For years, headbands have been a fashion accessory that caused headaches. But not anymore!
Dr. Janet L. Purkey is revolutionizing the hair accessory industry thanks to her innovative and stylish take on the traditional headband: Zazzy Bandz! Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Janet came up with the idea for Zazzy Bandz to solve a problem she was experiencing every day:
“I was growing out my bangs and needed a comfortable yet stylish and professional headband that would hold hair away from my face whilst working with patients. I had been using my eyeglasses because traditional headbands had always given me headaches – but I needed them to read! I knew there had to be a better option, and when I couldn’t ﬁnd one, I decided to create it.”
Dr. Purkey realized she was on to something special when she created her ﬁrst Zazzy Bandz prototype. It provided a secure and comfortable hold while simultaneously lifting and styling the hair – without causing a headache!
Janet and the Zazzy Bandz team including her business partner Laura Barker, JD are ready to get this amazing product in the hands of as many people as possible. Through partnerships with online stores as well as platforms such as Amazon and Etsy, Zazzy Bandz are available in several countries around the world:
“We love partnering with global e-commerce businesses to spread the word about Zazzy Bandz. The more we help each other, the more we all grow and thrive.”
Inﬂuencer marketing has helped Zazzy Bandz’s popularity to boom over the last couple of years – and it all started with one review.
“We had a review from an inﬂuencer on Etsy, saying ‘The hair goddesses have answered our prayers’. We reached out and asked her to share a video with her Zazzy Bandz. We had additional orders come in almost immediately, so we knew this strategy would work for us.”
Zazzy Bandz has partnered with other key inﬂuencers to raise awareness of the product. Just recently, they were ﬂooded with orders after going viral on TikTok. The video currently has eight million views and counting!
One of the key reasons Zazzy Bandz thrives is the passion and commitment from the entire team.
“I am proud of the ZB team and the success we have built to date. We are committed to the product and growth of our brand. The women who complete the hand-wrapped zazzy bandz are as excited about our potential as the owners of the company. The fulﬁllment folk work hand in hand with the customer service team members. Everyone is invested in making a Zazzy Bandz purchase a win for all involved – starting with customer satisfaction.”
Zazzy Bandz is about much more than headbands. Giving back has been a priority since before they even had a proﬁt. The team is following a deeper calling to serve those who need it most. The Zazzy Bandz mission came to life when Dr. Purkey’s daughter visited the Peniel Centre Orphanage in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
“Our purpose is to help the children and the adults who nurture them with resources for education and support for daily needs. My Christian faith guides my path in life and helping others is a core part of the Zazzy Bandz mission. After learning about the orphanage, the ﬁnal piece of the puzzle fell into place, and I knew we had found our purpose.”
“We receive a report once a month about the children whose home is Peniel Centre – how they are cared for, the education they are receiving, and opportunities aﬀorded. We are trying to be a positive force enabling them to have beautiful and independent lives once they are adults. It is incredibly rewarding work.”
So, what does the future hold for Zazzy Bandz?
“We are blessed with over 30 wholesale buyers in many countries. We are looking to grow our brand in more countries which requires partnering with other entrepreneurs and small businesses. It helps everyone when we succeed in sharing our product and mission.”
They want to grow their domestic market as well.
“We are proud to design and manufacture Zazzy Bandz in the USA. Our long-term vision involves getting our product into brick-and-mortar stores, such as boutiques, beach stores, drugstores, etc.”
Zazzy Bandz are designed to provide the look people love when wearing sunglasses. They presently are available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, but the team is also hard at work to launch new sizes, allowing more people to fall in love with their unique, patented headband.
One thing is for sure – the combination of an innovative product, a committed team, and a vital mission means that the future is bright for Zazzy Bandz.
Check out the fabulous one-of-a-kind Zazzy Bandz at their website: https://zazzybandz.com/