Aztec — No hair clips or bobby pins are necessary when wearing a Razzy Roo Headband.
And that is exactly the product Cheryl Woods was aiming for when she established her stylish headband company in 2010.
The idea for Razzy Roo Headbands came at the time when Woods was actively running half-marathons.
"Every time I came across the finish line, my face was covered with a cap. I did things to keep my hair back so I developed the headband," Woods said.
Each headband is sewn with a velvet lining, guaranteeing it stays in place no matter the amount of head movement.
"You can run, exercise, whatever you are doing active, or if you want to look good running then transition to the grocery story and still look good," Woods said.
Her innovative product has made Razzy Roo Headbands one of this year's Economic Development, Growth and Excellence award recipients from Four Corners Economic Development.
The patterns on the headbands include sports themes and zigzags, as well as trendy designs like mustaches, owls and slogans like "I Love Bacon."
Woods sold the first set of headbands at a marathon expo shortly after starting her business.
Since then, she has earned a contract with the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, which has her traveling and selling at health and fitness expos throughout the United States.
Razzy Roo Headbands are also sold in 150 retail stores nationwide, including Hallmark Gold Crown stores, and online at razzyroo.com.
Locally, the headbands can be found at Brown's Shoe Fit Co. and Southwest Runners, both in Farmington, and Gardenswartz Outdoors in Durango, Colo.
The company is constantly developing new looks and has launched a new line of adjustable headbands to fit toddlers and adults.
Woods said she would like to continue growing the company's exclusive line and plans to launch an activewear line next year.
"So my love for running turned into finding a product, which turned into a business," she said. "There's nothing more exciting than getting to have your passion turn into a career."