Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Baby Gifts Times Two!

This week, we are blogging about baby gifts and picking the perfect one for your loved ones and friends who are welcoming a baby into the world. While it can be overwhelming enough to pick a gift for one baby, imagine having to pick for parents of multiples! But it can be easy as pie with our tips below:

Baby gifts need not be expensive. The key is to stick to items that are practical and yet also unique that the twins will be able to use for a long time. One more thing to consider is that twins share everything! While it’s fun to have matching items for the darling pair, it’s also a good idea to get gifts that are unique for each baby.

Nursing Pillows
These will make feeding easier for the new mom, especially since she has two to feed!

Double Stroller
Going outdoors will be less stressful with a stroller that can hold two or more babies comfortably. There are adjustable strollers that fit smaller babies in the beginning, and can grow as they grow. This is a practical feature, but one that is much appreciated.

Personalized Stuff
For gifts that truly stand out from the rest, a personalized CD of nursery rhymes or lullabies, or picture frames bearing the names of the twins always make nice gifts.

Volunteer Babysitting
Having twins can be quite a handful, so if you have time to help take care of the little ones, we’re sure that will be greatly appreciated. Sometimes, there’s nothing better than the gift of time!

Hair Accessories
If she has twin girls, then you know she’s in for a lot of dressing up! It’s likely she’ll receive baby clothes as gifts, so why not gift some cute hair accessories instead? To promote individuality between the twins, choose hair accessories that don’t exactly match. For example, they can accessorize in the same style but in two different colors. Or they can wear two entirely different hair accessories altogether!

No Slippy’s® monogrammed clips and head wraps come with a letter of your choice! Have them monogrammed with the twins’ initials.

Joss Headband

With these hair accessories, the girls can still have something matching and yet uniquely their own! And you always know who is who!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Baby Gifts 101

There is nothing quite as momentous as the birth of a child, especially to a new mom! It is an experience that is both joyful and terrifying. If you have a friend or a loved one who is a first-time mom, we have a roundup of the best baby gifts to help ease her into the wonderful world of motherhood. This week, we’ll be blogging all about baby gifts!

Today, let’s start off with the most practical baby gifts for new moms.

During baby showers for new moms, the usual gifts are adorable baby clothes, cuddly stuffed toys and baby mobiles. While we are sure that the new moms appreciate these gifts, sometimes we tend to forget the more practical things that she’ll need.

Baby Monitor
To help busy moms keep track of every sigh, yawn, or cry, a good baby monitor will be a much-appreciated gift. With a baby monitor, she can still attend to other needs in the house as her baby sleeps.

Hair Accessories
If it’s a baby girl, among the most practical baby gifts are her very first hair accessories! Cute baby clothes are always fun to receive, but it’s that little bow or headband that can tie it all together. Plus it screams “I’m a Girl!” They’ll be no mistaking if she’s a girl when you adorn her with baby hair accessories! Wonderful gift ideas are No Slippy Hair Clippy® Baby’s First Hair Clips® and Baby’s First Bows® trio. There are 7 choices, and they each come with an adorable organza bag. This option makes gift giving easy and affordable!

It’s never too early for story time! One of my favorite gifts as a new mom were my first books for the family library, like the classic Doctor Seuss, Winnie the Pooh and Paddington Bear. Some of my fondest memories were reading bedtime stories, even when my kids were babies.

Books in general are a must for a new mom. One of my personal favorites was “What To Expect When You’re Expecting”. It’s about the whole experience of motherhood, and educating ourselves about this new chapter in our lives. Acquiring a nice reading collection is a must-have for families. Books are timeless heirlooms and wonderful gifts.

Nappy Needs
Gifts to ease diaper duty are always appreciated! A diaper disposal bin will help take care of those soiled diapers in a hygienic way. Or for a care-free day outdoors, find a cool diaper bag with lots of pockets to store those necessities when you’re on the go, like baby wipes, bottles, diapers, changing pads, you name it! There are endless options for diaper bag shopping, ones to fit any budget, and they make terrific gifts.

Baby Blanket
Another fabulous gift idea are baby blankets. Whether it’s a smaller receiving blanket or a full sized crib blanket, new parents truly appreciate blankets as a baby gift.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Head Over Heels for Headbands!

Now that the back-to-school season is in full swing, it’s the season to add splashes of color to your style. But don’t stop with your clothes—jazz up your hair accessories too!

This year, among the biggest trends to make a comeback are hair accessories. It seems that mainstream fashion has fallen head over heels in love with ultra feminine hair accessories, particularly headbands. What used to be good for the basic “Plain Jane” is now one of the hottest hair accessories of the season. And No Slippy Hair Clippy® has a range of headband styles to suit girls of all ages and stages!

Our lovely model is wearing our Tonya Headband in Brown! It's available in Pink too:

Headbands instantly add a dash of femininity and sophistication to a look. They come in such a wide range of styles that it’s easy to find one that perfectly complements your wardrobe—from frilly to edgy, from classic to modern, from dainty to flamboyant.

Headbands with simple but elegant designs are perfect for the classic attire. It may seem understated, but it clearly pulls everything together. Headbands with floral designs go hand in hand with outgoing, vivacious personalities. Flower headbands are among the most popular headband styles for babies, girls, and women, especially big bold flowers. That’s why No Slippy® offers a vast collection of flower headbands in lots of sizes.

Special occasions flash the green light to really dress up from head to toe. Just check out the red carpet, and see all the gorgeous hair styles and accessories! On such events, it works to be a little more flashy with fashion! Headbands embellished with sequins and rhinestones can give that sparkle to last throughout the night.

Here are some tips from on fun ways to wear headbands with romantic waves, a current favorite among young Hollywood:

Straight Hair
If you have straight hair, spritz on a wave-enhancing spray all over damp hair. Make several braids. Once dry, let loose and top with a dainty headband and you’re all set for a beautiful day.

Curly Hair
Relax your curls by applying a dime-size amount of serum while hair is dry. Go over two-inch sections of your hair with a large-barrel curling iron. Top with a chic headband and get ready to steal the show!

Wavy Hair
Scrunch a golf ball-size amount of a curl-defining mousse into damp hair. Dry with a diffuser. Then put on your favorite headband and get some heads turning.

Relaxed Hair
If you have had your hair relaxed, protect your strands by spritzing a heat-styling spray onto dry hair. Wrap one-inch sections of your hair around a one-inch-barrel curling iron. After 30 seconds, unwind the strands and then repeat until you have gone through the rest of your strands. Finish off with a fashionable headband.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Whatever it Takes to Save a Child- From Unicef 9/20/10

Our involvement with UNICEF began last January, with the crisis in Haiti. “Hair Clips for Haiti” is one way No Slippy Hair Clippy® continues to support this reputable charity, with a portion of proceeds from online sales going to this fund. When someone makes a purchase from No Slippy®, they are helping support UNICEF, and children all over the world.

Thank you for making the world prettier, one child at a time!

Annie Salyer
Chief Executive Officer
No Slippy Hair Clippy, Inc.

And now I'm sharing with you the latest newsletter that UNICEF sent to us:

Dear Annie,

We have exciting news to share today: child mortality rates have dropped from 24,000 preventable deaths per day to 22,000. We are now closer than ever before to the day when zero children die from preventable causes. Your commitment and support of UNICEF have made this progress possible. And it is only with sustained support that this number will continue to drop.

Historic flooding in Pakistan has proved to be one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent memory. Millions of children continue to rely on UNICEF's emergency operations. Read about UNICEF's work to get learning and recreation centers set up in all the temporary camps in the flood zone.

Finally, find out more about UNICEF's work to create child-friendly schools even in the midst of disaster.

Thank you for your commitment to the world's children!

Alisa Aydin
US Fund for UNICEF

If you would like to help, find out more on UNICEF's website.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bop Star Baby August 2010 Bulletin

Here's the latest news from our friends BopStarBaby, who send out lovely Celebrity Baby Baskets that include No Slippy Hair Clippy products!

It basically contains a roundup of all the features and celebrity sightings of baby brands like No Slippy Hair Clippy:

Good Gracious

We truly appreciate the celebrities who take the time to write personal thank-you notes for their BopStarBaby Celebrity Baby Baskets, including:
Journalist and author Laura Ling, who received a babyMakes3 basket from us in June.

CBS-TV's "The Early Show" correspondent Maggie Rodriguez, who received a BabyMakes3 basket from us in July.

Seen On The Scene

BopStarBaby puts products on all the right people. Here are a few recent sightings:
Actress Joyce Van Patten wears a No Slippy Hair Clippy Sage hair clip in Shocking Pink in Adam Sandler's latest film "Grown Ups" [click here to see the photo!]

Jessica Alba's daughter Honor Marie is named Best Dressed Celebrity Baby in
People (8/30/10), and one of the adorable shots included in the feature shows her wearing No Slippy Hair Clippy Parker bow in Shocking Pink.

Star Turns

The press pays attention to BopStarBaby participants. Here's what they've noticed lately:

Hudson's (August 2010) included No Slippy Hair Clippy's new product Clipettes in their "Industry News" column.

Pregnancy & Newborn (September 2010) featured No Slippy Hair Clippy no-slip hair clips in their "Tinseltown Tots" story.

No Slippy Hair Clippy's newest baby hair accessories were highlighted in
Toys and Games, an online publication for the Canadian toy industry. [click here to see the feature!]

We wish to express heartfelt thanks to Mary Leonore and the rest of the BopStarBaby team for keeping No Slippy Hair Clippy out there!

Monday, September 13, 2010

It’s Time for a Hair Repair!

Believe it or not, gorgeous locks are never too far out of reach. You just need to get your hair in good health and soon you’ll be flaunting shinier, healthier hair in no time… Flash back to “The Breck Girls!” But first things first: lose the bad hair habits!

Among the most common hair nightmares are frizz, breakage and damage. These problems do not just pop out of nowhere. The way we treat our hair is oftentimes the very cause of our bad-hair-days. Here are some suggestions to help break those bad hair-habits and get better results.

Problem: Too Much Heat
When your blow-dryer is too hot, it can literally burn the surface of your hair! This will cause frizz and breakage.

Solution: Cool Down
On the surface, it may seem fine, but if it is giving off too much heat, then it's likely that its motor is already more than three or four years old. We suggest an ionic model. These models break down the size of water droplets to cut down drying time and to prevent hair damage. It is also important to give your hair a break from heat-styling. During these breaks, you can easily add flair to your locks by styling it with colorful hair accessories.

Problem: Split Ends
When you check your hair and see split ends, do you get tempted to pull the split apart so that it’s not obvious? The next time you feel this temptation, flee from it! You are only extending the split and this may lead to fly-away strands.

Solution: Cut it Out
The best solution to split ends is to cut the ends. See your stylist for a trim of at least half an inch every six weeks. Then in between your trims, use a few drops of anti-frizz serum on your hair’s ends to temporarily fuse the splits. One of my favorites is Bio-silk. It works great, and smells wonderful!

Problem: Knots Landing
When you comb your hair, it’s likely that you start from the roots and work down to the tips. You inevitably move any knots farther down the strands and make them bigger. This puts more stress on your hair and leads to breakage.

Solution: Upside Down
When combing your hair, try beginning at your ends and then work your way up to the roots. The key is to detangle a few inches at a time. For those extra nasty knots, mist on a leave-in conditioner and then gently detangle it using the point of a teasing comb.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Jennifer Garner Loves Us!

We were thrilled to discover that actress Jennifer Garner and her beautiful daughter Violet love No Slippy Hair Clippy!

In this lovely mommy-and-me moment featured in Celebrity Baby Blog and People Magazine, we see Violet wearing our Abigail clippy!

The Abigail clippy is among our Pediped Hair Clips collection, which were designed to match Pediped's best-loved styles! There are 14 clips to choose from!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

$25 Gift Certificate Giveaway!

It's back-to-school season once again and it's time to give your little ones a fresh new look! Even a simple hair style will look fabulous when paired with fun hair accessories. So add to your collection today and make your princess the prettiest in class :)

Here's a chance for you to go on a No Slippy Hair Clippy shopping spree! Our friend Tiffany from Stuff Parents Need is giving away a $25 gift certificate! She also wrote a lovely review on our headbands and shared this adorable photo of her baby Darah!

Darah is wearing our Reagan headband in shocking pink!

To join, head on over to her blog HERE. Contest ends on September 15!

The best of luck to all of you!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Shampoo Smarter

The first step to healthy looking hair is to cleanse intelligently! No Slippy Hair Clippy shares these tips to gorgeous, healthy tresses.

Oftentimes, we take washing our hair for granted. It is such a normal part of our routine that we don’t really put much thought into it. However, did you know that a lazy wash can leave residue on your strands? This will leave your hair flat and lifeless. To get a healthy shine, try the following easy steps:

Soak up!
Make sure that your hair is thoroughly wet. With more water, you get more lather. This will help distribute the shampoo throughout the strands.

Before applying shampoo to your hair, rub it first between your palms. First massage at your nape and then spend time working it around your temples and hairline. These areas are often the oiliest and are unfortunately the ones that most people speed over. Afterwards, move on to other areas of your hair.

Happy Endings
Your hair produces its own natural oils. So it is no surprise that among the oiliest areas on your hair is at the root. When you wash your hair, it is likely that you concentrate on the roots, and that’s good. But don't ignore the ends! This is the oldest part of your hair and attracts the most dirt and product buildup. Pull up the ends of your hair and then massage with the rest of your tresses. Work into a lather for two to three minutes.

Bye Bye Bubbles
Rinse well! Lift your hair at the roots then tousle until the water runs clear and without bubbles. If any shampoo is left behind, your hair will look dull.

Repeat these four easy steps every other day. If your hair is oily or needs extra attention, you can do these daily. Add a little more pizzazz with hair accessories and then all that is left for you to do is to flaunt your healthy, bouncy locks!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Styling Tricks for Healthy Hair

Ever thought about the abuse our hair receives on a daily basis? It could be from strong shampoos and conditioners, harsh styling products, poor water quality, too much heat-styling, plus the sun and pollution once we go outside! The result? A bad-hair-day!

No Slippy Hair Clippy is on a mission to make the world prettier one girl at a time. So this week, it’s all about keeping hair healthy! To start things off, we are revealing the top styling tricks to make sure you have not just good-hair-days, but awesome hair days every day! These small but smart tricks are guaranteed to make a big difference in the health of your hair.

Detangle with care. Unknotting “bare” hair will only give you split ends or breakage. To make sure that the comb glides down your hair smoothly, apply leave-in conditioner or your usual styling product first.

Brush up. Not all hair brushes were created equal. The general rule is that the longer your hair is, the bigger the brush you need. Your hair brush’s bristles help distribute your hair’s natural oils and keep it lustrous from roots to tips. The type of brush that will work best for you will depend on the length of your hair. If you have shoulder-length or longer hair, round brushes are best. If you have shorter strands, go for a paddle.

Go easy on the heat. Your hair needs a vacation too! Limit blow-drying to twice a week only. Before switching on the heat, first wrap your wet hair in a towel for five minutes then air-dry for five minutes more. Doing these two things will not only minimize the damage from heat styling, it will also dramatically cut down your blow-drying time and help conserve electricity.

Change it up. Styling your hair into a ponytail all the time can cause breakage. Experiment on different hair styles. You don’t even have to go to extremes, simply put your ponytail a little higher or a little lower. Try a hair clip today and then a headband the next day. Remember, our hair clips are velvet lined, so they don’t break or damage hair. What’s important is that you avoid putting your hair accessories on the same spot all the time. This will help detour flatness and fly-away strands, and keep your hair healthy.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Do You Need a Hair Makeover?

How do you know when it’s already time to redo your hairdo? shares the top 10 signs that your tresses need some updating!

SIGN #1: Your hair has no volume.
It falls flat and no longer has body or movement, even after you’ve lovingly spent time to style it! This is a definite signs that you need a hair makeover, or at the very least, a trim.

SIGN #2: Your high school friends assure you that “you haven't changed a bit!”
Take it as a sign to do the exact opposite: change! If you can’t decide what cut you want, leaf through magazines and get inspired by the photos. Collect the images of the cuts you would consider. When you’re decided and ready, schedule a salon appointment and just go for it!

SIGN #3: Your highlights are more noticeable than your base color.
Your highlights may have become too heavy. Consider a single process to cover the streaks and lay off new highlights for at least three months.

SIGN #4: You're not receiving compliments on your hair anymore.
The easiest way to add instant pizzazz to ho-hum hair is by setting your strands in hot rollers for the softest, sexiest waves.

SIGN #5: Your hair and skin tone match.
Consider lowlights. Add deeper, warmer streaks using peroxide and ammonia-free color to give your look loads of dimension without damaging your hair.

SIGN #6: Your clothes have evolved; your hair hasn't.
When you update your clothing style, it’s the perfect time to update your hairdo as well. This way, your new look will literally work from head to toe!

SIGN #7: Two words: Brillo pad.
Marie Claire suggests that lopping off significant length may be the only way to eliminate dryness. But in the meantime, switch to a cream-based styler to add moisture to your hair, which will render it more supple and less apt to break.

SIGN #8: You pull your hair into a ponytail all the time.
Give your locks some shape by getting bangs or layers. These will make you more excited to wear your hair down.

SIGN #9: You spend more than 20 minutes styling your hair.
This may mean that your cut is not making the most of your texture. If you have curly hair, consider getting long layers. If you have straight locks, get a blunt bob to give it a boost.

SIGN #10: Your stylist could cut your hair with her eyes closed.
We hate to break it to you, but you may need new eyes looking at your hair and new hands giving it the pizzazz it needs!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

No More Confusions!

We absolutely love receiving letters from you! Just recently, Josie Nguyen sent us an email about how she and her little girl love No Slippy Hair Clippy. Plus, she attached a lovely photo of her daughter wearing our Tilly Butterfly clip!

To the wonderful people at No Slippy:

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for creating such a cute product line for our little daughters! You must hear this all the time but after having my daughter I was tired of being asked "oh! what's HIS name?" And it doesn't matter if your little girl is wearing all pink, people will still mistake the princess for a boy. But with a big pretty bow in her hair this is no longer any confusion.

Thank you again! Here is a photo of my little girl with one of your bows (she has MANY).


Thank you so much, Josie! We are so happy that you have trusted No Slippy Hair Clippy to be a part of your little girl's life :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hair Discipline 101 Part 2

A continuation of tips for how to get your hair to behave especially for this eventful back-to-school season!

Issue #3 Limp and Lifeless Hair

It’s hot and your hair shows it. It is important to note that you may need to swap your hair care products depending on the weather. When the hot seasons come in, you may have to say goodbye of your cold-weather regimen in favor of products that help your hair react better in the heat.

Solution: Go for hair products that are not oil-based or cream-based. These will only weigh your hair down and make it look even more limp and lifeless. Choose water-based volumizers to add the needed boost. You can also spritz on an anti-humidity hairspray at your roots and then blow-dry your hair into place.

If you're not so big on hair styling products, then make sure your shampoo and conditioner aren’t weighing your hair down. Avoid using too much shampoo; a little goes a long way. As for conditioners, limit use on the ponytail of your hair only. You scalp already produces natural oils and adding more oil might just weigh your hair down.

Issue #4 Highlight Problems

When you’re out in the sun too much, you may be over exposing your hair which can cause damage. If you have color-treated hair, the sun brings out unwanted warmth in your highlighted or lightened strands.

Solution: Use shampoos with blue or violet pigment to counteract yellow, red, and orange tones.

Issue #5 Green Hair!

No, this isn’t because you’re turning into the Hulk. It’s all thanks to all those trips to the pool last summer. Just as copper metal turns into a turquoise color from the oxidation process, chlorine reacts with the hard metals in the pool water and creates a similar effect. Your hair absorbs these metals and ends up giving your hair a greenish tinge.

Solution: Use a post-swim shampoo specially formulated to remove pool and hard-water buildup.