Welcome to the Art for Hair Blog!

We love creating hand-crafted hair sticks, hair forks and matching jewelry to show off the beauty of long hair! Our blog features our designs, different ways to put long hair up, as well as how to care for and grow long hair and features on other Etsy craftspeople.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Custom Butterfly Silver Hair Stick and Earrings

One of our lovely customers recently ordered this custom butterfly hair stick. It is a silver-plated hair stick decorated with sapphire blue and violet Swarovski crystals and a silver-plated butterfly. The crystals are faceted to catch and reflect the light beautifully. We also made matching earrings - we think they'll look stunning worn together!

If you would like your own custom design, don't hesitate to contact us!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Our Squidoo 'Lenses' on Hair Care

As a member of Etsy's Team SquidEtsy, we love making new pages, known as lenses, on Squidoo. We now have a selection of hair care lenses, so check them out for more information on growing and caring for long hair!

How to Lighten your Hair
- tips on how to use both natural methods and the least damaging chemical methods of lighten blonde/brown hair

How to Grow and Care for Long Hair - grow healthy long hair!

What are the Risks of Using Hair Dyes? - hair dyes have been linked to cancer, allergies, asthma and more, but what are the real risks for those dyeing their hair at home or having it colored in a salon? (blog post to come soon)

Cassia for Hair - how to strengthen and condition your hair naturally, with cassia

Honey Beauty - natural hair and skin recipes using honey

and of course, we have our Art for Hair lens about hair sticks and forks! We also have other lenses about music, holistic animal medicine, politics and more - check out our lensography for more information!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Thanks to our Top Entrecard Droppers for August!

Thanks so much to everyone who dropped their entrecard at Art for Hair in August. Top droppers were:

1. Reenashwina
2. Simply Shiny
3. Memories Frozen in Time
4. Atniz
5. Worldwide Travel Blog
6. The Orange Derange Lab
7. Fruity Oaty
8. Our Journey to Forever
9. Designing Hilary
10. Kuerdas!

Thanks everyone! Again, we're sorry we haven't been good at dropping back recently, due to our problems with Vista on our new laptops. Hopefully, we'll soon have Linux and be back to dropping better!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Art for Hair on Cuteable

We are delighted that Art for Hair was featured on the Cuteable blog today. Cuteable is a 'treasure trove of cute for you and your home', featuring items from various Etsy and DaWanda sellers. Check it out and find all kinds of cute accessories, jewelry, art, apparel and more!

We'd also like to apologise to our Entrecard droppers for not being good about dropping back recently. We have just replaced our laptops and are having issues with Vista - we have tried to drop back, but are having problems with the Entrecard site and loading blogs. We're going to replace Windows with Linux (yay!) and hopefully, normal service will soon be resumed...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Our First Blog Award!

We are delighted to say that the Team SquidEtsy blog has nominated us for the Brilliante Weblog Premio 2008 Award! Yay! Thanks so much :)

Part of this award involves nominating seven blogs to receive it next, so here (in alphabetical order) are the next seven winners:

Annie Spandex
Effie the Pixie
Gifts, Etc
Memories Frozen in Time
Moms.....Check nyo
Simply Shiny
Worldwide Travel Blog

These are the rules for these winners...

1. The award may be displayed on a winner’s blog.
2. Add a link to the person who you received the award from.
3. Nominate up to seven other blogs.
4. Then add their links to your blog.
5. Add a message to each person that you have passed the award on to in the comments section of their blog.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

'How to Grow Long Hair' on Squidoo and some great Custom Orders!

Art for Hair is part of Etsy's Team SquidEtsy, a group of craftspeople and artists who use Squidoo to promote their work. Squidoo is a site where anyone can set up a page, known as a lens, about any subject they like. Our newest lens is all about long hair - how to grow it and care for it. If you're trying to grow long hair, check it out!

We're working on some great custom hairstick orders - no pictures yet, but one will be a stunning bridal stick. We're really looking forward to finishing them and getting them to their new owners!

As we're in Florida, we're also waiting for Tropical Storm Fay. Right now, it looks like we'll escape the worst, but if you are trying to contact us about an order and we don't reply, it's probably because we lost power/cable. We'll get back to you as soon as possible!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

11% off at our DaWanda shop today!

We're participating in DaWanda's summer 'shopathlon' (in honor of the Olympics and European football), and today there will be 11% off our hair sticks and hair forks at our DaWanda shop. Why exactly 11% we don't know, but it's a great discount! The discount is valid from 8pm-11pm tonight, Central European Time. This should mean it starts at 3pm US Eastern Time and 11am US Pacific Time. Everything else from participating shops in the 'accessories' category at DaWanda is also reduced. Happy shopping!