BeautyLink - Volume 6, Issue 2 - (Page 57)
a BLOW OUT Career
NO CUT, NO COLOR SALONS
BY BEAUTYLINK STAFF
o cut. No color. No problem!
Licensed hairstylists can
find rewarding careers in
a new type of salon-the
blow dry bar.
The explosive growth
of blow dry salons across the nation is
creating opportunities for licensed professionals who have perfected their blowdrying skills. As the popularity grows,
several AACS member schools are helping
students prepare for careers in no-cut,
no-color salons. Unlike full-service salons
that offer a range of services including
haircuts, hair color and various chemical
processes, blow dry salons focus only on
blow outs, with limited styling services.
Customers typically pay $35-$40 for a
blow out and a bit more for limited styling
options such as a sophisticated ponytail
or chignon. Are dry salon careers a good
fit for your school and its students?
It is always wise to determine whether
a particular product or service fills a need
in the market. The success of Drybar CEO
Alli Webb proves that popular demand for
blow dry salons is more than a lot of "hot
air." Consider the Nov. 30, 2012, Forbes
article titled, "How One Woman and a Hair
Dryer Became a $20M Operation." While
the no-cut, no-color salon concept began
on the coasts, such salons are increasingly
common in Middle America's metro areas.
Cities such as Chicago and Indianapolis
have recently opened blow dry salons.
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture
teamed up with Drybar to open its first
Chicago salon in December.
"Blowouts are a rapidly growing service in the industry, and we are honored
that Drybar contacted us for support as it
was opening its first Midwest store," said
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture CEO
Brian Weed. Tricoci offered its school to
allow Drybar to train its staff pre-opening.
The collaboration resulted in placements
for some of Tricoci's recent graduates.
Erica Valentin is one Tricoci grad who
found her calling in the dry salon environment. She credits both the drying techniques
"A dry salon is a great choice for a student
who is interested in specializing in one area
and being the best at it."
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture graduate Erica
Valentin at the Chicago Drybar location.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BeautyLink - Volume 6, Issue 2
Message From the Aacs President & Cea Chair
The Workings of Washington
Creating a Recipe for the Future
Voices From the Trenches
Creating Harmony in the Classroom
Living an Integrated Life
A Student’s Perspective
And Then There’s Compliance
This Hairstylist Is on Fire!
Keeping the Enrollment Funnel Flowing
Beauty Changes Lives
Battle of the Strands
Cyber Liability and Data Security
Plagued by More Delays
Voices From the Classroom
Launching a Blow Out Career
People & Places
New Products & Services
Associate Member Profiles: Distributors
New School Members
Upcoming 2014-15 Events
Index to Advertisers
BeautyLink - Volume 6, Issue 2