The Lowdown on Blow Dry Bar

For bridal parties, a girls’ night out or anytime you and your friends want to look exceptionally fabulous, book an appointment (walk-ins are also welcome) at The Blow Down, Huntington Beach’s premier blow dry and makeup bar. Owner Rene Agee will share her philosophy that “getting ready for the party should be part of the party,” and she isn’t over-promising.

One of my girlfriends has incredibly long wavy locks, that almost always look like she just rolled out of a Roxy cover shoot. Another just chopped all off her hair so her almost one-year-old can’t get a massive (and painful) handful anymore. I want one of those braids you see on Pinterest but can never quite achieve at home in the bathroom. Since The Blow Down doesn’t just have a prescribed set of hairstyles, their vibe is incredibly individualized and edgy.

“We approach each customer as an individual and promote creativity catered to that customer’s particular style,” says Rene. “We have an inspiration board like so many of our clients, and we change it regularly to keep the creative wheels turning: in your minds and ours.”

The stylists at The Blow Down don’t just stop with hair. Makeup is part of the party too, and with everything from false eyelashes to “The Full Frontal” (full face makeup), you can expect that from your shoulders up, you’ll be feeling like the belle of the ball. The team is mobile too, which means you can book them for day-of makeup and hair on site at your wedding or event venue. There really is little more important than feeling relaxed the day of a big event- and finding a team dedicated to bringing their own lifestyle of fun while making clients feel beautiful cannot be overstated.

“I wanted to combine my love of good music, great libations, and making folks feel like their best selves – this is a place where people can come and just want to hang out. It’s that fun to be here!” Staff come in on their days off, exchanging stories, new tips and tricks on the latest styles, and are always ready to welcome guests into the party.

Offering wine, beer, champagne, and a variety of other non-alcoholic beverages, The Blow Down is more than a hair salon, more than the local watering hole: more than a night out with your close girlfriends. “We want everyone to leave here wanting to come back.” I’ll be a sworn return customer, just for the scalp massage – and the rest of the a la carte options don’t disappoint either. That braid I want for a friend’s upcoming wedding? Clients can choose from a simple or customized option. Just need a wash? Just need a style? Done and done. The stylists can work with pre-existing extensions or add them on site. Bring your little ones along, and they can sit under a stylist too, for a wash, blow dry, and signature ‘do! If you can’t remember the last time you were pampered, and feel like the normal wash and dry just isn’t going to cut it, The Blow Down’s deep conditioning treatment is the best way to revitalize those tired tresses.

Girlfriends walk away from the experience with the perfect hair and makeup for their special event, but more than that, the feeling of truly being taken care of.

Connect with Rene and her team of professional stylists and makeup artists by stopping by The Blow Down at 225 5th Street in Huntington Beach, call (714) 916-0801 or visit

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