What are the best places to get a hair blowout in San Francisco?

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Katie Sweeney

There are countless salons in San Francisco, but one that I've been frequenting for years is Au Top Coiffure. Located a couple of blocks away from Union Square, this salon is on the 6th floor of a small building.

The staff is friendly, stylish, informative, and can almost always fit you in at the last minute. Owner and colorist James Woffard is an expert when it comes to blonde locks and stylist Sebastien Varbero gives the best blowouts. Seriously: The last time I saw Sebastien my curly blowout lasted four whole days! That's saying a lot in a city known for its cold, foggy, misty weather.

Another preferred spot for affordable blowouts is Fillmore Street's Dry Bar. Upon arrival, guests are offered a glass of bubbly, then it's on to a massaged shampoo and a quick blowout with a variety of fun do's to choose from.

Maria Hunt

No matter what type of blowout you’re seeking in San Francisco, you won’t have a problem in finding an expert.

For old-school hair drying that leaves your hair smooth and full of body, head to drybar. The salon is light and airy inside with large glass windows, sleek white counters and white chairs. They don’t do color or cuts; they jus specialize in perfect blowouts. The $40 service includes a welcome glass of bubbly, a wash and blowout, then you’re quickly on your way.
 
If you’re interested in the keratin hair straightening treatment known as a Brazilian blowout, one of the best-loved salons in the city is Salon Miel just off Union Square. The minimalist and modern salon owned by stylist Ledora Francis offers a luxurious salon experience, as well as natural haircare products by the hard-to-find Sachajuan line from Sweden.

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