Drybar Opens In Tysons Corner

Alli Webb



After much anticipation, and as a result of the popularity of its DC shops in Georgetown, Bethesda and Dupont Circle and Penn Quarter, Drybar has opened its fifth DC area location in Tysons Corner on Thursday, March 10th. Drybar’s refreshingly simple concept: “No cuts. No color. Just blowouts” has captivated a legion of loyal clients across the country. Now Drybar is heading to one of the most dynamic shopping destinations in the region. With additional openings on the horizon in NYC, Seattle, Miami, Toronto and Los Angeles, the brand is on track to have over 75 locations by the end of 2016.

“We’re so happy to be heading to Tysons,” said Alli Webb, founder of Drybar. “Our clients have been anxiously awaiting a location in Northern Virginia and we’re so excited to finally make it a reality.” Drybar will be conveniently located next to Macy’s and Bloomingdales.

My friend Amelia had the opportunity to pop by Drybar on opening day last week for a blow out. Amelia described Drybar as being very vibrant and exuberant and the staff very efficient and friendly.
Drybar provides professional blowouts at a flat price of just $45, regardless of hair length or thickness (wash included!). The list of styles reads like a 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 $28.
Drybar was founded by Alli Webb. Before becoming owner/founder of Drybar and a full time mom to Grant, 9, and Kit, 7, Webb had a career in public relations working with clients such as Paul McCartney, Faith Hill and Keith Urban. She’s a professional hair stylist, trained by Toni & Guy, and spent several years working under John Sahag in New York. In 2008 she began a side business called Straight-at-Home, which provided in home blow-outs, strictly on a referral basis in Los Angeles. Drybar is now the “go-to blow out bar” for many celebrities including:  Julia Roberts, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Garner, Chrissy Teigen, Zooey Deschanel, Emma Roberts, Lana Del Rey, Renee Zellweger, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rita Ora, Rose McGowan, Molly Sims, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Hilary Duff, Miley Cyrus, Nina Garcia, Katherine Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver—just to name a few!

Named one of the top “100 Brilliant Ideas of 2010” by Entrepreneur magazine and New York Magazine’s Boom Brands of 2013, Drybar is based on the simple concept of focusing on one thing and being the best at it.

Alli Webb has been recognized as a leader in her profession and has received many awards including: 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.”
Appointments can be booked online at www.thedrybar.com, through the Drybar iPhone app or by calling (877) 379-2279.

Drybar Tysons Corner: Tysons Corner Center (between Macy’s and Bloomingdales, outside near Parking Lot A);
1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons Corner, VA 22102
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Sanctuary Cosmetic Center’s Dr. Rostami’s Anti-Aging Tips

Photo courtesy of Sanctuary Spa.

Photo courtesy of Sanctuary Cosmetic Center & Moki Media PR


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The Sanctuary Cosmetic Center is a new medical beauty spa for local plastic surgeon Dr. Soheila Rostami, who studied ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery and the University of Maryland before moving into oculo-facial plastic surgery. The 4,000-square-foot center opened last month on May 8 in Tysons Corner as a venue for surgical and non-surgical skincare treatments.

Aging can change skin’s appearance as early as your 30th birthday or by later in midlife, depending on your beauty routine and habits. There are a multitude of  ways to make your skin look younger, brighter and fresher. Dr. Rostami of Sanctuary Cosmetic Center offers some of her best anti-aging tips:

Dr. Rostami’s Anti-Aging Tips
What should busy stay-at-home or career moms do immediately/start immediately to jump start or revitalize their anti-aging regimen?
When it comes to anti-aging, both men and women should start with neuromodulators such as BOTOX and Dysport. These injectibles temporarily relax the muscles responsible for creating wrinkles, thereby reducing forehead, crow’s feet and other fine lines. There is nothing out there in the industry at the moment that can compete with the power and ease of neuromodulators in seeing instant results in aiding in anti-aging. Starting early with neuromodulators is much more acceptable today in helping to age gracefully.
What’s the number 1 way to protect your skin from aging prematurely?
Protecting your skin from prolonged sun exposure is the number one way any one can protect themselves from premature aging. Our skin is the largest organ in our body and it also is the first to show signs of aging. When choosing a sunscreen product, it is important to make sure that the main ingredients include titanium and zinc oxide. These ingredients are sun blocks rather than sun screens – meaning they actually protect the skin by creating a barrier between the sun’s rays and the skin’s surface.
What are the 3 products every woman should have right now?
Every woman, and man, should have three particular products in their beauty repertoire. The first must-have is a resurfacing product. Such products contain vitamin A – most commonly known as a retinoic acid or retinol – which help the skin to regenerate itself thereby eliminating dead cells and revealing newer, younger skin. The second must-have is a pigmentation controlling product. These products can contain coffee bean and soy bean which correct skin tone pigmentation due to age spots and acne scars. The third must-have is any product whose main ingredient is vitamin C. Vitamin C’s anti-oxidant potency lies in its ability to recreate collagen. To get the most bang for your buck, try pharmaceutical grade vitamin C products.
Besides the face, how can someone protect the not-so-commonly thought of areas like arms and legs?
Our arms and legs are also big indicators of aging and most people, unfortunately, forget to treat those areas until there is already significant signs of aging. Thanks to modern technology, there are now non-invasive procedures that can be done in as little as 30 minutes, spread over a few months time, with zero pain and down time. High radio frequency and ultra sound machines can now treat those forgotten larger areas like the arms and legs. Results can reveal tightening of the flabby skin under the arms and around the knees through increasing collagen levels.

{This is a sponsored post courtesy of Sanctuary Cosmetic Center. I was gifted products in exchange for this post.}

All Access Fashion 2012 at Tyson’s Corner, September 27th-29th

Schedule of events

Thursday, September 27, 7pm

LUXURY: From Conspicuous Consumption to Connoisseurship
Explore the new culture of luxury from desire and innovation to sustainability and travel. Presented together with The Fashion Group International® of Washington, D.C.

Moderated by: Karen Sommer Shalett, Editor in Chief of DC Magazine
The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner *By Invitation Only; RSVP strictly required

Friday, September 28, 7pm

FALL/WINTER 2012 Designer Collection Presented by INTERMIX
Hosted by Emmy Award Winning Costume Designer, ERIC DAMAN of Gossip Girl and The Carrie Diaries

Host Committee chaired by Mary-Frances Wain includes Angie Marriott, Susie Ellwood, Pamela Sorensen, Aureta Thomollari, Andre Wells, Jason Kampf, Svetlana Legetic, Nycci Nellis, Elaine Mensah, Maria Trabocchi, Deborah Kalkstein, Lynda Erkeletian, Amanda Polk, Abby Fenton, Arash Shirazi, Allison Priebe Brooks, Leigh Macdonald, Lauren Rothman, Cary Melnyk, Tara Engel, Marissa Schneider, Angie Goff and Elizabeth Fassbender.

Silent Auction to benefit Make-A-Wish* Mid-Atlantic
Seating by invitation only; standing room available

Saturday, September 29, 12pm to 9pm

Experience the trends with a full day of events including trunk shows, designer and celebrity appearances, branded lounges and couture experiences. In- store experiences from Emporio Armani, 7 for All Mankind, Aram, Ermenegildo Zegna, Anne Fontaine, Millers’ Furs, The Ritz-Carlton, Thomas Pink, A Pea in the Pod, Salon Cielo, Jacadi, Tommy Bahama, Vineyard Vines, Hallmark, Bally, Basler, Bo Concept, Cache’, Comfort One Shoes, Stuart Weitzman, Saks Fifth Avenue. A portion of sales at participating retailers will benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation® of the Mid-Atlantic.

Designer Runway Shows and Presentations by:

12:00pm Ann Taylor
1:00pm Sarar
2:00pm Anne Fontaine
3:00pm 7 for All Mankind
4:00pm Elie Tahari
5:00pm Karen Millen
6:00pm Aram
7:00pm Ermenegildo Zegna
8:00pm Nicole Miller

*All shows level 1 near Macy’s unless otherwise stated.

Style Platform Presentations by A Pea in the Pod, Vineyard Vines, Juicy Couture, Basler and Cache’. Level 1 near Williams-Sonoma Grande Cuisine.

12:00pm to 5:00pm throughout the center

The 2012 charity beneficiary of ALL ACCESS: Fashion is Make-A-Wish Foundation® Mid-Atlantic, an organization that grants the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic is exclusively focused on granting the one, true wish of each medically eligible child in our region. They exist to create a completely magical experience for each child, one that is specially tailored to that child’s hopes and dreams.

Event Announcement: Kiehl’s Grand Opening (Tysons Corner) Benefitting News Babes 2012 Charity & The GW Mammovan