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Buttercup and Blow-Dryers!



If you’re planning your vacay and happen to make a Hyatt Centric hotel your home away from home, you can rest assured they’ve kept your coif care in mind while on the road. So forget about having your blow-dryer take up precious luggage space or dealing with in-room dryers that won’t work. The lifestyle hotel has teamed up with Drybar, the premiere blow dry brand, by providing every Hyatt Centric guestroom nationwide with professional Drybar “Buttercup” Blow-Dryers. The bright yellow blow-dryers are not only powerful and gentle on tresses but also super-lightweight, making your mane drying sessions a breeze!

Sophisticate’s Black Hair was invited to get a first look at the all-new, in-room amenities (including the Drybar Buttercup Blow-Dryer) now available to hotel guests at a special event held at Hyatt Centric Chicago. There we met up with Alli Webb, Drybar founder, who shared these style-smart travel tips:

* “I always tell people to make sure they have a silk pillowcase with them when they travel because it helps preserve your style.”

* “Dry shampoo is a girl’s best friend when traveling. I think the biggest problem, when people travel and not wash their hair for a few days, is it starts to get oily and dry on the ends. Dry shampoo helps to get rid of those oils.”

* “Dampening the front of your hair, and re-blow drying the front, also helps freshen up your whole look.”

cool tool 2Your arms will thank you…The Drybar “Buttercup” Blow-Dryer is pretty powerful and super lightweight!


cool tool 3A gorgeous spread courtesy of the Hyatt Centric Chicago on-site restaurant, Cochon Volant.






cool tool 4Hyatt Centric hotel guests will also find Bee Kind toiletries (bee-friendly beauty products) in their rooms.






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