Day 3: A Blowout at Drybar – 12 Days of Bijou Giveaway

Happy Blogmas & happy Day 3 of the 12 Days of Bijou Giveaway!

Today’s giveaway prize is spectacular and is sure to leading you feeling & looking great for your next holiday party.

But before I spill the details….I’ll be announcing the winner of yesterdays giveaway in the afternoon on my Instagram and on the blog. I triple check to make sure everyone is following the rules. Today’s entry is going to be a little bit different so hopefully it will give EVERYONE a chance to win without having to tag others!

So without further ado, the 2nd giveaway prize is….




I partnered with Drybar for this giveaway but speaking from personal experience Drybar is heaven on earth for the gal who is on the budget but wants to look her best. Sometimes you don’t need a full salon service. And if you live in the big cities, Drybar at boutique salons can be super expensive.

Keep reading to find out how you can win a gift card for a complimentary blow-dry at Drybar!


From the service to the products, Drybar never misses a beat. Everytime I wash my hair with their stuff or get a blow-dry at their Chicago locations, I am 100% happy. That’s never happened to me before – like ever.

My hair journey has been very complex and I have a hard time finding products and stylists that get my hair and get my aesthetics. But Drybar? They always get it and my hair feels (and looks) happy and healthy.

There are several different blow-dry styles to choose from. The one I chose was called the Cosmo (I requested with a hint of the Old Fashioned).

Here are the ones you can ask for at Drybar:

  • The Old Fashioned
  • Straight Up
  • Manhattan
  • Cosmo
  • Mai Tai
  • Cosmo – Tai
  • Southern Comfort

Check out examples of their styles here








Have you ever been to Drybar or have used their products? What do you think? Did you have a good experience? Which blowout did you get? Leave a comment below and let me know!


Thank you Drybar for partnering with The Petite Bijou and sponsoring this giveaway.


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