Any parent of a young girl can tell you what it’s like to go through hair clips and ties, all in an attempt to help pull the hair back or dress it up. In most cases, those cheap clips and ties end up lost because they just won’t stay in like they are supposed to. While many products have come and gone, Tristan Benz has created a patent-pending hair clip that will stay in the silkiest of baby, toddler, or even preschooler hair.
When Tristan didn’t enjoy having to put business before her family, she turned that situation around. While letting one business go, she was able to take Maiden America off the back burner and work on it full time. Now she has a business which suits her family needs and offers the “everyday princess” a hair clip which will stay put, while looking beautiful.
What is the inspiration behind your non-slip barrettes? When did you decide to turn it into a business?
I actually folded another company I had, in order to work on Maiden America full time – I used to be on the phone all the time and while the money was good, I had to “shush” my kids, as I dealt with corporate clients. I didn’t want to have to ‘shush’ them anymore and, as I’ve always maintained, I didn’t have children to have other people raise them. I don’t know how moms with full time jobs outside the home handle having to leave their little ones with others while they work. I feel for them. So, this has been my biggest inspiration.
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