I created this blog to showcase what I love and what I have learned about flower crown and fantasy headdresses.
I have always loved headdresses and hats- whether I was wearing them to a costume party, wedding, church, high tea or just because. A headpiece made me feel special and it instantly elevated the look of whatever else I was wearing.
In 2019 a “happy accident” lead me to start The Headdress Workshop in Oakland, Ca. I was working at the other business I founded, Mannequin Madness, a company that recycles mannequins for retail chains.
One day we received a large quantity of mannequin heads from a cosmetology school. At the same time I was recycling mannequins for Macy’s and they also sent us a large quantity of faux flowers from their annual flower show. The flowers were so amazing I asked my design team to find a way to use them as decoration for our warehouse.
They took some of the mannequin heads and made elaborate flower crown headdresses on them. When customers saw the flower crowns they wanted to buy them – but my design team had permanently glued the flowers to the mannequin heads!
We were so focused finding a way to sell the mannequin heads, we didn’t see this opportunity with the headdresses. But we quickly regrouped and starting making custom headdresses and hosting classes in our warehouse so people could experience the joy of designing their own headdresses.
Soon people were booking us for their bachelorette parties, birthday parties, and corporate retreats. Airbnb and Walmart booked us to have a booth at community fairs they were sponsoring so attendees could make a headdress.
See what I mean by a happy accident?