I stumbled upon Blown Away Beauty Bar by accident. I had a blogger event to go to one night and I couldn’t get into my regular salon for a blowout or my usual makeup salon for a makeup application so I decided to try Blown Away.
When I walked into the Laguna Niguel salon, I was immediately in love with the cute and inviting décor. The white and purple colors are feminine and edgy all part of owner, Whitney St. Clair’s, vision. She wanted to make a “girl cave” taking inspiration from The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas.
St. Clair, who is also a wife and mother to two little ones, is not a stylist herself, but has always had a passion for beauty and fashion. Having a background in sales and coordinating fashion events for Nordstrom, St. Clair had a vision of opening a salon for the “every woman.”
The Salon opened in July of 2014, where St. Clair hoped that no matter what age, occupation or income, women could come in get services and feel like a celebrity.
That’s exactly how I felt after my first visit there.
I found that all the stylists there were nice, something you don’t find at most salons, and I could tell they loved what they do. I had my makeup done first by Emily, who is not only talented, but the sweetest girl ever! She actually listened to me when it came to what I wanted for my makeup and I walked away confident and happy. Next was my blowout and seriously I loved my hair!! The best part was the price. It was at least half the price it would’ve been if I went to my two usual places.
The “one-stop shop” not only provides blow-outs and full-makeup applications, but lash extensions, hair extensions and starting November 1, 2017, haircuts and color. Makes it a perfect place for a blogger like me who often gets her makeup and hair done for events and photo shoots.
The salon also makes a great place for Bridal parties or a Girls Night Out Events. St. Clair offers different party packages and also offers a VIP Membership for those who want frequent blowouts. Sign me up!
As for the future, St. Clair hopes to possibly franchise the salon and open more locations in Orange County and San Diego where she currently resides. She tributes the success of her first salon to her team of stylists who are like family.
“What makes Blown Away successful is who I surround myself with….my team, St. Clair said.
For more information on Blown Away’s services or to book an appointment, Click HERE.
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