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Drybar kicks off Houston launch with stylish River Oaks blowout

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1 Drybar launch event September 2013 Michael Landau, Alli Webb and Janet Gurwitch
Michael Landau, from left, Alli Webb and Janet Gurwitch at the Drybar launch event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
22 Drybar launch event September 2013 Lucinda Loya, Tonya Riner
Lucinda Loya, left, and Tonya Riner at the Drybar launch event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
21 Drybar launch event September 2013 Chris Goins, Melissa Baker
Chris Goins, left, and Melissa Baker at the Drybar launch event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
20 Drybar launch event September 2013 Jeff Hirschberg, Jennifer Bosch, Ron Franklin
Jeff Hirschberg, from left, Jennifer Bosch and Ron Franklin at the Drybar launch event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
12 Drybar launch event September 2013 Sally Wheat, Annsley Popov
Sally Wheat, left, and Annsley Popov at the Drybar launch event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
19 Drybar launch event September 2013 Joan Schnitzer Levy, Frann Lichtenstein
Joan Schnitzer Levy, left, and Frann Lichtenstein at the Drybar launch event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
18 Drybar launch event September 2013 Allison Bagley, Brian Bagley
Allison and Brian Bagley at the Drybar launch event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
11 Drybar launch event September 2013 Lissa Debes, Sally Salners
Lissa Debes, left, and Sally Salners at the Drybar launch event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
16 Drybar launch event September 2013 Chloe Dao, Hue Luong
Chloe Dao, left, and Hue Luong at the Drybar launch event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
14 Drybar launch event September 2013 Dr. Romy Mitchell, Katarina Tehlirian
Dr. Romy Mitchell, left, and Katarina Tehlirian at the Drybar launch event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
10 Drybar launch event September 2013 Lauren Miller, Jordan Newman, Leigh Evans
Lauren Miller, from left, Jordan Newman and Leigh Evans at the Drybar launch event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
8 Drybar launch event September 2013 Karen Mayell, Kristen Nix, Ting Bresnahan, Lindley Arnoldy
Karen Mayell, from left, Kristen Nix, Ting Bresnahan and Lindley Arnoldy at the Drybar launch event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
6 Drybar launch event September 2013 Barbara Martin, Jenny Murphy
Barbara Martin, left, and Jenny Murphy at the Drybar launch event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
7 Drybar launch event September 2013 Kathryn Ketelson, Andrea White
Kathryn Ketelsen, left, and Andrea White at the Drybar launch event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
5 Drybar launch event September 2013 Katie Decker, Liz Decker
Katie Decker, left, and Liz Decker at the Drybar launch event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
4 Drybar launch event September 2013 Blair Conder, Laura Pettitt
Blair Conder, left, and Laura Pettitt at the Drybar launch event. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
1 Drybar launch event September 2013 Michael Landau, Alli Webb and Janet Gurwitch
22 Drybar launch event September 2013 Lucinda Loya, Tonya Riner
21 Drybar launch event September 2013 Chris Goins, Melissa Baker
20 Drybar launch event September 2013 Jeff Hirschberg, Jennifer Bosch, Ron Franklin
12 Drybar launch event September 2013 Sally Wheat, Annsley Popov
19 Drybar launch event September 2013 Joan Schnitzer Levy, Frann Lichtenstein
18 Drybar launch event September 2013 Allison Bagley, Brian Bagley
11 Drybar launch event September 2013 Lissa Debes, Sally Salners
16 Drybar launch event September 2013 Chloe Dao, Hue Luong
14 Drybar launch event September 2013 Dr. Romy Mitchell, Katarina Tehlirian
10 Drybar launch event September 2013 Lauren Miller, Jordan Newman, Leigh Evans
8 Drybar launch event September 2013 Karen Mayell, Kristen Nix, Ting Bresnahan, Lindley Arnoldy
6 Drybar launch event September 2013 Barbara Martin, Jenny Murphy
7 Drybar launch event September 2013 Kathryn Ketelson, Andrea White
5 Drybar launch event September 2013 Katie Decker, Liz Decker
4 Drybar launch event September 2013 Blair Conder, Laura Pettitt

You would be hard-pressed to find a better collective of beautiful coifs than the ones gathered at the home of Janet Gurwitch for the private launch party of Drybar, the blow dry concept that has just opened in Uptown Park.

The party welcomed Drybar brother and sister owners Michael Landau and Alli Webb to Houston at the casually elegant event that drew everyone from regulars on the philanthropy scene to fashion and beauty bloggers. Gurwitch is operating partner of the private equity firm Castanea Partners, which is an investor in Drybar. She has been working closely with Webb on product development.

 “We aren’t just selling a blowout. We are really selling happiness and confidence.” 

Webb, dressed in a lace party dress, her hair in an Up-Tini, one of the styles from the Drybar menu, was just one of the girls, mixing with guests and soaking up the Houston hospitality.

“There’s lots of Southern charm here in Houston. You go to shops and restaurants and people are just so friendly. That attitude works well with our concept too, because we want you to feel comfortable when you come in,” Webb said. “We aren’t just selling a blowout. We are really selling happiness and confidence.”

Drybar is also selling a full line of products and styling tools, so women can try their best to create the same $35 hair style at home.

Gurwitch’s River Oaks home was an ideal spot for the kickoff party, allowing guests to easily move from the dining room laden with bites from Américas to a stunning salad sculpture, created by executive chef David Cordua of Cordua Catering, in a hallway leading to the perfectly manicured backyard and pool.

Spotted among the gorgeous dos were Diane Lokey Farb, Katie Decker, Liz Decker, Karen Mayell, Kristin Nix, Andrea White, Lucinda Loya, Frann Lichtenstein, Chloe Dao, Sydney Dao, Esther Freedman, Carol Sawyer and newly minted Women of Distinction honoree Roz Pactor.

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