W H O: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., Speaker of The House Michael B. Busch, State Senator Joan Carter Conway (District 43, Baltimore City), Maryland Delegate Dereck Davis (Prince George’s County, District 25), Maryland Delegate Ariana B. Kelly (District 16, Montgomery County), Drybar Founder Alli Webb, and Drybar fans throughout Maryland.
WHAT: The official Governor’s Signing of SB-830/HB-1291, aka, THE DRYBAR BLOWOUT LICENSE BILL, which “establishes a limited license to provide hair services – blowdrying: requiring the State Board of Cosmetologists to establish by regulation specified curriculum standards for providing hair services – blow drying for use by specified entities.” This bill was developed by Senator Conway and Delegate Ariana B. Kelly at the request of Drybar National Field Director Courtney Barfield. The bill is effective as of October 1, 2016 and is the first of its kind in the country. Governor Hogan, Senator Conway, Delegate Kelly, Drybar founder Alli Webb and Courtney Barfield will be in attendance for the signing ceremony.
WHEN AND WHERE: Tuesday, May 10, 10:00 am at The Governor’s Reception Room, Maryland State House, 100 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland.
W H Y: Says Alli Webb, “On the heels of The Drybar Bill, which passed into law in Maryland in 2014 and allowed us to offer champagne and wine to our clients, we are honored to have worked with Senator and Delegate Kelly to pass SB830/HB1291, aka The Drybar Blowout License Bill, which will allow us to train and grow our team of Drybar stylists in Maryland, creating more jobs and opportunities in the process.”
ABOUT DRYBAR: Drybar is based on a simple philosophy: Focus on one thing and be the best at it. For Drybar, that’s blowouts. The idea was a natural one for curly-haired founder Alli Webb, a longtime professional stylist, who grew tired of overpaying for blowouts at traditional salons. Named one of the top “100 Brilliant Ideas” by Entrepreneur Magazine and one of New York Magazine’s Boom Brands, Drybar is on track to have over 70 retail locations by the end of 2016. The brand will continue adding to its popular line of hair styling products & tools 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 doors nationwide. “The Drybar Guide To Good Hair For All,” the first book by Alli Webb, will be published in October 2016 by Abrams Publishing.