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Express Services - The Look Good, Feel Good Industry

Express Services - The Look Good, Feel Good Industry Blowout bar industry veteran MariLynne Cosmillo from  Cherry Blow Dry Bar’s  styled them all – from Chrissy Teigen over Blake Lively to Kate Upton. Now she shares exclusively some insights on how and why express beauty services are widely demanded and how trying a new tool can really change your entire look! 1) What attracted you to the hair industry?  I owe the start of my career to my childhood friends’ salon-owner parents. My inspiration for getting into this business was watching them work their magic. What’s so great about this industry is how you can work in so many areas of the business from teaching to platform work, product development, management and more. I’ve never settled if I wasn’t growing, so I’ve really enjoyed the adventure of exploring and learning each facet.  2) Who are your celebrity hair icons and why?  Julia Roberts has always been my hair icon—she has such an incredible mane! Flipped, diffused, brushed out romantic waves – she can do no wrong, and her color always looks flawless. I also admire Chrissy Teigen as a hair icon as her looks are always current, relatable and fashionable, and has a great team of stylists showing off her versatility from extensions to top-knots and textured cuts. 3) What changes have you seen in the industry throughout your career?   Ten years ago most of the country had no idea what a blowout was. Now there is a whole industry created around the perfect blowout, resulting in more career opportunities for hair stylists and more business opportunities for entrepreneurs.  Stylists who used to need years of ‘dues’ before being granted their own chair now have the ability to start their careers the moment they graduate, and some even sooner, thanks to the blowout bar industry. Many salon owners nowadays aren’t veteran hair stylists but women who love the service and want to bring it into their communities, which used to be unheard of.  4)    Why do you think the express beauty   service category has really taken off?  Women everywhere are looking for more express services besides just nails today. Why not hair? Why not makeup, extensions, treatments? As a look-good, feel-good industry, we’re all simply figuring out how to offer women what they want at an affordable price point. At Cherry Blow Dry Bar, we believe our membership model gives women that accessibility and convenience. I see this as yet another opportunity for our industry, and I predict we’ll be seeing many more membership offerings over the next few years. 5) Describe the perfect blowout.  Once you know the art and amount of work that goes into shaping the hair properly, there is something very satisfying about those perfectly smooth strands. The perfect blowout is light – it follows the flow of the head, is full of body, touchable and each piece consistent with the next. It could be wavy, bouncy or straight, but it’s meticulously styled to look so naturally flawless. 6) What advice do you give clients who are looking for a change?   Don’t jump to chop it – choose to put the effort into changing how you style it. Try a new tool, like a curling iron or a different sized barrel, change your finishing products, and experiment with some tips from your stylist! 7) What are the top trends you predict for fall?  Although I believe that bouncy, big-barreled curls aren’t going anywhere, I see straighter, smoother looks coming this fall. I believe the side part is making a comeback in a big way to allow more volume on the crown. Lastly, shorter hair! Shoulder-length is trending, and there is no better time than the fall to get rid of those sun-dried ends for a fresh look.   By Alissa Zarrabi View the full article  here .

Glam Hair Styling Services with a Cherry on Top

Glam Hair Styling Services with a Cherry on Top Published on lifestylefrisco.com The tagline of  Cherry Blow Dry Bar  says it all… providing glam hair styling services at affordable prices. At Cherry Blow Dry Bar, there’s a price point for everyone to experience their full menu of styling services. Beautiful blowouts, dry styles, braids, updos, treatments, scalp massages, and hair extensions, plus makeup applications, and styles for little ones. You Deserve the Cherry Best Cherry Blow Dry Bar’s team of highly-trained stylists use the best brands, like  Blowpro  and  Pureology  hair care,  HotHeads  hair extensions,  Beauty Addicts  and  Ecru Beauty  professional makeup, and  Keratin Complex  repair and treatment systems. The talented stylists are there to give customers beautiful blowouts no matter the hair texture – curly, fine, short, or long. Cherry Blow Dry Bar is all about giving you a smooth style and gorgeous hair care extraordinaire! Background of the Business Originally founded by two brothers in Cherry Hill, NJ, the business and their hair following has grown, transforming the original concept of blowout styling into a wildly popular membership model. The Cherry model offers a way to get a  “look good, feel good”  service whenever you need it – all day, every day. With six locations in New Jersey, plus three more blossoming soon, Cherry Blow Dry Bar has a big presence on the east coast. But, the beauty business is growing across the nation with more locations open or in-development in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Coral Gables and Orlando, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia, New Orleans, Louisiana, three in Pennsylvania, and in addition to our Frisco location, Texas has another Cherry Blow Dry Bar in College Station. In February 2018, Shelly Maestranzi opened the Frisco location at none other than THE most stylish and on-trend space in town –  The Star . Shelly wants Cherry Blow Dry Bar to become a big part of the Frisco community. She says, We’re excited to now be here in Frisco and participating in all that the community has to offer by getting to know everyone who lives and works in the area. We’re also currently hiring more stylists, and those who have the skills are encouraged  to apply . Our memberships start as low as $59.99 per month, and unused blowouts roll over to the next month. Our members have access to exclusive rewards and can redeem points for services, products, and much more! Trend Alert Anyone interested in truly transforming their look in an instant should consider hair extensions and Cherry Blow Dry Bar can make it happen. Extensions also help with curls to hold, and can be the perfect solution during the difficult transition from shorter styles to growing longer hair. While hair extensions are a very popular beauty trend, quality hair extensions can be expensive. With volume purchasing power, Cherry Blow Dry Bar offers the service at affordable costs for an instant transformation. Repeat As Needed The membership packages are the key to getting the best pricing for Cherry’s glam services. The Signature Membership includes two blowouts per month, and they roll over to the next month if you can’t use them! Need more? The Trendsetter might be for you with four blowouts per month. You can also pre-purchase twelve blowouts to use as you wish throughout the year.  Memberships perks include discounted services, exclusive rewards, and 10% off retail products. If you haven’t already spotted Cherry’s prime location facing the iconic Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters at The Star in Frisco, look for it next time you’re there for dinner. Better yet, stop in for a free consultation and see for yourself that Cherry is your new go-to for a glamorous look, hair-transforming long curls, or trendy braids. Visit  Cherry Blow Dry Bar Frisco online  or call (469) 535-3700 to book your first appointment. Find the full article: here


Cherry Blow Dry Bar’s MariLynne Cosmillo discusses The Top Three Bridal Hair Trends for 2018 Published on bellanyc.com A bride’s wedding day is one of the most important days of her life, so who wants to settle for a hair style that’s anything less than picture perfect?  Cherry Blow Dry Bar , one of the fastest growing dry bar chains in the country, is the perfect place for brides to get their hair styled for the big day. MariLynne Cosmillo, Cherry Blow Dry Bar’s Director of Education, shares the top 3 trends they are seeing this season. Many of these looks were inspired by Meghan Markle (I mean, whose jaw didn’t drop as she walked down the aisle?!). MariLynne said, “I think that her style is a direct reflection of how most brides are wearing their hair these days: natural. Little definition with more focus on the overall shape and style that reflect the bride’s personality.” Check out some of these amazing looks that has left us speechless! 1.   Braid & Chignon Mix (featured image).  This has evolved from the trendy crown braid a few years ago to something a bit more wearable. This loosely pulled braid and chignon mix is one of the most requested hairstyle looks. 2 .  Understated Accessories:  Move over flower crowns and big head pieces, understated hair accessories give a touch of sparkle without overshadowing the overall look. 3. Barely There Waves:  Bridal trends have evolved from bouncy-curls to a more natural look, which pair perfectly with brides who want to showcase their own personal style.Top 3 bridal hair trends for 2018 according to this nationwide blow dry bar Find the full article: here

Cherry Blow Dry Bar expands to Metairie

Cherry Blow Dry Bar expands to Metairie Published on NewOrleansCityBusiness.com  on June 14, 2018 A New Jersey-based salon that specializes in express hair and makeup styling has moved into Metairie. Cherry Blow Dry Bar opened at 210 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite B in early June. A news release said the shop created 12 jobs, with an additional 12 anticipated in the next two months. Cosmetologist Shalanta Jackson and her husband Oliver hope to open other shops across the region as their company grows. The company provides blowouts, hair extensions and makeup services. It received a $225,000 loan from the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission, which financed half of the project and covered leasehold improvements and operating capital. Cherry Blow Dry Bar launched in 2016 and began franchising in 2015. It operates 17 salons in seven states and has nearly 25 more in development. Find the full article: here