A silver award has been presented to a couple who live in Paddock Wood, Kent, as a celebration of their achievement while running a home business.
Mumpreneur UK presented the award to Robert and Samantha McClements, who run a home business selling wigs and hairpieces. The couple started their business two years ago after realising there was a huge demand for hair pieces and wigs. With three children all under the age of 18 months, running a business from home was an opportunity that couldn’t be missed. For a number of parents struggling to balance home life and work, the solution is to be your own boss.
The couple provides hair extensions and wigs to clients worldwide, designing their own and sourcing others. According to Mrs McClements, the company receives orders for thousands of hair extensions, hair pieces and wigs every month. Although a large number of customers are looking for wigs or extensions due to a medical condition like alopecia, others are just looking to change their image for an evening out, or following the latest celebrity hairstyles, especially teenagers and women below the age of 40.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has sparked a huge trend for her hairstyle and is one of the best sellers for the company. The wigs are mostly synthetic and are sourced from China and the US. Prices are kept as low as possible, including the packaging and postage costs. As it is an internet business, the couple can run the whole operation from home, while caring for their family and getting to spend quality time with their kids.