5.17.2011

Twistbands

My weekend at home was lovely as y'all saw in yesterday's post and now I'm back in Cville for the final stretch!  My first day of class yesterday was great-- I love the instructor and am excited about the content.  The first class is Contemporary Issues in Education and the second is my Final Field Placement course which deals with educational research and will include conducting my own three case studies and a mega, huge paper during student teaching.  Both classes are 700 level-- that's right, graduate school!

Today, I wanted to share a UVA trend with you:  Twistbands!  These unique hairties became a huge trend around grounds last year and girls even wear them like bracelets.  I didn't really get the hype-- sure they came in fun colors, but so do lots of other hairties...what was the big deal?  I decided to stick to my plain old black hairties and favorite hair clips for the time being.



Finally one day while shopping at one of my favorite Cville stores, Duo, I succumbed to buying a set of these trendy hairties.  They come in sets of 3 for $10.  I selected the set with pastel pink, purple, and blue tie dye.

The pink one in my hair!

Since buying a set, I've decided I definitely like them.  They're a fun way to add a pop of color to my hair and come in tons of different colors as well as tie dye and metallic options (I've been eyeing the metallics for a while now).   Additionally, their use of stretchy fabric for a hair tye is less harsh on my hair and makes it less likely to cause hair to split.

The one critique I have however, is that they're definitely not work-out friendly-- my hair's thick and these would not hold a pony tail in place while running, jumping, etc.  For working out I'll stick to these Scunci No-Slip Grip hairties that can be found at your local drug store


Have you seen these?  What do you think?

30 comments:

  1. I've never heard of those! I always just use the regular ponytail holders. But those look worth checking out!
    Good luck with grad school classes!

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  2. Glad to hear class went well! YAY!

    I haven't ever seen those cute things before. I bet mini-me would love them. We do however use the ponytails above, love them:)

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  3. I havent see these before but they are definitely cute. Maybe i`ll have to look for them.

    xo

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  4. Never heard of these! I may need to order some! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  5. Never heard of them but they are clever and with summers humid days just lurking around the corner, they could be a stylish and easy answer! Thanks....

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  6. I've never seen these before! They're really cute, though, and I'm itching to get some now. Maybe the trend will move on over to UNC next..

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  7. Thanks for sharing the trend!! Your hair looks cute in a ponytail. I want someee! Especially for summer.

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  8. I have never hear of those but they are cute! Too bad my hair can't go up in a pony anymore because it is so short, boo!

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  9. I haven't seen these around yet! I might just give them a try! I am so glad you mentioned they don't work well for working out because that is usually the mail reason I put my hair up. Thanks for suggesting the other ones! (:

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  10. I'm glad you had such a great weekend before heading back to school! I've never seen or heard of these, but I really want to try them out now!

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  11. I've never seen them, but they look cute! They are definitely great for a day pony, but I agree- I need something more hard core when I work out :) Hope you're having a good day!

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  12. What a cute idea...I wear pony tails all the time...this would be a chance way to change it up!

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  13. Cute! I have some by Emi-Jay, same concept. Good luck with classes!

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  14. These are cute!

    I use the blonde version of the Scrunci no-slip grip when I workout, too!

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  15. It's always fun to start up new classes...until the work begins! (c: These are definitely fun...but I'm pretty sure I'm too practical to spend the extra moola on something I will undoubtedly lose! I'm *terrible* with my hair ties!

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  16. I may have seen them and not even noticed! lol They just remind me of cute ponytail holders. Yours looks adorable in your hair! :)

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  17. Good luck with the classes.
    Now me personally, I can't wear my pony without a grosgrain ribbon! I adore ribbons, I have 2 very deep drawers FULL of nothing but RIBBONS! They explode out when you open them, always makes me smile! I will check these out now.

    Love,
    Mrs. Kindergarten

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  18. I saw these the other day at my hair place and wondered what they were. Now I know! Maybe I should get some so I look like I'm hip. ;) Yes, I said hip. I'm a huge fan of the no-slip ponytail holder by the way!

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  19. thanks for your comment today! glad you found my blog so I could find yours!!!

    xo, tessa

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  20. Never heard of these...but might ahve to try them out. I'm always throwing my hair in a ponytail. :)

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  21. I haven't worn those! I love the simple Scuncis for working out, if I'm hot or just want to pull my hair back!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    Come and enter my New Giveaway from Serena & Lily! You will love it!

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  22. I've never heard of those, but they're super cute! The trend at my alma mater (Texas A&M) involves Nike tempo shorts, white v-neck tees, Ray Ban wayfarers, and boat shoes. I feel bad for the girls who don't seem to realize that they appear to have just woken up at 4pm. :)

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  23. oooo good to know! It's nice to find out the trends in different places...and trends usually spread like wild fires on college campuses! Just stumbled onto your blog!

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  24. These are really neat, I haven't heard of them before, thanks for sharing with us.

    -Julie. littlepinkrainboots.blogspot.com

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  25. I've never heard of those, I must live in a hole lol! I think my hair is way too long for one of those to hold, but it looks like a neat idea! xoxo

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  26. A friend gave me some of these last year- they are so fab and useful!

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  27. So cute! I like that they're a tad more interesting than my normal black, boring hair ties.

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  28. I have not heard of these either, they need to make their way down to Atlanta. I'll keep my eyes out for them!!!

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