WESTFIELD, NJ — Blow in Blow Out, Westfield’s new hair salon specializing in blow outs, has been making waves since opening at 17 Elm Street in January.

“Westfield, downtown, has a great feel. It’s fun. It’s got energy,” said CEO Tara Galatt, who also owns the popular 1 ½-year-old Blow in Blow Out salon in Summit. “It’s a very family-oriented town.”

That’s good for her business, which caters to women and girls about eight years old and up.

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Similar to the experience of getting a manicure, Blow in Blow Out is a place where women can relax and get their hair washed, blown and styled in about 45 minutes. The cost is similar to getting a mani-pedi, too—a $35 flat fee for a basic blow out and style, no matter the type or length of your hair.

“You leave just feeling fabulous,” said Galatt, who visited her first blow out bar while on vacation in California, where these salons are all the rage.

Here in New Jersey, “There’s just been such an overwhelming positive response,” she said.

Already, thanks to word of mouth, reservations at Westfeld’s Blow in Blow Out are highly recommended on Fridays and Saturdays. Tuesdays through Thursdays, walk-ins can easily be accommodated, Galatt said.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Friday  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The salon is closed on Sundays and Mondays, though Galatt is toying with the idea of opening some Sundays and keeping her doors open later week days to accommodate commuters. For appointments, call 908-654-3904.