Tuesday, March 24, 2015

My Makeover at Halo- A Blow Dry Bar

 I'm ready for a change when spring arrives. You know I feel so done with winter and all that. So when I got an opportunity to have a makeover at the new, Halo-A Blow Dry Bar, I jumped at the chance! Last week I headed over to the bright and chic Los Altos location.

  Even better, my friend Adrienne Shubin, blogess of The Rich Life(on a budget), did it with me!

We both needed to get pretty for an evening event so it was a perfect timing.

Adrienne said let's be brave and do before shots so here you have us!
(Notice I'm not blowing this one up.)

First we had our hair washed with some beautifully scented shampoo.  I like that they use very high-end hair products like Renee Furterer, Oribe, and Seven. (I do think good hair products make a difference!)

My stylist Rocio starting on my blow-out. My hair never felt over-dried or pulled-just relaxing and she was extremely gentle. 

 Adrienne has a thick mane and hers took a bit more time than my fine hair did.

 One very cool thing they offer after blow-dry is root touch-up. This is exactly what I needed as I was a day away from getting my regular highlights. I get a white stripe right at my part, which can look terrible. (It's not one of those cool looking stripes either.) Rocio expertly applied Oribe Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray in Blonde and it really covered the grey! I was thrilled and bought one to take home. 

 Checking out my swingy hair sans grey in the mirror. I wanted something bouncy and smooth.

Adrienne chose a more curly style. Doesn't she have gorgeous hair? 

Now onto makeup with our new dos. They have these cute little signs all over.

Another thing I appreciated is they use Jane Iredale Cosmetics. These are luxurious mineral-based cosmetics that are cruelty-free and actually good for your skin. I have used some of them, but was excited to get my makeup done with the whole spectrum.

Rocio was also my makeup artist and she is just very talented. She understood I like a natural look, but wanted a little more eye makeup for that evening party. 

They also do brows here and specialty makeup such as weddings. In fact they have a whole menu of makeup looks to choose from if you aren't sure.

 I think she did a perfect job for my coloring. I loved it! 

Did I mention we had wine too? They really make it a fun place to go with friends!

Lovely Adrienne taking a sip while we were made up.

While Adrienne finished I bought a Jane Iredale brow pencil and face spray that smells divine.

Some very pretty travel pouches and makeup cases I liked too!

The very good hair products are all for sale here.

TA DA! Our 'After' shot.

We felt so pretty and pampered. It was just a blast and made it a breeze getting ready for our event. I just popped on my dress and went. 

I cannot recommend Halo-A Blow Dry Bar enough. Service is wonderful and they have a talented team, great products, and fun atmosphere.  I know now why so many women get regular blow-outs. It just feels great and why not get a little boost in your confidence once in a while?

Halo also does girls' night out parties, teen and tween parties, and can even makes house calls. Gotta love that.

 Thank you Rocio and everyone at Halo Los Altos! 


You can read more about our Halo visit on Adrienne's blog, The Rich Life (on a budget).

Halo-A Blow Dry Bar has locations In Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Burlingame.


  1. Well you both look beautiful and that is seriously fun! I have terrible spring fever and we still have six feet of snow in the yard! Can't wait to go to my hairdresser in a couple of weeks!

  2. You both look stunning! I just love that Jane Iredale line! Their mascara rivals Dior and the face spray is outstanding. I need a spring makeover now!!
    Have a great week!

  3. Isn't it fabulous to have a professional blow-out, Kim? It makes us feel like a million bucks. You two look beautiful. I was sorry to have to miss the Skin Spirit event and Halo Bar fun while we were in Mexico.They'll be catching me the next time I'm in the bay area so I'm looking forward to my visit. They have some lovely products too. What fun to be pampered!
    xx, Heather
    PS-I'll be seeing Dale this Friday in Chico. Will you be seeing her in the bay area by chance?

  4. You both look absolutely wonderful, what a fun girlie day out.
    I rarely have blow drys, I can do my hair better myself and I eventually realised the futility of coming home and starting all over again.

  5. How fun and you both look SO gorgeous!
    Dawn Lucy

  6. That looks like so much fun and you're both so pretty. I can't believe it you even had a glass of wine, I wish this place was near me I'd be there all the time. Just the thing for a cheer-up! xo

  7. You both look beautiful Kim and I just read Adrienne's post on HALO too and I can't wait to try their blow out in a couple weeks in Burlingame. Like you mentioned, the hair products salons use really do make a big difference and I like that she was so gentle because I have fine hair too (blow outs take like 5 min lol). What a treat to have makeup and hair and thank you for sharing, you both have great hair!!