As sisters who grew up in Greenwich, CT, summer was one of our favorite seasons having spent vacations and holidays on the beach from Florida to Nantucket and Bermuda to Hawaii! As life would have it, we all ended up living in different places ~ Dallas, Manhattan and New Canaan. However, whenever we get together – our favorite spots always include a beautiful beach!
As diverse as our backgrounds are, we all have a passion for fashion and wanted to create something that was not only beautiful and fun ~ but also functional! In our prior lives, Tracy graduated from SMU and worked as the Southwestern Marketing Coordinator for Walt Disney Pictures before helping to start Rave Motion Pictures in Dallas. After working as a business consultant in Madrid, Spain; Kim went to Fordham Law School and practiced law at Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal in New York and ended up in San Francisco working with an Internet start-up, Law.com. Donna worked for a number of years in Dallas after SMU Law School as an attorney with Thompson & Knight but she eventually returned to the East Coast working as a corporate lawyer and also as in-house counsel for a privately-owned company.
Although the cities we lived in may have changed from time to time, our love for the sun and surf remained constant! As the years went by, we noticed the damage that was being done to our skin and hair by these very things we loved ~ not to mention the cost of highlights, blow-outs, cut and color! We then realized we needed to do something “to protect our investment in our hair”!
Our “aha” moment arrived when Tracy was sitting by her pool with her youngest daughter who wanted her to play in the water. Having just spent many hours and a lot of money to have her hair straightened, Tracy faced a dilemma. Her determination not to disappoint her daughter for the price of beauty was the inspiration for our sunhats ~ the three of us embarked on a year and half long journey through phone calls and plane trips which eventually lead to the birth of Shore Sunhats!
CROSS OUR HEARTS AND IF YOU DYE, OUR SUNHATS WILL KEEP YOUR COLOR AND BLOW-DRY