Betty Bunhead & Friends custom crowns and tiaras are totally unique and absolutely stunning. Betty Bunhead & Friends was, we believe, Australia's original handmade dance tiara designer, and, for nearly 20 years, we've been the headwear designer of choice for Australian dancers at all levels of competition - from regional eisteddfods to elite International events.
Not that our clients give too much away... in fact, Betty Bunhead & Friends is probably one of our clever performers' best kept secrets! Well... the secret's out! You, too, can have the winning edge at your next performance. Choose an original, handmade crystal dance tiara by Betty Bunhead & Friends and really make an entrance!
Betty Bunhead & Friends dance headwear is available for purchase by individual soloists and by dance teachers for groups. Most clients contact us to have their tiara custom made, but we do from time-to-time have some pre-made pieces available for immediate on this website.
Betty Bunhead & Friends is owned and managed by Jacqueline Hoole (nee. Manditch).
A classical ballet teacher with over 30 years experience, Jacqueline has - over the years - trained some of the country's leading dancers, including Olivia Bell, Principal Dancer with The Australian Ballet 2007-2013, Ella Havelka, currently dancing with The Australian Ballet, and a number of other soloists and other artists who have danced with the Australian Ballet and other professional companies. Jacqui's depth of professional experience within the dance industry has enabled her to develop a keen eye for what works - and what doesn't - on stage, and this is reflected in her unique designs.
After many previous years of designing dance costumes and headwear for her students, Jacqui launched Betty Bunhead & Friends with, quite possibly, the country's first commercial handmade dance tiaras way back in 2001. She's since designed for countless dancers and dance schools nationally, and, for nearly 20 years, refined her styles and manufacturing techniques to create stunning pieces that truly are in a class of their own.
Jacqueline still teaches. Her dance studio - Garden City Dance - can be found at www.dancetoowoomba.com.au.