Shop Talk | Emily LaBorde


What is the difference between a traditional salon and a blow-dry bar? BLEU is a blowout-focused hair salon offering a luxury styling experience without the price, fuss and long lead times found at a traditional hair salon. There is no color or cut, meaning you won’t be greeted by a harsh chemical smell or foil creatures in other clients’ hair. Rather you will be met by the hum of blow-dryers, the light chatter of ladies being pampered and the occasional click of champagne glasses.

 What other services do you provide in addition to blow-drying services? Since opening back in September 2013, BLEU has expanded its menu of dry styles, blowouts and updos to include hair extensions, Keratin Express treatments, Olaplex blowouts and makeup applications.

What are some of your staffs’ specialties? I would have to say our Olaplex Blowout. This hour-long, six-step shampoo experience uses only Olaplex products and works on a molecular level to seek out broken bonds in the hair caused by chemical and thermal damage, leaving your hair noticeably healthier after one visit. This of course is finished off by our signature round-brush blowout.

Do you provide off-site services? We provide both hair and makeup services for wedding parties, special events and corporate events via our BLEU 2 U on-location service. We ask for an eight-service minimum for travel during peak weekend time. Should your party be smaller or even just you, you can always inquire about our availability via our email ( and we can work to accommodate your request. 

Can you explain some of the differences between the blow-dry choices? You can elect to have a dry style, blowout or updo. Dry styles start at $35.We ask that you arrive with clean, dry hair and in 30 minutes or less we will handle the hard part – styling it. Blowouts start at $40 and include the shampoo, blowout and any iron work necessary to achieve your desired style of your choice in 45 minutes or less. Updos are $65 and can be as simple or complex as you like. Add-ons such as a 10-minute scalp massage or hair mask can be added to our already fabulous shampoo experience.

Do you have any special deals? Something new and exciting at BLEU you should definitely take advantage of is our Happy Hour Special. Book an appointment on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 12-4 p.m., and enjoy $10 off blowouts and 20 percent off all other services.


BLEU Blow-dry Bar, 701 Metairie Road, 504-309-5999,

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