Alli trained under the expert tutelage of John Peters and Toni & Guy to become a professional hairstylist. She spent the next several years honing her skills working for the late, great John Sahag. The self-proclaimed “curly girl” was always in search of a quality coiffeur for her own hair but was unimpressed by the available options.
After leaving the professional hair workforce in 2005 to start a family, Alli decided to find a way to continue the creative side of hairstyling at a “new mom” pace. Offering in-home weekly blowout services for friends, her “side business” quickly grew into more than a part-time gig. The business exploded with referrals from her loyal clients, leading Alli to the natural decision to open a physical “blow dry bar” location.
Alli opened her first Drybar in February 2010. The first of its kind in Los Angeles, it has since expanded to an additional 13 locations in Southern California, Arizona, Texas, Georgia, and NYC. Expansion plans for 2011 include Manhattan Beach, NYC, and Washington, D.C.
Alli has been featured on the Allure, InStyle, Access Hollywood, Goop, Vogue Daily, and Wall Street Journal Web sites. She has also been featured in magazines, including Angeleno, Baby Style, Behindthechair.com on paper, Marie Claire, OK!, Parents, Riviera, Us Weekly, 944, and Good Housekeeping, as well as the Los Angeles Times and Bravo’s hit TV reality show Bethenny Ever After.
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