The old elastic hair tie on the wrist isn’t just boring, it’s uncomfortable and unsightly — especially when it leaves a crease behind. Fortunately, Mane Message founder Olivia Hayward has done something about that. Her line of “bohemian chic” soft elastic hair accessories double as simple, comfortable and attractive bracelets in almost every shade imaginable.
Besides pairing well with the current friendship bracelet trend (see inset featuring the Red and White Tie Dye Hair Tie in the Teal Christmas Package above), Mane Message hair ties and headbands don’t leave harsh creases on your hair or skin. This means you don’t have to worry about having a giant dent in your hair — or worse, your salon blowout — in the middle of the day.
Being slightly wider and more colorful than your average elastic, Mane Message hair ties are also harder to misplace — at least that’s been my experience. Of course, they don’t disappear into hairstyles as easily (something to keep in mind when you’re going for the “invisible hair tie” thing). I, for one, am looking forward to making them part of my outfit. Fun, fun.
Starting at $4 a pack, Mane Message hair accessories are a great option for affordable, fun and practical gifts this year. They also come in bulk (at 20-30 hair ties) or as single embellished pieces ($5 each). Check them out at manemessage.com.