Well–it’s Wednesday and we’re supposed to get a heckuva snow and ice storm starting tomorrow. Good thing I have a laptop and have plenty of stuff to write about!
Today’s topic is going to be your basic hair stuff since we covered the sparkly stuff yesterday. SO—we’re going to talk hair pins, bobby pins, snap clips, hair nets, hair elastics, donuts, and fake buns. We sell Bunheads products in our store, so we will mostly focus on their offerings. And once we figure out how to do a good YouTube video–we’ll do a spot featuring bun making One-Oh-One with these products.
Bunheads’ hair pins aren’t like the ones you get in the aisle of your favorite box mart. These sturdy and strong hairpins are simply fabulous! Bunheads claim that one of their pins typically replaces several “normal” pins seems to be true (haven’t heard anyone tell us otherwise). These pins are great for all types of hair and aren’t flimsy or easily bent. They do come pre-bent with a wave in the middle to help hold hair well. By far and above–our favorite and go-to hair item. They come in short (2″), medium (2.5″), and long lengths (3″) in blonde, brown, and black. The medium length works best across the board, with the smaller pins working great for shorter or very fine hair. The large pins work great if you have a lot of hair or it’s very thick. Speaking from experience–these pins work great on my 3 year old (and it usually only takes 3-4 pins to make a full bun with her). Retails for $7.30 per dozen (12 pins per tube).
Bunheads Bobby Pins
Bunheads makes bobby pins that also blend in with your hair and help with buns. Think of the hairpins as the major anchors for your bun, while the bobby pins are the minor (but still needed) anchors. These pins are great at subtly holding back bangs and strays without gel or hairspray. 25 pins per card, and available in blonde, light brown (which also works great for auburn and red hair since they’re definitely red toned), medium/dark brown, and black. $2.70 per card.
Bunheads Snap Clips
Snap Clips… oh the awesomeness of these! Now–snap clips are good for lots of things and definitely cross over with bobby pins here at holding back hair. Since they’re bigger–they can usually hold more hair back than a bobby pin, but they’re also more noticeable. Bunheads makes them in 4 colors if you need them to blend in with your hair (think gymnastics meets, dance competitions and performances, etc). However–if you just need them for every day use–here’s a hint–check out your local craft store or the craft aisle in your favorite big-box-mart. In the quilting and sewing area–you’ll want to look for either quilt clips or binding/hem clips. Usually you can get 30, un-coated (read: silver color) clips for about $5. Sometimes online you can find higher quantities. Anyways–clips usually measure about 1/2″ wide x 1 3/4″ long. Bunheads makes them in blonde, light brown (also with the reddish tone), medium brown, and black. Bunheads’ retail at $2.70 for a card of 6 clips.
Bunheads Hairnets Package
Bunheads also makes hairnets. These are like those old Goody brand ones that you used to be able to find everywhere (the 3 to a package, ultra fine, invisible nets that it seems no one carries now). Yes–these really do blend in with hair and help keep frizzies way down. There are 3 nets per package and yes–they do come in AUBURN!!! If in doubt on color–its best to go darker since your eyes don’t typically pick up as easily on darker colors than lighter ones. Blonde, Light Brown, Medium Brown, Dark Brown, Black, and Auburn are the color offerings here. One size net. Retails at $2.70 per package.
Bunheads Hair Elastics in Blonde
One thing that is absolutely, bar-none, essential for every dancer to have it a good supply of sturdy hair elastics. Ones that give, but not too much. Ones that stretch so they’re gentle on your hair, but not ones that remain stretched out. Oh–and no irritating fastener on them either. I must say–after using a single package of Bunheads’ elastics (for both me and my three year old), I’m really LOVING them. I used to have long hair and got it cut short last summer, and used to go through lots and lots of elastics. They’d only end up lasting me about a week. Until these. The Bunheads ones stretch but retain most of their original shape and size. They’re glued on the ends (no metal fastener) and are also dyed to match hair colors. Yup you guessed the color options–blonde, light brown (also with a red tone), medium brown, and black. They’re now my go-to elastics for both me and my daughter (and we’re STILL on the first package–6 months+ now of use)! $1.70 for 6 of them.
Bunheads Bun Builder
Ahhh…. donuts. Officially they’re called “Bun Builders”, but we all know them by either “donuts” or “sock buns”. These nylon mesh poofs help to add volume and uniformity to your bun. You make a pony tail, slip this over the end, pull the hair through, and arrange the hair around the builder (fastening with your preference of fasteners–elastics, pins, etc). Bunheads makes two sizes–a regular and a junior. The regular is about 3″(ish) in diameter, with the junior roughly a 1/2″ smaller. Only three color options here–blonde, brown, and black.
Bunheads Allegro Fake Bun
Finally–let’s talk fake buns. These are buns for those of us with short hair that need to wear a bun for a performance, quick change, etc. We don’t want no stinkin’ measly bun when everyone else has these glorious and beautifully made hair buns on stage!! That’s where the Bunheads Allegro bun steps in. Even better–it already comes “pre-netted” and contained. You just put it over your measly bun or ponytail and voila! Insta-bun! :-) Also only in three colors–blonde, brown, and black. But hey–$14 and instant problem solver!
If you’d like to purchase any of the products mentioned here—please visit us in our store or in our webstore here.
Please note—we do not always have in-stock items in all colors offered, but can easily order those that we do not have.
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