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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.