URI Today

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Marketing senior turns heads with her new business

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Photo Courtesy: Stefanie Olesen

All great ideas have an aha moment, and Stefanie Olesen’s came during a brisk winter day in New York City.

She was sipping coffee in a café across from Rockefeller Center when a young woman offered a compliment that changed her life: “I love your headband.’’

Olesen was elated. On a whim, she had whipped up the hair accessory the night before to keep her ears warm – in a stylish way. More compliments from more strangers followed, and in no time a business was born.

Since that fateful day in January, Olesen, a 21-year-old senior majoring in marketing at URI, has sold hundreds of handmade headbands through her company, S.O. Glam Headbands...

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