Blo Beauty Bar

When it opened in summer 2011, Blo became the first local salon to specialize in tress-straightening blowouts, which start at $35 and include a shampoo and invigorating scalp massage (you can also add cocktail-inspired conditioning treatments, like the Dirty Martini). A competitor, national chain Drybar, opened in fall in Buckhead, but Blo’s advantage? Its location: a girlified ranch in Brookhaven that lends intimacy to bridal and bachelorette parties (who can rent out the whole place).