342: How Alli Webb Turned Drybar Into A $100m Empire

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When Alli Webb founded Drybar in 2010, it started as one small salon in Brentwood, California that was designed to do one thing and do it well: blowouts.

Today, her brand has grown to over150 stores in 33 states, a hair care product line that she sold for over $250 million, her own podcast Raising The Bar, and a NY Times best-selling book Good Hair For All.

Best of all, Webb is Foundr magazine’s cover girl for issue 95 (check it out, it’s a good one!)

Guess you could say that Alli Webb is an entrepreneurial genius.

This week’s interview gives you an insight into Webb’s journey from working as a receptionist in a hair salon during high school to the decision to chase her passion for hairstyling.

That decision to pursue her passion is what has led Webb to a $100m empire. Find out how she took the leap, and what advice she has for those looking to pursue their passion, too. Key Takeaways

  • Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs, and how that shaped Alli Webb’s idea of business
  • Realised she had a passion for hair and styling, and worked as a receptionist in a hair salon where she became mesmorised by the craft
  • Her journey through “a hot-minute” in college, to working in fashion in New York
  • Starting her own business styling client’s hair at home, and growing her business
  • How she started “Drybar” and what makes her brand unique
  • Franchising Drybar, and learning to operate her business on a global scale
  • How Webb developed her own product line, and how she sold it for $250m to beauty powerhouse, Helen of Troy.
  • How Webb continues to raise the bar, launching her own podcast: Raising The Bar, and authoring NY Times Best Seller Good Hair For All
  • Webb’s advice for all budding entrepreneurs, especially women in business, and why they need to follow their passion and what they love doing.

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