Our Story: The Redesigned Headband That Fits Like Sunglasses!

Hello! I am Dr. Janet Laster Purkey. A few years ago, I let my bangs grow out; little did I know that such a small change would bring about a unique headband for women worldwide! I needed a comfortable solution to hold hair away from my face, which was also stylish and professional. I refused to use traditional headbands because of the headaches they caused, so I was constantly using reading glasses as my band, but I needed those glasses to read. 

The idea of Zazzy Bandz crystallized as I understood specific glasses gave me a "look" I liked while others did not. I created a uniquely shaped band and began wearing it every day out of necessity. My prototype provided a very comfortable hold while providing lift and style, plus no headache-causing pressure points!

Knowing a painless headband would be popular with women worldwide, I was determined to get this unique item to market. I shared my idea and plan with friend Laura Barker who immediately understood the concept of the perfect headache-free headband. We sought out folk in the local industry to patent, produce, and market Zazzy Bandz. 

Our business concept for Zazzy Bandz grows from our Christian faith. We are committed to supporting Christian ministry and missions with a purpose. Zazzy Bandz will help women achieve the effortless style and lift needed for any occasion, plus we will strive to help other charities and organizations as our business thrives.

I am an Internal Medicine physician who has enjoyed teaching medical students and residents for over 30 years. My passion for patient care extends to working in a free medical clinic and teaching medical simulation and procedures. My sweetheart, Charles, and I have been married for 38 years. We have three children and one granddaughter. My hobbies include being a lover of the outdoors, tennis, and horseback riding. 

Life was chugging along well with all that one does as a wife/mom/woman/physician when a little idea popped into my head! I am delighted to share Zazzy Bandz with you. Each purchase helps support the children and those who love and care for them at Peniel Centre Orphanage in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Please look at Our Giving Page to learn more about this beautiful place and the people who call it home.

I hope you love wearing Zazzy Bandz, but knowing the many variations in head size and hair textures, we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee.  Check out our Instagram page, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube Channel to follow our story as we grow ZB.

Thank you for your interest and for reading this whole thing! 

Janet Laster Purkey, M.D.