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Many of us are extremely loyal to our hair stylists. We are putting one of our most visible assets in their hands. But in between those visits, there is a great place in Liberty Village called Vent Blow Dry Bar. They openly proclaim that they are not hairdressers and do not perform cuts or dye jobs. Perhaps think of them as hair artists.

Customer Service is Key

One of the most defining elements of Vent is their amazing customer service. From the moment the client steps in, the warmth can be felt. Complimentary tea or coffee are offered once seated in the styling chair. And the staff seem to be able to gauge the vibes of the customers quite well. Not up for chatting, that’s ok. Want to chat about the newest Kardashian gossip, they are all ears! If the appointment is after 11am, then a cocktail can be served. In our 2018 way of digital living, USB ports are available at each seat. Seriously, Vent has done an excellent job in the customer service department.

Only the Best Will Do

Expect great products to be used on your hair here at Vent. They use Moroccan Oil products which smell amazing and have great results. Photo taken by Meg Marshall.
Dyson hair dryers are used to help make your mane look fabulous. Photo taken by Meg Marshall.

A lot of research went into determining the best brands and products to use for the blow dry bar. Almost any person with long hair knows that Dyson dryers are top notch. And that is what you will find at Vent. Moroccan Oil products are extremely well loved by beauty experts and that is what is used on client’s hair. Coffee connoisseurs will be delighted to know that there is a Nespresso machine serving great coffee. Tea lovers will get to indulge in some delicious blends created by David’s Tea. Clients will experience an all-around luxury yet pampered visit here at Vent.

What is a Blow Dry Bar?

The chairs are almost always full of clients having their hair blown out or styled by the great staff at Vent. Photo credit to Meg Marshall.

A blow dry bar is a new-age concept. It is a place to go to in between hairdresser appointments where staff will wash, dry and style clients’ hair on an as-needed basis. Looking for an updo for that next gala or night out on the town? Vent is the place to go. Another neat and quick service that is offered here is their braid service. Done usually on dry hair, the hair stylist (or hair artist)  can neatly and quickly whip something up. Hair menus are provided giving some ideas and inspirations. Appointments are suggested, but walk-in clients are always welcomed too, subject to availability. It feels great to have someone else pamper and primp our hair sometimes!

Trading in Politics for Beauty Services 

Natalie is a super woman, commuting into the city everyday while juggling being a business owner and mom! Photo taken by Meg Marshall.

The amazing woman entrepreneur behind Vent Blow Dry Bar is Natalie. With a career of years in politics behind her she is a former chief of staff for a politician)., she decided to do something completely different. She loves Liberty Village and noticed that there was not a blow dry bar in the neighbourhood (and only a handful in Toronto). Natalie knew that the demographics of Liberty Village could most certainly support a business like this and could even be a draw for others beyond this community. Vent has proved that clients will flock to the neighbourhood from all over to experience the services. Natalie is a superwoman. She is most often found at the salon every day yet she juggles community into the city from Newmarket, being a mom to two kids and designed and planned all aspects of Vent.

Find Vent at 51 E Liberty St. And as their hashtag notes, #itfeelsgoodtovent.

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Meg Marshall
A city gal at heart but with a soft spot for the country. If not out shopping for the next coveted fashion piece or checking out one of Toronto's delicious eateries, Meg can be found riding her horses.

Meg Marshall

A city gal at heart but with a soft spot for the country. If not out shopping for the next coveted fashion piece or checking out one of Toronto's delicious eateries, Meg can be found riding her horses.

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