Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 09:34AM
[Disclosure: Yes, this is a blatantly promotional review...at my urgent request (because I couldn't find them in stores yet), Goody graciously sent a Goody Box of the NEW DoubleWEAR Ponytailer/Bracelets and Headwrap/Necklaces for Rebel Review.
The following anecdote is all true...]
Blessed with long hair and lots of it, 14yo Drama Queen and I are the Ponytail Princess and Ponytail Queen, respectively -- always stylish, of course, but with the ever-present hairband(s) on the wrist to instantly transform into our alter-ego ponytail fashionistas, when it gets hot or windy or it's time to pull all that mess back and really get to work.
As seen in PEOPLE Magazine recently:
"FINALLY A HAIR ELASTIC BAND ABLE TO DISGUISE ITSELF AS A BRACELET."
I have been waiting for this for years...honestly.
I ripped the ad out (as I often do)(it is my own magazine), in hot pursuit of this fabulous new product...more excited than I should be, about hairbands, but if you constantly have an elastic on your wrist, clashing with jewelry or unintentionally looking like a kabbalah devotee (if it's red)...you understand.
As I mentioned, it's a brand-new product I couldn't find in the stores and I was too excited to wait, so my friends at Newell Rubbermaid, right here in Atlanta (parent company), sent me The Box with four sets of ponytailers (silver & gold) and two sets of headwraps (headbands) to test drive. And we did.
I love, Love, LOVE the ponytailer, which is simply a black elastic band with a two-inch metal tube on it, in silver or gold, three different metal patterns. When you wear the three bands together, it makes a very attractive layered bracelet, so simple, yet elegant. You could wear these as bracelets with just about anything. When you need a hairband, you take one or more off and wrap your ponytail just like normal, sliding the metal tube around to the top. Brilliant!
The headband/necklace is a great idea, too, and my 14yo Drama Queen has been wearing them all over -- a perfect accent to her casual Skater Grrrl style. The headbands come two to a package, one silver and one gold: a much larger black elastic, with a 5" curved metal tube. It makes an attractive choker necklace (single or double) and slides up to be a pretty headband. I haven't quite got the hang of it, and it's a little tight for my comfort, both on my neck and around my head, but headbands always are uncomfortable for me. Drama and I were quite happy to divvy out the bracelets to Mom and the necklaces/headbands to Dear Daughter.
The Goody Doublewear Ponytailer/Bracelets and Headwrap/Necklaces are now available in stores everywhere, including Target and Wal-Mart...go get you some! (Great stocking stuffers!)
[You can see more images, and a beautiful model (much better photographic quality, I mean) showing them on the Goody website: www.goody.com.]