Girls Night Out calls for a blowout and makeover!! Thank you to Session Dry Bar for inviting me and four of my girlfriends to come in and give the new place a try. We had girl time, blow outs, and got our makeup done while catching up on each others lives with a little champagne!
I'm all about feeling confident in your natural skin and owning your imperfections, but every once in a while it's fun to get dolled up and have someone do your hair & makeup. Let's go through the process!
1.) Shampoo & Conditioner
This is one of my favorite parts of the experience. The shampoo & conditioner smelled like heaven and the massage was amazing, so relaxing, I almost fell asleep!
TIP: Tell them was kind of massage you want; gentle or deep. I also always say I want to have a double shampoo so that the sent lasts longer and smells fresh.
If you're anything like me, you're kinda picky about your makeup. Having been in TV News and infront of the camera for years I've learned what I like and don't like on myself. I did my own foundation, top eye liner and mascara. I let the gal do my bronzer, powder, blush, highlighter, eye shadow. She did a wonderful job of listening to what I asked for; which was lots of bronzer and subtle eye makeup with dark outside corners.
TIP: Bring you own makeup as back up so you can touch yours up if you don't like it, or you can have them use an item of yours. Also, have a screenshot of the type of eye makeup you want them to copy on you!
3.) Blowout & Curls
Now it's time to relax, drink your wine, or champagne, chat with your girlfriends or play on your phone while you Finnish the last couple steps!
TIP: This is another time you have to speak up or you won't probably LOVE your hair. The stylists at Session were wonderful, but they don't know your hair like YOU do (it would be impossible to), so tell them what you want. I made sure my gal knew I wanted my hair blown out straight no round brush, then curls with a small sized iron for a messy look. I even showed her a picture of what I like. I also asked for lots of mousse because I like how it makes my hair full, and lots of hairspray and texture spray.
4.) Final Look & Thoughts
Overall, absolutely lovely experience at Session Dry Bar! My curls were exactly how I wanted them, small, textured, with straight ends. My makeup was perfect for a girls night out, not too much, not too little. I personally don't like false lashes on me so I did just mascara, but they do offer false lashes for an extra jazzed look. My hair lasted 2 days and through a workout, and smelled AMAZING, which is my favorite part. When we arrived they gave us the option of what drinks we wanted and had a cheese platter and snacks.
This was a very similar experience to the Dry Bar, BAM, and numerous other hair/makeup bars in Dallas, you can't go wrong with any of them. BUT I do want to mention that I am a very tough critic when it comes to my hair... basically I'm picky... and I LOVED my hair. Seriously ya'll not just saying that, I really didn't have to fix even one piece. Typically I'm that girl that will nicely grab the curling iron or hairspray and fix something. This time I DIDN'T have to =) YAY! The stylists at Session were super helpful and treated us great, I will definitely be going back! xoxo