back to the grind of the office and make New Year’s Eve another memory, is the complementary champagne cocktails and hors d’oeuvres the salon provides for all your hard work.

What: Blowouts and Bellinis: $250.00 for a 1 hour session including a complimentary Oscar Blandi product recommended during the lesson.

Where: The Oscar Blandi Salon: 746 Madison Avenue (between 64th & 65th Street). By appointment: 212.988.9404

When: Blowouts and Bellinis will be offered the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm. Appointments are limited to 15 customers per session.

Originally published January 2009
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