As you may know, I’m a supporter and promoter of inner-beauty, but a woman has needs and sometimes it’s their hair. According to a sociological study by Rose Weitz at Arizona State University, “You are your hair.”
The report went on to say, “According to Weitz, hair can play this role for three basic reasons. “It is personal, growing directly out of our bodies,” she said. “It is public, on view for all to see. And it is malleable, allowing us to change it more or less at whim. As a result, it’s not surprising that we use our hair to project our identity and that others see our hair as a reflection of our identity.”
Many women would agree with this statement. I know I can relate to this in recent struggles I’ve faced. I was placed on chemotherapy to help combat my Crohn’s Colitis. My hair is thinner lately and breaks a lot easier but it has helped my health so much. I have to choose health in this situation.
I know so many women that struggle with similar issues or sometimes there is an incident or two where women will feel like they should do something “new” and they cut their hair off and then they’re upset about it. I’ve done that once in my life and it won’t ever happen again.
Hair means so much to all of us, it’s part of our visual identity. We get hair cuts, we highlight, tint, or even color it. After I get my hair cut, colored and / or styled I always feel like I look so much better. It’s one of my favorite guilty pleasures.
I’ve been so fortunate to grow up with a sister that is a hairstylist and a great friend named Rachel that I go to at Bennie and Friends for any / all hair needs, she even did mine and my bridesmaids with a lovely lady named Lindsay. I love them and the products at their salon, benniefactor, by Bennie Pollard. I’m a loyal lady once I find what works and with people that get me. I keep it golden and bright and Rachel knows what to do before I do. Yay, life!
For me to stray against my beloved hairstylist is a rarity. I would never say never but it was almost never. I went to a friends new blowout concept, Drybar, that is the first of it’s brand to Louisville. There are a few others but as I said, I don’t typically stray so I’ve never tried the other blowout concepts in Louisville.
My friend, Lisa Causarano Morley, sent me a text inviting me to drop by and get a blow-out. I couldn’t resist temptation so I went and it was fabulous.
I had just got my hair colored and trimmed on Wednesday with Rachel so it wasn’t an ideal situation. I try to not wash my hair after getting it colored for at least 2 days after. But when a friend is starting a new adventure, friend code 101 states that you must go and support them.
Drybar is located on Shelbyville Road by Whole Foods and Toys-R-Us. Walking up I could see bursts of yellow mixed in with black and white decor. It was inviting, stylish, and beautiful floral arrangements of yellow roses everywhere. I was instantly in-love. My grandmother, Susan, cherished yellow roses so anyone that has these beautiful bursts of sunshine and love are always instantly good in book.
I was introduced to my stylist and in true Louisville form, we knew each other through a lot of other people and I had met her within the last few months. *Sigh, Louisville is the smallest big city! I love it so.
I have had blowouts before but only with Rachel. I don’t think I knew what one was until the last three years or so, sad but true.
If this is a new adventure for you, like me, please note that at Drybar they will wash your hair, dry, and style your hair but they do not color or cut it.
Drybar is strictly blowouts so if you don’t know, now ya know. Thanks, Biggie and you’re welcome everyone.
Okay, back to my experience. After Tara washed my hair we finalized what my hair aspirations were for styling. The list offers a wide variety to accompany endless hair desires. The Cosmo, The Mai Tai, The Cosmo Tai, Southern Comfort, Shirley Temple (for kids), The Straight Up, Fishtail pig tails, The Uptini, The Manhattan, and The Dry Martini. Check out the online menu by clicking HERE.
I chose a combination of Southern Comfort (big hair & lots of volume) mixed with Cosmo (lots of loose curls). I think Tara did a great job in giving me exactly what I asked for. She gave me her recommendation on products and I did purchase them, I kind-of have a problem with products but that’s a whole other post.
Look at this pic I snapped which highlights all of their products. Can you blame me?
As I rushed home to pack and jump on the Good Radio Network radio show with Frankie Picasso, I stopped to check myself out. My hair looked amazing. The color was obviously from my go-to girl, Rachel, but the blowout from Tara accented the color and style so beautifully. What is it about a good hair day to make you feel like you’re walking on air?
Rose Weitz was spot-on. Our hair is a personal thing, it’s coming from our body so we want it to be healthy and vibrant. Everyone sees it and it is usually a direct representation of us. Whether we’re putting it in a bun, wearing it curly, trying beachy waves, or even getting a blowout, it’s our way of projecting our identity to others because it is how we view ourselves.
I support doing whatever makes you you feel beautiful. It can be a blowout, going au-naturel, or whatever. If it’s a blowout, I recommebd that you try Drybar Louisville.
Whether you’re having a good hair day, bad hair day, or even if you have a no hair life, please remember to love your self. The relationship you have with yourself is what makes you. If you don’t love yourself, no one else will. So speak with words of positivity; speak to yourself the way you would to a child or your best friend. Build yourself up, never down. #LoveYourSelfie
Drybar just opened so make an appointment by calling them at (502) 871-3524. Tara was fantastic but since they’re busy, I would take the first available appointment!
*To make an appointment with Rachel or Lindsay at Hair by Bennie and Friends, call (502) 895-1956.