Not Your Average Bar: Inside Blown


Not Your Average Bar: Inside Blown

Blown is Lincoln’s first blow dry bar, a unique experience for the entire community located on the lower level below The Hilton Garden Inn. This special hair and aesthetics boutique allows patrons the ability to treat themselves to a menu full of services. Blown brings a large city tradition to the heart of Lincoln, Nebraska’s Haymarket District.

Downtown Lincoln went into Blown to learn more about how their business thrives as an exclusive place to get an “up-do”.


Q: Who does Blown specifically cater to?

A: Kind of everyone, we mostly do blowouts, updo’s and those kinds of things. We cater to special occasions, but we also do memberships. There are people that come in once a week and they pay a certain amount a month so they don’t have to do their own hair at all. That saves them a lot of time and money on shampoo. We do makeup, we do nails and at our South location we also have/do aesthetics.

Q: How has the response been since your opening in 2015? Was the Haymarket your first location?

A: This one was the first location. We opened the South location at the beginning of October of 2016. We’ve done pretty well, especially when there are concerts. Also wedding season and bachelorette parties keep us super busy. New Year’s Eve as well.

Q: Why do you think it’s important for Lincoln to have a blow dry bar?

A: I think everyone needs to experience it. They’re huge in bigger cities everywhere. Michelle {owner} wanted to bring that here because nobody really knows what it is. I think our service just makes people’s lives easier. It’s so chaotic all the time, especially for downtown people.

Q: Have you ever had any notable, interesting experiences while working here?

A: I mean all of our experiences have been positive. We get bachelorette parties, pre-wedding parties and it gets loud – we love it. Those are our favorite, but we also love our customers that come every week because of the relationships that we create with them. We also love these big parties because they bring so much to the room.

logo-downtown-associationFounded in 1967, the Downtown Lincoln Association provides services and champions initiatives for maintaining and enhancing our vibrant downtown. Our vision is to create an energetic downtown environment where we live, learn, work, invest and play. DLA has evolved into a multi-faceted organization supporting a wide range of programs and activities including maintenance, economic development and advocacy.

For a complete listing of downtown businesses, events and residences visit ‘Like’ us on Facebook at