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January 26, 2018

Drybar Honolulu Turns Heads With Kaka‘ako Debut

No (hair)cuts. No color. Just blowouts. Based on a simple philosophy, “Focus on one thing and be the best at it,” Drybar is set to debut its first Hawai‘i location in the heart of Kaka‘ako with a grand opening celebration on Friday, February 9. The festivities will include a pep rally, sweet treats, stylish blowouts and more.

Founded by blow-dry maven Alli Webb, and named one of the top "100 Brilliant Ideas" by Entrepreneur Magazine and one of New York Magazine's Boom Brands, Drybar is the unique styling concept and nationwide leader in blowout services and hair products.

“Hawai‘i is one my most favorite places in the world,” said Alli Webb, founder of Drybar, “I am beyond excited for the opening of Drybar Honolulu, our 93rd location, and to be a part of this incredibly vibrant city."

The 1,813-square-foot shop features 12 styling chairs and all of the signature elements that define the unique Drybar experience. Drybar Honolulu is conveniently located across from SALT, on the ground floor of The Collection at 600 Ala Moana Boulevard, with the entrance at the corner of Auahi and Keawe Streets.

Drybar was a natural idea for curly-haired founder Webb, a longtime professional stylist who grew tired of overpaying for blowouts at traditional salons. Drybar provides professional blowouts at a flat price, regardless of hair length or thickness (wash included!). The list of signature styles reads like a traditional cocktail menu: the Cosmo (lots of loose curls), the Straight Up (straight with a little body), the Southern Comfort (big hair, lots of volume), the Mai Tai (messy and beachy), the Manhattan (sleek and smooth) the Dirty Martini (tousled and textured) and, for the little ladies, the Shirley Temple.

At the core of the experience is Drybar’s dedication to over-the-top customer service and obsessive attention to every last detail, and the Honolulu shop is no exception. It features Drybar’s signature design, including custom Italian chairs, tufted fabric walls, marble bars with built-in phone docking stations, and flat screens featuring cult-favorite chick flicks.

Drybar also offers a full line of professional hair styling products and tools, aptly named in keeping with the pervasive bar theme, all of which were created for the perfect blowout. The line launched exclusively with Sephora in March of 2013, and is now sold both online and in its own shops, as well as at Sephora and Nordstrom in the U.S. and Canada, and select Ulta Beauty and Bloomingdale’s doors nationwide.

“The Drybar Guide to Good Hair For All,” the first book by Alli Webb published in October 2016 by Abrams Publishing, made the New York Times Bestsellers List.  The brand currently has 93 locations with additional store openings on the horizon.

Drybar Honolulu in Kaka’ako –  600 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 1A, Honolulu, HI 96813

Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays; and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.*.

Appointments can be booked online at www.thedrybar.com, through the Drybar iPhone app. *Store hours are tentative and subject to change.

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