App Blows Out ; On-Demand Economy Continues Blowing Up

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We deal in blowouts all the time, but not the kind involving beautification of quaffs – we leave hairstyling to the pros, like on-demand app newcomer VELUXE and the just launched Blowdry Taxi.

The latter is the latest DC-area startup to jump into the personal, on-demand beautification business. According the DCInno, “Blowdry Taxi has about a dozen, mostly full-time stylists on-call for appointments between 6:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. whether booked weeks in advance or within less than an hour of ordering a blowout or any of a rapidly expanding range of hair and other style services.”

Founder Sona Sut (@Sonauzb) describes it as a “blowout bar that comes to you.”So welcome to the on-demand party, Blowdry Taxi (@BlowdryTaxi), and keep in mind that if you have the other kind of blowout Urgent.ly is standing ready – in DC and across the country.

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Salon service on-demand is just the latest way the app economy is changing D.C. Blowdry Taxi, a mobile app and web service for getting blowout service wherever you are n the greater D.C. area from an accredited stylist contracted by the company. Blowdry Taxi has about a dozen, mostly full-time stylists on-call for appointments between 6:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. whether booked weeks in advance or within less than an hour of ordering a blowout or any of a rapidly expanding range of hair and other style services.

“It’s a blowout bar that comes to you,” explained Sona Sut, the founder of Blowdry Taxi.

Sut explained that she came up with the idea for Blowdry Taxi when she found that she had no time to get her hair done between working and taking care of her young child. As her work is running the front desk of Hair Salon Lounge (co-owned by her husband), she already had all the contacts she needed to start the business. A straightforward mobile platform and some marketing later and the company is running strong, with hundreds of clients.

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BLOWDRY TAXI: A NEW SALON OPTION ON THE HILL

Ladies (and gentlemen) of Capitol Hill – have I got a great, new service for you! So long to the days of making an appointment weeks in advance and traveling to H St or Georgetown to get your hair styled before a big event. Blowdry Taxi comes right to you.

Sona Sut founded Blowdry Taxi last year.  The idea came from her celebrity hairstylist husband who often travels to hotels to do celebrities’ hair. She thought about how little time working moms and busy professionals have to go to a salon, and decided to bring the stylists to you – whether you’re at home, work or at the gym.

The service is on-demand, and you can book up to one hour in advance using their website or app. She starts appointments before salons open, at 6:30am, so if you have a big interview or a professional event you can fit in a blowout before work. Sona works with 12 stylists, several of whom are full-time. Since starting the business, she finds they mostly do hair for working moms and parties.

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Let Blow Dry Taxi come to you

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Have a big party to go to? Work event? Date night? We’re busy-we don’t always have time to go the salon to get our hair done. I don’t know about you but my hair always looks better when someone else blow dries it for me. I would probably get it done more often but seriously who has time for that? EnterBlow Dry Taxi a new business that sends the stylist right to your home or office and in about 30 minutes your done and your hair looks fabulous.

Blow Dry Taxi was established in June of 2014 and the owner, Sona, has a staff of 12 stylists on a rotating schedule. You can get a standard blow dry for $50 or a more elaborate up do for $85. Stylists work from 7 am to 9 pm.

 

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Weekly Innovation: A Hair Blowout That Comes To You

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npr_logoIn our “Weekly Innovation” blog series, we explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Do you have an innovation to share? Use this quick form.

Just two days ago I wrote about getting personal styling sent to your doorstep. Now, after receiving a personalized outfit selection, you can just stay at home and await an on-demand hair stylist, too. Following a trend of on-demand meals, ice cream, dog walkers and more, hair stylists are making house calls.

 

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