Hello, I am Amanda Waterstone Carthy, and I am very proud to introduce our new brand and website – QueenMee Hair Accessories.
I am a jewellery designer, and after training at London College of Fashion, worked for seven years for jewellery brand Gilda’s Tryst, with shops in Sloane Square, Covent Garden, and St Christopher’s Place. I left to have my daughter, and as a busy mother, needed to tie my hair back. I found that all the hair clips that were available were in boring black or brown. A woman’s hair is her crowning glory, and I couldn’t understand why we spend hundreds of pounds at the hairdresser, and then decorate our hair with nondescript hair accessories. I wanted to bring the glamour and sparkle of jewellery styling to hair accessorizing, so I set about bringing QueenMee Hair Accessories to life.
I put a small collection of diamante hair accessories together, and started a tiny little venture selling hair clips to local shops in early 2015, under the name Queen Bee Boutique. I found straight away that customers loved the luxury feel, sparkle and glamour of my hairclips, and I decided to reach out to more customers through Amazon and Etsy. From 2015 through to 2019 my tiny little venture has grown and grown, as I have introduced a broader range of hair accessories, (including barrettes, knitted headbands, baby headbands and more) and reached increasing numbers of customers all over the world. I now sell in the UK, the United States, Spain, France, and Italy, and regularly ship hair accessories ordered on my UK pages to international destinations, such as Canada, Norway, Ireland, and Australia.
The collection is carefully designed with quality and jewellery inspired detailing at the heart of every piece. Each piece in our collection is a glamorous piece of hair jewellery, which we hope you will treasure for years to come.
I have gone from selling a handful of hairclips in February 2015, to many thousands of hair accessories and counting. What’s more, all of the making, wrapping and posting has been done from our kitchen table, whilst simultaneously looking after our two little girls! It has been an amazing journey so far, and I look forward to the adventures that lie ahead.
It has been an exciting decision to donate 5% of all website sales to Mental Health Charities. The charities chosen are UK based Mind, and US based NAMI. Mental Health is an issue that has touched my life repeatedly, and the lives of those whom I love. Making this decision means that QueenMee Hair Accessories is beautiful for heads - both on the inside and outside.
I am deeply grateful to be blessed with an ever increasing number of orders, and for our wonderful customers, who are so generous in giving lovely reviews and feedback. I always aim to please every single customer, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if we can help you with anything at all.
With thanks and best wishes,