It’s been a while since the last Beauty & The Biz post but I’m thrilled to revive one of my favorite series dedicated to savvy beauty entrepreneurs. Meet Olivia Hayward, the founder behind Mane Message, a line of adorably cute and innovative hair accessories. Thanks to Olivia, I no longer turn to those thin, boring, black elastic hair ties when I style my hair. And let me just say, her story is truly inspirational for young people. Read on to hear her story and what’s next for Mane Message.
How did you come up with the concept of Mane Message?
I was a junior in college (plus a part time nanny and intern) and was itching for a creative outlet. I was studying design and photography in school, so starting an Etsy shop had been on my mind. One day while sitting at a stoplight I looked down at my wrist and saw my plain black drug store elastic that was cutting of my circulation and thought, there has to be a better way. After a lot of research and testing I launched Mane Message.