By Tracey Porpora
Staten Island Advance, N.Y.
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Entrepreneur Tiffany Saldibar loved the concept of the “blow dry bar” so much that after she had a baby she decided to open one herself. She said, “Once I became a mom I realized I had no time for myself; no time to do anything, so I became obsessed with these ‘Drybar’ type of ideas.”
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.
As an advertising executive, Tiffany Saldibar, 32, often gave her clients a gift to pamper themselves.
This would often include a day at a “blow out bar,” where they could have their hair blown out by a professional stylist, and enjoy a cocktail at the same time.
“In the agency business you take out who ever is buying from you as a ‘thank you,’ and they didn’t want to do dinner and drinks; they were declining those invitations from sales reps. But they would accept in a heartbeat to go get a facial or blow out,” said Saldibar.
Saldibar’s clients enjoyed this “treat” so much, she started to see it as a lucrative business she could launch on her own. Plus, she had been working 10 years in the advertising business, and as the mother of a 2-year-old son, not having to commute to Manhattan every day from Meiers Corners was preferable.
“Once I became a mom I realized I had no time for myself; no time to do anything, so I became obsessed with these ‘Drybar’ type of ideas,” said Saldibar, noting these establishments don’t color or cut, just style hair.
“I devised the concept of Blush Blow Out Bar out of a need on the North Shore, drawing inspiration from some of my favorite blow dry establishments in Manhattan. Being a super busy mom and career woman myself, I wanted it to be a place for other women to turn to that will help them look and feel their best without having to spend a fortune or feeling guilty for having done so,” she added.