Nearly 10 years ago Bryan Price was looking for a business that could help to make a custom big head for a local sports event but there were no real options at the time. The best option was to either go to a Kinkos and make a bad version of a big head or to build a business that makes big heads. Being the problem solver and entrepreneur that he is, Bryan launched Build a Head in 2010.
Over the last decade, Price took Build a Head from a small startup to being the world’s leader in big head cutouts with a mission to help families and friends celebrate life’s most important occasions. In addition to head cutouts, Build a Head customers can choose from custom cardboard cutouts, keychains, or ornaments. Build a Head also offers stock cutouts of US Presidents, NFL players, USWNT soccer players, and much more.
In 2019, Build a Head also launched a pet focused brand in conjunction with My Magic Llama called PawprintsHQ.com. Pet families can now take their pets with them any time or any place with one of PawprintsHQ’s custom pet heads. As a part of the Build a Head family of sites, PawprintsHQ, launched in 2019 to help families express their love through life-sized prints of their pets that can be taken anywhere.
Between Build a Head and PawprintsHQ, millions of families have celebrated with their loved ones for high school graduations, football games, AYSO soccer games, and even commemorating the loss of a family pet. Getting started is simple. First you have to decide which size and type of large print you want. These can range from something as small as a keychain to a large wall print. The most popular option is the head on a stick which is an 18-inch head print made of cardstock accompanied with a stick that can be affixed to the back of the head for easy holding. Once you have selected the right print you just need to upload the photo that you want to use – the Build a Head team will crop the image to make it print ready. From there, you just have to pay for it and provide your shipping address. If you need the print sooner there are options for faster delivery or to include a special message on the back of the head print.
If you place your order early enough in the day, the Build a Head team will get it prepared and printed the same day so that it can be shipped out the very next day. Typically in the US, shipping takes anywhere from 2 to 5 business days.
10 years after Bryan Price went to a local sports event you can now have a professionally designed, high-quality, custom big head designed, printed, and delivered in as little as 48 hours. While that in and of itself is pretty awesome, what is most exciting is that you can let your loved ones know you love them and support them on their next big day.