Imagine rolling down the freeway in your SUV with barely enough cash to keep your dream alive. Six years ago, Hot Mama of two and Blowout Babe Alli Webb was doing just that. Her ingenious idea for an express styling service quickly grew in popularity, and Alli went from an office of one schlepping her signature hair dryer all over LA in a 2001 Nissan Xterra to the empress of a salon network of 38 locations that span nine states.
Following Your Heart and Intuition
Webb started off doing PR for a number of impressive and notable musicians that included Keith Urban and Paul McCartney and eventually landed a gig with Celebrity Stylist John Sahag in NYC. After her two children were born, she decided to put down the clippers and become a full-time mom, but this didn’t stop her from realizing her dream of providing luscious locks to the masses. 2008 came along and the itch to succeed was stronger than ever; her idea started out as a by-referral only styling service that provided blowouts at clients’ homes. Webb just knew it was going to become a big hit and ignored the naysayers, which included her brother and first investor Michael Landau. -and so, the first Drybar was in the making. She maintains to this day that following your gut pays off and that it is important to move past those who don’t believe in the tangibility of your dream. It is, after all, your dream.
Find Your Supports and Let Them Help
In the very beginning of Drybar’s existence, Webb found herself with a lot of hair know-how but very little experience with business and marketing. That’s where her closest friends and family came into play. As mentioned above, Webb’s brother Michael, a former VP of Marketing at Yahoo and owner of his own firm, was an instrumental part of the process. There were also countless contributions made by Alli’s husband Cameron, who designed her website, and a slew of other close friends that helped boost her branding and take on other tasks in a collective effort to make this dream a reality. From doing construction right down to the first living room receptionist, those in Webb’s circle really backed up her goals with priceless advice, encouragement, and elbow grease to make Drybar an overnight powerhouse in the world of hair salons. Webb always graciously credits part of her success to those who helped her to realize what may have once seemed like an impossible feat.
Get Up and Go After It
Being fearless in the face of obstacles has been Alli Webb’s hugest accomplishment in becoming an Entrepreneur. She has been a solid inspiration for all women who are reluctant to go after what they want in life and demonstrates through her tenacity for achievement that anything is possible when you set goals, and follow through with action. Webb’s dream of doing hair doesn’t stop at the mirror, and through having the courage to succeed, she has been able to contribute to charities like Look Good Feel Better that take her dream to the next level by boosting womens’ self-esteem and helping them maintain their femininity through the toughest of challenges in life. Webb really has the gusto to go after what she wants, making her an excellent role model for female entrepreneurs over the globe.
Alli Webb has taken a small hunch and a giant passion for hair and transformed them into an empire of express salons that dot the entire country. Her refusal to see failure as an option along with her immense drive have made it possible for women in nine different states to walk into a Drybar while on lunch and enjoy an affordable hair makeover and pampering experience. So take Alli’s lead, and start up your SUV. You never know where it’ll take you.
P.S Our C.E.O Falicia Fracassi loves this brand and urges all to visit a dry bar location at your earliest convenience.
Find a location nearest you via this page link, http://www.thedrybar.com/locations/