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The Blast Blow Dry Bar Experience

Blast Blow Dry Bar recently opened at 940 Washington Avenue South, next to Mens Dept. on the retail level of Aloft.

Below are Co-Owner Kristin Neafus, Receptionist Maureen and Stylist Stephani.

Blast Blow Dry Bar

Blast is not a cut/color/mani-pedi salon.  What it is is a cool place to go for some pampering, either by yourself or with friends.  Services fall under three main categories:  Hair, Wax Bar (facial only) and Makeup & Lash Bar. 

Dave's daughter Brianna served as the model for our visit, enjoying 'The Blowout' service.  The Blowout begins with a consult with your stylist, during which you'll review style options and discuss any special needs.  Next, your stylist creates custom-mixed shampoo and conditioner incorporating your selected ingredients.  A scalp massage enhances the relaxation of the comphy lounge chair.  Stylists use hydrating styling cream during the blow out and style.

Here's a slide show of Brianna's experience with stylist Tiffany:

Unique to Blast is miXx, a custom in-house line of shampoos and conditioners.  Owners Kristin and Steven are both pharmacists, applying the same compounding skills used in formulating dermatological prescriptions to the beauty industry.  Everyone has different scalp, hair, style, and scent preferences.  With miXx, you have a personalized product made in front of you to match your personal needs and taste.  Blast's miXxologists and stylists are trained to help you chose the right ingredients.

As part of the group experience, there's a VIP Lounge.  Clients can bring in refreshments, or food can be catered in.  An ice bucket and glasses are provided for guests who bring in bubbly as part of their celebration.  Use of the lounge is free to parties of 6 or more.  Blast also has umbrellas on hand so they can provide a covered walk to your car to assure your new style isn't ruined by rain/snow.

Blast Blow Dry Bar

Blast Blow Dry Bar

Blast has a full makeup station, featuring Mirabella products and a fun selection of lashes. For a flawless look, try a custom-blended professional air brush application (will cover scars, burns, etc). 

Blast Blow Dry Bar

Blast Blow Dry Bar

Blast Blow Dry Bar

A full line of MoroccanOil, KEVIN.MURPHY and other products are available for purchase.

 Blast Blow Dry Bar

Blast Blow Dry Bar

Blast Blow Dry Bar

Blast Blow Dry Bar

In addition to a personal appointment, consider Blast for a girls night out, bridal party, or a little girl Princess party.   Their menu of services, packages and membership options is available online.  Contact Dre Barthel, Events Coordinator for Blast, at 952-807-4982 to discuss your party needs.  Her email is

Kristin and her staff are excited to meet their new Mill District neighbors, and are hosting an Open House on Thursday, September 13, from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Follow Blast on Facebook, Website and Twitter.  Questions?  Call 612-424-5762.

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