Drybar Founder Ali Webb On Her Advice For Other Women

Drybar Founder Ali Webb On Her Advice For Other Women

Entrepreneur and mom: Alli Webb

Your side gig can totally become your main gig.

Wanting to balance her hairdressing career with new-mom duties, Alli started a small, home-based blow-dry business in 2008. Just two years later, with L.A.’s cool crowd flocking to her for soft curls and sleek ponys, Webb opened Drybar. And this year, she added to her self-care empire with the massage business Squeeze.

Messiness isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

“There is a part of me that used to think I needed to be perfect, but I don’t see my life that way anymore—that’s chasing an impossible goal.”

Believe in the power of a good hair day.

“When my hair looks good, I can do anything. No woman should beat herself
up for taking pride in how she looks.”

“If you’re doing Something you’re not passionate about, it’s hard to get real traction.”

Build on small opportunities.

“You don’t have to do something massive. We didn’t invent blowouts. We simply created a better experience around getting service at a price point that didn’t exist yet in the market.”

Find your own inner peace.

“I recently started doing transcendental meditation, and it’s been life-changing. It calms me in a way that nothing’s ever relaxed me before. I feel like it has brought me to an evolved state.”

This article originally appeared in the October 2019 issue of Women’s Health.


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