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If you think you’ve been seeing a lot of blow-dry bars popping up lately, it’s because you have. According to a new report on blow-dry bars and salons from Professional Consultants & Resources (www.proconsultants.us), blow-dry bars showed strong growth in 2017, increasing by 25% in both revenue and number of locations. According to the research, blow-dry bars and salons produced nearly $7 billion in service sales and $2 billion in retail sales last year.