I’ve been thinking about starting a new series on the blog. I get questions from my readers & city visitors all the time asking for my advice about a certain Philly thing. Whether it’s ideas for where to take your parents, what you must see on a trip, or actual physical help with finding a job, apartment, or realtor, I love that people read my blog and trust my opinion enough to help shape something they plan to do!
I thought by answering these questions on my site (with permission from the asker, of course), it could serve as a resource for other women who may have the same inquiry. But, since I have not experienced everything there is to do in this city of ours (shocker), if you’ve been somewhere I haven’t, share what you know in the comments! I’d love these posts to become the ultimate guides with opinions from a lot of experienced Philly ladies.
Let’s jump in to our first reader question!
I am looking to book a blo/out and make-up application in Center City. Have you been to Blo/Out bar in Rittenhouse? If so, would you recommend it? Also, where would you recommend getting make-up done? Sephora? Appreciate your help in advance!
P.s. – It’s for my bday/bachelorette weekend next month 😀
I have not been to BLO/OUT (1804 Chestnut Street) personally. I have been to Drybar (1701 Market Street) when they first opened, and I’d say my style did not stay as I’d have preferred it, but it was when they were new. My best experiences with blowouts have been at salons themselves – I would definitely suggest picking your favorite salon and starting there! I’ve also heard good things about Priv – they are a mobile service that comes to you! 🙂
As far as makeup, makeovers at Sephora (1714 Chestnut Street) are a great option. They’re complimentary with the $50 spend – which is so easy to do in there obv! Appointments might be tough to get on a weekend, so I’d jump on that soon! The absolute best (hands down) makeup application I’ve ever received was from The Rittenhouse Spa (210 West Rittenhouse Square) right on the square. Like, it was incredible. I think the Rittenhouse is around $70 ish. Definitely for a special occasion, but it was flawless.
If you wanted to get hair and makeup done together, I’d also check out Heads & Tails (265 South 19th Street). I go there for waxing, but they have a very loyal client base for blowouts & makeup, and I believe it’s pretty affordable.
I hope you have an amazing birthday & bachelorette weekend! Enjoy your time & soak it up! xx
Thanks Rachel for starting us off! And thanks to everyone on Instagram stories who helped me with what I should call this series. I’m still thinking it should have something to do with Philly in it – so I’d love to hear your ideas! And if you have a question you’d like answered in a future blog post – shoot me a note & let’s chat!