I always knew that native New Yorkers were into blowouts, like they’re into drinking coffee and carrying oversized bags. But my native Southern tresses never thought that they would be converted until Soho’s posh Dop Dop Salon made me a believer. You may remember that I have extremely straight hair (see my last post, Curly Sue), and thus I had very little faith that I would ever get wavy, voluminous locks to last more than a few minutes. Well, Noelle Chen, Dop Dop’s director of design education, restored my faith. With her (tons of) tools and sprays, Noelle took my very long and very flat hair and breathed new, 60s-bombshell life into it. Even I have to admit I looked like a fox. And a special shout-out to Haven and Melanie for the excellent jobs they did on my coworkers!—Kelly Tokarz
For appointments at Dop Dop, 170 Mercer Street, New York, NY, call (212) 965-9540. Blowouts start at $55.