Tired of paying too much for headbands that didn't work well enough, one local soccer mom got creative and created her own. Learn more about the accessory that’ll take your look to a sassy new level.
Cincy Chic: What are Sassy Bands?
Paula Cochran, Owner of Sassy Bands: Sassy Bands are affordable headbands that are velvet-backed to grip your hair and stay in place. The width of the headbands are 3/4”, 7/8″, 1”, and 1-½.” We also offer key fobs and lanyards. At this time we offer over 400 different styles, and add new designs almost weekly. My standard size fits most everyone but do offer custom sizes to fit younger kids. (I have made for as young as 18 months)
Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind it?
Cochran: I started making them for my daughter who is a competitive soccer player, because some of the other headbands being sold are very pricey. All of her friends and teammates started asking me to make them some. Shortly after Sassy Bands was born. In March 2012 I made a Facebook page, as of today we have 1,247 likes. I set up booths at numerous soccer and softball tournaments. I figured if I could make a little extra money to help pay for her soccer that would be great.
Cincy Chic: Who’s behind it?
Cochran: I am. I grew up in Cincinnati and now live in Lynchburg, Ohio with my husband Rob and daughter Savannah. I work full-time as an aide for the intervention team in Lynchburg. My daughter and I make all of the headbands. When we are busy or getting ready for a big tournament my husband has even pitched in to help.
Cincy Chic: What makes Sassy Bands unique?
Cochran: Sassy Bands are unique because there are so many choices and they are affordable. I sell then 1 for $8.00, 2 for $15.00 and 3 for $20.00. I also sell to many teams (10 or more of the same ribbon for 5.00 each). Customer service is also very important to me. I want all my customers to be happy with the product they receive, so they will hopefully be return customers and tell their friends about my small business.
Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more/purchase/etc.?
Cochran: To place an order or if you have any questions you can send me a message on Facebook or email email@example.com. All of our ribbons are listed on Facebook for you to see. If you’re looking for something you don’t see I’m always happy to try and find it for you.