Drybar: Professional Hair Tools Straight From Salon
There is just something compelling about a good blow dry, the instant feeling of confidence, and being beautiful it gives you. As girls, we know how a magazine-perfect blowout can instantly wipe all our insecurities away. Today, we are going to talk about a brand that is a landmark in the world of blowouts, Drybar.
Drybar came into existence with the sole purpose of focusing on one thing and excelling at it only: Blowouts. Entrepreneur Magazine named it one of the top hundred brilliant ideas of 2010.
Drybar also took the place of honor in the Boom Brands of New York’s Magazine in 2013. Being the founder of Drybar, Alli Webb naturally conceived this business idea as a curly-haired woman. She has been a professional stylist for a long time.
When Alli Webb found her excessive blowout session at the most traditional salons taking a toll on her wallet, she knew she had to find a way out. She began her house-to-house blow-dry service in 2009, giving people an affordable option.
With the help of Cameron Webb, her husband, and Michael Landau, her brother, Alli Webb, launched Drybar. It began as a blowout-only shop, but with rapid progress, they expand to a hundred salons and still counting.
Alongside their blowout services, Drybar also offers a growing line of products for the perfect blowout. You can find Drybar products at their shops and in Bloomingdale, Ulta, Nordstrom, and Sephora.
With three thousand people under her employ, Alli Webb reached her $100 million revenue mark in the year of 2016. Despite such mega success, the founder continues to strive, along with her team, to maintain the same level of client following with hundred locations as she had with ten.
Alli Webb considers being able to empower women of all types to look and feel confident and beautiful each day, her true rewards.
Alli Webb's idea of a blowout-only hair salon seemed quite comical to people. No one could make sense of a hair salon with no colors or cuts but only blow-dries, that too for $45. Everyone looked skeptical, to say the least.
Michael Landau recalls how investors laughed in his face when he tried to pitch his idea to them. Many friends of private equity and perceptive VCs too looked upon their idea with scorn. After reaching the million dollars revenue milestone, no one was laughing at Drybar anymore.
Drybar's progress doubled after it launched its popular line of products, including the best-selling hairdryer for $195. Alli's simple idea of making hundreds and thousands of women feel confident and beautiful with a mere blow-dry did not seem credible.
However, her family looked past the unproven concept; this is why Drybar is perhaps one of the most successful endeavors today. The trio, including Alli, her husband, and her brother, worked past every obstacle and oddity. They brought every skill they possessed to the table, invested their resources, and spent every minute possible at work.
Today, we wouldn’t be wrong to give credit to the family for Drybar’s massive success, despite how people belittled it in its birthing stages. Alli’s expertise as a trained stylist, Cameron’s career experience as a creative director and Michael’s experience as an entrepreneur, all served to drive the success that is synonymous with Drybar today.
Here are some of the best-sellers of Drybar for you:
- On the Rocks: Charcoal scalp scrub, with activated charcoal and sugar
- The 3-Day Bender: Digital curling iron with a rotating clamp for great waves and curls
- Detox Dry Shampoo: Best selling dry shampoo that clears all excess oil and impurities
drybarDetox Dry Conditioner
- The Brush Crush: A heated brush for straightening your hair that gives instant tamer and smoother strands.
COLLAGEN— THE SECRET TO WRINKLE-FREE SKIN?!
I’ve always heard/been told that once you hit 25 you need to start incorporating collagen into your daily routine. Our bodies natural collagen production begins to decline and adding it or collage- boosting products can help to keep plump, wrinkle-free skin. I am under 25 but that doesn’t mean that I can't still benefit from collagen products. Collagen What is it: Collagen is a protein found in your body that provides it’s structure including the skin, hair and nails. Collagen decline: Many factors decline collagen production including: •age (typically after 25) •sugar/refined carbs •excess sun exposure •smoking How to boost collagen production: Fortunately there are many ways to boost collagen production. Including foods, supplements, and skin care. This can either be incorporated directly from the source (collagen) or by the collagen-boosting foods. Collagen foods: •bone broth •egg whites •fish •lean meat •spirulina Collagen-boosting foods: •vitamin C; such as citrus fruits, broccoli •zinc; such as certain cereals, breads •manganese; such as leafy green vegetables and teas •copper; such as nuts and shellfish Supplemnets: Supplements are an easy way to incorporate collagen into the body. They can be incorporated into foods or drinks making it practical for everyday use. Some forms of supplements include: •gelatin •collagen pills •collagen peptide/protein powders •marine collagen Skincare: If you are using a skincare product this claims to have pure collagen in it, it may not be as beneficial as you’d like it to be. That is because collagen in it’s pure form may be to hard to penetrate through the skin and will leave you with no benefits. When choosing skincare products for collagen, its best to chose products that claim to boost collagen production. These products will contain ingredients mentioned above such as vitamin-c and even retinols. A product that I use that boosts collagen production with the help of active marine plant extracts is: ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Marine Cream — $128 Key Ingredients: •Padina Pavonica: A unique Mediterranean algae with proven outstanding anti-aging benefits (aids in the production of collagen) •Mimosa: An anti-inflammatory, toning and astringent. It has a pleasing, delicate aroma •Rose: A natural fragrance component with nurturing and calming properties -Ulta.com What is it: Hydrating, wrinkle cream that helps firm the skin. How I use: This cream is intended for day use but I find it way to thick to use during the day. I like to use this cream at night as a moisturizer to seal in all of my other creams and serums. I apply all over my face and neck. Results/Recommendations: Like previously stated, this cream is very thick. I’m prefer lightweight creams over thicker ones. This cream is not irritating and did not cause any side affects for my sensitive skin. However I did not see any dramatic differences for the amount of money the product cost. I feel as if other products work better but I do like that it aids in collagen production. I personally would not repurchase. If you are worried about wrinkles or are interested in living a healthier lifestyle, I would recommend for you to think about incorporating ways to boost your collagen production. This can either be through quitting bad habits such as smoking, making better food choices, or incorporating collagen supplements/skincare into your daily routine. Lastly, if you are a vegetarian, etc. it is good to know that there are plenty of plant-based options available. #CheriePartner
How to Get More Use Out of Your Bright Colors💕
HELLOOOOOOO! I had a much needed mini break yesterday so there was no post BUT TODAY... I wanted to share some awesome tips since for most of us it’s fall/winter season and many of our bright colors are hibernating until spring! If you’re a person who typically says no to bright pinks, oranges, neon greens, etc. in the fall/winter season or don’t know what to do with them, here’s how you can utilize those colors to benefit your look/wardrobe! I set an example in this photograph of a very wearable but bright makeup look. Here’s how I got it to look “put together” without needed to add a boatload of other colors or create a high contrast. By exploring these techniques you can get a softer look but still stay in the same color spectrum 1. Play with the tones of the shade and apply it to different areas of the face! It can be difficult to use multiple shades of the same color spectrum on the face because things can turn messy/muddy very quickly. You might even look sunburnt if you’re using pinks. This can be due to the fact that some colors have the same undertone that creates the final product. Your skintone also plays a role in how the final results will look. The easiest thing you can do is play with these undertones. Have some fun with shades that can be cool or warm in undertone. You can balance out the face by having some cool tones in certain areas and warm in others. This way you won’t look “sickly”, “crazy”, or sunburnt” at the end of everything. In photo 2, you can see towards my eye area that it’s slightly “warmer” than the makeup on the rest of my face, specifically my upper lid area. The shade I created was a mixture of the color “Wild” and “Delicate” from Violet Voss - Sakura Blossom Eyeshadow and Pressed Pigment Palette , which are both warm in color/undertone. Next, I added a light cool-toned pink on my lower lid. I wanted the eyes and cheeks to capture most of the attention. Therefore, adding the cool-toned pink helped add dimension without taking away the focal points of the upper lid and cheeks. The idea is to have a sense of balance. 2. Play with Textures! If you have a ton of shades that have bright colored sparkles/shimmers and don’t know what to do with them, use them here! Imagine this being your wardrobe. You can enhance certain patterns in a blouse or t shirt with another pattern. This concept is the same for eyeshadows/face makeup. The micro-particles can really rejuvenate your makeup and enhance the look to create dimension. Imagine have a full face of the same color of bright matte pink. There might not be that UMPH you see in your typical editorials/makeup photos. By adding some highlights and other textures, it will give your eyes something to look at! Use shimmers that may have a similar color profile if you want a unified look. Other Products Used: WAYNE GOSS - The Weightless Veil Blush Palette 3CE - Velvet Lip Tint Happy Experimenting!
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Halloween Ideas: Bratz (yes again) Part 3 💋🎃
Can you tell that I’m obsessed with Bratz tehee This look is simpler than the other I had posted before this so I wanted to put this here for those who are looking for an easier way! This is technically a cut crease still but there’s only one color for the base! I used Take Me Back To Brazil for the vibrant blue color!! I like to put eyeshadow primer on a flat brush to cut my crease or you can use concealer if you want! I think concealer is def easier cuz the consistency is a lot smoother!! For the eyeliner, I used the NYX Epic Ink liner to do my regular eyeliner! I did add an extended part into my crease to really give that dramatic effect aka Bratz style 💁🏻♀️ #CheriePartner
Skincare Snacks: Almonds & Kale 🥬
Time for another installment of SKINCARE SNACKS: A little series where I talk about different foods we can incorporate into snacks & meals that benefit our skin✨ Swipe through for a quick run down on the skincare benefits. 🌸ALMONDS: Almonds trees were one of the earliest domesticated fruit trees. Native to Iran, the oil of the Sweet Almond is used topically for both skin & hair due to its moisturizing & hypoallergenic properties. Almonds are used nutritionally as well for their energizing protein, fiber & healthy fats like Omega 3 & 6. In addition to these essential fatty acids, almonds are a great source of Vitamin E & Polyphenols. ⭐️Eating raw Almonds is best to get all the health benefits. Roasted nuts, on the other hand, may contain fewer Antioxidants & Vitamins, & some of their healthy fats may also become damaged. ✨A recent study conducted at UC Davis found that wrinkle width decreased by 10% while wrinkle severity reduced by 9% after a 16 week trial of post-menopausal women who ate approx 60g of Almonds, compared to the controlled group who ate a nut-free snack of equal caloric value, with no significant changes in skin barrier function between groups. Check the slides for more info. 🥬KALE: Topically, Kale extract increases cell turnover, prevents free radical damage & detoxifies the skin. Its rich in Vitamins A, B, C & K content, as well as Antioxidants & Phytonutrients. It promotes collagen production, & could also help reduce dark circles. Kale is also rich in protein, high in fiber & Vitamin B6, & has minerals like Potassium, Manganese, Calcium, Copper & Magnesium. 🥗 I added a lil salad recipe if you’re looking for a way to get started with Kale 🍽🥬 ⚠️Kale is also lists highly in the US for being contaminated with pesticides, so definitely wash it thoroughly!💦💚 ⚠️If you have an underactive Thyroid, it might not be a good idea not to consume too much Kale. It contains a compound called Progoitrin, which if consumed in very high amounts, can interfere with Thyroid hormone synthesis & essentially block the Iodine your Thyroid needs to function, which can result in fluctuating blood sugar levels.
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