Best Blowout, August 2012

For about the cost of a mani-pedi, Drybar in West Hollywood can give a boost when a special occasion arises. If you think a blowout means stick-straight hair, think again—you can choose from a menu of styles named after cocktails, like the Southern Comfort (volume, big curls), the Hot Toddy (loose waves), and the Shirley Temple (for little girls). The commitment to getting you out the door in less than an hour keeps the salon’s chairs filled with ladies sipping complimentary champagne and nibbling cookies while the latest chick flick rounds out the girly quotient. » 8595 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Also at 11677 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood; 13019 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; 15248 W. Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades; 2005B E. Park Pl., El Segundo.