Are you all ready for Christmas yet?!? I can’t believe that it is already here! So much to do so little time. Here is another super fun hair accessories shop through Etsy really there are just to many good ones. I can’t help but now share with you all the fun accessories that you can get for your little girl! All of Charlie and Coco’s accessories come a hair clip or you can choose a headband for your little newborn. She has so many fun designs and they are truly so well made! We just love them!
Tell me a little bit about yourself, who you are, what your company is:
Hey! I’m Amber, the owner/designer at Charlie Coco’s, an accessory shop for little ladies. I’m from Indiana, where I live with my husband, Brett (high school sweetheart) and our new little pup Sonny (my early Christmas present).
Growing up I always knew I wanted to own my own business, be my own boss… “be the boss” ( that’s probably the big sister in me, being the oldest of 4 kids). It’s a one woman show behind the scenes of Charlie Coco’s and although it can be a lot at times, I wouldn’t have it any other way
What happened in your life that helped your decision to actually create a small business?
I went shopping for a hair accessory for my niece, I thought it would be a simple trip, in and out. Once I got to the store, I realized that there actually wasn’t much to choose from (unless I was looking for a big fake flower with a rhinestone in the center, blah). I left thinking that I’d be better off trying to make something myself…which is what I went home and did. I absolutely fell in love with making these little accessories.
Eventually, I started bringing my designs into work. I was teaching pre-school at the time and wanted to see what the mom’s thought, get their opinions. That’s when someone told me I should sell my things on Etsy…so I decided to check it out. I ultimately ended up turning a hobby that I loved into my full time job. It was scary at first, but I truly believe that if you are doing something you love you can’t go wrong.
Where do you find inspiration:
I find inspiration everywhere…I love finding new fabric and materials to use as a starting point. I’m also always checking out what’s new with children’s fashion, what colors are going to be popular. I’m always on the look out for unique materials that I can incorporate into my designs.
What is your favorite part about your small business? What is the most exciting part about what you do?
It always feels great when I introduce a new item and it’s a hit, it tells me I’m going in the right direction. But, the BEST part of owning this business of mine is receiving emails, or getting tagged with customers pictures of their little ones sporting their new accessories. I don’t have any little ones of my own just yet, so seeing them in action, being worn is truly special. It always brightens my day!
Hair Accessories | Charlie Coco’s