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28 07, 2021

Blo Blow Dry Bar Perseveres Through Pandemic with Impressive Mid-Year Success, Advancing Plans to Expand U.S. Footprint

2021-07-28T15:26:14-04:00July 28th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

World’s Leading Blow Dry Bar Franchise Struts the Catwalk with 19 New Agreements to Date.

TORONTOBlo Blow Dry Bar, North America’s original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise, heads into the post-pandemic era with high growth numbers and exciting plans for the remainder of 2021. Already having locked in 19 signed agreements so far this year, the brand is ahead of its 2019 and 2020 development numbers. With this significant growth, Blo Blow Dry Bar projects 35 total units to be sold by year-end. With more than 130 bars across North America and its 2021 development to date, the brand is on pace to achieve its goal of 300 – 500 locations open in the next three to five years.

Kickstarting this year’s growth was a multi-unit deal out of New Jersey that will bring two additional units into the state. Husband and wife duo, Shar and Alichia Pourreza will open their first location in Morristown by the end of Q4 and plans for the second location to open a year later. In May, Blo Blow Dry Bar hit a new record by inking the largest individual deal in company history. Heather Stankard, owner and operator of the Blo Blow Dry Bar in Jacksonville, signed a six-unit franchise agreement to expand the brand into northern Florida. Rounding off its latest growth, Blo solidified a multi-unit deal in Indiana, marking the entrance into its 24th state through three locations. Behind the deal is Theresa Shadley, a seasoned franchisee in the boutique and fitness industry who will expand the brand’s presence into the Midwest.

“The blow dry bar sector is white-hot and intelligent investors are jumping at the chance to get in on the ground floor,” said Patrick Pantano, Vice President, Franchise Development, Blo Blow Dry Bar. “Interest in owning a Blo is at an all-time high and we love showing off our proven business model, strong culture and exceptional franchise owners. Our sector is still in its infancy and will continue to grow exponentially over the next few years.”

To top off the significant growth and success to date, Blo Blow Dry Bar will be unveiling a new Look Book on August 26. The revamped Look Book will combine all hair and makeup looks in one place, showcasing the brand’s iconic styles on diverse hair types, skin tones and face shapes to represent all the people who make up their community. With the addition of one new hairstyle, Blo Blow Dry Bar will include an array of inspiration pictures for guests to create their own customized looks and updos.

Blo Blow Dry Bar is dedicated and determined to create a space where people of all ages, ethnicities and orientations are welcomed, represented and made to feel gorgeous while emphasizing the need for self-care and wellness. Combining a sophisticated design with a fun and energetic environment, Blo cultivates a seamless and enjoyable experience for guests upon their arrival, during and after their services. Expertly trained bloers are available for consultation seven days a week to meet the needs of all guests. The brand’s hair menu includes their signature styles, ranging from sleek and straight to lively and bouncy curls, with customizable options such as braids, ponytails and updos for any occasion.

Blo Blow Dry Bar also offers makeup services from expert artists on-hand to help guests look and feel amazing for any occasion.

The growing franchise is just at the start of the runway, staking its claim as a leader in the $47 billion a year industry and continues to expand at a rapid rate. Every year, more cities across the globe are painted pink. Every day, a new guest discovers how wonderful the Blo Blow Dry Bar experience is. Superior service and consistent results are a top priority for all guests as well as franchisees. The brand goes beyond beauty – it is strategically positioned to meet growing customer demands within the wellness and self-care industries with an established foundation for business success.

“We walked into 2021 with some big goals and have been delivering on every single one,” said Vanessa Yakobson, CEO of Blo Blow Dry Bar. “We’ve expanded through existing franchisees and added a number of strong new ones to our roster this year. This has allowed Blo Blow Dry Bar to enter key markets, making our catwalk-quality blow outs accessible to more women across the country.”

Blo Blow Dry Bar is currently seeking single- and multi- unit operators to join the growing team and further expansion across North America with a key focus on development in Florida, Texas and Colorado. For more information about franchise opportunities visit https://franchise.blomedry.com/.

About Blo Blow Dry Bar 

Blo Blow Dry Bar is North America’s original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise. The company transformed beauty norms and reinvented the salon industry when it launched the “no cuts, no color” concept: only blow outs. Since opening its first location in Canada in 2007, Blo has grown to over 130 locations across the U.S. and Canada and continues to expand rapidly. With a mission to enhance the lives of those in the community through the power of flawless blow outs and beauty services, Blo Blow Dry Bar offers perfectly styled hair and exceptional customer experiences seven days a week. For more information visit www.blomedry.com.

23 06, 2021

Blo Blow Dry Bar Makes its Indiana Debut with Three-Unit Franchise Agreement Igniting Midwest Development

2021-06-23T10:58:42-04:00June 23rd, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

World’s Leading Blow Dry Bar Franchise Expands Presence, Now Spanning 24 States.

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. — Blo Blow Dry Bar, North America’s original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise, announced today the signing of a three-unit franchise agreement in Indiana to expand the brand in the Midwest. With this agreement, Blo Blow Dry Bar solidifies its entrance into a new state and continues its growth momentum with over 130 locations across the U.S. and Canada.

Leading this growth and Indiana expansion is Theresa Shadley, a seasoned franchisee with experience in the boutique fitness industry. Originally from North Carolina, she earned a degree in business and a masters in accounting while also working as a licensed cosmetologist. Shadley made the move to Indiana when she joined the Kenra Professional team and worked her way up to VP of Sales and Trade Marketing. When the company relocated, she remained in Indiana and decided to experiment in franchising and introduced Pure Barre to the area. Four and a half years later, she owns four Pure Barre locations and is now re-entering the beauty industry with a three-unit agreement with Blo Blow Dry Bar. Her first bar is slated to open in Hamilton County by year-end.

“I see so much potential in the blow dry service industry and I am excited to bring the Blo concept to Hamilton County community,” said Shadley. “I absolutely love franchising and introducing the area to new industries. Joining the Blo team seemed like the perfect fit. The company is backed by immense corporate support and the team is so passionate and knowledgeable – I am really impressed and ready to introduce Blo to Indiana.”

With a favorable real estate landscape and vast opportunity for market growth, company executives are seeking franchisees to continue to expand in key markets across the country.

“As the Blo brand continues to grow, adding experienced franchisees like Theresa will be a vital piece to the overall puzzle,” said, Patrick Pantano, Vice President, Franchise Development, Blo Blow Dry Bar. “These will be our first units in Indiana which is a strong state from a demographics standpoint for the brand. The combination of a strong franchisee and a ripe market creates great growth opportunity.”

Blo Blow Dry Bar creates a space where people of all ages, ethnicities and orientations are welcomed, represented and made to feel gorgeous while emphasizing the need for self-care and wellness. Combining a sophisticated design with a fun and energetic environment, the blow dry bar cultivates a seamless and enjoyable experience for guests upon their arrival, during and after their services. Expertly trained bloers are available for consultation seven days a week to meet the needs of all guests. The brand’s hair menu includes seven signature styles – from a sleek ponytail to lively and bouncy curls. Blo Blow Dry Bar also offers makeup services from expert artists to help guests look and feel amazing for any occasion.

The growing franchise is just at the start of the runway, staking its claim as a leader in the $47 billion a year industry and continues to expand at a rapid rate. Every year, more cities across the globe are painted pink. Every day, a new guest discovers how wonderful the Blo Blow Dry Bar experience is. Superior service and consistent results are a top priority for all guests as well as franchisees. The brand goes beyond beauty – it is strategically positioned to meet growing customer demands within the wellness and self-care industries with an established foundation for business success.

“We’re eager to build on the momentum of this partnership to make our catwalk-quality blow outs accessible to women across the Midwest,” said Vanessa Yakobson, CEO of Blo Blow Dry Bar. “Our proven business model, strong culture and exceptional franchisees means great growth opportunities for our sector-leading brand.”

Blo Blow Dry Bar is currently seeking single- and multi- unit operators to join the brand’s rapid expansion. For more information about franchise opportunities visit https://franchise.blomedry.com/.

About Blo Blow Dry Bar 

Blo Blow Dry Bar is North America’s original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise. The company transformed beauty norms and reinvented the salon industry when it launched the “no cuts, no color” concept: only blow outs. Since opening its first location in Canada in 2007, Blo has grown to over 130 locations across the U.S. and Canada and continues to expand rapidly. With a mission to enhance the lives of those in the community through the power of flawless blow outs and beauty services, Blo Blow Dry Bar offers perfectly styled hair and exceptional customer experiences seven days a week. For more information visit www.blomedry.com.

2 06, 2021

Blo Blow Dry Bar Accelerates Florida Development with Announcement of Six-Unit Franchise Agreement

2021-06-02T10:51:25-04:00June 2nd, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

World’s Leading Blow Dry Bar Franchise Signs Largest Individual Deal in Company History.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Blo Blow Dry Bar, North America’s original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise, announced today the signing of a six-unit franchise agreement to expand its brand in the northern Florida area. With this agreement, Blo Blow Dry Bar continues its growth momentum and inks the largest individual deal in the company’s history.

Currently, Blo Blow Dry bar has nine successful locations open and operating throughout the Sunshine State, from Miami to Tampa to Jacksonville. The new six-unit agreement will bring another location to Jacksonville, slated to open in Q4 2021, with additional locations opening annually thereafter.

Spearheading this Florida expansion is Heather Stankard, an existing Blo Blow Dry Bar franchisee who has been operating the Jacksonville location since December of 2018. Stankard grew up in Cocoa Beach, earned a degree in nursing and has now been living in Jacksonville for nearly 30 years. After becoming a stay-at-home mom, she was itching to get back into a people-centric career and achieve a long-sought-after dream of running her own local business. Stankard was originally a guest of her local Blo Blow Dry Bar and offered to buy it which is when she joined the franchise system. Quickly after purchasing the location, she added makeup services which is now 20% of her overall business and has also seen significant growth with memberships. Starting as a huge fan and advocate of Blo Blow Dry Bar, Stankard is empowered to open more locations with the number one brand in this beauty and wellness space.

“I knew I needed to make a big change in my life and the Blo Blow Dry Bar opportunity couldn’t have come at a more perfect time,” said Stankard. “I drove by my local salon every day as it was being built, eagerly awaiting its opening, and became hooked after my very first blowout. I grew such a connection with the company and its employees so I started researching everything I could. Even with a background in nursing, I felt supported every step of the way by the Blo Blow Dry Bar corporate team. I never would’ve signed on for more stores if it wasn’t for them.”

Stankard plans to expand into northern Florida, Gainesville and Tallahassee, opening one location every year. The signed agreement covers territories in three counties, Clay, Duval and St. Johns. Building on this momentum, Blo Blow Dry Bar is targeting to open 40 more locations throughout the state within the next five years and company executives are seeking franchise partners to join this expansion in key markets.

“In franchising, growth is good but internal growth is better,” said Patrick Pantano, Vice President, Franchise Development, Blo Blow Dry Bar. “When a proven franchisee like Heather doubles down on her current investment to open six more units, it speaks to the tremendous belief she has in the Blo concept and the support she receives. We are excited to have yet another ’empire builder’ in our system developing a strong market in Jacksonville.”

Meeting at the intersection of beauty and wellness, Blo Blow Dry Bar prioritizes self-care and wellness by cultivating a seamless and enjoyable experience for guests upon their arrival, during and after their services. Highlighting a range of services including popular blowouts, signature styles, makeup and more, expert stylists and artists offer guests an unmatched experience. People of all ages and stages of life can expect the pink carpet to be rolled out for their visit.

As an established brand with a proven business model, the franchise is leading the $47 billion a year industry and continuing to grow at a rapid rate. The company practices a collaborative approach in all its efforts, ensuring that new ideas are not only being brought to the table but added to the roster of existing services or incorporated into daily operations. Blo Blow Dry Bar goes beyond beauty – it is strategically positioned to meet growing customer demands and provide a superior service with consistent results.

“We’ve significantly grown since our inception and have set goals to enhance more lives in the Jacksonville and northern Florida communities through this new agreement,” said Vanessa Yakobson, CEO of Blo Blow Dry Bar. “Our franchise has been built on a streamlined business model, entrepreneurial-minded franchisees and a collaborative, tight-knit community that will lead to continued success of this company.”

Blo Blow Dry Bar is currently seeking single- and multi- unit operators to join the brand’s rapid expansion. For more information about franchise opportunities visit https://franchise.blomedry.com/.

About Blo Blow Dry Bar 

Blo Blow Dry Bar is North America’s original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise. The company transformed beauty norms and reinvented the salon industry when it launched the “no cuts, no color” concept: only blow outs. Since opening its first location in Canada in 2007, Blo has grown to over 130 locations across the U.S. and Canada and continues to expand rapidly. With a mission to enhance the lives of those in the community through the power of flawless blow outs and beauty services, Blo Blow Dry Bar offers perfectly styled hair and exceptional customer experiences seven days a week. For more information visit www.blomedry.com.

28 04, 2021

Blo Blow Dry Bar Announces Two-Unit Franchise Agreement Igniting New Jersey Development

2021-04-28T11:05:24-04:00April 28th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

World’s Leading Blow Dry Bar Franchise Fuels Rapid Statewide Growth, Aims to Add 20 Locations in Five Years.

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Blo Blow Dry Bar, North America’s original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise, announced today the signing of a two-unit franchise agreement to expand its presence in The Garden State. This agreement ignites development momentum as Blo Blow Dry bar aims to bring 20 new locations, through strategic franchise partnerships, to the state over the next five years.

Currently, Blo Blow Dry bar has four successful locations open and operating in Franklin Lakes, Jersey City, West Orange and Bernardsville. Building on this success, the new two-unit agreement will bring a location to Morristown, slated to open in Q4 2021, and an additional location, with an anticipated opening date in late 2022 or early 2023.

Behind the recent New Jersey development is dynamic husband and wife duo, Shar and Alichia Pourreza. Shar grew up in Santa Monica before moving to New Jersey 30 years ago and now is the head of a large energy team at a Wall Street investment bank and owns a small business called Pristine Auto Spa and Service Center. Alichia is a “Jersey Girl” born and raised and has an extensive business background from being a part owner of her family’s kitchen and bath manufacturing business. Throughout her time in the family business, Pourreza [Alichia] oversaw sales, marketing, relationships with distributors as well as the day-to-day operations. With two young children now in school, Alichia is looking forward to concentrating on her new business endeavor full-time.

“I have a business background and I absolutely love fashion, hair and make-up,” said, Pourreza [Alichia]. “After we sold our family business, I was looking for new opportunities. I visited a Blo Blow Dry Bar in New Jersey and fell in love with everything about the company and about the blow out process. I always had a goal to return to work after my children were born and knew my career path would eventually lead me to the beauty industry. Blo Blow Dry Bar is a small business backed by immense corporate support that I can run and feel comfortable and confident doing so on my own.”

With an open real estate landscape and vast opportunity for market growth, company executives are seeking franchise partners to continue to expand in key markets across the state including Cherry Hill, Edison, Fairlawn, Middleton, New Brunswick Township, Princeton and more.

New Jersey is ripe for growth within the blow dry bar space,” said, Patrick Pantano, Vice President, Franchise Development, Blo Blow Dry Bar. “The demographics and high population density of the area will allow us to expand our footprint on the East Coast. We are thrilled to welcome Shar and Alichia to the Blo Blow Dry Bar franchise family and are looking forward to their continued growth and the incredible impact they’ll make in their community.”

Blo Blow Dry Bar is on a mission to create a space where people of all ages, ethnicities and orientations are welcomed, represented and made to feel gorgeous while emphasizing the need for self-care and wellness. Combining a sophisticated design with a fun and energetic environment, Blo cultivates a seamless and enjoyable experience for guests upon their arrival, during and after their services. Expertly trained bloers are available for consultation seven days a week to meet the needs of all guests. The brand’s hair menu includes seven signature styles – from a sleek ponytail to lively and bouncy curls. Blo Blow Dry Bar also offers makeup services from expert artists on-hand to help guests look and feel amazing for any occasion.

The growing blow dry bar franchise is just at the start of the runway, staking its claim as a leader in the $47 billion a year industry as continues to expand at a rapid rate. Every year, more cities across the globe are painted pink. Every day, a new guest discovers how wonderful the blow out experience can be. Superior service and consistent results are a top priority for all guests as well as franchise partners. The brand goes beyond beauty – it is strategically positioned to meet growing customer demands within the wellness and self-care industries with an established foundation for business success.

“We’re eager to build on the momentum of this partnership to make our catwalk-quality blow outs accessible to women across New Jersey,” said Vanessa Yakobson, CEO of Blo Blow Dry Bar. “Our proven business model, strong culture and exceptional franchise partners means great growth opportunities for our sector-leading brand.”

Blo Blow Dry Bar is currently seeking single- and multi- unit operators to join the brand’s rapid expansion. For more information about franchise opportunities visit https://franchise.blomedry.com/.

About Blo Blow Dry Bar 

Blo Blow Dry Bar is North America’s original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise. The company transformed beauty norms and reinvented the salon industry when it launched the “no cuts, no color” concept: only blow outs. Since opening its first location in Canada in 2007, Blo has grown to over 130 locations across the U.S. and Canada and continues to expand rapidly. With a mission to enhance the lives of those in the community through the power of flawless blow outs and beauty services, Blo Blow Dry Bar offers perfectly styled hair and exceptional customer experiences seven days a week. For more information visit www.blomedry.com.  

22 03, 2021

Blo Blow Dry Bar Turns up the Heat with Significant Investment from NewSpring

2021-03-22T10:39:08-04:00March 22nd, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

The World’s Original Blow Dry Bar Franchise Positioned for Substantial Growth in Burgeoning Sector.

TORONTOBlo Blow Dry Bar, North America’s original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise, announced today that it has received a significant capital injection from NewSpring, a family of private equity strategies. NewSpring is partnering with Blo to accelerate the brand’s worldwide franchise expansion and secure its leadership position in the burgeoning industry. Blo Blow Dry Bar currently has 130 locations open and in development. This investment will help the blow dry bar concept reach its goal of opening 300 new locations over the course of the next five years.

“The investment from NewSpring is a testament to Blo’s distinct brand reputation, our proven success and the strong growth potential in the blow dry bar category,” said Vanessa Yakobson, CEO of Blo Blow Dry Bar. “Blo has experienced significant growth since our inception in 2007. With this partnership, we are positioned for major expansion in both existing and new markets, while we make strategic investments to bolster our brand, system and support programs.”

Blo Blow Dry Bar is a well-styled machine with a beautifully crafted business model designed to set up its franchise partners to achieve reliable and consistent results. Blo Blow Dry Bar’s impressive expansion track record and promising franchise development plans represents the type of business NewSpring aims to target through NewSpring Franchise, the firm’s newest strategy focused on investing in innovative franchise and multi-unit concepts.

“NewSpring’s investment in Blo Blow Dry Bar is a landmark for our firm as it represents the first franchise added to our newly formed franchise portfolio,” said Patrick Sugrue, Partner of NewSpring Franchise/Investment Team. “Our extensive diligence on the brand revealed the strength of a unique concept in a high-growth sector with growing demand, healthy income potential for its franchise partners, and a strong management team.”

Founded in 2007, Blo Blow Dry Bar is known as North America’s original and world’s largest blow dry bar franchise, with a mission to create a space where people of all ages, ethnicities and orientations are welcomed, represented and made to feel gorgeous while emphasizing the need for self-care and wellness. Combining a sophisticated design with a fun and energetic environment, Blo cultivates a seamless and enjoyable experience for guests upon their arrival, during and after their services. Expertly trained bloers are available for consultation seven days a week to meet the needs of all guests. The brand’s hair menu includes seven signature styles – from a sleek ponytail to lively and bouncy curls. Blo Blow Dry Bar also offers makeup services from expert artists on-hand to help guests look and feel amazing for any occasion.

“We’re eager to build on the momentum of this partnership to make our catwalk-quality blow outs accessible to women worldwide,” added Yakobson. “Our strong culture paired with the best quality service in the industry, along with a winning business model with huge opportunities for growth, results in a resilient force in the industry.”

Blo Blow Dry Bar is currently seeking single- and multi- unit operators to join the brand’s rapid expansion. For more information about franchise opportunities visit https://franchise.blomedry.com/.

About NewSpring 
NewSpring partners with the innovators, makers, and operators of high-performing companies in dynamic industries to catalyze new growth and seize compelling opportunities. The Firm manages over $2.0 billion across five distinct strategies covering the spectrum from growth equity and control buyouts to mezzanine debt.  Having invested in over 170 companies, NewSpring brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and resources to take growing companies to the next level and beyond.  Partnering with management teams to help develop their businesses into market leaders, NewSpring identifies opportunities and builds relationships using its network of industry leaders and influencers across a wide array of operational areas and industries.  To learn more, visit www.newspringcapital.com.

About Blo Blow Dry Bar 

Blo Blow Dry Bar is North America’s original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise. The company transformed beauty norms and reinvented the salon industry when it launched the “no cuts, no color” concept: only blow outs. Since opening its first location in Canada in 2007, Blo has grown to over 130 locations across the U.S. and Canada and continues to expand rapidly. With a mission to enhance the lives of those in the community through the power of flawless blow outs and beauty services, Blo Blow Dry Bar offers perfectly styled hair and exceptional customer experiences seven days a week. For more information visit www.blomedry.com.

11 09, 2019

Blo Blow Dry Bar Supports Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with Annual Fundraising Campaign

2019-09-11T12:08:42-04:00September 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

TORONTO — Blo Blow Dry Bar, the original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise, is running its Blo for a Cause initiative to raise money for pediatric cancer treatment and research. Throughout the month of September, Blo locations across the U.S. will be accepting donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. On Saturday, September 28, Blo Blow Dry Bar will also donate $2 from each blow out to the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.

“As a survivor of childhood Hodgkin’s lymphoma, this cause is very near and dear to my heart and as a company, we’re proud to advocate for pediatric cancer treatment and research,” said Vanessa Yakobson, CEO and partner of Blo Blow Dry Bar. “St. Jude has made significant strides in increasing the childhood cancer survival rate and we hope that our contributions will help support their continued efforts to end childhood cancer.”

In addition to its fundraising efforts for St. Jude, Blo locations in Canada will also be accepting donations throughout September for its Canadian charity partners, Sick Kids Foundation and BC Children’s Hospital. Blo Blow Dry Bar first launched Blo for a Cause in 2016 and over the past three years, the company has raised more than $39,000 for pediatric cancer treatment and research. For more information or to make a donation online, please visit www.blomedry.com/donate.

Recognized as the original blow dry bar, Blo Blow Dry Bar believes in creating an inclusive space where people of all ages, ethnicities and orientations can feel welcomed, represented and gorgeous. Combining a chic and modern design with a fun and lively environment, Blo creates a seamless and enjoyable experience for guests from start to finish. Expertly trained bloers are available for consultation seven days a week to meet the needs of all customers. Blo’s main hair menu includes seven signature styles to choose from, ranging from a sleek ponytail to flirty and bouncy curls.

For more information on Blo Blow Dry Bar, visit www.blomedry.com, or stay up to date on latest news on Facebook or Instagram.

About Blo Blow Dry Bar
Blo Blow Dry Bar is the original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise. The company transformed beauty norms and reinvented the salon industry when it launched the “no cuts, no color” concept: only blow outs. Since opening its first location in Canada in 2007, Blo has grown to over 130 locations across the U.S., Canada and the Philippines and continues to expand rapidly. With a mission to enhance the lives of those in the community through the power of flawless blow outs and beauty services, Blo Blow Dry Bar offers perfectly styled hair and exceptional customer experiences seven days a week. For more information visit www.blomedry.com.

3 06, 2019

Keep Cool This Summer with Blo Blow Dry Bar’s New Summer Hair Menu

2019-06-03T15:00:16-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Original blow dry bar debuts three new hair styles for the season

TORONTO — Blo Blow Dry Bar, the original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise, has launched its Summer Hair Menu, inclusive of three new styles inspired by the season’s hottest hair trends. These offerings will be an extension of Blo’s signature hair menu and will be available at all Blo locations today through August 31.

Designed to keep the hair pulled back, these stylish up-dos will help women stay cool on hot summer days while still looking fabulous. From beachside cocktail parties to backyard barbecues, Blo’s Summer Hair Menu provides a variety of options for any summer soiree.

  • Glass Act – This sleek style is the perfect ‘do for those seeking a silky “glass hair” look. With the hair pulled back away from the face and styled with the Color Wow Dream Coat treatment to slay humidity, the Glass Act will leave guests feeling fabulous and polished on even the hottest summer days.
  • Double Take – Sun’s out, buns out! These effortlessly stylish summer buns make for the perfect playful summer do’. With two twisted buns stacked together, this looks will have guests turning heads all summer long.
  • Dreamweaver – This high volume, low mane-tenance braided pony is a must ‘do for sunny day adventures. Styled with loose, bohemian chic waves, the Dreamweaver will have guests channeling their inner flower child as they hit the beach, pool or wherever their summer days may take them.

“We’re so excited to launch this year’s Summer Hair Menu. With new styles and trends continuing to emerge, it was such a fun experience creating a menu of offerings that would give our guests fresh looks for the season,” said Michelle Scrivner, corporate educator at Blo Blow Dry Bar and contributor to the Summer Hair Menu. “When developing new styles for our seasonal menus, there are two things we like to keep in mind – the consumer and the weather. We looks were designed to withstand the heat and humidity and give our guests chic and trendy looks they can rock all summer long.”

Blo Blow Dry Bar is also recommending products to help guests maintain their summer styles after leaving the bar, such as the UNITE 7 Seconds Glossing Spray, which fights frizz and provides incredible shine, and the UNITE 7 Seconds Refresher. which is great for fresh and clean second day hair. These products are available for purchase at all Blo locations.

Recognized as the original blow dry bar, Blo Blow Dry Bar believes in creating an inclusive space where people of all ages, ethnicities and orientations can feel welcomed, represented and gorgeous. Combining a chic and modern design with a fun and lively environment, Blo creates a seamless and enjoyable experience for guests from start to finish. Expertly trained bloers are available for consultation seven days a week to meet the needs of all customers. Blo’s main hair menu includes seven signature styles to choose from, ranging from a sleek ponytail to flirty and bouncy curls.

For more information on Blo Blow Dry Bar, visit www.blomedry.com, or stay up to date on latest news on Facebook or Instagram.

About Blo Blow Dry Bar

Blo Blow Dry Bar is the original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise. The company transformed beauty norms and reinvented the salon industry when it launched the “no cuts, no color” concept: only blow outs. Since opening its first location in Canada in 2007, Blo has grown to over 130 locations across the U.S., Canada and the Philippines and continues to expand rapidly. With a mission to enhance the lives of those in the community through the power of flawless blow outs and beauty services, Blo Blow Dry Bar offers perfectly styled hair and exceptional customer experiences seven days a week. For more information visit www.blomedry.com.

24 04, 2019

Blo Blow Dry Bar Achieves Growth and Success in the 1st Quarter of 2019

2019-04-24T16:52:00-04:00April 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Leading blow dry bar franchise opens nearly a dozen new locations and signs franchise agreements for additional expansion

TORONTO — Blo Blow Dry Bar, the original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise, announced today that its successful development efforts throughout the first quarter have accelerated the brand’s growth, opening 11 new locations and signing new franchise agreements that will further expand Blo’s presence nationwide. This surge in franchise development has fueled Blo Blow Dry Bar’s ongoing success, achieving 15 consecutive months of positive year-over-year same-store sales growth.

“We’re thrilled with the impressive strides we’ve made as a brand throughout the first quarter as we continue to expand Blo Blow Dry Bar throughout North America,” said Vanessa Yakobson, CEO of Blo Blow Dry Bar. “Our commitment to consistently invest in our people and services has fueled the company’s ongoing growth and success, with both new and existing franchise partners helping to propel our development.”

Blo has grown its northern footprint with the addition of two new bars in Manhattan, as well as new openings in Northern Baltimore, West Orange and Franklin Lakes, New Jersey and two new locations in the brand’s hometown of Toronto. Atlanta welcomed a new bar in East Cobb, which marked the third of six locations slated to open in the greater Atlanta area this year. Additionally, Blo opened new bars in Denver and Chicago and also introduced its “no cuts, no color” concept to Iowa with the state’s first location in the Quad Cities.

The company is further driving its franchise development with the signing of three franchise agreements that will bring new locations to several markets across the U.S. including Chicago, South Florida and the Philadelphia metro area.

“Blo brings an affordable luxury to the communities we’re in and with a demand for the services and experience we provide, we’re accelerating development in new and existing markets. We’re eager to build on this momentum to make our catwalk-quality blow outs accessible to women worldwide,” added Yakobson.

Recognized as the original blow dry bar, Blo Blow Dry Bar believes in creating an inclusive space where people of all ages, ethnicities and orientations can feel welcomed, represented and gorgeous. Combining a sophisticated design with a fun and lively environment, Blo creates a seamless and enjoyable experience for guests from start to finish. Expertly trained bloers are available for consultation seven days a week to meet the needs of all customers. Blo’s hair menu includes seven signature styles to choose from, ranging from a sleek ponytail to flirty and bouncy curls. Blo Blow Dry Bar also offers makeup services, with expert makeup artists on hand to make guests look and feel amazing for any occasion.

Blo Blow Dry Bar is currently seeking single- and multi- unit operators to join the brand’s rapid expansion. For more information about franchise opportunities visit https://franchise.blomedry.com/.

About Blo Blow Dry Bar

Blo Blow Dry Bar is the original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise. The company transformed beauty norms and reinvented the salon industry when it launched the “no cuts, no color” concept: only blow outs. Since opening its first location in Canada in 2007, Blo has grown to over 130 locations across North America and continues to expand rapidly. With a mission to enhance the lives of those in the community through the power of flawless blow outs and beauty services, Blo Blow Dry Bar offers perfectly styled hair and exceptional customer experiences seven days a week. For more information visit www.blomedry.com.

27 03, 2019

Blo Blow Dry Bar Introduces New Location to Greater Los Angeles

2019-03-27T16:07:58-04:00March 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

First-time franchisee brings flawless blow outs to Arcadia

ARCADIA, Calif. — Blo Blow Dry Bar, North America’s original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise, announced today the opening of its newest bar in Arcadia, California, marking the third Blo Blow Dry Bar in greater Los Angeles. Located at 316 E Huntington Dr., Blo Arcadia will kick off its grand opening on April 12th with a ribboncutting ceremony accompanied by treats, beverages and $35 blow out specials lasting through the grand opening weekend.

Blo Arcadia is owned and operated by first-time franchisee, Helen Lin. With a dual bachelor’s degree in economics and psychology and a master’s degree in international business, Helen’s hardworking nature led her to a successful career in real estate development. But her entrepreneurial spirit ignited a desire to own her own business – one that would fill a need in her hometown of Arcadia. As a working woman whose career took up much of her time, Helen was attracted to Blo Blow Dry Bar, as the concept provides a practical and enjoyable experience that can fit into a busy schedule. Coupled with the desire to empower women by making them look and feel good, all while saving them the time and stress of styling their own hair and makeup, Helen made the decision to become a franchisee and open her own location in Arcadia.

“We are thrilled to partner with someone as dedicated and hardworking as Helen. Her knowledge of the industry and background in real estate are great attributes that will set her up for success as she launches Blo Arcadia,” said Vanessa Yakobson, CEO of Blo Blow Dry Bar. “Helen is deeply rooted in her community and with her connection to her neighbors, family and friends, there’s no one better to introduce Blo to the Arcadia suburb.”

Over the past few years, an array of beauty and personal care brands have established a strong presence across California in an effort to meet the needs of the wellness-oriented consumer. With a demand for more retailers that promote a balanced lifestyle, Blo Blow Dry Bar’s presence in Arcadia will positively impact the community and encourage residents in the area to prioritize self-care.

“I’ve always seen myself operating my own business and partnering with a brand like Blo Blow Dry Bar is a dream come true. My family is very familiar with the blow out concept, as we would frequently treat ourselves to blow outs on our trips to China, so I’m excited to not only bring a sense of familiarity to the community, but also an affordable luxury that I know our town needs,” said Helen Lin. “When deciding on the location, I wanted to make sure Blo Arcadia was in close proximity to not only residents, but also other businesses that Blo Arcadia could partner and collaborate with on future initiatives in our hometown. That’s why I’m eager to introduce Arcadia to Blo Blow Dry Bar.”

Recognized as America’s original blow dry bar, Blo Blow Dry Bar believes in creating an inclusive space where people of all ages, ethnicities and orientations can feel welcomed, represented and gorgeous. Combining a chic and modern design with a fun and lively environment, Blo creates a seamless and enjoyable experience for guests from start to finish. Expertly trained bloers are available for consultation seven days a week to meet the needs of all customers. Blo’s hair menu includes seven signature styles to choose from, ranging from a sleek ponytail to flirty and bouncy curls.

Blo Arcadia is open from dawn to dusk seven days a week. Walk-ins are accepted and online reservations are available at blomedry.com/Arcadia or via the app (available for IOS or Android). Appointments can also be made by calling 626-538-4037. To stay up to date on the latest news and promotions, follow Blo Arcadia on Facebook (@BloBlowDryBarArcadia) and Instagram (@blo_arcadia). For more information on Blo Blow Dry Bar, visit www.blomedry.com.

About Blo Blow Dry Bar

Blo Blow Dry Bar is North America’s original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise. The company transformed beauty norms and reinvented the salon industry when it launched the “no cuts, no color” concept: only blow outs. Since opening its first location in Canada in 2007, Blo has grown to over 130 locations across the U.S., Canada and the Philippines and continues to expand rapidly. With a mission to enhance the lives of those in the community through the power of flawless blow outs and beauty services, Blo Blow Dry Bar offers perfectly styled hair and exceptional customer experiences seven days a week. For more information, visit www.blomedry.com.

7 03, 2019

Blo Blow Dry Bar Makes Denver Debut

2019-03-07T16:01:53-05:00March 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Leading blow dry bar opens in LoDo on March 22

DENVER — Blo Blow Dry Bar, North America’s original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise, announced today the opening of its newest bar in Denver LoDo, marking the brand’s third location in Colorado. Located at 1750 Wewatta Street, Blo LoDo is rolling out the pink carpet for its March 22 opening and celebrating with $29 blow out specials throughout the weekend.

Blo LoDo is owned and operated by multi-unit franchise partners Christopher Leno and John Hernandez, who also own the Blo Blow Dry Bar in Boulder which opened last year. With a background in customer service, business operations and development and experience in launching brands in new markets, Leno and Hernandez are poised for success as they introduce Denver to the exceptional services Blo has to offer.

“Over the past couple years, LoDo has attracted the interest of many, including ours. With the recent growth and demand for more beauty retailers to fill the void in this space, we quickly realized that this area was the perfect spot for us to open our second Blo location,” said Leno. “The diversity in people, industries and culture is one of a kind and the reasons why many move here, so we’re really excited to see Blo LoDo make an impact in this thriving community.”

Blo LoDo is conveniently situated inside Colorado’s highly anticipated condominium building, The Coloradan. With trendy retailers, dining options and Union Station in close proximity, flawless hair and makeup is now easily accessible for those in the area, any time of the day. Blo’s expertly trained team of stylists is ready to get Denver locals tressed to impress through top-notch style services, treatments and personalized care.

Boasting a modern and chic interior design with a friendly and professional staff, the 876 square-foot space will have 10 stations in total, including two for makeup and eight for hairstyling. Not your average blowout bar, Blo Blow Dry Bar will offer blowouts, up-dos, makeup, hair styling on the go, bridal services and an exclusive array of celebrity-approved and cult-favorite luxury retail products such as Unite, Color Wow, and Glo Skin Beauty.

“Our team is excited to continue to grow our brand in Colorado with Christopher and John. Together they have great attributes that without a doubt will set them up for success in Denver,” said Vanessa Yakobson, CEO of Blo Blow Dry Bar.

Recognized as America’s original blow dry bar, Blo Blow Dry Bar believes in creating an inclusive space where people of all ages, ethnicities and orientations can feel welcomed, represented and gorgeous. Combining a sophisticated design with a fun and lively environment, Blo creates a seamless and enjoyable experience for guests from start to finish. Expertly trained bloers are available for consultation seven days a week to meet the needs of all customers. Blo’s hair menu includes seven signature styles to choose from, ranging from a sleek ponytail to flirty and bouncy curls.

Blo LoDo is open from dawn to dusk seven days a week. Walk-ins are accepted and online reservations are available at blomedry.com or via the app (available for IOS or Android). Appointments can also be made by calling 303-632-7566. To stay up to date on the latest news and promotions, follow Blo LoDo on Facebook and Instagram. For more information on Blo Blow Dry Bar, visit www.blomedry.com.

About Blo Blow Dry Bar

Blo Blow Dry Bar is North America’s original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise. The company transformed beauty norms and reinvented the salon industry when it launched the “no cuts, no color” concept: only blow outs. Since opening its first location in Canada in 2007, Blo has grown to over 130 locations across the U.S., Canada and the Philippines and continues to expand rapidly. With a mission to enhance the lives of those in the community through the power of flawless blow outs and beauty services, Blo Blow Dry Bar offers perfectly styled hair and exceptional customer experiences seven days a week. For more information visit www.blomedry.com.