Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Were are now located in...

HairThingz is happy to announce that Pura Danza 23, LLC will be our distributor for Venezuela.  

Friday, March 16, 2012

A great reminder for kids and adults!

This is such a great reminder. My mom used to say, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything!" Who knew my mom was so smart? Oh, wait I did. I love you mom!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cute idea...

I found this on another blog and just loved it. I will be making this today. I love that you can make it match your own style! 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mom tested and mom approved!

We are in the winner's circle for the Parent Tested Parent Approved Award. They have moms test each product and mom's are the ones who approve the award. Because, Mom Knows Best!

Friday, March 9, 2012

We won!

We won the PTPA Award and are beyond excited! 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mommy why?

(This amazing picture was taken by HairThingz photographer Darren Conerly of Conerly Photography. He is so good, if you are in the area go see him!) 

A little fun fact about my wonderful husband, Aric. He is one of those amazingly talent people who you want to hate but can't because he is so sweet. While I was pregnant with each of our four children he would write, perform and record a song for each. When our girls were 4 years old they asked to hear to "Nick's" song. I was racking my brains trying to figure out which song they meant. We don't have a child named Nick. Our friends have a son named Nick, though. When I asked them to sing a little bit of the song they said they didn't know how it went and continued to say, "You know the one his dad wrote for him?" Silly girls- they thought all dad's write songs for their kids. When I explained how lucky they were to have a dad that did that for them, they were sad and said, "Daddy needs to write a song for Nick, so he has a special song, too!" How sweet.

Here are the songs he wrote for Alexis and Avery. He wrote, sang, and did all the instruments, except for drums. Our good friend Derek played those. I'm pretty proud of my hubby. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Our booth at the Tokyo International Gift Show

Ohayƍ gozaimasu! 

We are so excited to have our product in Japan. My husband and I are very fond of Japan, we used to travel to Japan frequently before having kids. So to see HairThingz in Japan makes my heart sing!

HairThingz at the Tokyo International Gift Show. 

I can't wait for our relationship with Japan to grow more, as I am aching to go back and see Japan again. It would be wonderful to see all my friends who are still living there. Dewa mata.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine's Day is just around the corner!

Our models <3 school. This is a style we came up with yesterday. So fun, and done only with HairThingz. Step by step instructions will be coming soon. Forgive the blurry photo, as it was taken with my phone. I was just so excited I had to share this cool hairdo! 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

We are forward thinking...

In our search for a pony tail holder that would stay put and do things no other hair accessory could do, we had a few ground rules that guided our product development.

First, we wanted a product that could be kept out of landfills. HairThingz don't wear out, or break. You should be able to use them for years! If, for whatever the reason, you are done using your HairThingz, you can put them in the plastic recycling bin and they can be recycled into something new.* Traditional fabric and synthetic pony tail holders go right to a landfill when they stretch out and no longer work. That was not something I wanted my children to inherit. We chose plastic, because of its long term durability, and because it is a product that can be recycled.

It had to be made in the USA. More than that, we decided it had to be packaged in the USA as well. This was very important to me. Sure, we could have it packaged overseas for a little less cost, but why? Just to make a few extra pennies? No, thank you. I love the USA. I have always wanted to have a business that employed Americans.

And thus, Hair Thingz were invented! I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as my family does.

*Not all community curbside recyclers accept LLDPE plastic at this time. But it is recyclable! 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

How to use Hair Thingz

A simple "how to" sheet for the candy-cane style (our most popular), and V-clip (I wear all the time).
I love the V-clip style! You can layer up to three colors and splay them out for a fun new look.

Another fun way to use V-clips, above using the three colors twisted around each other then place in hair using the same V-cap method as you would for one. Such as below. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Japan show.

We have all our ducks in a row, and now we are awaiting the trade show in Japan. On Friday we will meet with our reps and have a final meeting before the big show. We are trying to find new reps to expand our business and I am learning a lot along the way. 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Welcome to HairThingz blog

Purple and while HairThingz on Miss Alexis. 

This is the place to go to find out how to do all those fabulous hair do's. HairThingz is my answer to problems with my twin girls' hair. We come from a long line of not much hair, and any hair band we used would pull out so much of our hair that I had to find a solution. My husband and I came up with HairThingz®. We ran them through the testers, expempli gratia our four children and myself, and came up with the final product that stays in your hair and does not tear it out.

Fast forward to today and we have a beautiful product that stay's put! Don't believe me? I tested these bad guys out on 28 mile runs, 2 mile swims, and 50 mile bike rides. They stay. The best part, so did my hair when I was done! The only problem you will have is deciding which colors to pick. This blog will include "how-to's" using HairThingz, and our journey to get HairThingz and our other ideas to market. So sit back, grab some coffee and a sense of humor and follow me on our journey.

White HairThingz with a flower clip on top. On Miss Avery.