Long TRASH TIES can be worn as a headbands and ponytail holders, or in place of bobby pins and clips to create an infinite variety of hairstyles. Some styles will work for everyone and some are well-suited to specific hair-lengths. Here are a few ideas to get your wheels turning.
Wrap a TRASH TIE around your head and secure with a gentle twist. The twist can be worn on top or your head or concealed at the back. Or wear several ties at once, as in the photo above. These make the best headbands, as the tie conforms to your head shape and size without binding.
If your hair is thick, try wrapping the full length of your TRASH TIE without folding it first. Then twist the two tie ends together to "lock" it in place.
I can't say how great this is for curly hair as well. You can put in a ponytail without frizzing out your curls (the way an elastic band does). A TRASH TIES ponytail is elegant and sophisticated.
Create a bun!
Hook the end of a TRASH TIE around your ponytail. Then wrap the tie down the length of your hair. If your hair is thick, your wraps will be spaced further apart. If your hair is fine, the wraps will be closer together. You'll want the tie to wrap most of the way down your hair. Leave about 4" of the tie unwrapped. This bit of tie will be used to secure the bun in place later on.
Now, fashion your hair into a bun. Wrap your hair into a bun in the same direction that the tie was wrapped. This will form a tidy, pretty bun.
Stitch the last bit of tie through the hair next to your head, as in the photo above, then fold the tie back on itself to "hook" the bun in place. Tuck the tie end under your hair to conceal. This will hold even the heaviest hair -- no bobby pins needed!
If your hair is layered, you can create a more edgy look as in the photo at the right.
For a modern braid, wrap a TRASH TIE around a portion of your hair. Gather more hair and then wrap again. Repeat until braid is complete.
Get creative and have fun!
Creating new hair-dos with long TRASH TIES can be a bit like sewing. And since a lot of you are visiting from my favorite playground, the craft and sewing world, perhaps this bit of insight alone will inspire some amazing new hair-dos. I often tie my hair up without any initial plan, wrapping, twisting and stitching my hair in place with a TRASH TIE or two until I've got something fun going on. You guys are a creative lot -- you're going to have a ton of fun with these!
• You can combine both lengths of TRASH TIES to create an expanded variety of hairstyles. Stay tuned at the TRASH TIES Blog and we'll show you some fun ways to go beyond what's included in the 16-Page Style Guide that comes in each box.
• Many hair styles may be created where TRASH TIES won't even show. To do so, select TRASH TIES that blend with your hair color. With long TRASH TIES, hair can be wrapped around the shaft of the tie, concealing it and giving you pliable tendrils to mold and shape into an elegant or playful style. (I promise to show some of these ideas on the blog!)
• With a drop of soap and a quick rinse, TRASH TIES are hand-washable.
• Use TRASH TIES to fasten fun bits and baubles to your hair-do, like ribbon or flowers.
• When it's time to let your hair down, un-fold your TRASH TIES instead of tugging them straight, to prevent kinks.
• With proper care, your TRASH TIES will see you through many good times!
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