Gwyneth Paltrow and David Babaii Partner with Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body By Blo; Announce Opening of New Location in Gaithersburg, MD

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Gaithersburg, MD – Ari Yakobson, Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body By Blo’s CEO, along with Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and hairstylist to the stars, David Babaii are proud to announce their continued expansion in North America. Together, they now welcome their new franchise partner and local resident of Gaithersburg, Laurie Tucker, to the Blo family. As the 43rd Blo location, the salon will officially open in Gaithersburg, Maryland on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 317 Ellington Boulevard.

According to Laurie Tucker, “I cannot wait to bring Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body By Blo to Maryland! Gaithersburg women are in need of quick, affordable and convenient beauty services – I am confident that they will enjoy our upbeat atmosphere, catwalk-quality blo outs and expert nail and wax services. I can’t wait to blo Maryland away!”

To celebrate the opening of Blo and Body By Blo Gaithersburg, MD, the salon is offering $25 blo outs and $10 off your wax or nail service plus pink drinks, sweets and girly tunes will be served in true Blo style.

WHEN:

Friday, June 27 from 9am to 5pm

Saturday, June 28 from 9am to 5pm

Sunday, June 29 from 11am to 5pm

WHERE:

Blo Gaithersburg I Body By Blo Gaithersburg

317 Ellington Boulevard

Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

TO BOOK A BLO OUT (OR WAX AND NAILS!):

blogaithersburg@blomedry.com or 301-216-0256

Spread the Blo and tweet us at: @bloheartsyou @bodybyblo

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ABOUT US:

Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body By Blo offer affordable beauty services seven days a week. Blo maintains top session stylists to deliver flawless hair in-bar or onsite while Body By Blo has the best nail technicians and estheticians on hand for manicures, pedicures and waxing. Walk-ins are accepted and online reservations are available for those pressed for time at www.blomedry.com or www.bodybyblo.com.

ABOUT LAURIE TUCKER:

Wife and mother of two boys, Laurie Tucker was blessed or cursed with wavy hair. As a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in accounting, her love of style and getting a great blo out led her directly to becoming a Franchise Partner with Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body By Blo. Her philosophy is “I love to laugh, and I love a good deal!”

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Hair Tips for The Holiday: The Braided Bun Blend from Boston Salon Owner

Mario Russo, owner & lead stylist of Salon Mario Russo in Boston just shared with us some good news for braid and bun lovers: they no longer have to choose between the two! For those preparing for holiday parties, a high school reunion or even a girl’s night out, it’s time to cue the braid bun blend.

With the popularity of the fishtail braid and sock bun, it is no secret that braids and buns are enjoying the spotlight in the hair world; but trust us, the star power is even stronger when you combine the two styles. Oh and did we mention it’s a side bun? Nothing says classy and fabulous like a side bun! To help you achieve the perfect balance between the two, Mario Russo has compiled step-by-step instructions for this new look for your locks.

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How to Create the Braid Bun Blend

Step 1: Begin by blow-drying wet hair to its smoothest state by utilizing a boar bristle brush. For added volume, we recommend using Bumble & Bumble Thickening Hairspray.

Step 2: Part hair slightly off to the side and begin to French braid the hair starting from the temple of the side with less hair. Continue to braid hair all the way around your head until you reach the spot just beneath the ear on the other side. Once you have reached this point, tie the end of the braid with a clear elastic.

Step 3: Take the side of the hair that has not yet been braided, and use a curling iron to curl the hair away from the face. Make sure to keep these curls loose so they look wavy, and beachy. For even more texture on this side, we recommend using Oribe Texturizing Spray.

Step 4: Take a few random pieces from the curled side and form a loose twist over the ear. This is the ear that’s opposite the side of the head where you started your braid.

Step 5: Begin to twist the curled side of your hair and the end of the braid around each other to form a very loose side bun. Secure with bobby pins.

Step 6: The look should be very whimsical and loosely secured. Fasten your bun with bobby pins and finish with shine hairspray like MoroccanOil Luminous Hairspray.

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