With some good friends in town recently, I was given the task to entertain the little girls and the big girls for an afternoon. The brief was simple: pampering and shopping. Here’s how the girls get a Bali blow out!
Our good friends are the Days from Cronulla in Sydney – Mum Megs and daughters Erin, 13 and Maggie, 11. My daughter Billie, 7, also joined the day. My maiden name is Day, so they are basically family!
Bali’s Newest Social Hang
The latest hot spot on the Bali social scene has to be the Blow Bar Bali. Set smack bang in the thick of Seminyak’s shopping district on Oberoi Street is the new slick establishment. What a great concept, to get a wash and blow dry on holidays after beaching all day, and before you hit the town.
New York Vibe
With it’s cool gang style entry to the side of Bamboo Blonde, the Blow Bar boasts a New York “speak easy” vibe. A central bar with eye catching lighting surrounded by blow dry stations gives a wow facture on first impression.
The Blow Bar provides extensive salon services from Hair treatments and dry, to nails, waxing and of course a Barber to accommodate the boys.
Girls Get A Bali Blow Out
I booked the young girls in for Kiddies manicure/ pedicure followed by wash and dry. While the older girls were in for a local style cream bath, which includes hair treatment, head, back and arm massage and blow dry to finish. We sat at the bar for this experience and indulged in some bubbles followed by an espresso martini. Could it be any more heavenly to be pampered like that whilst sipping on an espresso martini!!!!
The girls opted for some boho style braiding and the ladies went for a ‘Beach Wave” style. I have very fine short hair, which is almost impossible to style. I was so happy with the Beach Wave result. Will be trying to work this in before any night out now.
One of Indonesia’s best know labels is Bamboo Blonde. With 11 stores in total and a new one about to open in Sanur (which I’m excited about!), this label epitomises the Bali bohemian beach babe. The Bamboo Blonde Oberio Store is attached to the front of the Blow Bar. With direct access to the Blow Bar at the rear of the store, this was an obvious shopping opportunity for us.
With ages ranging from 7 to middle age (LOL) our girls crew was quite diverse in terms of requirements. To my surprise we all found an outfit that we loved and wore straight from the store. I thought it might only cater for the younger girls, but I was wrong. It definitely needs an inclusion on the Bali Style page on the On Any Given Day site.
With lots of pretty sundresses, wide leg pants and maxi dresses there were options to tick all boxes.
Bamboo Blonde Celebrates 10 Years
This was perfect timing for our little shopping spree in Bamboo Blonde. On the day, they were celebrating 10 years of operation and were setting up for a massive party in-store with after party in the Blow Bar.
We finished the session off with a little photo shoot and espresso martini (and a few Shirley Temples) in the Blow Bar courtyard, which is a great little space to hang out.
This day of girlie fun was not only a highlight for me, but definitely for the girls involved. No matter what age you are, and whether you are after a quick blowie or more of a salon experience, I can absolutely say put the Blow Bar and Bamboo Blonde on your Bali list.
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Post Contact Details
Jl. Oberoi 61, Seminyak, Bali (behind Bamboo Blonde) / Ph: +62 361 3350600 / [email protected]
Oberoi, Jl. Laksmana, Seminyak p. +62 (0) 361 731 864