Contributed by Chef Melissa Pelkey-Hass of The Front Porch Gourmet.
I am a chef.
I create deliciously wonderful meals for others, then come home exhausted, covered in olive oil, poultry particles in my hair and unidentified substances covering my clothes. I live in crocs, chef’s pants, and black tank tops. If you open my closet, that’s pretty much what you’ll see. I eat cold Chef Boyardee straight from the can. With a spork. I hardly ever wear make-up and my hair is in a perpetual ponytail. In every sense of the title, I am true to form. I am a chef.
I say all of this to paint a very clear picture for you. I want you to fully understand the depth of the phone call I received from my good friend Nikka Shae, asking if I would cover a Grand Opening event for her at the Cherry Blow Dry Bar in Brookhaven. If I recall correctly, the call went a little something like this:
“Hey girl, it’s Nikka. I need a favor. I committed to an event and need for you to cover a second event for me if you can make it. It will be SO much fun and you will absolutely LOVE it!”
“Well, if it’s going to be that great, of course I’ll fill in for you! So what exactly is it?” I innocently asked.
“It’s the Grand Opening for Cherry Blow Dry Bar in Brookhaven!”
Figuring this was going to be a soft opening for a restaurant, or a seasonal menu review, it took me a few seconds to register her request. All I could muster at that point was, “WHAT is THAT?”
I was going to a blow dry bar. Me. The perpetual ponytail girl.
Several days later, as I walked into Cherry Blow Dry Bar, I quickly learned Nikka wasn’t kidding. This was definitely something to experience. We were greeted with delicious small bites from Marlow’s Tavern, and a glass of bubbles. You can’t go wrong with any of that. There were lines of chairs and stylists working diligently in the beautifully decorated salon.
I sipped my glass of bubbles and was then quickly whisked to the back of the salon for a relaxing shampoo and scalp massage.
Note to self: Scalp massages while shampooing are FANTASTIC. I need more of this in my life.
After the shampoo, I was given a book to choose a style. As I am self admittedly no expert on hairstyling unless it involves a scrunchie, I asked my stylist to choose. She choose a super cute style with loose curls. I was a bit apprehensive about curls, but thought why not, let’s go for it! I was SO glad I did!
When she finished the blow dry and style, I didn’t even recognize the person staring back at me from the mirror. It was a COMPLETE transformation. My hair, was …GORGEOUS! In fact, my hair has NEVER looked this good!
I thanked my stylist profusely for the miracle she had created, and promised to return very soon. I walked, …no sashayed, out of Cherry Blow Dry Bar like a Vogue Covergirl Supermodel. As a matter of fact, I’m certain I heard “Who’s That Lady” playing in the background as I slowly tossed my perfectly curled hair in the breeze.
I am a chef. Typically sporting a perpetual ponytail. But there are some days where I just need to be pampered a little. Don’t we all? Those are the days I visit Cherry Blow Dry Bar …and let my perpetual ponytail down 😉
About Cherry Blow Dry Bar
Cherry Blow Dry Bar launched in 2013, providing glam styling services at affordable prices. Since then, their following has grown, transforming the original concept of blowout styling into a wildly popular membership model. They offer that ‘look good, feel good’ service whenever you need it – all day, every day!
Experience is the Key
Their team of highly trained, talented stylists work with all types of hair using the best tools in the industry. They create beautiful blowouts, whether your hair texture is curly, fine, short or long. You’ll get a smooth style that guarantees perfection!
Hair Care Extraordinaire
They only want the ‘Cherry’ best for you! Cherry Blow Dry Bar uses the best brands, including Blowpro hair care, HotHeads hair extensions, Beauty Addicts professional makeup and Keratin Complex repair and treatment systems.
Cherry Blow Dry Bar helps you look your best every day!
What’s stopping you? Make an appointment today to be your “Cherry” best at cherryblowdrybar.com
Cherry Blow Dry Bar
3575 Durden Drive NE, Suite 305
Atlanta, GA 30319
Now that sounds like a good day! For me I’m usually in a ponytail with yoga pants on dropping the kids off at school. I would love to have this done to my hair. You look absolutely gorgeous!
I am so jealous of all the blow dry bars I see people posting about! We don’t have many near us at all, but I’d totally love to be able to book an appointment now and again when I have an event … or even a date with the hubby!
Around here where I live we don’t have as fancy hair salons as you do. Looks like a wonderful experience and a great place to go.
I am all about a scalp massage and shampoo. As I have a perm and prefer to just go, I’ve never been into the rest. But I could have the massage andshampoo for days.
Sounds like an awesome salon experience. I am all about places like this that put so much into making it a great experience for the customers.
You have to treat yourself every now and then and come out those crocs and that ponytail. I love a good blowout every now and then. It’s a nice switch up from my whirls of curls.
This is my kind of place! I do need to get my hair done, and I love to eat. I could also use one of those drinks.
Nothing beats a great blowout. I wish I could afford to have one done every other day!
Oh I would book an appointment just to have this as my get away from the world weekly selfcare day. This place looks really nice and relaxing.
This would be so much fun! I have never done anything like this but it would be a lot of fun to go with some girlfriends and have a fun day.
I don’t drink but the idea of getting your hair done and munching on something delicious sounds absolutely wonderful. It sounds like your friend handed you a good time!
I love it! We all need days like this to help us feel more confident and pampered. It’s definitely a good place to help take care of your hair. I love how you look after the blow dry!
I love the loose curls that your hair stylist went for. Looks totally amazing on you! And you know what? This place would be fantastic for a bachelorette party!
They just opened a dry bar near our house. I haven’t been to it yet. A scalp massage sounds amazing.
Now I want to glass of that cherry drink and the snacks are given me the munchies 🙂
Sounds like a great experience. Indeed our hair deserves some pampering moment like this! love the idea of this blow dry bar.
Oh wow, you look great. It’s fun to get pampered at the salon with our hair and nails and such. If I’m in the area anytime, I’ll have to check this place out.
Now this is my kind of place! Great food and company makes for a good day.
Sounds like an experience I would like to do with my girlfriends. The name threw me there, but after reading I get it…pretty cool.