In the 1950s, women often visited hair salons to have their hair "set." The process involved curlers, sitting under a hair dryer and a lot of shellacking. The idea was that clients could wear the hair style for several days without having to wash it.

In the 1950s, women often visited hair salons to have their hair "set." The process involved curlers, sitting under a hair dryer and a lot of shellacking. The idea was that clients could wear the hair style for several days without having to wash it.

Today "blowout bars" or "dry bars," which operate under a similar we'll-style-it-for-you concept, are rising in popularity in LA and New York. Clients go in and get their hair did - no cuts, no colors.

"I want to lead, not follow in my industry," said Erika Taylor Urban Spa's owner, Erika Taylor.

On Nov. 1, to accommodate her clients' demands for on-the-spot styling, the Downtown salon will debut a space in the back of its current location dedicated to quick styling.

Walk-ins or appointments can peruse a look book of hairdos the stylists offer. The styles are inspired by various celebrities who are "classically beautiful," Taylor said. It includes Kate Hudson updos, Beyonce waves and Sienna Miller pixies. There are looks for every range of hair length and type. Prices to have hair styled like those in the look book will range between $20 and $60.

The customer's always right, Taylor added, so variations to the stars' styles are possible. She plans for Downtown workers to come in for stylings before work and for groups of women to book the space to socialize and sip champagne while everyone gets their hair professionally styled for the night.

"There's this old adage that even when the economy's bad, lipstick sales are still good," said Sara Hussain, spa manager. "This is a different and affordable way for women to treat themselves on a frequent basis. And there's no risk to this sort of treat."