Have you ever colored your hair? Three years ago we hadn't and would walk around saying we would never do it. Then, in the Summer of 2014 we met Emilee Coyle, the first person who's hair advice we trusted wholeheartedly and whom we allowed to give us this summer hair transformation using her balayage voodoo. Unfortunately our time in the salon with Emilee was cut short when she moved away but, before she left, she kickstarted our love affair with being blonde. (If you look back through our Instagram, you can catch our progression from blonde, to blonder, to blondest now under the similarly expert hands of Erin at IGK Miami.)
We pride ourselves in being super low maintenance. That said, the minute we started coloring our hair we became marginally less low maintenance about keeping our tresses on point. Sadly for us, learning how to style our hair in our late twenties has not proved an easy task. We're starting to think acquiring basic hair styling skills (i.e., blow drying, braiding) is like learning a new language—there's a critical point at which it becomes exponentially more difficult, and we are well past that point. So, here we are at twenty-eight years old completely incapable of blow drying our own hair.
Enter blow dry bars, absolute godsends that are popping up throughout Miami. A few weeks back, Cherry Blow Dry Bar Coral Gables's newly opened on Miracle Mile came in super clutch when we had to run from a pretty taxing SoulCycle class to our friend Jamison's birthday celebration at Bulla Gastrobar. We popped in on our way to dinner and they had us washed, blow dried and sporting beautiful beach waves in under 40 minutes. Despite our still sweaty clothes, we turned heads as we walked into Bulla because a well-styled mane can make all the difference—something to keep in mind for all of you headed to Miami Swim Week the next couple of days.
Cherry Blow Dry Bar is open to the public. But, if you are blow drying-challenged like us, you may want to throw down for a cost-saving membership like the frequent dryer membership (unlimited blowouts for a monthly fee). Plus, they provide complimentary champagne during your service so it basically pays for itself, right? Anyway, if you're intrigued, next Tuesday, July 19th they are hosting a media only Blow-Out Fiesta Happy Hour with complimentary blowouts, champagne, and bites from COYO Taco. The event is not open to the public but we love you so much that we're giving away our media pass to one lucky reader. To enter, tweet us @ThankYouMiami or leave a comment below telling us why you want to win. A winner will be randomly chosen tomorrow (Friday, July 15) at 5 p.m. EST. ¡Buena suerte!