Hair Jewelry Hair Accessories Frequently Asked Questions
Need some help to pick the best type and size of Hair Jewelry for your hair length and type or for a gift?
Read on for some suggestions and answers to many of our frequently asked questions......
Did you know that Hair sticks, Hair Pins, and Combs can be worn as a decorative additions and don't have to be used to hold hair in place? You can slide them into a French twist or braids as a stylish accent or even secure a bun or ponytail with a neutral holder first and then add them as a fun decorative element! The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
Hair Sticks - One of the most versatile hair accessories we offer. Can be used as a decorative accent or to anchor your hair in place for French Twists, Buns, Partial Buns, Chignons, tucks and many more styles. The majority of our customers will find that our standard length hair sticks will work well for them, but those with extremely long or extra thick hair might need the longer sizes. Not sure what will be the best length for you? Try experimenting with a set of pencils (lightly sanded and blunted to prevent hair damage) in different lengths to give you an idea of the best size for you. Keep in mind the decorative and jeweled toppers will add additional length that won't affect the "functional length" or amount of hair stick actually holding your hair.
One Hair Stick or two? If you are a seasoned hair stick expert and can easily hold you hair securely with one stick than one would probably suffice for you. However, for most people (especially if you are new to hairsticks) I generally recommend two hair sticks to give a firmer hold for your favorite hair styles. I regularly have customers order one hair stick and then come back for the second shortly after they receive it - the best match for a pair is always in purchasing them together as wood grains and colors can vary quite a bit from piece to piece - you'll also save on shipping that way.
Hair Pins - Our hair pins can be used in much the same way as our hair sticks - to hold French Twists, Buns, Partial Buns, Chignons, tucks and many more styles. For the best hold, insert Hair Pins, Combs and Sticks using a stitching motion - down toward the scalp up and down again until you have worked the pin across the entire hair style. The more you "stitch" the pin, the better hold you will achieve!
One Hair Pin or two? - Many customers are able to obtain a secure hold with just one hair pin, but those with extra long or extremely thick hair may benefit from a second pin for added hold.
We offer 4 Different sizes of Hair Combs:
3 Prong Hair Combs - Our Three Prong Combs can be used in much the same way as our hair pins and sticks. The extra prongs often offer a bit firmer hold for finer hair types or some added hold for harder to secure hair styles. They are longer and more narrow than our Four Prong Combs.
4 Prong Hair combs - Our Four Prong Combs can be used in much the same way as our hair pins and sticks. The extra prongs often offer a bit firmer hold for finer hair types or some added hold for harder to secure hair styles. They are wider and shorter than our Three Prong Combs.
5 Prong Hair Combs - Typically used to hold a French Twist or as a decorative finishing touch to an already secured Hairstyle. They are a bit longer and narrower than our 6 prong Hair Combs
6 Prong Hair Combs - Typically used to hold a French Twist or as a decorative finishing touch to an already secured Hairstyle. They are a bit shorter but wider than our 5 prong Hair Combs
We offer 4 different sizes of Barrettes / Hair clips
and a Ponytail style hair clip
Small (barrette size approx. 2 1/2") - Good barrette for use in fine hair, children's hair, or to pull back a section of fine hair.
Medium (barrette size approx. 3") - Good barrette to pull back a section of normal thickness hair or all of your finer hair.
Large (barrette size approx. 3 3/4") - The most commonly used barrette size. Will work well for most hair types.
Extra Large (barrette size approx. 4 1/4") - Best barrette for use in lots of thick or extra long hair. In Many years of selling barrettes I have yet to find anyone with too much hair or too thick of hair for my large barrettes clips
Ponytail (barrette size approx. 2 3/4" x 1 1/2")- A self adjusting clip that will hold hair in a round ponytail without flattening it out as do standard style barrette clips. The self adjusting clips allows it to work with most hair types.
Much easier to use than most people think (there's a trick to getting them to stay in tightly), our line of wooden hair sticks, hairpins, and haircombs can be worn in a number of hairstyles and updos including buns, French twists, knots, chignons and many others. My line of hair Sticks, hair pins, and hair combs have been some of my most popular items at art shows for some time now, and I have revised their design over time to make them even more attractive and functional. For instance, their curvy shape is not just pleasant to look at, it makes the stick more comfortable to wear as well. Also, the double-pronged hairpins have a specially designed shaped top and profile (curving in and back out again - like an hourglass) which helps them to remain tight in the hair without working their way back out again.