Raising The Bar

Alli and Michael speak to budding entrepreneurs whose ideas they love. They bicker, they rave about the products and brands they’re obsessed with, and share what it takes to risk everything on a great idea in hopes of turning it into a multi-million dollar business.

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About the host

Before becoming a full-time mom to Grant and Kit, Alli had a career in public relations, working with clients such as Faith Hill, Paul McCartney and Keith Urban. She’s a professional hairstylist, trained by Toni & Guy, and spent several years working under the late, great John Sahag in NYC. In 2008, she began a side business called Straight-at-Home, which provided in-home blowouts on a referral basis in LA. When her business and popularity quickly outgrew her one-woman show, she decided to expand and start Drybar. We couldn’t be more proud of Alli’s achievements, which include a 2014 CEW Achiever Award, Fortune’s “40 under 40,” Marie Claire’s “16 Most Fascinating Women,” Cosmopolitan’s “2013 Power List” and Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business.”

Michael is the co-founder of Drybar and the executive chairman of our board of directors. He may not have any hair, but what he does have is tons of experience building and growing world-class brands. Michael spent almost 10 years at Yahoo! in numerous management roles, including vice president of Brand Marketing. He is also the co-founder of Ground Break Marketing, a full-service sales and marketing firm that has helped companies such as Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Las Vegas Sands Corp and The Plaza Hotel develop and market mixed-use real estate projects around the world.

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