Looking polished has never been more important than it is during New York Fashion Week. So, before you hit the shows—or whenever you get a free hour or so between all the chaos—make sure you get a quality blowout. We’ve found some of the best in Manhattan….
Head to this Upper East Side salon to truly escape the hustle of fashion week—and get fabulous hair while you’re at it. French-born master hair artist Adel Chabbi and team will open early at 8:30 a.m. during fashion week to accommodate busy show-goers. What’s more, every booked service comes with a complimentary cactus oil treatment that’s perfect for soothing stressed-out tresses. 231 E. 58th St., 917-257-9080
Roman K Salon is a one-stop shop for all your NYFW beauty needs. Take care of your blowout, mani/pedi, spray tan, makeup, and more in one appointment or stop by throughout the week as your hectic schedule allows. The Flatiron beauty mecca is even offering an exclusive package with an $80 Shellac mani and blowout—and did we mention there’s a bonafide, on-site bar? As for what sort of blowout to ask for, Roman K master stylist Billy Del Russo suggests, "A 'somewhat polished' blowout. A natural, wavy blowout works best because as it starts to fall, it is easy to touch up and can still look good with a little added texture. The done/undone look is still in, especially since we're technically in summer." 253 Fifth Ave., Fifth Fl., 212-951-1137
Just steps from the transportation hub that is Grand Central, celebrity hair guru Angelo David Pisacreta and his pro stylists are offering exclusive pricing ($40, September 10-September 17; closed Sundays) on quality blowouts in their gorgeous salon. 420 Madison Ave., 2nd Fl., 646-741-3624
Since Sally Hershberger's Meatpacking salon is situated a short walk from NYFW hotspot Milk Studios, it's the perfect place to get fashion week-ready hair. In addition to their signature blowdries (ranging from $60-$1,150, depending on the stylist level), ask for the Olaplex Treatment ($85), a service that strengthens and protects and is great for combating the stress of bouncing between shows, presentations, and after-parties. 425 W. 14th St., #3F, 212-206-8700; 17 E. 71st St., 212-535-3519
Centrally located shows are a thing of the past. As fashion week spreads all over Manhattan, get a blowout booked ASAP close to your next show with BeautyPass. This service offers an on-call concierge who can book blowouts at upscale salons in every part of the city (think: John Sahag, Paul Labrecque, Antonio Prieto Salon, and Valery Joseph), and even with as little as a 15-minute notice. You’ll get unlimited blowouts for just $99 per month and—special for NYFW—jump the waitlist and get on BeautyPass right now with this exclusive link for Gotham readers: http://bit.ly/1I5Gl7v (valid September 10-18, 2015).
Leave it to a chic multi-tasker like Rachel Zoe to make life during fashion week easier. In addition to its usual blowouts, braids, updos, and other hair services, Zoe’s revered blowdry bar will offer eyebrow tinting and shaping via Spruce & Bond at its Flatiron outpost so you look just as on-point as any runway model. 35 W. 21st St., 212-886-5194