Last year, drybar opened a slew of new salons, which included new spots in Murray Hill, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side and Tribeca. We caught up with founder Alli Webb at a pre-Fashion Week breakfast at the Flatiron salon yesterday, and amid the dryer heat and champagne, she sat down to discuss future plans—and the obvious allure of her business model. Our questions: where will they open next, and when will they come to Brooklyn?
With a whopping 35 salons nationwide, 2013 was a big year for drybar. Outside of the city, new locations opened in Boston, Chicago, and Houston, and a few more on the ever-expanding list of California locations. Webb explained that she hopes to open a Miami location in the future, and is mainly focusing on up-keeping her current list of newbies.
However, a new salon has been confirmed for Midtown East on 56th Street, which plans to open in April. Another is confirmed for Roslyn, New York.
Aside from the $40 blowouts, drybar sells a variety of eponymous products that are currently sold at more than 130 Sephora locations. Plans for this year include expanding the line, so expect new products to hit the shelves and the salons soon.—Esther Levy-Chehebar
Update: We've just been informed that drybar is indeed opening one more New York City salon, on East 56th Street in April. This information wasn't available at the time of publication, but the post has been updated to reflect it now.
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