Friday, July 30, 2010

Hair Myths – Fact or Fiction?


1. Brush your hair 100 strokes each night
2.Trimming frequently allows hair to grow out faster.
3.Sleeping while your hair is wet will blind you.

So many myths, so little time! We’re attempting to get to the facts once and for all, with this compilation from Yahoo’s Shine Network.

Myth: Frequent trims make hair grow faster.
Fact: According to John Barrett, owner of the John Barrett Salon in New York City, "Hair grows a half-inch per month, whether you cut it or not." What a trim will do is eliminate split ends to make your hair look better.

Myth: Stress can make your hair fall out.
Fact: According to Gerome Litt, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, it is possible to lose a few more strands when you're extremely stressed out. He adds, “Other culprits are pregnancy or antibiotics. After a few weeks, it will almost certainly grow back.” But, if you must know, your hair is already falling out all the time (about 50 to 120 strands per day).

Myth: Switching shampoos can make hair look healthier.
Fact:
According to hair and scalp expert Philip Kingsley, “Hair can't tell the difference between brands or build up tolerance to any product. Your favorite shampoo will work the same every time you lather up, week after week, month after month.”

Myth:
If you pluck out one gray hair, two or three will sprout in its place.
Fact:
The truth is, it’s false! However, plucking out those gray strands is a bad habit. You can damage the roots, cause infection or leave a scar.

Myth: You can't make flat, fine hair look full of body.
Fact: You can instantly add life to straight hair with just five minutes with a set of large hot rollers.

Myth: Rinsing with ice-cold water after a shampoo will give you shinier hair.
Fact: Not so. It might help perk you up for the morning, though.

Myth:
Coloring your hair causes major damage.
Fact:
Today, the market is teeming with hair products that are gentle enough not to weaken your hair. But Kingsley advises, “It can't hurt to consult a professional stylist the first time you do anything permanent to your hair or scalp.”

Myth: You should brush your hair 100 strokes every day.
Fact: According to Kingsley, “Brush it only to style it, because brushing pulls hairs out of their follicles and possibly weakens individual strands.”

Myth: You can mend split ends with the right products.
Fact: Sorry, but once they're split, that's it. You’re left with cutting them off. According to celebrity stylist Jimmy Paul, you can make split ends less noticeable by applying a product containing silicone or beeswax to temporarily seal ends together.

Myth: To get really clean hair, you must lather, rinse, and repeat.
Fact: One thorough washing will do the trick!

Our lovely model, actress Ryan Newman, is wearing our Tallulah Clip. Check out more styles on www.hairclippy.com!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Top Hair Secrets from the Top Stylists

For a lot of women, good hair is their crowning glory. They want their hair to look fit for the queens that they are! The problem is, not every day is a good-hair-day. Some days you’re going to find yourself standing in front of the mirror trying to tame disobedient hair. On this topic, Reader’s Digest Magazine recently shared some hair tips from the top hair stylists in the industry today!

Prolong a Blow Dry
from "Today Show" stylist Jim Clinton

• Sleep with a scrunchie. Pull your hair up like the character Pebbles in Flintstones. Then just pull off and fluff the next morning.
• Prevent ridges in your hair by using satin pillowcases.
• When showering, cover your hair line by using a towel underneath your shower cap.
• After showering, hit the roots with your blow dryer.

Make Your Hair Color Last
from celebrity stylist Louis Licari

• Use shampoos and conditioners that are specifically formulated for color-treated hair.
• To cover roots in a pinch, use color mascara or a color stick.
• After getting your color treatment, do not wash your hair for 2 days to allow the dye to set.

Save Your Shampoo
from Madison Avenue’s Oscar Blandi

• If you have to or want to skip washing your hair, use new dry shampoos instead. Simply spray on your roots and brush through.
• No dry shampoo at hand? Use baby powder! But make sure you thoroughly brush the white powder into your hair.

And of course, what else can instantly jazz up your hair style more than fashionable, sophisticated hair accessories? No Slippy Hair Clippy has all the ages and stages of a girl in mind, so we have especially designed stylish hair clips and headbands to suit the taste of today’s modern teens and women!

Go ahead, have a look at our website www.hairclippy.com.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Hair Nightmare? Here We Come to Save the Day!

So… you’re having one of those days when your hair decides to rebel? This week, the No Slippy Style Train is ready to share some tricks of the trade for taming your tresses. And you don’t even have to break a sweat or spend a dime!

The first stop: quick fixes for the most common hair nightmares. No Slippy Hair Clippy says: A stylish hair accessory will not only enhance your overall look, it can also start a conversation!


Here are some more tips from Cosmopolitan.com:

When Your Hair Gets Entangled in a Round Brush:

* If you panic and tug; the knots only get tighter.

* Gently remove as much hair as you can with your fingers, and clip up the freed strands.

* Using a rattail comb, knitting needle, or any stick with a thin tip, dislodge the remaining hair bit by bit from the bristles.

When Your Dye Job Goes Awry

* See a professional colorist as soon as possible. This may be more complicated than normal coloring, so be prepared to pay more.

* If you can not set an appointment immediately, wear your hair curly. This will make the botched colors less noticeable.

When You Mess Up Trimming Your Bangs

* If you accidentally chop off too much on one side, it’s time to do a side sweep! Part your hair on the side where your bangs are the longest, then sweep them across your forehead.

* If you trimmed your bangs straight but too short, you can brush them against your forehead and place a scarf or headband at your hairline. This will nudge them down to a normal-looking length.

When You Get a Burn from Your Curling Iron

* Assess the burn. A first degree burn has redness but no blistering. A second degree burn has inflammation and mild blistering.

* If it looks like a first-degree burn, apply an antibiotic ointment twice a day to guard against infection. In the meantime, avoid sun exposure to prevent discoloration. If it looks like a second-degree burn, see a physician for a prescription topical antibiotic.

* Until it heals, don't use makeup on the burn. You can disguise it by leaving your locks loose and tousling them forward.

Our lovely model is wearing our Tonya Headband. Check out more styles on www.hairclippy.com!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Shakespeare's in Love with Us!

Well, not the great bard himself but Joseph Fiennes, the brilliant actor who plays Shakespeare in the film "Shakespeare in Love"! He and his lovely wife Maria sent Mary Leonore of Bop Star Baby a personal 'Thank You' note expressing how much they loved their baby basket. The couple mentioned No Slippy Hair Clippy, saying:

Dear Mary Leonore,

Thank you kindly for such a large array of gifts. Top of our vote was No Slippy hair clips-- sassy products (safe and durable)...




What can we say! We are overwhelmed and indeed very pleased that our products have once again exceeded expectations. Thank you so much for your kind words, Maria and Joseph Fiennes!

Bop Star Baby's latest bulletin also lists down other celebrity sightings and magazine features on No Slippy Hair Clippy. It was recently published on The Giggle Guide and we invite you to check it out!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

No Slippy Hair Clippy's New Styles Part 2

We gave you a preview of No Slippy Hair Clippy's newest offerings last time. But we're not quite done yet! We have more for you and your girls to enjoy.

Salena Monogram Button

No Slippy Hair Clippy® now has a great way to personalize any girl’s wardrobe! We’ve chosen the 15 most popular first initials - A, B, C, D, E, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, R, S, and T – and are monogramming them on fabric-covered buttons in two cute color schemes. These buttons will be available on the following new Salena hair clips:



Suggested retail price: $11.00

Clippys for Toddlers and Teens
In addition to the new 2010 styles for babies, No Slippy Hair Clippy® is introducing new clips for toddlers, girls and teens!

For toddlers/girls, the new clips are:

Valerie
3" layered two-tone fashion bows
available in 4 styles


Alisha
felt bunny clips
available in 3 colors



Makayla
pillow animal clips
available in 3 styles


Caroline
felt pillow heart clips
available in 4 styles


Ariel
bright fish clips
available in 3 colors


Suggested retail price: $8.00 - $11.00

For teens and women, the new styles are:

Belinda
mod flower clips



Wendy
suede embroidered heart clips


Tara

suede and sequin larger flower clips


Meredith

sequin butterfly clips

Suggested retail price: $10.00 - $11.00

All of these adorable new items from No Slippy Hair Clippy® are available at our website www.hairclippy.com.

Monday, July 19, 2010

No Slippy Hair Clippy's Newest Styles

Here at No Slippy Hair Clippy, we like to keep things fresh and fun. So we are always coming up with new styles to tickle your little girls' fancies.

Mini Baby Hair Clips
We’re really excited about our wonderful new mini baby hair clip that’s just 1 ¼" long and featured in five new style assortments. About ½" shorter than our standard alligator hair clip, it’s the perfect size for those moms who want smaller hair clips for their daughters. Incorporating the very same patented hair clip lined with Swiss velvet we’ve always used for a soft, truly secure hold, the mini baby hair clip is featured in five new styles for 2010:
available in 5 colors

Haley Grosgrain Bows (Dark Brown)
available in 14 colors


Mila Baby Animals Clip
available in 6 styles

Laney Princess Party Ceramic Clip
available in 4 styles


Suggested retail price: $7.00-$9.00

Baby’s First Hair Clips® and Baby’s First Bows® 3-packs
These will include best-selling colors of several new tiny grosgrain bows, and 2-packs will offer fashion assortments. Pre-packaged in organza gift bags, these mini baby hair clips are excellent baby gifts. Here are just two of our loveliest gift packs:

Basic Fashion Gift Pack
includes Shayla Pink Ribbed Organza Bow, Audrey White Organza Baby Bow with Tails and Devyn three small scrunch flowers with leaves


Pretty in Pink Gift Pack
includes Shayla Pink Ribbed Organza Bow, Audrey Pink Organza Bow and Devyn three small pink flowers


Suggested retail price: $21.00 -$25.00

Clipholders
Here’s a terrific new item from No Slippy Hair Clippy®: adorable hand-made Hair Clipholders! Perfect for any girl’s room, these unique designs are ideal for collecting and displaying all her favorite No Slippy Hair Clippy® accessories. The two styles are:





Suggested retail price: $26.00

We've got more in store for you! Watch out for the second part of our latest styles!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Suffering from Parental Burnout? Here’s How to Cope



Parenting is arguably one of the toughest jobs in the world. In most jobs, once you spot the signs of burnout, you know that it's time to re-evaluate whether or not the job is right for you. Obviously, with parenting, that is not an option!

Don’t worry, you are not alone. Parental burnout is actually common. Working all day and then coming home to keep the house organized AND tending to your children’s needs is a lot of work. Just like anything that you devote your best efforts to, it can make you feel overwhelmed and stressed out. In fact, most of the signs of parental burnout are similar to those of any other job burnout. Daniel Buccino, a director of the Baltimore Psychotherapy Institute, agrees that it's probably the hardest job you'll ever have.

According to Robin F. Goodman, PhD., Director of the A Caring Hand, Billy Esposito Foundation Bereavement Center, parental burnout is often linked to the desire to be a good parent. But if you are in chronic stress, it will make it increasingly difficult to be the best parent that you can be.

It is a common dilemma, but it doesn't have to be the norm for you. Here are some tips to help you address parental burnout:

Pacing is key. View parenting as a marathon, not a sprint. You need to pace yourself. Not everything has to be done all at once.

Find a support group. It's not always easy to admit that we need help but for the sake of your sanity, it’s okay to call on family and friends for support.

Realistic expectations. Keep the expectations of yourself as a parent, and those of your children reasonable and manageable.

Don’t compare. Don’t aspire to be somebody you’re not. It’s very unlikely that your neighbor is Super Mom is real life.

“Me” Time. Believe it or not, you do need that vacation. It’s actually good for your over-all well-being when you take a break every now and then. If you really cannot afford to go anywhere, then at least make sure to take a few minutes or a few hours of rest each day.

Distractions. Especially for parents of little ones, sometimes a little time out helps. If your daughter loves to play dress-up, then you can get her some fancy hair accessories to style her hair with so she can pretend to be a princess. If your active boy fantasizes about riding a spaceship, then you can get him toy space shuttles for him to play with. When the little ones are occupied with something, it gives you a little freedom to relax.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How Are You Spending Your Time?



In today’s busy world, it’s hard enough to find time for the tasks that we have to do. And if we hardly have enough time for the things that must be done, how much less time do we have for the things we’d like to do? In the middle of all the hustle and bustle, are you sure that you are spending your time on things that truly matter?

Time with Your Children
Spending time with your children is one of the most important things you can do. According to the Office of National Drug Control Strategy, strong ties formed between children and their families make them least likely to develop drug problems.

Spend Quality Time
Assure your children that they can count on your time with them. Try to set aside particular times when you can give your full attention to them, with no distractions. Younger children need more time, but older children need regular time with you as well.

Three Kinds of Time
According to education.com, here are the three kinds of time that you can spend with your kids:

One-on-one time: Just you and your child talking, shopping, cooking, going to the playground or the park, watching TV, reading aloud, or playing a game
Family time: The whole family eating a meal, cleaning the house or car, hiking, making plans, reading aloud, cooking, going to a movie, or playing a game
Community time: Family, or you and your child, attending neighborhood or sports events

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Perfect Cut: Rules of Hair to Live By


When it comes to style, there are no hard and fast rules. The same holds true for your hair. While there are specific haircuts that complement particular face shapes, sometimes taking risks and trying something new pay off!

Gad Cohen, who has styled for fashion magazines like Vogue, Marie Claire and Elle, shared a few "Rules of Hair" to live by in an interview at Parents Connect.

* Have a great cut four times a year.

* Curly, wavy, or coarse hair needs more conditioning than other types.

* For curly hair, shampoo less frequently but wet hair daily to rinse and add a leave-on conditioner to maintain control.

* For fine hair, only condition the ends.

* For flat hair, you should use a product that pumps up your hair. I like Prograine (from the makers of Rogaine).

* Let your color enhance, not detract from, your face.

* Color coordinate. When dyeing your hair, don't go too far out of range from your natural hue.

* Always get highlights done at a salon if you can (a professional single process will look better than anything out of a box.)

Model is wearing No Slippy Hair Clippy's Ramie Clip. Photographed by Amanda Elkins.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Questions Before the Cut


We have all been through it before: we step into a salon, get a shiny new hair style, and then we go home. And the next morning, no matter how we style our hair, we can't seem to replicate that fresh-from-the-salon-look. Or worse, we realize that the cut doesn't complement our face shapes or is too high-maintenance that it doesn't fit our lifestyles.

According to Harry Josh, International Creative Consultant for John Frieda, your hairdresser is a goldmine of hair info and you're cheating yourself if you don't grill him/her for styling tips!

So what exactly should you be asking? Here are a few suggestions from Yahoo's Shine! network.

Before the cut:
1. Will this work with my hair type?
2. Will this flatter my face shape?
3. (If you're coloring your hair) Will this work with my skin tone?

During the cut:
4. What shampoo and conditioner do you recommend?
5.
How often should I wash my hair?
6.
Should I use conditioner at all? Just on my ends?

After the cut:
7. What styling products should I use?
8. How much of them should I use?
9. Where should I apply them (roots, ends, all over)?
10. When should I apply them (right after I shower, once hair is somewhat dry)?
11.
What styling tools should I use?
12.
How should I use them? (Ask her to walk you through the styling processes step-by-step.)
13.
What are some other ways I can style this cut? Any tricks for days I'm feeling lazy?

Now that's a more productive way of spending time while in the salon! Then maybe you can continue with the celebrity gossip afterwards :)

Model is wearing No Slippy Hair Clippy's Wendy Clip. Photographed by Amanda Elkins.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

No Slippy Hair Clippy's Road to Success


No Slippy Hair Clippy's very own Annie Salyer was featured recently by The Giggle Guide. According to her, she has had several interviews over the years but this one has captured the spirit of No Slippy Hair Clippy as a company, from where it began to where it is going. Here's an excerpt from the insightful write-up:

No Slippy Hair Clippy Has a Firm Grip on Success
By Shannon Allen

As the owner of No Slippy Hair Clippy ®, Annie Salyer is immersed in all things girly — bows, ribbons, flowers, barrettes, and fabric. But this mother of two boys isn’t complaining. “Honestly, I think most girls love hair accessories,” she says. “I grew up with four sisters, and we were always putting clips, ribbons and bows in our hair. I definitely have more of a passion now, especially after serving as the sole Hair Clippy designer the past six years.”

It's a Girl!
The company’s first and signature “no-slip hair clip” was invented out of sheer frustration 10 years ago when a mom with a nearly bald baby girl fashioned a cute hair clip that would stay securely in place. “For generations, baby girls have been mistaken for boys,” Salyer says. “That is until No Slippy Hair Clippy came along! Before we opened in 2001, you couldn’t find a hair accessory created specifically to stay in baby-fine hair. Today, there’s no reason a baby girl need be mistaken for a boy — our beautiful and versatile products definitely solve this problem!”

Fashion that Attracts, Minus the Magnet
No Slippy’s unique hair clips were originally designed with a magnet that enhanced the hold. Today, the product incorporates Swiss velvet, wrapped completely around 1 3/4-inch pinch alligator clips, 2 1/4-inch French barrettes and 1 1/4-inch mini baby clips to provide as snug and secure a grip as a magnet.

All of the hair accessories are handcrafted in the United States, using non-toxic glues and adhesives and CPSIA-certified trims that are sourced from all over the world. “Today’s clip version is sleek, lighter weight and so soft, you hardly know it’s there,” Salyer notes. The bows are made with grosgrain, organza and velvet ribbon, and the novelty clips feature adorable appliqu├ęs. An organic cotton head wrap, with big flowers and butterflies, adds a “go green” touch to the product line. “It’s a wonderful band that is super soft and stretchy, and I have not seen anything like it in the marketplace,” Salyer reports.

Read the complete article on The Giggle Guide!

Model is wearing No Slippy Hair Clippy's newest line of mini-clips, Clipettes. Photographed by Amanda Elkins.

Monday, July 5, 2010

No Slippy Hair Clippy Thanks You!


No Slippy Hair Clippy has been receiving so much press lately, in magazine features and blogs. As our way of saying thanks for the overwhelming support, we have decided to give away gift certificates and discounts so you can continue to enjoy the first and finest non-slip hair accessories in the market.

We have another one hosted by Debbie of MomShopaholic: get a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to splurge on all your favorite No Slippy Hair Clippy accessories. Or, if you want to shop right now, get the discount code to get 15% off your purchase!

Along with these, Debbie also wrote a lovely review of our products, in case you were wondering what it is that sets No Slippy Hair Clippy apart from the rest. Here's an excerpt of her review:

"Their hair clips are quite unique and beautiful, with a patent pending. Originally designed with a magnet to enhance the hold, they now use a more expensive Plush Swiss Velvet wrapped completely around the metal clip, to provide an identical snug, secure grip. It’s now lighter weight, and so soft that she won’t even know it’s there! Their clips won’t hurt if she pulls them out, either, and because they use the highest quality clips available, they don’t bend easily, like others do."

Visit her blog here and join now!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Bye Bye Clippy

We all know the old saying that the only thing that is constant in this world is change. And here at No Slippy Hair Clippy, we always welcome change!

But don't worry, we are not going anywhere and our non-slip hair clips are here to stay. We just had to let go of a few designs to make room for new adorable ones that we hope you will love as well.

Before we say bye bye to these clippys, you can still check them out and grab them before they're gone :)

Camryn - 3 styles
(Shocking Pink - Heart)



Betsy
Cherries




Jeanie
Denim Dragonfly





More Retired Styles in our website!

Cheerios,
Rach