Launching an Amazing Service with Alli Webb (Season Finale)
I Make a Living
Alli Webb was always interested in beauty, starting from her roots as a curly-haired kid growing up in South Florida. She says that going to beauty school was “one of the best decisions I ever made,” and Drybar, her ultra-popular chain of hairstyling studios, definitely proves her point. While she says she spent her childhood as a people-pleaser—”a wallflower, if I’m honest”—she’s grown into herself as a business owner and service expert.Alli spent her 20s in New York City, doing PR and styling hair until she met her ex-husband and pivoted to the stay-at-home-mom gig. “I thought it was the coolest thing ever: I get not to work? I thought I had hit the jackpot!” But after a half-decade of staying home with her two sons, she was bored. So she launched a mobile business called Straight At Home, pitching her blowouts on parental message boards and bringing a luxury that had been previously reserved for the glitterati to moms all over L.A. She quickly learned that her business model—which included paying for a babysitter and a lot of gas money—was barely breaking even. But when she tried to pull back, she found that her service wasn’t really available anywhere else; her clients would either skip the little luxury, or they would make do at an all-purpose salon that got the job done but lacked that special touch. She envisioned a hair salon that got straight to where the magic happens: those final moments of a haircut that really put the oomph in the style. From that vision came Drybar.Instinctively, she knew that she wanted the Drybar experience to be predictable for clients, replicating the same style and services across the country. She even provided the salon tools, bucking the industry norm that stylists provide their own. “Aesthetically, I had this idea of what I wanted, which led to knowing that, whenever you go to a Drybar, you have the same experience.” This meant that clients could trust whoever was doing their styling, no matter what shop they were visiting. In the early days, clients pushed for Alli to expand her services. They asked for manicures and makeup services, and while Alli considered it, she ultimately decided against it. “We do one thing, and we do it really, really well.” Then, investors looked at her client volume and said they were crazy not to offer them more products, more services, more everything. Alli’s response? “I don’t want to.” To this day, Drybar offers a limited range of services that focus on great hairstyles, and they’ve grown to 150 shops nationwide. That doesn’t mean she never expanded her business. From the beginning, Alli wanted to develop a line of harmonized hair products that would all work together. So when she raised her first round of funding, she ensured that, while the stores remained the focus, some of the money was earmarked for hair products. Her first partnership, with Sephora, helped launch Drybar from a place women went to something they could use in their daily life. Alli’s gone on to launch other exciting brands, including Okay Humans, focusing on a “modernized talk therapy experience,” and Squeeze, a massage studio that is her brother’s passion project. Alli says that her own divorce and a chance meeting with a newly licensed family therapist inspired her to “create an experience around talk therapy.” She’s gone on to take an advisor-investor role with The Feel-Good Company, a collection of businesses aimed at making clients feel, you know, good. (She also helped launch the jewelry line Becket + Quill, proving that self-care comes in many forms.) While each business focuses on a single element of personal care, the Feel-Good umbrella takes care of HR, marketing, and other needs. This is our final episode of season four of I Make A Living, but don’t worry—we’ll be back soon with more stories of successful entrepreneurs and amazing business advice. We love to hear from you, so keep in touch on Instagram and Facebook and, and don’t forget to check out FreshBooks, the accounting software that’s perfect for small business owners like you!
A Truly Psychedelic Evolution: A conversation about new beginnings, growth, and letting go with Alli Webb
Heather Dubrow's World
An honest conversation with Heather’s friend and Drybar founder Alli Webb on letting their kids pursue the life they want, navigating relationships in a blended family, and trying just about anything to get rid of anxiety (psychedelics included). Plus, hear all about Alli’s new business venture Okay Humans and how it's revolutionizing the therapy experience.
Episode 21: The Entrepreneurial Spirit with Alli Webb
Calm Down with Erin and Charissa
This week on the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa begin to realize that football season is fast-approaching. So for the sake of trying to eke out the last of the joys of summer, Charissa continues down the path of self-care by disappearing from social media for a spell while Erin has now slid into a late vacation bliss. Alli Webb also joins the show to talk about her Dry Bar success, keeping the entrepreneurial spirit alive, the importance of maintaining a healthy love life and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
166. Alli Webb, Co-Founder of Drybar & Serial Entrepreneur
Alli Webb is a powerhouse. There's no two ways around it. This is an interview I dreamt of for some time, and I couldn't be more elated to bring it to the feed this week. For episode 166, Alli and I chat about the why and how: Why she cared so deeply about building a concept that revolved around self-care, and how she made it happen from the ground up. We also talk about the challenges that came hand-in-hand with her divorce, and what it's like building (still!) with her ex-husband. Plus: the hype behind her newest ventures including Okay Humans, Beckett & Quill, and the Girlfiends & Business podcast. Plus: Endless career advice, how she pivoted during COVID, and what it means to be Alli 2.0. SOCIAL @alliwebb @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast Get in on the journaling challenge by signing up for the Weekly Hurdle, here. JOIN: THE *Secret* FACEBOOK GROUP LEAVE ME A VOICE MESSAGE! Whether you just want to say hi or have a question you want to ask, I’d love to hear from you! Bonus: Your listener question could be answered in an upcoming episode of the show! P.S. No topics are off limits. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
Bonus Episode! ... Finding the Niche, and Creating Drybar - with Alli Webb
All Things Vanderpump
Drybar creator and co-founder, Alli Webb, stops by Villa Rosa in this special bonus episode to talk with Lisa. They discuss how Alli discovered a need for a blow-dry-only salon, and what it took to build her empire. They agree that being a woman, especially in this field, was actually an advantage, and surrounding oneself with other smart, strong people, was the key to success. Alli also shares some tips and tricks to give yourself the perfect at-home blow out.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Alli Webb is an New York Times Bestselling Author, Co-Founder of Drybar and Squeeze. After spending 15 years as a professional hair stylist, Webb left the hair industry in 2005 to start a family, but after being a stay-at-home mom for 5 years, Webb decided to find a way to continue pursuing the creative side of hairstyling at a new-mom pace.In 2010, Webb opened the first Drybar in Brentwood, CA. 10 years later and over 150+ locations across the U.S., Webb’s Drybar has exploded into a nationally recognized and highly sought after brand. Webb diversified the Drybar brand, creating a line of products and tools sold at popular retailers such as Nordstrom, Sephora, and Ulta, recently selling this product division to Helen of Troy for $255 million. Webb also co-hosts a popular podcast “Raising the Bar” with her partner and executive coach Adrian Koehler; In 2019 Webb opened the doors to her next business venture Squeeze, an innovative massage concept that lets you book and pay online; and most recently Webb joined forces with Meredith Quill to build yet another new brand, now known as Becket + Quill. Both ladies share a passion for beautiful, affordable luxuries that don’t break the bank.Alli Webb Instagram::https://www.instagram.com/alliwebb/?hl=en Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Keeping It Real: Conversations with Jillian Michaels
64. In Conversation with Drybar Founder, Alli Webb
Soul and Wit
Today’s episode is a conversation with Alli Webb, founder of Drybar. She’s also the host of Raising the Bar Podcast, author and entrepreneur. We cover … How Alli came up with the idea for Drybar What she’s experienced as a female entrepreneur An unexpected bonus of starting Drybar What it’s like working with your partner and more. Favorite Things: Bailey: Homesick Candles Siete Chips Chocolate Fondue Set Courtney: Chocolate Molten Lava Cake Kit from Les MadeleineEpisode Notes and Resources: We Love New York: Soul & Wit episode Drybar Becket + Quill Squeeze Clubhouse Raising The Bar with Alli and Adrian podcast If you are interested in advertising email us here: email@example.com Where you can find us: Bailey: @beautifuldetour or www.beautifuldetour.com Courtney: @bemorewithless or www.bemorewithless.com OR @soulandwitpodcast
163: Everything You Wished Successful Entrepreneurs Would Talk About Honestly, with Alli Webb
Thank you for listening to our Finding Brave show, ranked in the Top 100 Apple Career Podcasts! “We’re all pretty scared. We’re all worried we’re going to mess things up. We’re all pretty nervous that we don’t have all the answers, and I think that was the thing that I was very afraid to tell anybody, that I didn’t know what I didn’t know.” - Alli Webb When successful entrepreneurs share their stories, it’s often the highlights that are focused on. However, today’s Finding Brave guest reveals the personal challenges that she’s faced along her journey to “raise the bar” in every aspect of her life, and she tackles the conversations that people in leadership rarely have in public. Alli Webb is a New York Times bestselling author and founder of DryBar and Squeeze. Alli has been named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company, featured on Fortune magazine’s “40 Under 40” list, Marie Claire’s “Most Fascinating Women,” and covered in Inc. Magazine’s “How I Did This” issue. Recently Inc. Magazine recognized her as one of “The 100 Women Building America’s Most Innovative and Ambitious Businesses.” She has also been featured as a guest Shark on ABC’s SharkTank and Alli just launched season two of her podcast Raising the Bar with executive coach and boyfriend Adrian Koehler, where they pull back the curtain on the things entrepreneurs really want to know. Alli is a relentlessly positive person who realizes that life isn’t supposed to be just a “walk in the park.” There are unavoidable struggles that will come along with the good times for everyone, and it’s refreshing to hear someone as successful as Ali share her story so openly and honestly with others. To learn more about today's guest, visit: https://www.instagram.com/alliwebb/
Drybar Founder Alli Webb on How to Build an Empire
Off The Gram
Alli Webb wears many hats... mom, NYT-bestselling author, podcast co-host, and co-founder of mega-category-disruptor DryBar and the innovative Squeeze. She has been named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company; featured on Fortune magazine’s “40 Under 40” list; recognized by Inc Magazine as one of the “100 Women Building America’s Most Innovative and Ambitious Businesses,” and she’s even been featured as a guest Shark on ABC’s SharkTank!! So we HAD to ask her: in this era when women can supposedly “have it all” but are often still afraid to ask for (and fight for!) their worth, how did she - a self-proclaimed former “under-acheiver” - learn how to BUILD AN EMPIRE??! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.