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Birchbox Crush: Alli Webb

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a woman in possession of all her faculties must be in want of a blowout (to paraphrase Jane Austen). No one speaks that truth better than Drybar founder Alli Webb. Far from your typical salon, Drybar doesn’t do cuts or color—just blowouts (and updos). Since Webb set up shop in Los Angeles in 2008, Drybar has expanded to five additional states and Washington, DC, and even launched its own product line. Here’s a little bit about the woman who revolutionized the wash and dry experience.

Best advice you've ever received?

Even if everything seems to be working, always be open to constructive criticism. And treat others the way you would like to be treated.

How do you start the day?

Usually with two sweet little faces saying, "Mommy are you awake?" Then coffee, a quick run (time permitting), and off to school and work!

Three things you always have in your purse?

My iPhone charger, Drybar 100 Proof Treatment Oil (a dry oil that’s great for all hair types), and my Kate Spade wallet that doubles as a clutch.

Last book you read?

Proof of Heaven. It’s amazing.

Craziest thing that ever happened to you at work?

When my staff was obsessed with the song "Call Me Maybe" and we had an impromptu dance party in the middle of the office!

Best hair trick you learned from a stylist?

To stretch out a curl after you release it from the curling iron. It’s the perfect way to get a rocking beachy-wave like the Mai Tai style we offer at our locations.

Beauty product that doesn't exist that should?

A pill that would make my hair grow in blonde?

Finishing touch for any outfit?

Arm candy. I'm in a bracelet phase.

First job?

I worked as a receptionist at a hair salon at Town Center Mall in Boca Raton. I loved it!

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