I've been a fan of all things Drybar since my very first experience there. I remember going into my first bar, (I mean salon?) being offered wine or champagne with my blowout, and I knew I would feel right at ease here. Someone handed me some of those addictive little chocolate chip oatmeal cookies from Trader Joe's too when I sat down. Oh man.
I was hooked.
If you've never heard of Drybar (where do you live???), they were the FIRST to offer blowouts (or wash & blow-drys only) in an environment fit for a queen. There are tons of salons that do this now with their own spin on the "blowouts-only" model. But Drybar and its Founder, Alli Webb were the original trailblazers. They created a market when there was none. Alli saw a niche and carved out her own uniquely branded multi-million dollar female-driven business, starting from the trunk of her own car. She's now a Founder, Author, and #bosslady with her own podcast and 100 plus Drybar locations throughout the US and Canada. In addition to their brick & mortar stores, their products can be purchased at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdales.
It was my distinct honor to work with Alli a few years back when she needed a temporary on-demand Executive & Personal Assistant while looking for a
Full-Time Assistant for her and her brother/co-founder Michael. So she hired my company My Own Molly to step in during this transition. I learned so much from this powerhouse motivator. She was already an entrepreneurial icon in my eyes before working with her, but she became a mentor and friend after working with her. I always look back fondly at our time together. I will forever be grateful for the experience and opportunity provided to me by Alli and the entire Drybar team. I will never forget the day she first called me. I'm still in shock honestly. Proud then and proud now. And therefore a Drybar loyalist for life!
*You can purchase Alli's book Good Hair For All, Drybar's Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Blowout at Home by clicking here.
Drybar's motto? "No cuts. No color. Just blowouts!" First rule in business? Do ONE thing REALLY well. Don't try to do too many things in an oversaturated market. They have absolutely nailed it. Their branding and creative style is impeccable, with bright, cheery buttercup yellow as their main color choice with white and grey accents to compliment.
When you walk in feeling slubby, with 5-day-old unwashed hair, or like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders, this place will offer a positive reprieve. More than just the light alcohol offered upon welcome, there are gossip and style magazines abound and always a chick flick running on all of the tvs throughout the establishment. No feeling guilty here. This place is all about making you feel like the pampered goddess that you are!
Beyond their salons, Drybar also has an entire line of amazing products. I have used them for many years. They all have their own unique heavenly smell. Every product is a workhorse in its own right, each with its own distinct role for giving you perfect tresses. Drybar is so great about educating you too on how to use each of their products and how to recreate their signature looks with charming, short little video clips you can find on their website and social media channels.
Watch one of their videos HERE:
I've created a list of my absolute favorites here for you in celebration of their first-ever Warehouse Sale this weekend in West Hollywood. If you're in the Los Angeles area, you'd be crazy not to stop by and see what deals they have on all of their amazing products! I may have to send one of my LA friends on an errand to pick me up some goodies ;) Any volunteers?
Molly's Drybar All-Time Favorites
Triple Sec 3-in-1 - By far and away, my most FAVORITE of all the Drybar products. If there's one product I suggest to everyone to try, its always this one! Texturizes, amplifies, and refreshes your hair for days after a blowout. I use it every time I do my hair. And it has their signature Drybar scent!
Detox Dry Shampoo - Absorbs all the dirt and oil in your hair and extends your blowout!
Money Maker Flexible Hold Hairspray - Great for nice soft hold
Sake Bomb Nourishing Shampoo - I finally succumbed and purchased the large liter sized bottles of this shampoo and conditioner. More bang for your buck.
Sake Bomb Nourishing Conditioner - Leaves my hair feeling just as soft and fresh as the day I walked out of the salon!
Southern Belle Volume-Boosting Mousse - Love using this for volume at the roots or when letting my hair dry naturally curly.
Buttercup Blow Dryer - This was an investment as far as hairdryers go, but it was definitely a good one. It has served me well and doesn't frizz my hair as much as others.
The 3-Day Bender Digital Curling Iron - The best part about this curling iron is being able to wrap your hair around the wand by using the rotating wand instead and rotating your wrist over and over again. And it has an auto shut-off feature as well for us forgetful folks!
Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush - I haven't tried this new product out yet, but I've heard great things and the video demonstrations look awesome. If anyone has it or tries it out, let me know! On my Christmas list!
Baby Buttercup Travel Blow-Dryer - I finally invested in this cutie during a sale a while back and I haven't looked back. It packs a powerful punch for a small travel blow dryer.
Hold Me Hair Clips - These are a splurge since there are definitely other similar clips that accomplish the same goal, but they are about the same in price. And like I said, loyalist!
The Brush Bundle - This is a bundle that can only be purchased from Drybar's website, but if you'd like all sizes of the barrel brushes and their signature buttercup brush, then this is the route to go and save.
100 Proof Treatment Oil - I add this to my locks before blow-drying to help repair dry, damaged split ends.
Detox Dry Shampoo For Brunettes - Same Dry Shampoo formula as above, but for brunettes! Dark in color and application. Helps to cover grays!
Sparkling Soda Shine Mist - I use this to tame flyaway and frizz post blowout and it leaves my hair feeling soft and silky.
Texas Tease Teasing Brush - This is on my Christmas list! (Sure hope my husband reads this...)
High Tops Self-Grip Rollers - Just like the high rollers from the old days, except these are gentle and don't pull all your hair out upon release. ;)
The Morning After Shower Cap - Cotton lined and easy to throw in the wash! Great for keeping that blowout dry for daysssss.
* There are TRAVEL SIZE versions of almost every product Drybar makes, so if you're looking to try something first before buying the full size bottle, this is a great solution.
PRO TIP: Also, can we talk about how awesome it is that I can and DO have all the travel size versions of all their products too? I keep them packed and ready to go so I never have to unpack and re-pack them when I travel.
Drybar Holiday Sets
Glitter Gang - Limited Edition Silver Glitter Buttercup Blow-Dryer - Full Pint Medium Ceramic Round Brush - 3 oz Limited Edition Glitter Spritzer Sparkle Spray - 1.6 oz Triple Sec 3-in-1 Texturizing Spray Blanc Scent - 1.4 oz Detox Dry Shampoo Original Scent - 2 x Glitter Hair Ties
- Buttercup Blow-dryer
- Super Lemon Drop Detangler
- Travel Size Southern Belle Volume-Boosting Shampoo (1.7 oz)
- Travel Size Southern Belle Volume-Boosting Conditioner (1.7 oz)
- Travel Size Southern Belle Volume-Boosting Root Lifter
- Travel Size Southern Belle Volume-Boosting Mousse
- Travel Size Triple Sec 3-in-1 Texturizing Spray Blanc Scent-
- Exclusive Heart Tote Bag!
- 3.5 oz/ 103.5 mL Detox Dry Shampoo Original Scent (full size) - 4.2 oz/ 124.2 mL Triple Sec 3-in-1 Texturizing Spay (full size) - 5 oz/ 147.8 mL Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler (full size)
I hope this post introduces you to a brand you may not know or reminds you of a brand you already know and love! I'm constantly inspired by their ingenuity and creative new product launches, keeping my eye out for what's next. That is what a great brand and company is all about. I hope you feel just as inspired!
A piece of me will always feel like a part of the Drybar family. #drybarforlife
Blowing and growing,