Seminyak’s Jalan Kayu Aya is known by many names. Some refer to it as Jalan Oberoi while others known it simply as Eat Street. This winding street snakes its way through the centre of Seminyak, lined with restaurants, boutiques, spas and bars. In short, this is what people mean when they say they want to stay in the heart of the action.
Painted to the side of a building, an eye catching mural has found a way of stopping traffic, even amidst the trendy Seminyak buzz. This turquoise wall portrays a fierce female figure along with the slogan: “I want your hair.” The painting has become one of the most Instagrammed spots in Seminyak. A case in point: before we were able to get snap happy in front of the mural, we actually had to wait in line for fellow Instagrammers to finish their own photoshoot first.
Welcome to Blow Bar
The oft photographed mural is our first introduction to Blow Bar. The name may make you do a double take – so what exactly are we talking about here? The first of its kind in Bali, Blow Bar is a hair salon, nail studio and swanky bar all rolled into one. In other words, it’s the perfect place to hang out with your girl gang or sneak off for some much needed me time – they even have barber services for the gents.
As soon as we step in, it becomes clear that the turquoise wall out front is by no means the only Instagrammable feature of Blow Bar. On the contrary – the whole venue looks like a glossy magazine photoshoot waiting to happen. The room is built around a sleek bar (one that wouldn’t look out of place in a party hosted by the Great Gatsby) with neon signs and tiled floors adding some big city glam to Seminyak. Lining the walls, ladies of all ages are seated before mirrors, sipping cocktails and cappuccinos while hair stylists work their magic.
Cosmopolitan or Sleek Sangria?
Blow Bar is the perfect place to treat yourself and take a little break from reality. After getting our hair washed, it’s time to peruse the menu. True to the venue’s naughty and nice ethos, even Blow Bar’s blow dry menu (yes, there is such a thing) sounds like a saucy drink list. Of course, you can opt for a classic blow dry, but you could also go for the Beach Babe (soft waves), the Bombshell (big curls) or the Sleek Sangria (super sleek and straight)… Choices, choices!
Besides their signature blow dries, Blow Bar also does nails, eyebrows, lash extensions and even waxing. In other words, this is a real one-stop shop for all things glam and fabulous, a place to invest is some me time… with a glass of Veuve Clicquot in hand.
We won’t be the first and certainly not the last to point out just how ingenious Blow Bar’s concept is. Sipping beautifully styled drinks in a gorgeously styled setting while getting your hair done with the girls – what’s not to love? Blow Bar is perfect for a hen’s party or simply for prepping before a big night out. Don’t forget that you’ll find Bali’s best restaurants waiting right outside! Seminyak is the perfect place to be seen… in your fabulous new do. To avoid helmet hair all night long, it’s best to look for accommodation close to Eat Street – such as our hand-selected villas in Seminyak.