CharlieCurls started with Kris Akins solving a problem that every parent dreads: tangles. Kris’ 4-year-old daughter at the time, Ciera, would go to bed with clean, brushed hair and wake up with tear-inducing tangles. Kris did what she does best; she found a solution and whipped up a hair device that kept her daughter’s hair neat and tidy as she slept. The first CharlieCurls were made at Kris’ kitchen counter and it worked perfectly! But not only did the CharlieCurl solve the tangle issue, it gave Ciera gorgeous curls. This was the beginning of the CharlieCurl revolution.
Kris Akins is an architect, inventor and business woman who loves to make ideas come to life as businesses. In the last 39 years, she has built internet consumer products and tech companies including angel investor and venture capital backed businesses.