The 411: Drybar’s Alli Webb-------
Once upon a time, blow-outs were a luxury reserved for special occasions. But with the advent of the blow-dry bar—that genius salon concept in which a simple strand-smoothing is both easily coordinated and wallet-friendly—those of us with hair that requires regular dates with the dryer were finally given a way to support the habit. While in New York it’s all about Blow, West Coast curly girls swear by Drybar, John Sahag-trained stylist Alli Webb’s labor of love. Webb’s salons offer everything from the super-sleek “Manhattan” to the beachy, tousled “Mai Tai.” Now, having already cornered the Southern California market, she’s empire building with locations in Texas and Arizona and plans to open more outposts in New York, Chicago, and London. Here, Webb shares her top pampering spots and favorite beauty finds.
The Magic Hands: Massage Envy
“I love the simplicity of Massage Envy [in L.A.] and it’s great for the budget-conscious girl. I like to indulge in a deep tissue massage once a week!
For locations, visit www.massageenvy.com.
The Face Saver: Josie Maran Argan Oil SPF 40
“I love all Josie Maran products because they are all natural and gentle on my very sensitive skin. But I wouldn’t step outside without first slathering on Josie Maran Argan Oil Daily Moisturizer SPF 40.”
Josie Maran Protect Daily Sun Protection Argan Oil Infused SPF 40+,
The Right Cut: Danielle Lopreore at Fred Segal
“Fred Segal Salon in Santa Monica has a really laid-back, cool vibe, but my go-to stylist Danielle is a total perfectionist!”
Fred Segal Salon, 420 Broadway, Santa Monica, Calif., (310) 451-5155, www.fredsegalbeauty.com.
The Tress Tamer: L’Oréal Professionnel Sublime Twist
“Right now, I’m totally into L’Oréal Professionnel Sublime Twist! It gives my hair those perfectly messy, beachy waves.”
For salon locations, visit www.us.lorealprofessionnel.com.
The Signature Scent: Marc Jacobs Daisy
“I’m not usually a big fragrance girl, but I love the freshness of Marc Jacobs Daisy. I always keep the roller ball in my bag!”
Marc Jacobs Daisy Rollerball, $20, www.sephora.com.
The Pampering Facial: Carasoin Day Spa
“The Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial at the Carasoin Day Spa on Robertson in West Hollywood is the best! It’s so luxurious and my skin looks and feels fantastic for weeks afterwards.”
Carasoin Day Spa, 120 North Robertson Blvd., L.A., (310) 855-0105,
The Workout: Running
“Running is my escape. I love the physical benefits but it’s also a great mental break for me. I just tune out the world for 30 minutes and listen to my favorite music (Death Cab for Cutie is a current fave). I’m obsessed with my new Nike LunarGlide 3s! They are so light and comfortable—plus they’re super-cute!”
Nike LunarGlide+3 running shoe, $100, www.nike.com.
The Vacation Destination: St. Bart’s
“I love St. Bart’s! Last time we were there, we stayed at a cute little house on a hill overlooking the ocean. We fell into a delicious routine of having croissants and coffee for breakfast every morning and then wine and cheese for dinner. Amazing! Driving our tiny little rental jeep on the skinny little island roads was totally exhilarating.”
For more information, visit www.gotostbarths.com.