Raising the Bar: Business Innovation and Tapping into the Entrepreneurial Spirit
Named to Fast Company's “100 Most Creative People in Business,” Fortune’s “40 Under 40” list, Inc.'s “100 Women Building America’s Most Innovative and Ambitious Businesses,” and much more, Drybar's Alli Webb knows what it takes to constantly innovate to keep a business relevant, useful, and resonating with its costumer base.
A former professional hair stylist, the concept for Drybar started after Webb started her own family, and began offering affordable in-home blowout services to her mommy friends. Launching with just a sole California location, Drybar has exploded into a nationally-recognized and highly sought-after brand with over 100 locations nationwide and line of products and tools sold at popular retailers such as Nordstrom, Sephora, and Ulta.
In these insightful and empowering remarks, Webb shares her secrets to constant business innovation, and tactical insights into business growth, customer engagement, and cultural relevancy. Drawing on her profound first-hand experiences as well as lessons learned from her entrepreneur-focused podcast "Raising the Bar," Webb shares what it takes to risk everything on a great idea, and to tap into the constantly-innovating entrepreneurial spirit.
It Starts With Culture: Identifying, Building and Expanding Your Company's Core Values
Alli Webb's Drybar has a cult-like following, with consumers knowing exactly what to expect and the kind of experience they will receive whether they're walking into a location in Manhattan, Los Angeles, or any one of Drybar's 150 locations.
In this actionable and informative conversation, Alli Webb shares her best tips and advice about building a company culture that is relevant, authentic, works for your employees, and that consumers trust. Drawing on her first-hand experiences expanding a successful business nationwide, working with franchisees, launching a product line, and hiring a CEO, Webb provides both tactical insights and bold inspiration that organizations can start implementing tomorrow.
Turn Up the Volume: Women in Business
As a mom and successful entrepreneur, Alli Webb has navigated the ins and outs of work-life balance, and what it takes to be a woman launching a business from scratch. In these empowering and candid remarks, she shares her advice, tips, and motivations, providing audiences with both practical lessons and big picture inspiration.
From breaking free of "mom guilt," to pushing through doubts and insecurities, cultivating a support system, and handling the critics, Webb opens up about her own triumphs and struggles juggling a family and growing a nationally-recognized business. From starting out driving around to her mommy-friend's houses, offering at home blowouts, to writing a New York Times bestselling book, launching a podcast, and starting yet another business, Webb's career trajectory is anything but typical. Her remarks are chock-full of engaging personal anecdotes, and first-hand business lessons, that leave audiences empowered and informed.
Alli Webb is an Entrepreneur, N.Y. Times Bestselling Author, Founder of Drybar and co-founder of Squeeze. After spending 15 years as a professional hair stylist, Webb left the professional hair industry in 2005 to start a family, but decided to find a way to continue pursuing the creative side of hairstyling at a new-mom pace. She began offering affordable in-home blowout services to her mommy friends, which quickly expanded into a mobile operation by 2009.
In 2010, Webb opened the first Drybar in Brentwood, CA. Almost 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 has also diversified the Drybar brand, creating a line of products and tools sold at popular retailers such as Nordstrom, Sephora, and Ulta.
Webb has been named 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 recently Inc. magazine recognized her as one of “The 100 Women Building America’s Most Innovative and Ambitious Businesses.”
Webb is currently the host of “Raising the Bar” a podcast she launched with her brother and business partner Michael Landau. The weekly show provides a platform to budding entrepreneurs.
In 2018 Webb appeared on season 10 of ABC’s Emmy-nominated hit show “Shark Tank” as a guest shark.
Recently, Webb opened the doors to her next business venture Squeeze, an innovative massage concept that lets you book and pay online - the latest extension of her expanding empire.
Squeeze’s first location is set in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Studio City.
Webb currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her two sons.