Hair-stylin’ with Drybar’s Alli Webb
Maybe you’ve caught wind of the blowout craze and never looked back?! There are two local locations of Drybar: Bethesda and Georgetown. The streamlined salons (no cuts nor highlights, just straighteners and curlers) are essentially pretty woman-caves that show movies like The Notebook and serve drinks while you get your scalp massaged or hair did. We got to sat down briefly on the runway at Friday’s The Front Row fashion event with Drybar founder Alli Webb.
In Washington: “I actually think the women of D.C. are more daring than I might have thought. You would think because it’s political, or you think it’s going to be “straight-up” with a little bit of body. But I think we see a lot of ‘cosmos’ and ‘mai tais’ in D.C. I think women are kind of liberated by, you know, we’ve changed the behavior — it’s not just a blowout. It’s a style.”
On getting dressed: “I’m a ‘mai tai’ girl — I will blow my hair straight then I just can’t leave until I have waves in it. I grew up in south Florida; I love beachy hair. I usually have the outfit in mind and then the hair, but then it depends how it all comes together … I love the days when I know exactly what I’m going to wear, and it comes together perfect. I wish that happened more.”
Webb tweets (most times herself). She also just launched a product line — a “major labor of love … for the perfect blowout.” She’s open to possibly adding some styles to the classics.
Full disclosure: The blogger holds a monthly membership at DryBar.
Fashion Editor Ko Im dreamed of becoming a designer as a child, but ended up becoming a broadcast journalist. In her free time, the island girl-turned-two-time Ivy Leaguer loves wearing sundresses and finding quality items at bargain prices