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    Default What's your favorite place to get hairtoys?

    Hey! I'm new. A bit ago, before I joined LHC, I was sick of sticking a spare chopstick in my hair (cultural appropriation, ahhh!!) I didn't know where to get real hairsticks, so I grabbed a cedar stick from the woods and a pocket knife and made a pair. Lately my inner goblin/Ariel has spoken once again and I want some more.
    I've noticed that some of you are notorious hairtoy hoarders, so I'm asking where you get yours! (Of course I'm a student, so I don't want to drop a bucket of cash.) What Etsy shops, physical shops, or ~online presences~ do you frequent around these parts?

    Thanks <3

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    Default Re: What's your favorite place to get hairtoys?

    Some of my hair toys I made. I made hairsticks by whittling wood sticks I found outside and then I sanded them. I bent double pointed knitting needles to make large u pins, which hold up my buns very well. I also use velvet hair scrunchies daily, which I ordered from amazon

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    Default Re: What's your favorite place to get hairtoys?

    Online of course (mostly Etsy). Check the sticky in this forum called "Hairtoy links". Be careful with your wallet. Happy browsing!

    Once you have 25 quality posts you can buy stuff from the swap board, too.

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    I have quite the selection of sticks from the store HOT TOPIC. Now they are not the *best* quality, so you've got to check them over for irregularities before you leave the store with them. I did end up taking home a pair that had a metal barb on them, but they were real sweet and exchanged to for me without a problem. But they have some real cuties. And they have a high turn over rate since they are a pop culture store, so like check back a month or two later to see what new hair toys they might have.

    Also, pro tips: They'll have some that are online exclusives. If you shop in store don't be afraid to dig. Sometimes there will be multiple styles on one peg. And look around not all the hair accessories will be in the hair accessory section. Like the Sailor Moon ones will be in a section with other Sailor Moon merchandise, same with the Harry Potter sticks. And don forget to go over the clearance rack too. Can find goodies over there too.

    I know there isn't much online now but: look at the HOT TOPIC thread to get an idea of what they have carried.

    You can also look at some of my posts from the Hair Toy Weaponry thread and the Halloween thread as well. I posted quite a few different picture of toys from HOT TOPIC there as well. Most of the stuff you won't be able to get through the store anymore since it is a pop culture store they don't carry the same products for too long. But it can give you an idea of all the cute kind of things you may find there.

    Now that I did my speil about that, I mostly buy from Lilla Rose. I have a huge addiction to them and my stylist is great.
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    I'm from Europe and prefer buying stuff from this continent for budget and environmental reasons but I really recommend Etsy in general! I also love scrolling through this subforum and clicking on threads about different brands
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    Default Re: What's your favorite place to get hairtoys?

    I get most of my hairtoys from etsy as well. My favorite forks are probably from 60th Street. But there are a lot more stores out there. What are you looking for? Forks, sticks, metal, wood or acrylic? Basic or more flashy designs?

    I can also reccomend quattro on etsy. They have some expensive stuff, but great basic metal forks and sticks as well.
    Last edited by Finda; March 31st, 2021 at 11:56 AM. Reason: formatting

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    Default Re: What's your favorite place to get hairtoys?

    Etsy, so many and the price of postage to where you are may affect what shops you might prefer. My hair has a real fondness for MapleBurls to be honest; they seem to be working better than Jeters for me now. Lots of shops I like but either wouldn't work for my hair or are too expensive for what they are, for me. OutNumberedNovelties is great for acrylic sticks, also DragomiraHaarschmuck for acrylic sticks in the EU. I like inspire4creative for their simple metal forks.

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