MEET OUR FOUNDER AND OWNER, LILA BEUDERT!!
RECENTLY, BELLA MAGAZINE CAUGHT UP WITH LILA TO GET THE INSIDE SCOOP ON EVERYTHING FROM THE HOTTEST HAIRSTYLES, BEST PRODUCTS AND HOW TO MAKE IT BIG IN TODAY’S COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT.
What was the inspiration behind creating Blow Beauty Bars?
We all know how glamorous the Hamptons are, but we needed a place for a quick fix where women could take their bed head from flat to fab in less than an hour, without spending a fortune. With all the events that take place in the Hamptons, you have to be camera ready almost every night. Opening BLOW Beauty Bars made blowouts more accessible to these women!
The beauty industry is ever-evolving. Share some innovative treatments that your salon offers.
Keratin is something many a gal can benefit from, but not everyone wants to make the commitment. At BLOW Beauty Bars we offer 3 varieties of Keratin: an express which lasts (3-4 weeks), a full (3-4 months), and the Keratin shot. The shot can extend the life of your Keratin or just give you a week's worth of anti-frizz. You never have to be tied to product and I think my clientele really enjoyed being able to experiment with it!
What’s the one hair product that every city girl should have in her beauty closet?
Leave in conditioner is a must. I use Unite 7 Second Conditioner. Not only does it detangle my knots, it keeps my hair protected from the sun in the summer with it’s UV protectant, and also keeps my hair from drying out in the winter. It’s really the only product I put in my hair whether it’s being blown out or air drying!
You’re a successful business owner in a competitive industry. Can you share some knowledge with those looking to start their own ventures and strive for the best.
Have confidence in yourself. Before I opened BLOW Beauty Bars, I would have a million doubts running through my head. Sometimes I’d just have to stop and say “Lila, you can do this, your team can do this.” Having a great staff is a blessing, learn from them and they’ll learn from you. Both my stores are like two big families-without the dinner table drama. In very business I’ve run I have always let my staff know how important they are, it makes for a strong team. The most important thing is to know there are some things you can’t control, most problems you just have to take as they come and find the best solution. Stay calm and keep moving forward.
Interview by Dana Prigge'
“I want women to feel they can be in and out within a half hour, or that they can hang and chat all day. I want to create the coffee shop of hair salons.”
— Owner Lila Beudert