I think this is one of the best blowouts that I’ve ever gotten... and it almost didn’t happen. Story ahead.. I made an appointment at @thedrybar Penn Quarter while I was in DC at the end of November - a location I’d been to a few years ago during another trip to the city. When I got there this time, though, I found out that they had gotten new chairs at their hair washing stations a few months prior, and they had gotten rid of the removable chair that allowed me to get my hair washed while staying in my wheelchair.
To say that I was frustrated would be an understatement. It’s one thing for me to have to call to check on accessibility for somewhere I’ve never been before - but to actually go backwards and remove accessibility from a store is something I didn’t think I’d have to worry about. I have raved about how great Drybar is, and how accommodating they are, and this really left a sour taste in my mouth. It makes me feel like they don’t even consider people who use wheelchairs as potential customers. We like a good blowout just as much as anyone else!
Luckily, I found a local salon nearby - shoutout to @saintgermainsalon - who was able to accommodate me with no issues, and I’ve never been happier with how my hair turned out.
But we need to do better! We should be adding accessibility, not taking it away. If you’re willing - please help by contacting Drybar and telling them that you think all of their locations need to be accessible.