Mighty and mane

This Bengalurean has been playing up the hair accessories game in the city with her handmade novelties.

Gone are the days when a staid ol’ bobby pin, plastic or even worse, an elastic hair band would pass off as a hair accessory. The hair accessory trend has evolved and elevated to a whole new level. And that’s why this business management graduate from Christ University, Surabhi Jhunjhunwala decided to quit her well paying job as an analyst at Goldman Sachs to craft cute, handmade hair accessories.

Her flair for things knotty and cute, led her to take her hobby to the next level. “One day, while shopping for accessories for myself, I realised how limited my options are in Bengaluru. Instead of buying, I ended up making hair clips and bands for myself using discarded lace.

These were appreciated by my friends; some of them even bought them. Soon this little hobby became an obsession and I started Knotty Ribbons. With support from my aunt, and while I was still working, we put up our first flea market booth soon after where we got an amazing response,” shares the young entrepreneur on how it all began.

Switch up your style with these accessories in handcrafted crochet, lace and felt. The affordable range of Rs 100 and Rs 250 includes unique hair clips, hairbands, extensions, bracelets, anklets, rings, barefoot sandals and wreaths. If you’re looking for ladylike bows to fasten your buns, embellished hair bands or pony holders with charming baubles and trinkets, you’ll find them all here.

“We’re the hands behind the operation, design and creation of each piece. Although I use all sorts of fabric to make these products, the main base is lace and crochet. You can call us a serious laceophile. We love the delicate European fabric. These beautiful hand-crocheted flower wreaths and detailed lacy bows have an edge over plastics, beads and cotton, which are commonly used to make accessories.”

How did she manage to dedicate her time to her passion with a full time job we ask and Surabhi states, “I utilised my time over weekends and holidays crafting products and managing orders. My aunt and mom stepped in to help on weekdays. The encouraging response and growing demand motivated me to quit my corporate job last week. I’m doing my bit to revive the trend of crochet and lace in a twisted and unexpected way. I have a dedicated Facebook page and I always participate at flea markets in Bengaluru and other cities.” You can’t find any excuses to neglect your mane anymore!

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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