Jo Burrows Cowan opened Blo Blow Dry Bar Charlotte in 2013 with the goal of bringing gorgeous hair to the
Queen City. Five years and over fifty thousand blow outs later, she’s well on her way to achieving that goal.
Jo was born and raised in England, and, yes, she still has the accent. She moved to North Carolina in 1990
to attend school, graduated from Davidson College and then obtained an MSN from Vanderbilt University in 1998. She and her husband moved to Hawaii in 1998 where Jo began her career as an nurse practitioner, caring
for critically ill and recovering infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Jo moved back to Charlotte in 2008. After ten years of working as a nurse practitioner, she decided to stay home to raise her children. Once her youngest
daughter started Kindergarten she embarked upon her new career as an entrepreneur by opening Blo in Myers
Park. Jo lives in Quail Hollow with her husband, their three daughters, one large dog, one tiny elderly rescue dog,
and a very grumpy cat.