Monday, February 21, 2011

Red Carpet Hair Accessories Worthy of the Oscars

The Academy Awards Ceremony, also known as the Oscars, is one of the most glamorous events in the world.

Stunning actresses like Natalie Portman and Nicole Kidman will grace the event this year, and we’ll all spend hours watching them walk down the red carpet in dazzling designer dresses with picture-perfect hair.

Though we might only dream of wearing hundred-thousand-dollar gowns, we can still get a little bit of that same special Oscar glamour wearing the right hair accessories.

Best Actress nominee Michelle Williams (top image), for example, sports short platinum blond hair that would look fantastic in a headband or with clippettes ribbon prints. While the Blue Valentine star might choose a bejeweled ornament to go with her dress, your pixie cut toddler can look just as adorable in a glittering Kaitlin pinch clip or an elegant Alyssa bow (bottom image).

Best Supporting Actress nominee and True Grit breakout star Hailee Steinfeld (top image) is one of the youngest actresses ever in the running for an Oscar at only 14 years old, but she already exudes lady-like sophistication. She has long straight hair that she likes to tie in a neat ponytail, a style that your daughter can definitely pull off with a cute striped clipette or a slightly more whimsical Kaia clip (bottom image).

Who could forget Rubina Ali (above left), star of the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire? In 2009, she charmed millions around the world with her precious smile. Rubina attended the ceremonies wearing a headband that matched her periwinkle dress and ballet flats. The Mimi headband and Cory headband are great choices if you want to emulate this classic princess look.

No Slippy Hair Clippy offers hundreds of hair accessories, and makes dressing up  as enchanting as Hollywood's favorite night!  Can’t wait to watch the Oscars!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ask Annie!

Hannah from Memphis wrote:

Hi Annie :)

I’ve got a third birthday coming up in a couple of weeks for my 3 year old niece, Ashley. We’re both Pisces’ and share the same birthday, so I’d like to take her to see the aquarium exhibit at the zoo to celebrate. I also really want for both of us to look pretty and maybe take some photos we can cherish together when she’s older. Do you have any ideas?

Hannah, there are few things more fun at that age than a trip to the zoo, so I’m sure you’ll both have a wonderful time! Choosing the right hair accessories can be tricky, so I’m always happy to help.
I think your niece would look great in one of our Zahara Animal Clips! They’re super comfy, fit snugly, and look absolutely adorable. 

And for you, Hannah, I’d recommend our Seraphina light blue dolphin. Since you’re both Pisces’, coordinating sea creatures will look adorable!

Dolphins and sea turtles love to play together, so what a wonderful way to accessorize your hair and celebrate your special day with your niece! Whatever you decide, I hope you and your niece have a fantastic day, take lots of pictures!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Lovely Valentines Day!

Valentine’s Day is a day when couples celebrate their affection for each other, but why let them have all the fun?

Valentines day  is the perfect occasion to share the love by wearing hair accessories that would make Cupid himself fall in love. Here are a few classic choices from the award-winning No Slippy Hair Clippy line:

Head-Turning Tykes

For your babies and toddlers, a bright splash of Valentine red would look lovely. The Haley Mini Grosgrain Baby Bow® comes in the cutest shades of rose red and shocking pink, guaranteed to make heads turn!

The Ava Headband in red or hot pink is a popular pick because of its comfortable ruffle band and soft design that compliments baby’s dresses and toddler’s blouses. 

Cute and Cheeky Girls

If your young girl is craving a cute accessory, she will adore the Rachel pinch clip, which comes in four Valentine hues: maroon, pink, red and scarlet. The layered satin and velvet ribbons are sure to make her look pretty and feel confident at school card-giving festivities.

Hippy chic can also be adorable, as you’ll find out when your girl wears the Brenda Hearts “LOVE” clip in bubblegum pink. It’s the perfect accessory for that confident, spunky daughter who’s not afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve or, in this case, her hair.

Trendy and Pretty Ladies

Teenagers on the cusp of dating will look even prettier with the trendy Valentines Clipette™ that bears the XOXO sign-off popularized on the hit TV show Gossip Girl.

Now that everyone’s got their own hair accessories for Valentine’s Day, don’t forget about yourself, mom! Channel the halcyon days of your youth and sport a pretty Nikki Headband, whose flower with yellow center design looks great with long straight hair or shoulder-length curly hair.

Valentine’s Day is truly a special day when you and your children can show your love for each other. Wearing cute hair accessories just makes the celebrations all the more memorable.

Happy V-Day from No Slippy Hair Clippy!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ask Annie!

Malcolm from Arkansas wrote:

Dear Annie, My little princess is turning 13 next month! I’m a single dad so as you can imagine it’s sometimes tough to pick the right gifts for her (I’m constantly reminded about how uncool I am!). I love her to pieces but I can never seem to get it right, can you help? The problem is I really don’t have a clue what I want, but I’m really hoping you can point me in the right direction, she’s an amazing little woman, unique, intelligent, and she’s got a wonderfully quirky sense of humor. I just want something nice to remind her that her daddy loves her, help me be cool again!

Malcolm, that’s about the sweetest thing I ever read! Of course I’ll help you pick something out :)

I’m glad you told me a little about your daughter’s personality too, it makes choosing the right No Slippy Hair Clippy hair accessory just that little bit easier.

Let me tell you, nothing says “funny and quirky” like our Jayla Garden Critters, and at her age I’m sure she’ll get a kick out of the Pink Dragonfly - Priced at $9.95.

If she’s not into pink (you do know whether she likes pink or not, don’t you!?) then we also have them in a beautiful shade of Brown.

And something to remind her that daddy loves her? Look no further than our popular Suede Embroidered Hearts with Tails hair clips, these are great little gifts available as part of our Wendy line – also priced at $9.95. I personally recommend the Red, after all, you can’t go wrong with a classic color.

The soft suede and intricate gold patterns really pop and make this one look and feel quite special, just like your little princess, here’s to being cool again!