Saturday, May 28, 2011

Prepare Her Summer Hair

With school coming to a close soon and the summer holidays just over the horizon, how about treating your lovely daughter to a sun-kissed makeover?

Soon she’ll be trading boring school wear for bright flip-flops, wide rimmed aviators, cute swimwear, and breezy sun dresses to make the most of the warm weather. It’s the time of year for hanging out at the mall, window shopping, and sharing ice cream and the odd bit of gossip with friends.

Needless to say, layers are out in the sweltering heat, a light, airy look with minimal accessories helps accentuate that fun, lighthearted look.

I tracked down three popular summer hair styles perfect for her warm weather wardrobe, all of them flattering, trendy, and embellished by lovely No Slippy Hair Clippy® hair accessories. Let me know how many compliments she gets!

Deep Side Part

Show off your daughter’s great bone structure and flawless skin with a deep side part. You can tuck the Fiona clipette™ bow  into the extended side of the deep part, and soften up the look even more with curled ends or a braided lock.

Beach Waves

Wavy surfer-like locks are all the rage during summer; your daughter can rock this look and keep things tidy with strategically placed hair clips.

The Daphne hair clip (shown above right) and our range of other flower-themed clips all add a vibrant pop to the typical wavy look, their bold and bright designs still in keeping with this season’s most popular colors.

Cool Casual Clipped

For those lazy afternoons spent reading books at the patio or biking along the neighborhood trails, the casual clipped hairstyle lends cool comfort and an easygoing vibe.

To get the look, gather stray locks around the back neatly with a Belinda flower clip, creating a softer alternative to a pulled-back ponytail. These leather daisy clips come in six mod-inspired colors, including sunflower (above) that adds a wonderful highlight to darker brunette and brown-blonde hair.

Just keep the basics of summer hair in mind – fun, easy and cool – and you won’t go wrong. Have fun!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Selecting a Playtime Outfit

Taking your daughter to the park or playground for playtime? Don’t let her wear just any cute dress and slippers. It’s important that you choose comfortable yet still stylish clothes that she can move in.
Basically, there are three essential items to include in your daughter’s playtime outfit.

Secure and soft-padded shoes. Choose footwear that has secure straps and laces. Shoes with a layer of plush padding are also recommended to reduce foot strain. Avoid slippers and other loose footwear as these tend to slip off and go missing

Covered and stretchy, not bulky! Bulky clothes tend to snag or get caught, also, since the weather’s warm and sunny you can go with dresses, tops and bottoms made of light and flexible fabrics. Cover up her knees and elbows with stretchy undershirts and leggings for the more physical activities.

No Slippy Hair accessories! There’s no helping it, your daughter’s hair will be at its most active during playtime. Jumping, running, sliding, skipping and hopping is a nightmare test for ordinary clips, but then, No Slippy hair clips and headbands aren’t ordinary, are they!

Our patent-pending designs designed specifically to keep your daughter’s locks in place no matter how active she gets. Here are a few lovely clip ideas from our store.

No matter how excited she gets, our cutest clippettes™ stay right where you clip them, gently keeping her hair in perfect place. What’s wonderful about the Jordan clippette™ bow (above right) and the Argyle print clippette™  (above left) is that they look just as adorable when paired with a playtime outfit and add a wonderful sense of quiet playfulness when paired with something more formal.

No Slippy headbands are also a playtime favorite because of their snug fit and beautiful designs that add spice to even a simple tees-pants and sneakers combination. The Reagan headband (above) is one of our most elaborate and popular styles, with its multi-layer flower and precious beads which shimmer in the sunlight.

So now you’re all set for a wonderful time in the park - shoes, clothes and accessories are all ready to, just don’t forget a camera to capture those memories!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kick It Up for Kung Fu Panda 2

Po and the gang are back for another crazy adventure in Kung Fu Panda 2, which continues the story of a panda training to become a martial arts master.

Jack Black, Angelina Jolie and Jackie Chan all return as the voices of the animal characters we fell in love with in the first movie, and the second looks like it’s shaping up to be the perfect family matinee!

You can add a touch of whimsy to your girl’s day out by dressing her up in fun, animal themed clips from the No Slippy Hair Clippy® line! 

Go Bananas

Monkey is the first of the Furious Five to befriend Po, and in this sequel he helps stop a threat that could spell the end of kung-fu as we know it. Monkey can be fearsome in battle, but during training he’s a bit of a joker and a banana peel powered prank is never far behind.

The Zahara monkey clip is a perfect tribute to Monkey. It has an extra strong grip that beats plain old scrunchie functionality; it’s also blessed with the gift of fun, with an adorable chimpanzee design in a stitched felt appliqué.

Flaunt Those Feathers

Mr. Ping – a goose – is the father of our giant panda hero… why bother asking questions? It’s all part of the fantasy, and besides, he’s a good father and loves Po very much!

Shower the same affection on your daughter by dressing her up a pair of perky Zahara chick clips. These incorporate our trusted no-slip design, found in all No Slippy Hair Clippy® clips, meaning you don’t ever have to worry about slips and discomfort.

There are dozens of other animal clips for you to choose from to take to the Panda party, like bunnies, sheep, cows, frogs, and even penguins. We’ve also got two brand new animal print Tatum bows (below, in zebra and leopard print) that are just perfect for the occasion. Watch out for them at the store soon!

Have a look and choose a clip, but more than anything else, remember to have fun at the movies!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Flowers Fit for Clipping

With peak blooming season occurring right around this time of the year, May is often called the Flower Month. Look around – gardens and fields are bursting with spring colors as buds mature into full-fledged blossoms.

Who says there’s no time to stop and smell the roses? Perhaps even pop a flower in your daughter’s hair to act as a highlight!

Well, maybe not… real flowers attract bees and other stinging insects, are hard to keep in place, and wilt in no time! Fear not, we’ve got just the answer!

The Lindsey flower radiates all the natural beauty of a magnolia, but adds just a bit more glitz and glamour. This radiant two-inch flower shows off a sprinkling of sequins, and each petal is shaded in dual-color tones. The design sits securely on a no-slip pinch clip easily attached or removed, with absolutely no need for fiddly readjustment during the day.

Looking for something more artsy for the little one? Then you might want to go with a hair clip like the Nahla polka dot flower. Beautiful stitching replicates the look of a handmade crafts project, with its splotches of candy-colored dots and a cute sewn-on button.

For the girl who loves her sparkles, the Alexis mod flower never disappoints. Two flowers in complementing shades make up its body, with a bright pink five-petal beauty sitting atop a deeper purple base. The Alexis style offers three more color options including the lovely shade of lavender seen above.

It won’t be long before springtime comes to a close, but with these No Slippy Hair Clippy® flowers in your daughter’s wardrobe, she can sport a spring powered look all year long!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Making Mother-and-Me Memories

Continuing our week-long celebration of Mother’s Day!

All moms know that as much as you might wish it, you just can’t stop your baby girl from growing up quickly!

Soon, it’ll be Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus ruling her fashion sense, but for now you still get to choose what she wears, from head to toe, so let’s make the most of it!

Coordinating accessories is one of the cutest ways you can show to the world that you and your daughter share a special bond, just remember that you don’t always have to wear matching outfits and accessories to look adorable together.

For inspiration, just have a look at a couple of wonderful pairings to be had when you mix and match No Slippy Hair Clippy® hair accessories.

Choosing the right accessories for mom and baby is all about finding the right tone. In this beautiful picture, flowers are abloom with our doting mom wearing the lively Kaia flower, a multi-petaled lily filled with sparkly gemstones at the center. Meanwhile, her daughter sports the Grace headband in soft pink bloom and pearl. The double ruffle organza material wraps comfortably on the little one and beautifully compliments the floral print sundress and her mom’s accessory of choice.

This second mother-daughter picture should be familiar to those of you who visit our website regularly, it’s casual clip fun with our young mom flaunting the intricately designed Michelle flower, trimmed with sequins and studded with a brilliant central jewel. Her daughter boasts a shiny clip of her own – the Felicia butterfly clip available in chromatic shades of shocking pink (seen above), lime, and navy. The colors contrast beautifully and really bring the picture alive, don’t you agree?

Hundreds of other picture-perfect themes await you at the No Slippy Hair Clippy® store. Check them out and start making your own timeless, mother-and-me memories.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Pretty in Polka Dot

Themed parties can range from the more traditional Dress in Pink variety to the more exotic African Safari, now you can hit the sweet spot between these two extremes with the quirky, classic Polka Dot theme party!

Easy to organize and decidedly fun, the Polka Dot theme party is making a comeback after first exploding in popularity in 2006. This time around, the focus is less on polka dot pencil skirts and scarves and more on eye-catching accessories.

Invest in a few choice hair pieces from No Slippy Hair Clippy® and your little girl will surely be the prettiest of the polka dot princesses this year.

The Dottie baby bow gives off an irresistible charm, with polka dots all over, covering even the bold bow knot center. It comes in a variety of two-toned colors and can be worn as a single accessory near the temple, clipping the bangs neatly to the side to better frame that cute little face, or you can use them in pairs to adorn pigtails and other similar styles.

The slightly asymmetrical Mimi baby bow shares similarities with the Dottie design, but offers a softer, more butterfly-like bow shape. The center knot is thinner and scrunched tighter, highlighted in an identical color to the polka dots covering its surface. The Mimi baby bow looks great on braids and long ponytails.

The Mimi headband does wonders for short bobs and shoulder-length locks, adding a dash of spice and joyous fun to the occasion. The grosgrain band is soft to the touch and won’t snag your daughter’s hair, and is comfortable enough to be worn all day with absolutely no hassle.

For a completely different look, the Clipettes Prints - Dots™ collection is sure to dazzle with its bright color palettes. Each clipette pairs two shades of pink dots against a background of lime or turquoise, throwing the dots into brilliant contrast. The different colored accents also give your daughter more choices when planning a coordinated party ensemble.

Now you have the tools, so be sure to have a blast with your Polka Dot party!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Post-Mother’s Day Pampering

Rise and shine, moms, we’ve got a wonderful day ahead!

Mother’s Day has come and gone and our families showered us with all kinds of favors and gifts. The kids cooked our favorite pancakes and our husbands did all the chores while we spent an extra hour in bed. Ah, if only it was Mother’s Day everyday!

After all the celebration, remember that you still owe yourself a big hug, and deserve a personal treat to mark the special day. Here are some activities perfect for a post-Mother’s Day pampering:

Spa treatment. When was the last time you took some time out and visited a really nice spa? Melt away your worries for a refreshed, glowing look.

Salon trip. Mother’s Day is so busy, you may not have had time to get your hair done. Now’s the time to swing by the salon. Have a quick trim, refresh your highlights, and get your nails done too!

Online shopping. Shoes, jewelry and cute hair accessories you’ve been eyeing for the past year are just a click away. The No Slippy Hair Clippy store has a great selection of trendy and classic styles for any hair type.

If you have long hair that you like to tie in a bun or ponytail, then decorate it with a delicate Ryan flower (left) whose soft silk organza lends your locks a floral feminine touch.

If you have beautiful bangs, accentuate them with a Tonya headband (center) and be confident that even a cool spring wind won’t mess up your hair thanks to the patented No Slip design.

And if you have wavy or curly hair, the Meredith clip (right)offers a touch of spring glamour.

You might also be looking for thank-you gifts for the adorable daughter who made this Mother’s Day extra memorable. Browse through our dozens of girl bows and clips to find the one perfect memento she’ll wear and remember forever.

Go on, indulge. Extend Mother’s Day by a whole week, you deserve it!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Colorful Choices for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo ranks among the liveliest and most colorful holidays in the United States. Banners in bold hues line the streets, while festival performers dress up in ruffled dresses and ponchos as they dance to live mariachi music.

If you and your daughter plan to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, you’ll need equally festive hair accessories to match the spirit of the holiday. Here are some No Slippy Hair Clippy choices in striking colors and floral designs, but still chic enough for everyday use.

Bulky sombreros might look dashing on the boys, but for your daughter how about some beautiful sequined flowers? The Layla flower is a two-toned marvel with an acrylic gemstone center and adorned felt petals. It will surely look dazzling when worn with a traditional Mexican dress or a simple embroidered blouse.

Hair clips are also a great choice for Cinco de Mayo, especially if your daughter likes to dance. The Sage clip has a no-slip design that keeps hair in place at all times.The sunflower shape is made from long, soft petals and has a beaded center – definitely a showstopper fit for your stylish girl.

There are dozens of other choices available at the No Slippy Hair Clippy store, so take your pick and go loco with color this Cinco de Mayo!