Owner, Shelly Nicholas, grew up playing sports.  From soccer, to karate, to ice hockey, and lacrosse... she loved being on a team and being active.  However, her crazy, curly hair was never manageable in those grocery store or pharmacy hair ties.  Whether they were too tight or too loose, Shelly thought there had to be a better product out there.  There wasn't... until Shelly and Jacob developed FIT TIES.

PRETTY KNOTTY was developed to create better hair ties for athletes who need to keep their hair secure while being active.  This business is 9 years in the making, so there's a lot of blood, sweat and tears in our FIT TIES.  (side note - we promise your ties will not have any of Shelly's blood, sweat, or tears on them upon shipment.)  We hope you love them!


PRETTY KNOTTY is a women-owned business started and operated by Shelly Nicholas and Jacob Eberhart.  Learn more here.


PRETTY KNOTTY developed FIT TIES to empower athletes to train and compete with confidence knowing their hair is secured in the most innovative performance products available.  


PRETTY KNOTTY is dedicated to developing the high-performing products by sourcing the highest-quality, most innovative materials, partnering with US based manufacturers, and hiring other local, small businesses.  

We are wholeheartedly dedicated to supporting job creation here in the US by partnering with small businesses based out of RI, OH, NY, ID, IL, NJ, and WI.