How Barrettes & Bows Became A Business
Barrettes & Bows
How One Woman Made A Business Designing Hair Accessories
Since her daughter was old enough to wear barrettes, Joanne Schlesinger struggled to find what I liked in stores and started buying hair accessories for women in stores like Nordstrom. Realizing it was foolish to pay high prices for something she could do herself, she started to make her own hair accessories.
Once her daughter was wearing Joanne’s designs, people asked where they could buy them. With such a positive response to her creations, Joanne decided to start a company and sell what she was creating. From that, Little Miss Julia was born.
Little Miss Julia offers a full range of stylized hair accessories. Each barrette and clip is handmade to order receives the utmost attention to ensure the highest level of quality. Each uses top of the line barrettes, alligator clips, ribbons and embellishments with designs that consist of crystal flowers, multi colored flowers, smiling daisy flowers, ladybugs, smile faces, strawberries and apples. Little Miss Julia hair accessories are unique in style. It is not just another bow; it is an embellished, stylized barrette that will add style and glamour to any girl's hair.
Joanne’s philosophy is that a girl’s hair should always look pretty creates hair accessories to achieve that. She gets great satisfaction in seeing a girl smile because she loves her new barrette or a mom smile because her daughter’s hair looks beautiful.
Custom designs are also available. On www.littlemissjulia.com there is a “Create Your Own Barrette” option in which a customer can select the color combination they would like and special requests are always accommodated.
For special occasions or birthday parties, gift sets and party favors are availabe. Both can include any number or combination of barrettes and is wrapped in a cello bag with shredded paper fill and ribbon to match the color assortment chosen.
Joanne is always looking for new embellishments, themes and styles to incorporate into my product portfolio and will soon introduce a new line of Pony O’s. These fun, embellished ponytail holders are the perfect way to brighten up ponytails, pigtails or any hairstyle that requires a Pony O.
Little Miss Julia is also available at children's boutiques in New Jersey.
In addition to girls, Joanne also offers a line of hair accessories for “the pampered pooch” which consists of Swarovski Crystal barrettes in a range of colors; sports themed barrettes for boys, crystal flower barrettes, Swarovski crystal embellished jaw clips as well as Pony O’s. These items are currently available at select dog fashion boutiques in New Jersey.
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