DRYBAR FOUNDER ALLI WEBB JOINS THE TANK AS A BRAND-NEW GUEST SHARK ON ABC'S 'SHARK TANK'
"Shark Tank," the critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy(R) Award-winning entrepreneurial-themed reality show, today announced the addition of brand-new guest Shark, Drybar founder Alli Webb. She joins the already announced lineup of new guest Sharks including Charles Barkley, Matt Higgins and, former "Shark Tank" entrepreneur-turned-Shark, Jamie Siminoff. Produced by MGM Television and Sony Pictures Television, the show has become a culturally defining series. It returned this fall for its 10th season and has continued to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs. The guest Sharks, who are icons and trailblazers in their respective business fields, will appear individually alongside Sharks Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O'Leary in various episodes during the 2018-2019 season.
Alli Webb is an entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author and founder of Drybar. After spending 15 years as a professional hair stylist, Webb left the professional hair industry in 2005 to start a family but decided to find a way to continue pursuing the creative side of hairstyling at a new-mom pace. She began offering affordable in-home blowout services to her mommy friends, which quickly expanded into a mobile operation by 2009. In 2010, Webb opened the first Drybar in Brentwood, California. Eight years later, over 100 locations across the U.S., Webb's Drybar has exploded into a nationally recognized and highly sought-after brand. Webb has also diversified the Drybar brand, creating a line of products and tools sold at popular retailers such as Nordstrom, Sephora and Ulta.
Webb has been named one of the "100 Most Creative People in Business" by Fast Company, featured on Fortune magazine's "40 Under 40" list, recognizing her as one of the top young businesswomen in the world and Marie Claire's "Most Fascinating Women." In July, Webb launched a podcast with her brother and business partner, Michael Landau, called "Raising the Bar," the latest extension of her ever-expanding empire. The weekly show provides a platform to budding entrepreneurs.
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About "Shark Tank"
The recipient of the 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, "Shark Tank" features The Sharks - tough, self-made, multimillionaire and billionaire tycoons - as they invest in America's best businesses and products. The Sharks will give people from all walks of life the chance to chase the American dream and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires. Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill, Yun Lingner, Max Swedlow and Phil Gurin are the executive producers of "Shark Tank," which is based on the Japanese "Dragons' Den" format, created by Nippon Television Network Corporation. The series is produced by MGM Television in association with Sony Pictures Television.
About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including the new dramas "A Million Little Things" and "The Rookie," starring Nathan Fillion; new comedies "The Conners," "The Kids Are Alright" and "Single Parents"; and the new prime-time talk show, "The Alec Baldwin Show." The ABC Television Network is also home to the groundbreaking dramas "The Good Doctor," "How to Get Away with Murder" and "Grey's Anatomy"; the Emmy(R) Award-winning "Modern Family" and trailblazing comedy favorites "black-ish," "American Housewife," "Fresh Off the Boat," "The Goldbergs," "Speechless" and "Splitting Up Together"; hit game shows "The $100,000 Pyramid," "Celebrity Family Feud," "Match Game" and "To Tell the Truth"; star-making sensation "American Idol"; reality phenomenon "Shark Tank," iconic "The Bachelor" franchise, long-running hits "Dancing with the Stars" and "America's Funniest Home Videos"; "General Hospital," which has aired for over 50 years on the network; and late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The network also boasts some of television's most prestigious awards shows, including "The Oscars(R)," "The CMA Awards" and "The American Music Awards."
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About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry's largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global production business operating 21 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 12 countries around the world. Sony Pictures Television is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.