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We’re Featured on the North Hills Blog!

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Thank you for your interview with us, North Hills Live!

“Behind our fabulous retailers and restaurants at North Hills you’ll find many family connections that range in relationship and dynamics. One of the most interesting ownership duos is Jenny Beaudin and Julie Burris – sisters-in-law who took a concept they loved and turned it into a hip and thriving business. The two opened the Blown Away blow dry bar at North Hills in 2014 when it was among the first of its kind in Raleigh, and they’ve never looked back. We had a chance to ask Jenny and Julie about their choice to blend family and business, and how they’ve been… well blown away… by the success of it all.”

Read the whole blog here >

Catwalk to Camp: To Benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina

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Blown Away Raleigh stylists have been excited to to help with the Autism Society of North Carolina’s Catwalk to Camp in Raleigh over the past two years.

Shelley D. Jarman, Development Associate, says “The mission of the Autism Society is to provide support and promote opportunities that better the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum, along with the wellbeing of their families and loved ones. We pride ourselves on being here to provide service and opportunity for those families today, in the present moment.”

One of the ways they do that is through Camp Royall, which is just south of Raleigh. It is the largest autism-specific camp in the US and has been open since 1971. Individuals can start attending at age 4, and continue throughout their entire lifetime. The camp provides summer programs, day programs, and after school programs.

It costs $1700 to send a child to camp for an entire week during the summer. To help families offset that cost, they host the Catwalk to Camp event each year.

“This year clothes were provided by Vineyard Vines in North Hills. The models are all campers, staff, and volunteers. All of the money raised from the event goes to scholarships. This year we raised over $40,000.”

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Above photo from the ASNC on Flickr.

Learn more about how important the opportunity to go to Camp Royall is for the participants and families:

Learn more and get involved with the Autism Society of North Carolina by clicking here.


The Lovely Girl Visits Blown Away

Annie, founder of The Lovely Girl Blog visited us a few weeks ago and wrote a really nice piece about her experience here and at some other stylish Raleigh hotspots.

She writes:

“This is THE blow dry bar to go to when you are in town. It’s in North Hills near all of the shopping and restaurants, so the location couldn’t be more perfect. And for $35? YES, PLEASE!


When I stepped inside, I was immediately taken away to my happy place. We were offered champagne, wine or water and given the full treatment. Our warm and friendly stylists washed, blow-dried and styled our hair to beachy waves perfection. Cat was chatting it up with her stylist while I was about to pass out from total relaxation LOL. It was such nice sister and down time to have between all the craziness of traveling.


I just LOVED the clean white aesthetic inside and the gorgeous starburst chandeliers in the front of the shop. The glass shelves filled with product, recessed lighting, endless mirrors and cute little succulents were so chic. The “Hello Gorgeous” wall for taking photos just really brought the whole experience together. I mean, isn’t that wall so cute?? Love a good wall for blog pics!”

There are more pics and great intel on shopping. Check out the whole post here >

Thank you for stopping, Annie!

All photos from The Lovely Girl

Get to Know the Blown Away Stylist: Kayla


Full name: Kayla Williams

Hometown: Jacksonville, NC

The best thing about being a stylist is: Making people feel good about themselves.

Favorite hair trend and how you help people rock it: Anything with tons of volume.

I am currently listening to __ Hello- Adele___ on repeat.

Coffee or Tea? Coffee

Heels or Flats? Heels

Lip-gloss or lipstick? Lipstick

I never leave home without my: Wallet

Hollywood hair inspiration: Julianne Hough

Favorite quote: Everything happens for a reason.

My dream vacation destination: Paris

Best hair advice you can offer to clients: Don’t use too much product, a little goes a long way.

Favorite product we carry & why: Blowout Crème: It makes hair look/ stay smooth.

One thing you don’t know about me . . .  I’m afraid of the dark and I sleep with the Golden Girls on every night. : )

Spa Week at North Hills April 11-15

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It’s Spa Week at North Hills Monday, April 11th- Friday, April, 15th. We’re participating by offering a free “shooter” (head and neck massage) to your blowout.

When booking by phone you must mention you want to add the complimentary “shooter” to the blowout. Offer is good Monday, April 11 – Friday, April 15.

Book Online >

To book online, select Blowout + Shooter:



Then, when it is time to enter payment information, add code SPAWEEK16 (all caps) in the special code box:


CycleBar Free Preview Class

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Hey everyone! We’re so excited to welcome CycleBar to town! We’ve arranged for a FREE preview class for Blown Away clients.

Here’s the info you need to know:

CycleBar® is the only premium indoor cycling franchise available in the world today, now coming to the Brier Creek neighborhood. As a part of our Grand Opening celebration, we are offering free preview classes to select influencers and groups/organizations in the community. We set-up a private web address for your charity/organization to register for the event and pick a bike. Each rider will be set up with shoes, towels, and a free water bottle upon arrival.

Please join us for a FREE class on Monday, 4/25 at 7:15 PM before we open to the public!

1. Put the unique web address for your group into your browser (or click): landing/?apptid=238665&groupname=Blown Away Blow Dry Bar

2. Click Reserve your bike

3. Sign up for an account

4. Pick a bike in the class

5. Get ready for an incredible experience

Here is everything you’ll need for class:

  • We provide the water bottles, shoes, and towels.
  • Bring your friends and family to increase the fun—each class will hold up to 50 riders at a time! The links are sharable with people outside your direct group.
  • Wear workout clothes. See you soon!


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