HairBow Center - Our Story

Our Story

Hello and welcome to our colorful, sometimes messy (our 6 kiddos hang out here), and ever-changing crafting supply warehouse!  We are known locally as the “Big White Building” at the end of the dead-end lane located in the middle of pasture, forest, and ponds in beautiful SE Kansas, and are loving everything about that!

How it Started

It all began in 2008 when I (Kristi) decided to launch a small at-home company around some of my greatest passions: DIY crafting, designing anything and everything, and accessorizing my new baby daughter!  I had dabbled in making hair-bows after my daughter, Noelle, was born, and with the new phenomenon of shopping on-line just starting to become reality, was excited to discover that I could find just as many (if not more) hair-bow ribbons and supplies online as I could in the large crafting stores. 

Fueled by my love of vibrant colors and armed with design experience from my college studies in architectural design, interior design, and graphic design, I ventured into my own small on-line product offering with basic ribbons, hardware blanks, and a few other odds and ends, hoping to sell enough to prop up my crafting hobby.  We (my husband and a small number of employees joined me within a year) were so grateful as customers grew to love the quality and selection of our products and we were able to keep adding new product to the mix.  Over the years, the product offering has blossomed into many thousands of unique items and continues to evolve and grow along with the trending fashions and input from you, our talented crafting community.

From our humble origin in a spare bedroom which then overflowed into and completely took over the basement (oh, and most of the garage), the HairBow Center has seen many changes and growth spurts starting with a 6500 square foot warehouse constructed in 2010.  We filled and eventually outgrew that space, despite my husband thinking it would never be possible (not that he didn’t believe in the business, but it was SO much space compared to our basement!).  And so construction began again on a large warehouse addition completed in 2021.

Where we Are

Today you can find HBC products on many different online selling platforms including Walmart, Etsy, Michael’s, Amazon, and our site at www.hairbowcenter.com.  We continue to look forward to the mission ahead of continuing to exceed our customers' expectations through innovative web technology, unique product offerings, a wealth of fun crafting tutorials and videos (The Ribbon Retreat is our sister company and has amazing YouTube video tutorials!), and striving for excellence in the quality of our products and our service to our customers!

Our Mission

In order to effectively serve our customers and employees we are committed to:


•    Operating the company in a manner consistent with Biblical principles.
•    Offering our customers an exceptional purchasing experience including product selection, value, and customer service.
•    Serving our employees and their families by establishing a work environment and company policies that build character, strengthen individuals, and nurture families.

Meet Our Team

Behind every smoothly operating business is a cast of wonderful people and here at HBC, we are forever grateful to our exceptional crew we get the pleasure of working with every day!  It is our aim to be able to offer you, our loyal customers, quick (as in lightning fast) and precise order fulfillment, accurately depicted product photography to the best of our ability, and helpful customer service to ensure that you are able to create the perfect completed project for you or your clients.  We have a talented team working behind the scenes dedicated to providing you an amazing shopping and crafting experience.

Trent

Trent

Chief Executive Officer

Kristi

Kristi

Chief Operations Officer + Product Design and Development

Tyler

Tyler

Controller

Gary

Gary

Photography/Marketing + Customer Accounts

Benjamin

Benjamin

Software Dev + Production

Summer

Summer

Shipping Manager

Beth

Beth

Warehouse Manager + Shipping Associate

Michelle

Michelle

Customer Service Manager

Amber

Amber

Customer Service Associate + Order Fulfillment

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Crafting Tutorials + Order Fulfillment

Josh

Josh

Production + Order Fulfillment

Isabelle

Isabelle

Production + Order Fulfillment

Naomi

Naomi

Order Fulfillment

Ezra

Ezra

Efficiency Disrupter

Henson

Henson

Chief Box Inspector

Fun Fact

The HairBow Center is excited to announce our inclusion in the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the US!  We are proud of our all-star staff that has made this possible and are thankful for each one of our customers that has purchased from us since we first began selling hair-bow-making supplies in 2008.

The HairBow Center is excited to announce our inclusion in the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the US!

The HairBow Center on Times Square! HBC displayed on Times Square mega-screen.