Today we’re chatting with serial entrepreneur Alli Webb. She’s the co-founder of Drybar, one of the original chain blow dry bars, launched nearly a decade ago. In this episode, Alli re-counts the key moments that turned a quaint, #MomBoss beauty idea into a $100M success story. (Now, there are 92 locations who do 120,000 blowouts a month.) Stay tuned as your humble hosts review Drybar’s best selling dry shampoo— then, we give you the scoop on a surprise mascara collaboration, dubbed “a blowout for your lashes,” entering stores right now!
We’ve got a billion dollar beauty unicorn on the mic today and that’s Glossier founder Emily Weiss (by popular demand, we’re bumping this previously released chat to the top of your feeds). Learn all about how this beauty boss turned her side hustle as an intern at Vogue into the coveted billion dollar skincare and makeup empire it is today. #foundersrule
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Women of a certain age know the name of this hair legend well: Frédéric Fekkai. Get ready to hear the backstory behind the dashing Frenchman and former model who was among the first to charge hundreds of dollars for a hair cut in Manhattan. In his heyday, Frédéric was called upon by Hollywood royalty like Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey and Jodie Foster. At one Academy Awards show, he worked on three nominees in one night! His eponymous haircare brand was also among the original hairstylist-backed brands, but after selling his haircare business in 2008, the brand lost its cool factor. In today’s episode, Frédéric explains why he recently bought back his own brand—and details his plans for re-inventing the House of Fekkai to compete with the Ouai’s and Brigeo’s of this world.
Who doesn’t love a sleeper hit? Among the cacophony of beauty launches, meet the indie brand that’s managed to quietly cut through the clutter to amass a niche group of devoted beauty fans. We sit down with makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis, who tells us all about the vision for her eponymous cosmetics range that’s both ultra-luxury and certified organic—not to mention entirely re-fillable.