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Last year, from San Francisco to NYC, Austin to Miami, a new blowout bar opened its doors nearly daily. These salons, dedicated to providing a high-end, professional blowout (or straightening) experience, garnered tons of media attention and even more from clientele.

And while every curly girl can appreciate a good blowout now and then, the upscale straightening trend left those of us in love with our natural textures at a loss, or at least at home doing our own waves, curls and coils. But in 2012, as texture takes the world by storm, two NYC salons are opening their doors to stations dedicated to texturizing your coif.

Miss Jessie's Salon and SimpleeBEAUTIFUL Boutique Salon are both offering texturizing services under $100 a pop.

Miss Jessie's CurlBar was recently mentioned in the New York Times Blog, which highlighted the absurd amount of salons dedicated to straightening services in the NYC area, and the low level of one's dedicated to curls. Miss Jessie's and Hair Rules, however, have partnered up to provide a high-end texture experience for all women, straight, wavy, curly or coily.

The tides are turning and textured hair isn't only becoming a mass market. It's hitting runways and red carpets as the hottest hairstyle and the best way to embrace your natural beauty. We've worked hard to get to this point and, if for no other reason, these curly girl bars can give your tired textured soul a break.

Using niche textured hair products, the brands are taking what the naturally textured gal does at home on her own and making it a professional experience that the lazy, or just out of time, curly girl can enjoy. From a Wash and Go to a Curly Cut, Miss Jessie's CurlBar can get you in with a texture expert and out on your way in no time.

In the same vein, SimpleeBEAUTIFUL markets their CurlyTexturedBAR to working naturals on the go, and even has services dedicated to those transitioning to their natural texture. Using Carol's Daughter's products to enhance your waves, curls and coils, they offer styles such as Finger Curls, The Pomp, Glam Waves and the Freedom Fro.

So what does this do for you if you can just do all of this at home, and already are? Answer: tips, tips, tips! Having naturally textured hair has often been seen as a social taboo, and as a textured community, we took to the Internet, blogging and vlogging about our natural hair troubles and success. I can do a wash and go at home. I can do a two-strand twist (both to stretch and increase curl). I can do a pomp. I can, and have had to learn how to do so, because nothing existed for me outside of my home.

The tides are turning and textured hair isn't only becoming a mass market. It's hitting runways and red carpets as the hottest hairstyle and the best way to embrace your natural beauty. We've worked hard to get to this point and, if for no other reason, these curly girl bars can give your tired textured soul a break.

Sit down, relax and let a textured expert using sulfate and paraben-free products style your curls with the same love and dedication you would.

You've done good, textured community. We've all done good. 

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