New Blow Dry Bar Opening Downtown

Winston-Salem is stepping up its hair game.

Alkali Hair Studio is set to open its very own blow dry bar downtown this Wednesday at the corner of 4th and Liberty, right next door to Mooney’s Mediterranean Cafe.

The blow dry bar is named “Air” and is an extension of Alkali, whose salon is located in the Brookstown area across from the Historic Brookstown Inn.

Amber Woodall, owner and master colorist, said she has been thinking about opening up a blow dry bar in Winston-Salem for more than three years. When the space on 4th Street opened up, she decided it was the perfect opportunity.

“Just a few years ago, you wouldn’t walk around Liberty alone,” Woodall said. “The whole downtown area has really transformed. We attract a lot of young professionals that work in Innovation Quarter.”

The new salon will also carry Oribe and R+Co hair products and will be available for rent for events and private parties.

Clients will be able to book appointments on Alkali’s app, and Air will also take walk-ins. The salon will offer five different blow out styles, as well as up-dos and makeup. Blow outs will cost $40, with membership packages also available.

Co-president Gracie with some Air swag at the Grand Opening!

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