Hot Air Blow Dry Bar Selects Valley Village Shoppes In Owings Mills For Inaugural Location

Kate Boyle Taylor on left and Joy Robinson Singer on right

New hair boutique, created when two owners experience concept during trip to California, provides washing and blow-drying for occasions and weekly maintenance      

Hot Air Blow Dry Bar, a new concept hair boutique that offers premium washing and blow-drying services, has selected Valley Village Shoppes in Owings Mills as the site of its first location in the greater Baltimore metropolitan region. Located on 9101 Reisterstown Road near Old Craddocks Lane in northwest Baltimore County, the 48,000 square foot retail center is anchored by tenants including Lenny’s Deli and Cosi and is managed by David S. Brown Enterprises, LTD.

Jointly owned by Joy Robinson Singer and Kate Boyle Taylor, the hair salon provides “quick-fix” hair styling for women, men and children, and is positioned as an alternative for expensive and time-consuming appointments at traditional hair studios. The price points for hair washing and blow-drying are $35 for women and $25 for men and children. Each appointment lasts approximately 45 minutes.  

Hot Air Blow Dry Bar is the first concept of its kind to open in the Baltimore metropolitan region, and the owners indicate that they are considering expansion opportunities.

“While visiting California for our best friend’s wedding, Kate and I stumbled onto this concept which was located directly across the street from our hotel and we immediately were enamored by it,” explained Joy Robinson Singer. “The experience was so terrific and different, including the serving of wine and coffee that we decided to bring this idea back to our home town. It is specifically designed for the modern-day woman that doesn’t always have the time or money to invest in an expensive hair salon. They want their hair to look great or different because of a special event or weekly maintenance, and we offer an affordable solution.”

Robinson Singer adds that the trip to California occurred this past September and the Hot Air Blow Dry Bar opened last weekend. “People tell us that this timetable from concept to opening was amazingly fast. But, we wanted to be the first to the market,” she added.

Hot Air Blow Dry also provides “hot air extras” that include up-do services, ten-minute head massages and conditioning treatments. In addition, the store offers party packages for groups celebrating proms, bachelorette events, bridal showers, birthday parties or girls night-out occasions. 

“Hot Air Blow Dry Bar has captured an innovative idea with proven successes in major metropolitan markets such as Los Angeles, New York City and Washington, D.C., and brought it to Pikesville and Baltimore,” stated Howard Brown, Chairman of David S. Brown Enterprises, Ltd. “The concept combines each ingredient necessary for long-term success including passionate and hard-working owners, product differentiation, attractive price-points and unparalleled customer service. We expect the store to quickly become a destination retailer in Valley Village Shoppes,” he added.   

Valley Village Shoppes is the retail component of Valley Village, a Class “A” mixed-use office and retail development that contains approximately 55,000 square feet of flexible commercial office space. Fronting on Reisterstown Road, more than 40,000 vehicles pass the site on a daily basis. 

Ken Bernstein of David S. Brown Enterprises, Ltd. represented the landlord in this transaction.

David S. Brown Enterprises, LTD., founded in 1933 and headquartered in Owings Mills, MD, is a full-service real estate company providing leasing, sales and management services.

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