By Anna Breslaw
1. The inside of blow-dry bars look like a saloon in Candyland, and this plus the high volume of people and running blow-dryers can be overwhelming.
Unless you are one of those super girly-girls who loves spending a good hour and a half inside Malibu Barbie's Dream House (more power to you!), the all-white, splashes-of-pink, consistent-Carly-Rae-Jepsen-blaring ambiance of the blow-dry bar might make your right eyelid start to twitch a little. Just keep breathing, and it helps if you listened to the Doors on the way there. Just to keep it balanced.
2. Even with an appointment, you'll wait longer than you'd like to.
You walk in, give them your name, which they've inevitably spelled wrong ("Beardslaw at 2:00?"), and sit on a couch by the window with four other women with messy Day 4 unwashed topknots who are all on their iPhones. Engage them