Dare to Dazzle at Shine Blowdry

I recently had the great pleasure of meeting Allison Bridges, the founder of Shine Blow Dry Bar – the hot new standard in beauty. Shine

“It’s no wonder why blowdry bars are trending,” Bridges said. “They offer an easy, affordable boost, whether it’s for a special occasion or a fun pick-me-up. I’m excited to introduce my version of the concept to Richmond.”

At Shine, the experience typically starts with a complimentary cup of coffee or glass of wine (for patrons over 21) and a peek at a “Look Book” for inspiration on various styles, ranging from the bouncy “Starlet” to the sleek “Executive Sweet.” Click here for the full Look Book.

I went with my 6-year old daughter and we had such a blast looking through the styles, selecting our looks and sitting side by side through out the experience.    It was a great mother / daughter date, which we followed up with a fancy dinner out.  LiraShineShe kept catching her reflection in windows and would immediately start twirling around and coo-ing.  I loved seeing her confidence and felt good about setting an example that it’s ok to pamper yourself sometimes.

Basic blowouts include a shampoo, blowdry and styling at a flat fee $40, no matter the hair length or level of difficulty. Kids under 10 are eligible for “The Twinkle” styling at $25.

This is a perfect options for upcoming graduations, Mother’s Day, proms and wedding season!  They offer lots of other services such as updos, braids and on-location styling which can be scheduled at additional cost. Massage treatments and a variety of makeup services are also available.  Bring on the bridal parties!


Not only was this super fun; but I absolutely LOVED my look and got loads of compliments!

A typical styling session lasts approximately 45 minutes, and the look can be maintained for several days. Shine Blowdry Bar has its own line of haircare products designed especially to preserve the style.

Gift certificates and membership packages are also available.

“It takes courage to go after your dreams,” Bridges said. “We want everyone who walks through our doors to leave here feeling- and looking- like a superstar.”


Shine Blowdry Bar is located at 5227 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230, click here for more information about Shine Blowdry Bar and book an appointment online.