To champion for self-love and self-acceptance by providing painless damage-free styling accessories for those with thick, curly, or textured hair.


PuffCuff LLC was founded in Romeoville, IL in August of 2013. The company made its first sale in 2014 and subsequently moved to Georgia in June of 2014. The PuffCuff Hair Clamp is manufactured in the U.S.A., and can be purchased online via this website, Amazon.com, Sally Beauty, Walmart.com, in addition to a collection of other independently owned beauty retailers.

We developed the PuffCuff Hair Clamp with the simple idea of creating a tool that makes it easy to achieve stylish looks without stressing curly hair or causing pain from pulling and tension. This tool not only needed to put a stop to tension headaches and curl breakage, but it also had to be a sanitary, durable, and affordable option for curly-haired consumers to be a viable replacement to hair-damaging elastic bands.

While a simple idea in theory, most hair accessories on the market are created for straight hair, making the PuffCuff a first of its kind. Unlike curly hair, straight hair only comes in one type: straight. Meanwhile, curls come in a spectrum that ranges from loose waves to tightly curled coils. The PuffCuff is designed to work with a variety of hair types from 2c to 4c, allowing our curlfriends to create many beautiful styles without headache-causing cinching, pulling, ripping, or tearing of their hair.

Ceata is a trailblazing CEO, inventor, and founder of PuffCuff, the renowned natural hair accessory company. As the first and only African American woman to hold four U.S. patents in this field, she embodies a spirit of innovation and resilience. Her personal journey towards self-love and self-acceptance has fueled her drive to advocate for everyone who sports thick, curly, or textured hair.

With a distinguished 25-year career as a solopreneur and graphic designer, Ceata has brought a wealth of experience and creative flair to PuffCuff. She has been integral to the brand's development and recognition since its inception in 2013.

As co-CEO, Ceata plays a pivotal role in determining PuffCuff's overall strategy and product development. Her leadership and ingenuity were acknowledged when she received the President's Innovation Award from Sally Beauty in 2018. This was also the year she became a Babson College BWEL Alumni and earned two entrepreneurial certifications from Cornell University.

Ceata's accolades continued in 2020 when she was named a recipient of the New Voices + Barefoot Wine #WeStanForHer Beauty Business Grant. In 2021, she graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses National Cohort and became a Growth Coach for the Goldman Sachs 10 Million Black Women – Black in Business Program. She is also a member of the inaugural Amazon Black Business Accelerator Cohort. Her impressive track record was recently acknowledged by Inc. Magazine, who named her as one of their top 200 female founders.

Garrett Lash
Managing Director

Garrett Lash is an accomplished entrepreneur and the dynamic Managing Director of PuffCuff LLC, leveraging over 25 years of invaluable senior leadership experience in the Global Technology Industry. With expertise in Organizational Leadership, Financial Planning, and Operations Management, Garrett plays a vital role in driving PuffCuff's success. He aids the company in strategic decision-making, oversees new business acquisitions, and provides guidance in operations, financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, and policy creation. Garrett's visionary approach and exceptional leadership skills contribute to PuffCuff's steady growth and position as a respected player in the industry.

In addition to his role at PuffCuff, Garrett serves on the Krimson Community Foundation and Zion Baptist Academy boards, demonstrating his commitment to community involvement. Garrett's leadership extends to his involvement in the Alpharetta Smyrna Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, where he is President. As a member of the prestigious Ernest & Young Entrepreneur Access Network Business Cohort, he stays connected with other entrepreneurs and remains abreast of industry trends. With academic achievements, including a Master of Science in Computer Science from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Illinois University, Garrett continuously invests in his professional growth, earning certificates in Business from Babson Executive Education and Northwestern University Kellogg School of Executive Management. With his unwavering dedication, entrepreneurial spirit, and exceptional leadership, Garrett Lash plays a crucial role in driving PuffCuff's growth and is a respected figure in the small business arena.


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Is PuffCuff one word or two?
PuffCuff is ONE word with an uppercase "P" and an uppercase "C."

How should I write out the word “PuffCuff” when using it in an article?
Please ensure that the letter “P” is capitalized and the letter “C” is capitalized in all written communication regarding the PuffCuff. PuffCuff is always one word. There is no space between the word “Puff” and “Cuff”.

How do I schedule an interview with a spokesperson for PuffCuff?
Our company founder, Ceata Lash, is available for interviews. Please send your interview request to colleen@absoluterrelations.com for our team to review. We will follow up within 72 business hours.

Where is PuffCuff sold?
PuffCuff is currently only available on our company website ThePuffCuff.com in addition to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.br, SallyBeauty.com, Walmart.com, and eBay.com. For a list of salons, beauty supplies stores, and online boutiques that STORE FINDER page for a list of salons, beauty supplies and online boutiques that carry our products.

Where do I submit a request for PuffCuff to sponsor my event?
Please visit our sponsorship page to review our requirements. If you meet our sponsorship criteria, please complete the form on that page and a PuffCuff team member will follow up with you.

I am a television producer and would like to obtain B-roll footage featuring your company. How do I do this?
PuffCuff has several B-roll and demo videos available on our YouTube page. However, we can put together a custom B-roll video upon request. Please email colleen@absoluterrelations.com to submit your request and provide a date on when the footage is needed and acceptable file types.

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