Hello! I am Janet Laster Purkey, MD. I am an Internal Medicine physician who enjoys teaching medical students and residents for over 25 years. I love caring for patients and teaching medical simulation (procedures internists perform) to "my" learners. I love being a mom to 3 kids (now adults!) and a wife to Charles. I am an animal lover and enjoy gardening. Tennis is my favorite sport with horseback riding a close second. You can take the girl out of the country but you cannot take the country out of the girl. Life was chugging along well with all that a wife/mom/woman/physician does when a little idea popped into my head!
A few years ago, I decided to "let my bangs grow out"; little did I know that such a small change would bring about a unique headband for women around the world! I needed a comfortable solution to hold hair away from my face that was also stylish and professional. (You can not have your hair in a patient's face while listening to their heart and lungs!) I hate getting headaches from wearing traditional bands. I was constantly using reading glasses as my band, but I needed those glasses while writing on patient charts! One day, the idea of Zazzy Bandz became a reality as I understood certain glasses gave me a "look" I really liked while others did not. I created a uniquely shaped prototype and began wearing it in every setting-ALL DAY LONG. It provides a very comfortable hold while also giving lift and style plus it has no headache-causing pressure points!
I knew that if I had created a painless headband other women would want it too! Determined to solve this problem for women and girls alike, I shared my idea with my friend Laura Barker who immediately understood the concept of the perfect headache-free headband. Together we sought out folk in the local industry to patent, produce, and market Zazzy Bandz. Laura’s background as an attorney has complemented our duet!
Our business concept for Zazzy Bandz grows from our Christian faith. We are committed to supporting the ministry and philanthropic missions through this opportunity. We believe Zazzy Bandz will help women achieve the effortless style and lift needed for any occasion. We anticipate helping more causes as our business thrives.
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 wonderful place and the people who live there.
I believe you will love wearing Zazzy Bandz, but knowing there are great variations in head size and hair textures, we offer a 30-day money back satisfaction guarantee. Please message me (text or email) if you have questions, concerns or suggestions! We want all women to have a 5 Star experience with Zazzy Bandz. Check out our YouTube Channel to follow our story as we grow ZB.
Thank you for your interest and reading this whole thing! Blessings, Janet