Drybar Founder Alli Webb Launches New Business Podcast

September 14, 2018

By Max Godnick

The founder of Drybar is armed and ready to blow the audio industry away.

Alli Webb, creator of the wildly popular blow-dry salon chain, is now a co-host of the podcast "Raising the Bar with Alli & Michael."

Since the show's premiere in July, Webb along with her brother and business partner Michael Landau have interviewed a slew of impressive celebrity entrepreneurs, including Buffy herself ー Sarah Michelle Gellar ー and chef Curtis Stone.

The show features a medley of star-powered conversations and Webb's advice to aspiring, but perhaps lesser-known, businesswomen.

"I want to give as much advice as I possible can to other budding entrepreneurs," Webb said Friday in an interview on Cheddar.

Today's busy media market is practically bursting at the seams as celebrities and influencers hope to spread their messages on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.

Webb said that after she had a positive, revealing experience as a guest on NPR's "How I Built This" podcast, she wanted to revisit the form as a host.

"I got more feedback from that podcast than from all the press combined I've ever done," she said.

Her show has featured a handful of male guests, but make no mistake. "Raising the Bar" is made by ー and chiefly for ー women in business.

"There's a lot of women who I think are doing really amazing things, and I love learning from them," Webb said.

Webb was exposed to plenty of inspiring women when she served as one of Miss America's celebrity judges during last week's competition. That event marked the first of the Miss America 2.0 moniker. The organization implemented a number of sweeping changes, among them a discontinuation of the swimsuit competition and dropping the "pageant" title.

"I was so impressed with the caliber of girls," Webb said of the contenders. "It was a super awesome experience, and I was really honored to be a part of it."

For full interview click here.