Meet the Designer: Sarah Mukibi
1. What inspired you to become a (hair) accessory designer and natural hair product distributor?
I started creating headbands because when I went into stores to find headbands for my hair some were so loose that I would have to double wrap them which would end up pulling my hair.
Now I sell headbands that are very unique and adjustable that range between $5 and $7.
I have been selling them vending at different natural hair events and they are also online for purchase.
2. In your opinion, what makes your headbands unique from any other brand?
What makes my headbands different is that they are unique, adjustable and innovate. You can not find them anywhere in stores and I designed them specifically for African American women with natural hair.
3. What are some of your greatest accomplishments as a (hair) designer?
One of my greatest accomplishment is actually incorporating Sisterhood of Natural Hair as a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC). Second great accomplishment was paticipating in my first natural hair event as a vendor, I was so scared but it turned out to be a great experience. Thirdly, is selling my headbands online, which is doing pretty good so far.
4. What’s your favorite headband from the collection?
Do I have to choose I love them all (giggles) but if I really have to choose it would be my plain black one just because I can wear it with any outfit. I also love the leopard skin bows because they are fun and bold.
5. Honestly, how many hair care products do you own?
Honestly, I don’t own to many hair care products. I would say about 15 – 20.
6. Do you have any advice for anyone that’s interested in becoming a (hair) accessory designer or creating their own hair care product line?
The advice that I would give others concerning starting their own business is to just do it. It can be a bit scary but once you have come up with a plan start taking the steps towards making your dreams a reality.
Time waits for no one and there will never be a “right time” to start a business but if you believe in your product/services take a chance and if you fail it’s okay – reevaluate your plan and try again.
7. What’s in the future for Adjustable Headbands and Natural Hair Products?
In the future I hope to get my headbands into retail stores. Soon I will also be starting a makeup line that will be all natural and bring back the make up that highlights the African American women. I also hope to start a natural hair care line that will consist of moisturizers, shampoos, conditioners and oils etc.
To find out more about the company and where to order products click on the link: SNH HEADBANDS
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