The New Sorbet Dry Bar

Sorbet has recently added the DryBar concept to its offering. No, not a place for teetotallers to congregate and shoot the breeze over a couple rounds of Bavaria, dry bars are wash and blow-dry only salons. I was first introduced to this concept through Hershesons in London. You walk in, choose from a menu of 12 hair-do’s and 30 minutes later you’re rocking a banging new do, ready for a night out, interview, whatevz. These are the 12 looks Hershesons offer, along with extensions if you need a little boost to get the full effect…

The Hershesons Menu

Swoon.

Sorbet offer 8 styles for R140, full menu here. I think they could improve their range somewhat to include a few styles that are slightly more on-trend and less Matric Farewell. For example, looks one and ten above. For me dry bars are more about the ‘do’s’ than straight blow-dries. I can blow-dry and GHD my hair at home. What dry bars are great for are those difficult styles that traditional salons charge a fortune for and are typically saved for weddings and formal events. I hope that as Sorbet expand their DryBar footprint their range will grow too, right now they’re located in Dunkeld, Johannesburg only.

What’s your take on dry bars, ladies?

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2 Comments

    1. Love the concept, would definitely use it if the hairstyles were a bit less prom.

      Would love a ponytail bar, like the one they have in TopShop on Oxford Street, I think it is.

      1. Hey Kirst! I completely agree with you. I think there’s scope for this. It’d be great to see this concept rolled out nationwide. Fingers crossed ;)

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