In 1998, Picture Perfect Hair Bows
founder, Carla Smith, was looking forward to the arrival of
her first child. She was
working as the Vice President of a local Credit Union and was
excited about being able to stay at home with her baby for
6-8 weeks before returning to her job. Her anticipation was great as she
entered her 28th week of pregnancy. Three days later the unspeakable
happened. Carla's daughter,
Katie, was born too small and too soon. At 28 ½ weeks, her baby weighed
1 pound 15 ounces. "I had no
idea that it was possible to be overwhelmed with joy and
overcome with grief all in the same moment."
Carla had discovered what an alarming
number of women have been discovering over the past two
decades. Premature birth is a
widespread and serious problem. "I applaud the efforts of the March
of Dimes for their determination to slow down the growing
number of premature births through research and education."
As Katie began her long and
complicated journey toward good health, Carla found herself
faced with having to choose between her job and her role as
Katie's mom. "Actually, there was no choice to be made.
There was only a desk that had to be cleaned out. It was a defining moment in our
Carla discovered Ebay during Katie's first year home from
the hospital. "We were
basically confined to our home so that my daughter could be
kept relatively 'germ free'. Ebay was a
dream come true for someone as starved for shopping as I
was!" It wasn't long
before Carla realized that she could
support her buying habits by selling the items that Katie had
outgrown. One set of auctions
in particular, created a stir among Carla's customers. She had listed Katie's used hair bows
and inadvertently tapped into a market that she didn't know
existed. She searched
everywhere for a hair bow supplier but her efforts went
unrewarded. Being the strong-minded and even stronger willed
person that she is, Carla began teaching herself how to make
bows by taking apart store bought bows and re-creating them.
The bows were an instant
success on Ebay and Carla had
discovered her niche.
Over the last several years, Carla has
transformed Picture Perfect Hair Bows from
a kitchen table business into a leading manufacturing
company. The demand for the
bows that she was creating made it impossible for her to
continue making every bow herself. She began searching once
again for a supplier. This time
her efforts were fruitful. She developed a manufacturing
partnership. What began as a
hobby is now a full time business that employs numerous work-at-home moms. Picture Perfect Hair
Bows strongly supports the cottage industry and is proud
to state that all of their products are made in the USA
using only the highest quality materials available. "Helping other moms stay at home with
their children is very dear to my heart. My greatest joy in life is my
daughter and I wouldn't have missed this for the world!"
Picture Perfect Hair
Bows sells its products to individuals, apparel
manufacturers and high end boutiques worldwide. Ebay no longer plays a significant role in
their sales, having been replaced by the company website.
As we move forward, Picture Perfect
Hair Bows is determined to continue offering trendy and
unique products, while maintaining the demand for our
We look forward to serving you!
Our Commitment to You
Picture Perfect Hair Bows has one goal in mind, and
that is to bring our customers an awesome selection of high
quality and unique accessories at affordable prices!
We stand behind the workmanship of our products 100%.
We are committed to offering excellent customer service, and
we welcome your questions!
"We are dedicated to making every day