Hees Designs a Family Run Business
Plan with Confidence, Celebrate in Style
We have been a family run business for 37 years. Gigi Hees, my mother, has been a world traveler. She cruised the world ballroom dancing all the way. A brilliant woman who turned her love of Italy and Carnival into a business. In 1982 she started a masquerade mask business from her home in New Jersey. As the business expanded, I came on board to help. Every year we grew but I was hard to compete with China. The turning point for us was our decision to start hand decorating the masks at our warehouse. A mask maker came on to design and we were off and running. The original artisan we hired is still with us today. We have evolved into a worldwide business.
The main idea for our masquerade masks is to make a beautiful dress into a costume. Every year, like a fashion house, we create new original designs from our vast selection of fine Italian masks. The fun of finding new decorations, like the sparkling rhinestone brooches, inspires our artisans. The world always needs more sparkle. This year we are adding pearls. We don’t leave the men out. Handsome masquerade creations for the guys are designed with the same care.
Halloween too. All of our party masks aren’t pretty. We do scary, creepy, and edgy too. Hand-painted mask designs for Halloween are our “dark side” specialty. Spikes, studs and Steampunk designs add to the collection. We try to hard be on trend.
We love what we do. Our motto “Plan with Confidence, Celebrate in Style”. May every event you attend or host will be a success with our masks.
Sincerely yours from Hees Designs,