BE BLOWN AWAY
Why I book a blowout every time I travel for work.
Whenever I go away on business, I try to head to a salon the day I arrive. Here’s why my habit is more that just a shampoo splurge: 1. It makes sense to spend two hours taking it easy while I’m still adjusting to the time zone. 2. A good blowout saves me from spending an hour each day struggling with antiquated hotel hair dryers or calling the front desk to see if the plug adapter I need is still (still!) in use. 3. I save precious space in my luggage by forgoing hair products (all I have to pack to keep a blow-dry going strong for a four-day trip is dry shampoo), and a lighter bag means fewer fossil fuels wasted. (Granted, this might not make a huge difference, but every little bit counts, right?) 4. Finally, I get to talk to locals at the salon and gather insider tips about what I need to see in the city during the rest of my stay—should any of my newly-freed-up time not be taken up by, you know, work. Here are three of my favourite global blowout stops: