Idea Watch | Drybars as Meeting Venues

You might be familiar with blow dry bars—salons that provide shampoo, blow dry and hair styling services, and little else—but you may not have considered booking one for a meeting. But you should. Locally owned blow dry bars continue to pop up across the country, and one of the largest blow dry chains, Drybar, has set up shop in many major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Phoenix, Atlanta, Dallas and Houston. Groups can rent out the entire salon at any Drybar location, and men won’t feel left out, either, with 10-minute scalp massages on the grooming menu. Each guest receives a complimentary glass of champagne or white wine, and you’re allowed to BYOB or bring in catering service. Photo credit: Drybar