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Spotlight on Primp and Blow

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It was a vacation getaway that gave Danya Banning the inspiration for a new business to bring to KC.

While enjoying the sun in Arizona several years ago, the Johnson County, Kansas, wife and mother discovered a blow dry bar offering hair styling services and other amenities for women on the go. After introducing her friend Diana Cokingtin to the blow dry bar concept, they were determined to bring this piece of heavenly hairstyling back home.

“Diana and I love getting our hair blown out, and we felt the women of Kansas City would too, so we became franchisees for Primp and Blow, A Blow Dry Bar and opened in November,” stated Danya. “At Primp and Blow, stylists provide a signature blow dry bar experience that is unique to this salon in a comfortable, boutique-style setting. Now you can have a fantastic look that’s perfect for your special event, whether it’s a night out with your loved one, a big presentation at work or even a television interview.”

So thanks to an incredible vacation experience, women in the Kansas City metro can enjoy this blow dry bar service that has been amazingly popular in New York and Los Angeles for several years. Danya and Diana partnered with the Primp and Blow, A Blow Dry Bar founder, Melodi Harmon, a Kansas City native, to introduce this affordable luxury service at their Prairiefire location at 5621 West 135 Street in Overland Park, Kansas.

In a relaxed yet elegant salon environment, clients benefit from a wide variety of services that can be easily booked online, through a mobile app, by phone or just by walking in. Primp and Blow’s professional stylists specialize in blowouts, curly or straight, up-dos, braids and sleek pony tails. In about 45 minutes, you’ll leave with a blow out that is absolutely incredible.

“Our stylists are trained in blow out techniques so you should be able to get a couple days from your styling session,” noted Danya. “Some stylists would prefer for their books to be filled with cuts and color, but in cosmetology school our stylists discovered that they enjoyed finishing hair rather than cutting and coloring, and their enjoyment will be clearly evident with the style you receive at Primp and Blow.”

This luxury isn’t something one has to wait weeks to enjoy, hoping for an appointment to open up. Women can get in at Primp and Blow on short notice, and you won’t be worked around other clients. Your stylist will focus only on you. In addition, Primp and Blow’s affordable luxury is available seven days a week with hours that are convenient for you.

To help you enjoy the services at Primp and Blow without straining your budget, styling memberships are available. “Primp and Blow has monthly membership options to suit all hair care needs. In addition, members will enjoy reduced blowout rates, ten percent savings on products and special invitations to VIP parties and events,” affirmed Diana. “Members and clients can pop in for a quick style fix, pampering for a night out, wedding day hair and makeup or just because.”

While the primary service of a classic blow out runs $35 or a dry style for $25, the membership program can fit your budget and your desire to be styled. The High Maintenance features two blow outs a month for $60. The Addict gives you four blow outs a month for $100. The VIP Primp Queen gives you unlimited blow outs for $300, and that includes a hot tool and up-do. Arrangements can also be made for special events such as wedding parties or a night out.

Not only does the salon specialize in professional blow outs, Primp and Blow also offers makeup application featuring Smashbox cosmetics and Mink Wink eyelashes. DreamCatcher cold fusion hair extensions and clip-ins are also reasonably priced.

“We are excited to bring one of the fastest-growing concepts in the beauty industry to clients in this area,” remarked Danya. “Every woman should have access to this fast and affordable concept that skips the cut and color and focuses solely on the ‘do.’ We believe every day should be a great hair day, and you can get it at Primp and Blow.”

These two Johnson County moms are out to make life a bit more enjoyable for KC ladies. Their locally owned company, Primp and Blow, A Blow Dry Bar, is here to make women feel beautiful and provide affordable luxury without compromising quality or service. With primping services such as blow outs, makeup and other salon luxuries, Primp and Blow’s experienced stylists are at your beck and call. HLM

Visit Primp and Blow, A Blow Dry Bar, Overland Park at Prairiefire, 5621 West 135th Street, Suite 2640, Overland Park, Kansas, the website at, download the mobile app or call 913-562-1234.