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By Barbara Rybolt
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on October 25, 2013 at 5:59 PM, updated October 25, 2013 at 6:25 PM

SUMMIT — When Tara Galatt was traveling in California with her husband last spring, she found a blow-dry hairstyling bar that could have her out in 30 to 40 minutes with a new hairstyle. “It was great and I thought this would be perfect for New Jersey,” she said.

On Saturday, Mayor Ellen Dickson will cut the ribbon and officially open Galatt’s salon, Blow In Blow Out. It is the first blow-dry styling bar in Summit and Galatt couldn’t be happier.

She said, “I’ve surrounded myself with great, smart, energetic people who believe in the business,” which she believes will attract busy women who need to get their hair styled for a special occasion — a luncheon, a meeting, dinner or evening out — but don’t have hours to devote to doing so. “It will be great for working moms” and for professional women, as well as stay-at-home moms, she said.

At Blow In Blow Out there are eight chairs, five stylists, a manager and a few assistants. When they arrive, customers will be asked which of six hairstyles they want to have — from a sleek, straight style to a windblown look with lots of volume, to a special pony tail and more. There are drawings on the wall to give the customers an idea of the style. Whatever the length of hair or its condition, the cost is $35 for the shampoo, conditioning and blowout. There’s also a blowout style for children 12 and under, called the “cutie pie,” for $22.

“I want to create a relaxing space for women to come and leave looking their best, feeling great and self-confident. We care about you and your hair, and will provide one-on-one consultations to achieve the best results,” she said.

Galatt lives in Maplewood with her husband and two children. She’s training for the New York Marathon and raising money for Stupid Cancer.

Blow In Blow Out is located at 330 Springfield Ave., Summit, NJ 07901. It is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

To make an appointment, call 908 273-4947 or email


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