Looks We Love: Instead of a Blowout, the Braid Bar at Philadelphia’s AMS Salon

Looks We Love: Instead of a Blowout, the Braid Bar at Philadelphia's AMS Salon

The Waterfall braid at AMS Salon in Philadelphia.

We love a good blowout as much as the next girl. But right now? So over them.

Right now, we are kind of obsessed with the recently added Braid Bar service at AMS Salon in Center City. It works like this:

  • Make an appointment with stylist Tasha Jetter, and show up either with your hair already washed and dried, or they can do that for you, if you prefer.
  • Flip through Tasha’s braid book, and pick out the style you want. You can bring in a picture, of course, too—but her book has got about a billion gorgeous options in it, including ones, we guarantee, you haven’t seen before. Something that’ll look fab on you is bound to be in there.
  • Sit there for approximately the time it takes you to scroll through your Facebook friends’ latest statuses, and she’ll be done. (Obviously, some styles take a little more time than others, but the point is, she’s fast. The waterfall style we got recently for a coworker’s wedding honestly took about seven minutes.)

Lots of these styles would be adorable for everyday, but we love the idea of them as an alternative to a blowout or curls or chignon or top knot for a special occasion, whether it’s for your bachelorette party or rehearsal dinner—or all of your ‘maids wearing a different braided style on your Big Day.

The pricing is $20 a pop if you just do the braid; $50 if you do a wash and blowdry, too.

Would anyone rock a braid instead of an updo for their Big Day?

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