So this is it! It's finally real. Hair Fairy has been a dream for close to 8 years and one I’ve actively been working on for just over 2. Its hard to believe with the pallets of product in storage, a fully functioning website and a smooth ordering process, this dream is coming true. Welcome!!
My idea for Hair Fairy came when my daughter was around 3 years old. Like most parents, the morning routine was often hard. I was pretty lax about what she wore (she dressed herself). But I held basic hygiene standards – hair had to be brushed, teeth clean and face washed.
Hair brushing was terrible and soon reminded me how much brushing out morning tangles hurt when I was little . No amount of brushing or hair conditioning the night before helped.
One morning at pre-school drop, a sympathetic mom noticed our red rimmed eyes (yes, I fought back tears a few times too) and suggested she sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase.
My reaction: WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?!?
And then: WHY HAVE I NOT HEARD OF THIS BEFORE??
Internet searches let me in on a long held practice - sleeping on a silk or satin pillowcase alleviates friction between the hair and cotton pillowcase. Women use it as a beauty aid as it makes for smooth morning hair without frizz or bedhead. I couldn’t find any information on tangle prevention in little girls but was worth a try. I was DESPERATE.
The only pillowcases I could find were cheap and made with tacky rough satin and that wasn’t going to fly. Eww. So we (okay, my mom) quickly made a case out of medium weight satin. Grace loved it and most importantly, IT WORKED. She woke up with glossy tangle free hair. When I slept on it, my hair looked so good, I didn’t need to brush it. Problem solved.
Life went on and I continued to work a day job – mostly in high tech but a few years with an international non-profit. During this time, I learned a lot about running a business, managing big teams and launching products into the marketplace. The idea of creating a product for girls and their parents to solve an age-old problem of stressful morning brushouts never left my head. Today, all of that professional experience has resulted in what you see – Hair Fairy Bedding Company.
I‘ve learned so much throughout this process. I’ve also had a lot of help along the way. And I’ll continue to learn, grow and reflect on what its like to start a small company and get it into market and grow the heck out of it.
So my invitation to you is to follow me on this adventure. I’ll keep it short, entertaining and worth your time because I know its precious. And hopefully along the way, inspire some to make their own ideas a reality.