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How Hair Clips Can Prepare You For The End Of The World

Rectangle large hair claws for thick hair

Hair Claws To Get You Through Armageddon

“Well that’s rubbish,” grumbled my oldest daughter in disgust at the newspaper.

“Apparently the world is going to end on 21 December next year – my birthday!”

That is rough news.

So, we might as well get ourselves prepared. And gearing up for the end of the world reminds me of one of my childhood friends, Michelle.

The End Is Nigh!

When I was a teenager, I had a best friend, Michelle, who was a Mormon. We used to spend Saturday afternoons baking trays of lemon bars and then watching horror films on television, hiding behind the throw cushions.

One thing you could count on was Michelle’s mother always having a fully stocked larder.

In our area there were lots of Mormons, so their way of life wasn’t particularly unusual, and the cupboard full of food was one feature I thought was pretty awesome.

This practice meant that the devote Mormons in our neighbourhood were fully prepared for the end of the world.

This is when the true believers all get whisked up to heaven and the heathens like me will sadly perish.

Before the whisking, however, there is a pretty awful period where access to toilet roll, fizzy drinks and breakfast cereal is seriously restricted, looking at some of the supplies Michelle’s mother had stockpiled.

I may have misunderstood this, in my adolescent brain.

Maybe Michelle’s family consumed a lot of breakfast cereal and toilet roll, and buying these in bulk, along with the prosaic bottled water and tinned peaches critical for human survival, was an economical thing to do.

Or, Michelle’s mother may given some thought to what would be the most difficult for the family to live without during Armageddon, and shopped accordingly.

I bring it up because last night I did my own bit of stockpiling, with a t-shirt from GAP.

Possibly The World’s Best T-Shirt

Let me tell you how much I love this shirt.

Melissa's T-Shirt For The End Of The World

Nice shirt!

It is so good, I went back to the store after buying my first one just a few days before, gushing to bemused sales staff like a deranged teenager (or mad old woman, maybe) about how wonderful these shirts were.

I bought not just every colour it comes in, but seconds for emergency replacements when the first lot wear out.

I’m already anticipating the heartbreak I’ll have when these shirts fade and fray at the seams, and I can’t bear it.

I mention this because Stone Bridge has some designs that have this effect on people. They try their first u pin or hair claw and then come back a week or so later and buy five more.

Stocking up for Armageddon, maybe, but at least your hair will look good.

Customers’ Favourite Hair Accessories To Stockpile

For Fine Hair:
Classic Narrow hair claw
Allegro hair forks – ClassicBrights
Super Comfy Skinny headbands
Marble Block barrette

For Thick Hair:
Stone Bridge Rectangle large hair claw
Super Comfy Double headbands
Arc Rectangle large barrette

For Pretty Much Everyone:
French Pleat medium comb 
Silk Wrapped Skinny headbands

Cadre Rectangle hair claw
Arc Oval barrette
French Handmade U pins

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Long Layered Hair? Claire’s Top Styling Tips Video: Barrettes and Ficcare hair clips

The First In Our Series Of Styling Tutorial Videos For Long Layered Hair

Breaking news! Claire ended her hair growing experiment and got a hair cut. Don’t worry, it’s still long, but now she’s discovering the joy of layers.

You can benefit from her journey if you’ve got a layered hair cut in her new series of videos. She looks at what having layers means when it comes to choosing the right hair clips for your hair and which styles work best.

Her first video looks at how to choose barrettes, hair slides and Ficcare Maximas hair clips that will work well in a long layered style.


Hair Accessories Shown In This Video

Bloom Cutwork large slide (NOT recommended for layered hair)
Classic Wide hair barrette
Classic Long hair barrette
Portofino Crystal barrette
Ficcare Maximas Silky Collection hair clip, in size small

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Barrettes Go Couture: Get The Catwalk Look This Spring

Extra Large barrettes for thick hair

New to barrettes? Go for classic colours.

American fashion designers from Prabal Gurung to Carolina Herrera have introduced their spring collections with models on their runways sporting barrettes in their hair.

From side-swept fringes using oversized side barrettes, to casually looped chignons secured with high arched large barrettes, there was a seachange this season definitely away from the headband.

For grown women looking to update their hair, using barrettes is fun and simple, with lots of barrette styles available. However, if you are over the age of twenty-five it can be easy to end up looking too young if you aren’t careful.

Follow these tips to ensure your locks look posh, not Pollyanna.


Gold or Silver Barrettes in a Half Back Hair Style

Use barrettes to flatter your face shape

1. Know your face shape.
Your face and head shape really determine which hair styles will flatter you. If you have a round face, don’t use barrettes to pull your fringe back in a sleek style, for example. Instead, you want to leave a lot of soft wispy bits to frame your face, highlighting your eyes and cheekbones.

2. Choose good quality materials.
Inexpensive materials look cheap. If your barrette is going to be a feature, make sure it is something that is worth looking at. Crystal barrettes look better if they have good quality settings. French barrettes look best if they’re handmade from Italian cellulose acetate as they have a deep glossy finish that works better in the hair. Always turn the barrette over and look for the “Made in France” mark to make sure you are getting a strong, well-made clasp for your hair.


Crystal Peacock hair slide tucked into a French Pleat

Be sure to check your hair from all angles

3. Practice, ideally with a friend.
Whenever you try out your new barrette style, have a friend take a look at you from all angles. What you see face-on in your mirror is not what the rest of the world sees. Have someone whose opinion you trust look at you from the side and back to make sure you’ve got a style that really works for your hair and makes you look good.

4. Choose the right barrette clasp appropriate for your hair.
Hair comes in all different textures. Fortunately there are a range of types of barrettes, each one suited for a different hair type. If you have fine hair, look for a flat style of clasp so the barrette doesn’t stand proud of your head. For thicker hair, look for clasps with a high arch that have room for the amount of hair you need to hold.

You can create a large number of sophisticated but simple styles, all beautifully finished off with the right barrette or hair slide. Getting a good match between the style of barrette and the needs of your hair will ensure better success in achieving this season’s catwalk look.

Tutorial Videos About Barrettes and Hair Slides

Choosing Barrettes for Fine Hair
Barrettes and Hair Slides for Thick Hair

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Need Hair Clips for your Thick Hair?

Hair Clips for Thick Hair

Hair Clips Perfect For Thick Hair

Have trouble finding hair clips that will hold your thick hair? I’ve put together a complete series of videos and demonstrations showing you precisely which hair clips work best for thick hair and, more importantly, why.

Click here to see my personally recommended hair clips for thick hair


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