Friday, April 4, 2008

Marnie from Hair Flair is our featured artist today

Who are you?

My name is Marnie and I am a Mom and a funny four year old and the wife of an even funnier husband.

Where are you located?
I am located in Western Canada on central Vancouver Island, in a cute little city called, Courtenay. There's always a lot to do here and it's a great place to raise a family.

What do you create?
I create fun and funky, very high quality hair clips for babies, toddlers, tweens, teens - actually just girls or women of any age. I have two kinds of clips for my Hair Flair: 1 3/4" alligator clips (with a magnet inserted for even more staying power) and 1 1/4" snap clips. Both kinds of clips are nickel plated and I also use velvet ribbon that originates from Switzerland. Bar none, the Swiss have gone above and beyond with the quality! When I started, I used ribbon that came from the Orient, it just doesn't measure up and is not as easy to work with. Currently, I have 37 colours of velvet ribbon - and it feels like I need more!

Are you able to support yourself with your creations?

No, not yet! I keep telling my husband that the craft supplies are a good thing and not clutter - he just has to be patient while the first million rolls in. LOL!

Where do you sell your creations?

Currently, I sell my Hair Flair at

I also sell them at three local boutiques; Retroactive Kids, A Whales Tale and Bubba Loo's- I sell at lots of craft fairs and the Pier Street Market in Campbell River, when in season - it starts back up in early May.

Where do you create?

My coffee table in my living room is my workbench. I like it because it's central and I don't miss what else is going on.What inspires you?- If it makes me smile, then I think it will make someone else smile - that's good enough for me :D

What are your goals?

To eventually drop my hours at my regular job and to make & sell Hair Flair nearly full-time.

What do you friends and family think of your creations?

They love them! I have to provide samples all the time, because word of mouth is very important. It's not just good enough to describe them, to feel and play with them works best!

What do you do when you are not creating?

I am a Mom and a Wife and I work at a local financial institution as their Receptionist. My daughter and husband keep me laughing all the time; their silliness feeds off each other and I love it! My job is very fitting because I'm social and get paid to talk!

Is there anything else you would like to share with us?

I find that I don't just make Hair Flair, I create it. I have so many different combinations of colour, appliqu├ęs and bling that there's barely any two that are alike and someone should find something that they fall in love with - at the very least, put a smile on their face, too.

1 comment:

Christopher And Tia said...

such cute hair clips!!! I love the plaids.