the Salon

Blush & Blo Makeup and Blow Dry Bar is a locally owned salon bringing big city style to the Permian Basin. We offer six signature blow out styles as well as up do, half do, men’s blowout, extensions, and conditioning treatments. We offer makeup services such as air brush, contouring, full face, glam, and natural looks. Book our bride’s room for a comfortable experience while we transform your bridal party’s hair and makeup for your special day. Blush & Blo’s professional stylists will create the perfect look for your next quinceanera, wedding, or prom. Memberships and packages are available. Make an appointment, walk in to our conveniently located salon, or let us come to you!

the Owner

With a determined spirit and a passion for beauty, artist-turned-entrepreneur April Rubio is bringing big city glam to the Permian Basin. With a career ranging from staffing a makeup counter to styling in New York City, this Odessa native has seen it all.

April was selected as one of only ten students in the country for the inaugural class of the prestigious MAKE UP FOR EVER Academy in New York City. While in New York, she studied with celebrity makeup artists such as Orlando Santiago, Roshar, Florine David, and Janai Chin. She values the in-depth discussions the school provided about skin types, ethnic variation, television & film, and beauty in fashion. Her real education, however, came when she was introduced to the high-energy fashion industry of NYC.

Following her time in New York, April set about perfecting her craft with a fresh knowledge. Working as a freelance artist, she grew her portfolio with experiences ranging from styling high school dance teams, news anchors, and candidates at the Premios Texas Awards Celebration.

In 2016, April saw the unique opportunity to combine a makeup salon and blow dry bar into one salon for a complete beauty experience. Her goal at Blush & Blo – A Makeup and Blow Dry Bar, is to create a big city salon feel in the Permian Basin, while making every customer feel beautiful. Her team of highly trained stylists can execute a traditional blow out with blow dryer only – no hot styling tools.

April loves living in the Permian Basin with her husband, Daniel, and her two sons, Austen and Auden. In addition to owning a successful business, her next goal is to work New York Fashion Week!