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As a product of the 80s myself, chopsticks were a popular method of holding hair in a bun, but lacked practicality with their extension of the body like a couple of antennas on top of the head. Nonetheless my senior thesis work at University of ILLINOIS toward my bachelor of fine art consisted of a series of silver hair sticks. I recognized that these were more sculptural than practical. I moved to using hair bands rather than chopsticks after that. When I began my career almost 10 years after achieving my BFA I tried to solve the hair adornment question. I needed to address the practicality of the genre of jewelry. Many years later it popped into my mind to make a decorative cover for the hair band. And hair jewelry was born! It wasn't until several years later when a customer dubbed them Hair Cuffs that they got their name.



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