LA’s first blow dry bar has arrived! Designed by New York-based Lacina Heitler Architects. The décor is fresh and clean, with creamy yellows and bright whites mostly running the show. I especially love the suddenness of their sunflower-yellow side table, planted demurely next to two beige lounge chairs.
The two founders, Alli Webb and Michael Landon, wanted their blow out bar to be unlike the normal chic salon or lounge. Though they still wanted the design to be chic and sophisticated, they also wanted it to be fun and comfortable, subtle but persuasive.
The result? A simple style, reminiscent of upscale tea parties between friends. Until, that is, you take a look at their ceiling. Mounted on to the ceiling, and seemingly dangling from five wire cords, the buttercup-yellow blow-dryer light fixture is a great surprise. From a slight distance, it almost seems as if the yellow blow-dryers are spitting out fire. Affectionately named by Webb herself, “Buttercup,” drybar’s very yellow blow-dryer mascot, says a very warm and bright hello from above your head.
— Gillian Wong, editorial intern