Wednesday, April 6, 2016

.Wedding Wednesday, Blo Blow Dry Bar.

 {Photo Credit: James Nicolau Photo Website // Instagram}

Dress, c/o The Pink Lily Boutique // Belt, H&M // Sandals, c/o Shopjoyworks // Bracelets, c/o Heart Tribe {here & here}, c/o INPINK , J.Crew & J.Crew // Necklace c/o FabFitFun Box{use code DARLING to get $10 off your subscription}

Hello friends!  It's Wednesday and you know what that means, Wedding Wednesday! 

This past weekend I had the pleasure of spending the day getting pampered at Blo Blow Dry bar in La Mesa, Ca. I have to admit, I have been beyond excited about this salon since way before it was open. I remember the day I was walking into Hobby Lobby and I spotted the "coming soon" sign. I did a little big happy dance! If you are a fellow East County girl, then you know just how bad we have been needing a salon just like this!! Because lets be honest, what girl doesn't love getting her hair blown out?! I know I do! It's one of those services that I don't mind splurging on because I know I'll feel fabulous and confident after! Worth every single penny in my eyes.

I first visited the salon back in January shortly after it had opened. I went with a girlfriend because we had a wedding that night. I loved my hair and knew I had to go back the next time I needed my hair done. Fast forward to this past weekend. I had a pretty fancy wedding to attend and knew that I had to pull out the big guns! Blo to the rescue :) I thought I loved the salon before, well that love was taken to a whole new level!

From the moment you walk in, you feel like you are being pampered. I wasn't there more than 3 minutes before I was given a glass of delicious champs to sip on! We all know if something starts out with a glass of bubbly, it is bound to be a wonderful experience. 

Blo exclusively uses Unite hair products and boy do they smell divine! After getting my hair washed, we discussed exactly what I wanted the end result to be. They have a "menu" of 7 different style that they specialize in. They also offer fun braids and up-dos. I ended up doing a hybrid of a couple different styles. I wanted loose curls with lots & lots of volume. Lately I have been all about that big hair! I really stressed the volume part because I knew my hair would fall by the evening. They took what I had to say very serious and did this technique where she pinned the curls after she blew them out and let them set that way. I loved it, I looked like a 50's housewife while I was waiting for them to be taken out! 

I kid you not, when she let my hair down I said "Can I please take you home with me?!?". Guys, my hair has never ever looked that fab!! I was seriously freaking out. It was exactly what I was dreaming of!! Don't you just love when you ask for something and they do it!? 

Not only does Blo offer hair services, they also do manicures! Gel and regular polish. except their polish is anything but regular. They only use a vegan polish that is manufactured locally here in California. Both super cool and made me love it more! They have a ton of colors to choose from, but naturally I was drawn to a baby pink color. It was perfect!! 

Truthfully I had the best day getting spoiled and getting to know the girls of Blo. I can't recommend this salon enough if you are looking for either of these services! The reason I was so excited to include this in my wedding Wednesday series is that I will have so many bridal events in the near future and I know I'm going to want my hair professionally done! It's such a relief to know that I have the option to go to Blo and it's only about 15 minutes from my house. Talk about a life saver!!

I also have to take a quick minute to talk about my extreme obsession with this dress from The Pink Lily Boutique!! I feel like I should be on a tropical vacation while wearing it! Or at least somewhere sipping a fruity cocktail and getting a tan. I have a feeling that this dress is going to be a favorite, if not my all time favorite, dress of the summer. All it's missing is a tan :)...more on that later!! If you're looking for spring/summer dresses, The Pink Lily Boutique is your place to go! My wishlist is about a mile long with this one at the top! I'm also patiently waiting for this one to come back in stock. The pattern is amazing! 

Last, but most certainly not least, I must give James from James Nicolau Photography a huge shoot out! I always tell his wife I think he's magic! He kills it every time we get to work together. If you are in the San Diego area, you have to book a session with him ASAP! He's particularly amazing with little ones if you're looking to do a family shoot ;)

Ok, thanks for sticking around for the longest post ever, haha! I just had so many things to rave about today!!

Xo, Kayla 

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