Marlo Bontempo's Profile
I received a few elastic hair ties as a gift from my cousin, and I loved them so much, I stopped wearing anything else in my hair. I have fine hair which was prone to breakage from cheap ponytail holders, so soft elastic hair ties were such a relief!
I couldn't find anything like them in San Diego, and always looking for a new project, I decided to make my own. I purchased a few yards of several colors of elastic at a fabric store in Downtown LA, and got to work. I had gift tags on my desk from another project, so I slid some hair ties onto a tag to see how they would look. I’d originally intended to sell the ties individually, but they proved to be much more of a statement packaged together.
I began selling them at a boutique where I worked, and they sold out in a few days. Some people had never seen anything like them, while others were…
- Born on October 1
- Joined January 10, 2012