Thanks to her unruly curly hair, Alli Webb knows how a good blowout can completely change the way a woman feels about herself. In 2010, she persuaded her brother and her husband–both bald–to help her launch Drybar, which focuses exclusively on blowouts. Eight years later, Drybar has more than 100 locations and over $100 million in revenue.
After high school, I fumbled around. I tried college but didn’t go to class much. I thought I wanted a career in fashion, so I moved to New York City. My brother Michael Landau–he’s an overachiever–was living there and working in Nicole Miller’s corporate office. We’re very close. The joke in our family is that he is my third parent. I got a job at the Nicole Miller store in SoHo. Then Michael suggested we bring Nicole Miller shops to South Florida, where we grew up.