This last Tuesday was a beautiful and warm day in Oakland. The sun was shining, people were out n’ about wearing shorts and tanks, and there was an ever so slight breeze. The perfect day for, fellow WYV writer, Chelsea and I to wander Lakeshore Avenue and visit Bounce Blowdry Bar.
The second we walked in, we were greeted, asked if we would like anything to drink and introduced to our stylists! More than any other salon I’ve been to, Bounce is 100% committed to ensuring every customer has a wonderful and unique experience. Owner and Blowdry Queen, Karen Hayes, is so stinkin’ cute and bubbly and she makes you feel at home instantly. Her styling team is full of fun personalities who are also multi-talented stylists filling a few different roles in Bounce.
Chelsea came in with her hair natural and decided to go with the Dominican Blowout. Her fun stylist Iris did a fantastic job. It took about an hour and left Chelsea’s hair feeling totally soft (don’t worry, I definitely touched it to make sure) and looking healthy and carefree. She left with the Curl Defining Cream by Kerastase and plans to come back to Bounce to maybe give lash extensions a shot (btw, Chelsea, if you decide to try it…I’m coming with you).
I decided to go with one of my favorite looks, which is also one of Bounce’s signature styles, which my super hip stylist (who was workin’ a bright violet lipstick), Jasmine, nailed. Her unique technique of spraying a wide toothed comb with hairspray and running it through the curls really turns the look from a nice head of curls to that carefree beach hair look.
Bounce is a one stop place to go to get all dolled up before a fancy party or just if you want to treat yo’self. Not only can you go get your hair beautified and your scalp massaged, they also offer waxing and eyelash extensions and makeup! Guess where you should get ready before all those summer weddings you have to go to…? DUH. BOUNCE.
Check Out Bounce’s Website!
Call Bounce to book an appointment at 510-451-1300
Visit Bounce (see how awesome it is for yourself) at 3342 Lakeshore Avenue in Oakland.