Who would have imagined some 10 years ago that a multi-million beauty empire could be born out of something as simple as a hair blowout? Probably none! But not Alli Webb, a mother of two who founded Drybar in 2008. What started out as a one-woman business has grown so big that Drybar locations, as at last count, numbers over 70.
Now, there’s nothing particularly special about Drybar’s offering – it’s still pretty much a hair salon. The question is, how were they able to grow this big on something as trivial as hair blowout? How have they managed to stay ahead of the competition in an industry with little entrant barrier? Brand management is the answer. Webb, at the outset of her entrepreneurial career, understood the power of brand management, and so leveraged it.
For new businesses looking to grow even in the face of stiff competition, there’s a lot to be learned from Webb’s approach to brand marketing. So read on! [Read more…] about Drybar: Creating an In-Demand Mainstream Luxury