Good news for fans of the increasingly popular blowout!
The Styleout blow dry bar opened its first location in Pittsburgh Friday at Ross Park Mall. The Styleout chain also has a salon in Columbus, Ohio, and one opening this winter in Braintree, Mass.
Blow dry bars aren't your typical salons in that they do not offer haircuts. Instead, their focus is on luxury washes and scalp massages, followed by a blow dry and thermal style that can last up to a week with proper care.
Styleout specializes in seven looks: the signature (straight with some body), the metropolitan (high-shine, pin-straight hair), the muse (soft, romantic curls), the icon (light or heavy volume), the stargazer (tousled, textured locks with beachy waves), the highrise (tailored up-dos) and the lowrise (tailored pulled-back style). Prices range from $35-$70.
Walk-ins and appointments are welcome, or plan a group party. Information: www.styleoutbar.com.
More from the Pittsburgh fashion and beauty front ...
Sip + Shop event at Patricia Boutique, Mount Washington: Enjoy a midweek pick-me-up with drinks and shopping from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at 326 Bigham St., Chatham Village Club. Shoppers also will have a chance to meet some of the artists whose designs the boutique carries.
Winter sidewalk sale, "rings and things" special at Fifth Avenue Place, Downtown: Browse discounts of as much as 50 percent off. Spend $25 or more and redeem receipts at Center Court (noon-2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday) for a free lunch. Limited to the first 100 people each day, and only one free lunch per person will be permitted.
Also this Wednesday through Friday, stop by Crystal River Gems on the lower level for 40 percent off handmade necklaces, 50 percent off sterling silver jewelry, 30 percent off Glass Eye Studio pieces and 60 percent off Kameleon jewelry.
La Nuit Noire ball, fashion show to benefit suicide awareness, prevention: Join Allyn Lewis, co-owner of Pittsburgh-based Pretty Living PR, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at a night of couture fashion, music and more from 7-11 p.m. Saturday at Cefalo's in Carnegie. Ms. Lewis lost her father to suicide and founded the event as a way to raise awareness.
Guests will be treated to a runway show by Cleveland-based Tidal Cool Creations and performances by Danielle Barbe, Kiersten Kelly of YouTube popularity, Pittsburgh rock/pop artist Shaun Novak and former Pretty Ricky singer Ambition.
Project Evolution II to support homeless children through fashion, music, art: A black-tie benefit 7 p.m. Saturday at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, Carnegie, will unite the talents of local designers, musicians and artists to raise money and awareness for the Homeless Children's Education Fund. Palermo Stone, Formula 412, J. Bass, Azariah Jones and Delana Flowers are among some of the musicians contributing to the event. About 60 Pittsburgh-based models are expected to participate.
Tickets are $25 for general admission or $50 for VIP entry at www.showclix.com. Information: www.projectevo.org.
Holy Communion gown trunk show at Frog 'N Princess, McMurray: Find special occasion dresses from designer collections at the children's boutique at 3015 Washington Road. Trunk shows will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday.
Information: www.frognprincess.com or 724-941-8589.
For more from PG fashion writer Sara Bauknecht, check out the PG's Stylebook blog at www.post-gazette.com/stylebook. Follow her on Twitter @SaraB_PG. To have a fashion or style event considered for Stylebook, send listing to firstname.lastname@example.org.