Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body by Blo in Gaithersburg
at 317 Ellington Blvd, near the Rio Washingtonian
Now you do not have to wait for that New York work trip, or haul yourself down to DC or Bethesda for that hair style perfection that comes from walking into a blow dry bar. The brand new Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body by Blo location in Gaithersburg took me just 10 minutes from my house in Silver Spring using the Inter County Connector (ICC), offered free parking next door, and took my hair from frizzled and floppy to flawless. The ‘do looked glamorous for two days (OK, I pushed it to three with dry shampoo.)
Owner Laurie Tucker (@Tressed2Impr3ss on Twitter and Instagram) welcomed me at the door and gave me a tour of the just-opened salon. The site is stunning and was a relaxing haven after my crazy home littered with the detritus of my summer kids. From the glamorous blow dry stations, private waxing rooms and luxe mani and pedi areas, I was delighted to leave my cares at the door and enjoy being hottified.
I was offered one service for review, but since I was in desperate need of some maintenance and relaxation, I personally added on a couple more treatments. Before my blow out, I opted for a 10 minute, $10 head massage that was heaven. I was drooling by the end and felt as relaxed afterwards as if I had had a full body massage. In the midst of the summer juggle stress, it was such an easy, affordable way to chill out before my blow out.
Then I perused the Blo Hair Menu to choose my style. There were so many awesome options, I wanted them all! From beachy waves, to glam curls, to super-sleek-straight, to high bun perfection, even that on-trend fishtail braid, every hair style option on the menu looked amazing. I went for the big, bouncy Red Carpet which infused body and polish into my flat, thin, humidity-zapped tresses. Laurie’s thick mane looked amazing after being styled in the Pillow Talk — her beachy waves look ready for a magazine shoot!
I also received a manicure that looked so modern and cool! It looked a lot more glam and professional than a standard mini mall nail place mani (although I don’t know if you can tell from my shaky iPhone picture above.) My housework worn hands and neglected nails were transformed. I loved the non-toxic, thick Morgan Taylor polish used and was impressed by how long it lasted without chips (four days without a chip – a record for me.) If you are a fan of gel manicures, you can opt for those as well, or treat yourself to a body manicure with extra treatments and pampering. Of course, your toes can be beautified, too. Here is the entire nail menu.
Additionally, it is tough to find a reliable waxing salon in the DC area and Maryland suburbs. Although I was already smooth, I will be trying Body by Blo next time. The prices are great and I feel like Body by Blo gets the on-trend looks we are going for when it comes to brow shaping and looking our best in our swimsuits. Guys can have their backs, chests, tummies, noses, etc. handled here, too with a minimum of 40 Year Old Virgin weirdness. Check out the wax menu.
I highly recommend Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body by Blo in Gaithersburg. I will be back.
317 Ellington Boulevard
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
To book a blo, mani, pedi, waxing or other service call
301.216.0256 or email
Click here for map.
Disclosure: My blow out was complimentary for media review. Other services and gratuity covered by me. No compensation received. All opinions? Mine.