Libby Henry’s handmade helmet decorations are sure to charm.
Alright folks. It’s 4th down and December 24 to go. You’re backed up on the goal line and Santa Claus is coming with the blitz. You need a last-minute gift, you need it fast, you need it to be special and you don’t want to break the bank.
The answer: Feisty Furs.
Mammoth local Libby Henry, who owns Libby’s Nails (upstairs from the Body Shop at the intersection of Sierra Nevada Rd. and Laurel Mountain Rd.), sells all handmade, all original helmet ears as a side business.
When I spoke to her last week, she had just filled an order for 50 from Cole Sport in Park City.
Locally, her Feisty Furs are carried by Footloose Sports and the Mammoth Fun Shop. They are also available at her shop.
What was the inspiration for her idea? Burning Man. “I’ve attended Burning Man for 14 years … all these inspired ideas come out of Burning Man.”
Which is a bit of an exaggeration—Libby’s always had a creative streak. Before moving to Mammoth, she was in the stained glass business for 15 years in Burbank. After that, she made wooden outdoor Christmas displays.
Editor’s note: My wife just asked me what I was writing. And then, as wives are wont to do, had to interject.
“She’s very artistic,” says my wife. “She’s always just thinking up stuff. She’s done my nails … if you want plain nails, you don’t go to Libby. If you want something different and unique, you go to her. She sees the nail as a canvas and is very good at creating these little themes … She’s just very good at what she does.”
Libby’s husband Chris is currently the manager over at Angel’s Restaurant, and therefore, often works nights. “I can’t sit at the house at night and do nothing [while he’s working],” she says.
Of her Feisty Furs, which retail for $24, she adds, “They’re not just for children. Women like them because it makes them feel cute, fun. They’re not goofy.”
Libby also sells kitty tails as an accessory. “So they can see you coming and going.”