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Nine No-Fail Spots for Blowouts in San Francisco

Need a blowout right now? Here's a map of the San Francisco's best options.

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You can blow dry your own hair, and it will probably look okay; it just won't be that bouncy, glossy mane that you get at the salon. As Drybar founder Alli Webb explains to Racked, "It's really hard to do your own hair...When you watch blowouts being done, we're standing above your head, working with very small sections and perfecting each section before we move onto the next. You physically can't do that when you're doing your own hair."

As far as everyday routines go, blowouts may not be economical, but they're absolutely worth the time and stress you'll save on perfect hair when you have a big event or important meeting. Not sure where to get started with a blowout in San Francisco? Here are nine salons —mapped roughly north to south— where you can get primped and ready for whatever comes your way. If there's a particular look or style you want, remember to bring photos and communicate with your stylist. A blowout may be magic, but a stylist is merely human.

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Blo Union Street

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In addition to signature, $40 blowouts, Blo offers up-dos and hair extensions. The salon opens as early as 7 am by appointment. Regular hours are 9am—7pm Monday—Friday, 9am—8pm Saturday, and 10am—5pm Sunday.

Bloom Blow Dry Bar

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This West Portal salon offers great blowouts without the parking hassles that plague the rest of the city. (Racked Associate Editor Esther Hahn tested Bloom and raved that her waves lasted for days.) Blowouts start at $40. Hours are 7am—7pm Monday—Thursday, 8am—8pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am—6pm Sunday.

Posh Salon & Blow Dry Boutique

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This popular Pac Heights salon offers blow dry counter service for days when you don't need a color or cut. If you don't need a shampoo, you can request a hot-tool "express style" for $35. Blowouts are $40; updos start at $85. Hours are 8am—8pm Monday—Saturday, and 8am—6pm Sunday.

Cherry Blow Dry Bar

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The most wallet-friendly option in town, this Presidio Heights salon offers $35 blowouts, as well as hair extensions starting at $220. Hours are 9am—5 pm Monday—Wednesday, 9am—7pm Thursday—Saturday, and 10am—5pm Sunday.
This is the place to be on a weekend. Run into all your Pac Heights besties while you get your hair done on a Saturday. Basic blowouts are $40. Hours are 7am—7pm Monday—Wednesday, 7am—9pm Thursday and Friday, 8am—9pm Saturday, and 9am—7pm Sunday.
A solid option when you have an after-work event and no time to go home, or if you want someone to do your hair before work. If there's a big event happening, don't bet on a walk-in. Either book an appointment online or call ahead. Basic blowouts are $40. Hours are 7am—7pm Monday—Wednesday, 7am—9pm Thursday and Friday, 8am—9pm Saturday, and 9am—7pm Sunday.

Cinta Salon

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Union Square-fave Cinta just launched an in-house blowout bar. In addition to blow dry services, the salon offers braids, ponytails, and knots. Blowouts are $40. Hours are 8:30am—6pm Monday, 8:30am—7pm Tuesday, 8:30am—8pm Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30am—7pm Friday, and 8:30am—6pm Saturday.

Head Spa

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Just when you think all blowouts are the same, Head Spa turns the world (almost) upside down with a lie-down service. Recline in the unique shampoo bed for your 20 minute scalp massage before your weekly 'do. Standard blowouts are $40. Blowout with scalp massage is $65. Hours are 10am—8pm, Tuesday—Sunday.

Blowology

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Regulars rave that Blowology offers perks like Prosecco and scalp massages along with perfect ladies-who-lunch styling, but those extras mean this salon is the most expensive option on the map. Blowouts start at $48. Hours are 9am—6pm Monday, 10am—7pm Tuesday—Saturday, and 9am—5pm Sunday.

Blo Union Street

In addition to signature, $40 blowouts, Blo offers up-dos and hair extensions. The salon opens as early as 7 am by appointment. Regular hours are 9am—7pm Monday—Friday, 9am—8pm Saturday, and 10am—5pm Sunday.

Bloom Blow Dry Bar

This West Portal salon offers great blowouts without the parking hassles that plague the rest of the city. (Racked Associate Editor Esther Hahn tested Bloom and raved that her waves lasted for days.) Blowouts start at $40. Hours are 7am—7pm Monday—Thursday, 8am—8pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am—6pm Sunday.

Posh Salon & Blow Dry Boutique

This popular Pac Heights salon offers blow dry counter service for days when you don't need a color or cut. If you don't need a shampoo, you can request a hot-tool "express style" for $35. Blowouts are $40; updos start at $85. Hours are 8am—8pm Monday—Saturday, and 8am—6pm Sunday.

Cherry Blow Dry Bar

The most wallet-friendly option in town, this Presidio Heights salon offers $35 blowouts, as well as hair extensions starting at $220. Hours are 9am—5 pm Monday—Wednesday, 9am—7pm Thursday—Saturday, and 10am—5pm Sunday.

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This is the place to be on a weekend. Run into all your Pac Heights besties while you get your hair done on a Saturday. Basic blowouts are $40. Hours are 7am—7pm Monday—Wednesday, 7am—9pm Thursday and Friday, 8am—9pm Saturday, and 9am—7pm Sunday.

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A solid option when you have an after-work event and no time to go home, or if you want someone to do your hair before work. If there's a big event happening, don't bet on a walk-in. Either book an appointment online or call ahead. Basic blowouts are $40. Hours are 7am—7pm Monday—Wednesday, 7am—9pm Thursday and Friday, 8am—9pm Saturday, and 9am—7pm Sunday.

Cinta Salon

Union Square-fave Cinta just launched an in-house blowout bar. In addition to blow dry services, the salon offers braids, ponytails, and knots. Blowouts are $40. Hours are 8:30am—6pm Monday, 8:30am—7pm Tuesday, 8:30am—8pm Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30am—7pm Friday, and 8:30am—6pm Saturday.

Head Spa

Just when you think all blowouts are the same, Head Spa turns the world (almost) upside down with a lie-down service. Recline in the unique shampoo bed for your 20 minute scalp massage before your weekly 'do. Standard blowouts are $40. Blowout with scalp massage is $65. Hours are 10am—8pm, Tuesday—Sunday.

Blowology

Regulars rave that Blowology offers perks like Prosecco and scalp massages along with perfect ladies-who-lunch styling, but those extras mean this salon is the most expensive option on the map. Blowouts start at $48. Hours are 9am—6pm Monday, 10am—7pm Tuesday—Saturday, and 9am—5pm Sunday.