Blown Away Raleigh

A trip to The Big Apple inspired Julie Burris to dream about big hair.

While visiting New York City in 2012, Burris had her hair styled at a blow dry bar and fell in love with the concept of the business.

“It was my first experience at one,” Burris said. “I was texting pictures to Jenny (Beaudin) and said, ‘Why doesn’t Raleigh have one?’ ”

So Burris and her sister-in-law Jenny Beaudin are quitting their teaching jobs to open Blown Away, a blow dry bar at Raleigh’s North Hills that aims to pamper customers with quick service, complimentary drinks and hairstyles they don’t have to do themselves.

“You can never get your hair to do like your stylist does it,” Beaudin said. “People can come and get a blow out for a date on a Friday night.”

Blown Away will offer men, women and children a shampoo, scalp massage and blow dry, along with added options such as deep conditioning or massages.

The place won’t offer cuts or color, but customers can choose from a menu of straight, curly or up-do styles that have bar-themed names such as Shirley Temple, On the Rocks and Straight Up. Clients can also bring in photos of the style they want.

Blow-out services will last about 30 to 40 minutes, and all styles – long or short – will cost $35. Beaudin and Burris are, however, still working on prices for additional services.

Blown Away will take walk-ins, but appointments are recommended on Fridays and Saturdays, and will serve free drinks such as beer, wine, champagne and coffee.

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