Winter Hair Has Us Loving on the Cold

Winter hair trends used to be the season to ditch the highlights and get down with the seasonal lowlights. But hair stylists – and their daring followers – are breaking all the rules this snowy season.

Winter Hair

Winter Hair

We’re now turning the corner to see young women who look like they’ve stepped out of the next phase of Disney’s Frozen. With stark grey and white hair, these silver locks are unique, elegant, and aren’t just for the naturally grey anymore. And well, we love it.

Sparkle & Shine

Winter Wonderland

Or how about taking it a step further with winter hair glitter? Perfect for holiday parties, events, and day-to-day looking like a real live snow princess.

Make It Pop

Winter Makeup
Really want to make a bold winter hair statement? Play with lip colors too that will pop like pinks, purples and blues. Going a bit mermaid-esque for the evening? A green or teal with metallic hues will certainly add some flair to the mix.

Testing The Ice Waters

Winter Hair Style

Want to dip your toes into a winter hair color without entirely taking the plunge and a ton of bleach to your mane? Try using Canva or Adobe Photoshop and turning a photo of your hair into black and white for an initial first idea.

Shades of Grey

Ombre Grey

You can go ombre, add in some white or lighter grey highlights, or just go with one color. And you’ll love the way styling your unique shade looks. Just in time for the cold to set in! So while everyone else will be donning grey garb… You’ll be looking and feeling like Elsa’s grey bombshell fairy godmother.

Who would have ever thought the winter hair wonderland couture would be in style on a young woman? Not us, but we’re simply adoring these looks to spice things up in these cold months.

Be sure to check out our holiday metallic hair ties to match your winter vibe too and share your look with us!

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What to Wear on Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving right around the corner we decided to pull together some ideas for those who are not sure what to wear for their gathering. Whether you live on the West Coast or East Coast (or somewhere in between), these fashion trends can apply to you this Holiday.

Color Palette 

We recommend sticking to warm, seasonal colors. We love the palette put together by the Patone Fashion Color Report for the 2016 Fall color trends. The colors range from blues, reds, yellows and pinks to create a calming and brisk feel. These tones are earthy yet have a touch of a vibrant splash and are perfect for this time of year.

Fall 2016 Colors

Clothing Styles

The style of clothing you wear might vary depending on the weather. For those in a colder environment, stick to leggings, jeans, and sweaters. If you happen to live in San Diego like us, you can get away with rocking a dress with long sleeves or a sweater to layer. Flannel and knitted material are the perfect texture to create that “warm and cozy” appeal. Throw on a pair of your favorite boots and you’ll be set for any Thanksgiving photo.

Jeans and Sweater

Dress and Boots

Outfit Accessories

We all know our accessories can make or break an outfit. One of our favorite ways to pull together a fall-like style is throwing on a scarf. Whether it’s a solid color from the palette, or patterned and blending all of the colors together, you can’t go wrong. Don’t forget those leg warmers, either! They create an adorable texture and are perfect for those who live in a little more of a frigid state.

Scarf and Leg Warmers

Tis’ the season for looking cute and trendy! Along with these tips (and of course a pumpkin pie in hand), you are ready for your feast. All of us here at Kini Bands hope you enjoy your day and have a Happy Thanksgiving!


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Summer Feels in a Cold Winter

Not all of us can live in sunny San Diego where it feels like summer all year long. For most, it’s that time of year when people are wishing it was warmer as winter rolls around the corner or has already arrived. We’ve pulled together some fun ways to help those beach babes at heart make it through the colder season.

#1. Rock Some Hair Accessories Made From Swim Material

Of course, we have to highlight our very own Kini Bands line of hair accessories. Not only are they stylish and multi-functional, but you are sure to feel closer to the sea when wearing one of our hair ties or headbands. Check out our hair accessories collections of different styles to find what speaks to you and your summer-lovin’ soul.
#2. Beach Décor Galore

Beach-themed décor is becoming a trend and it’s the perfect way to escape from a cold winter reality. Hang some ocean-colored frames, lay out some shells, and curl up with a book in your new designed room. For those of you that enjoy a DIY project, check out these cute beach themed crafts that will take your mind right to the coast.

11 beach inspired diy crafts
#3. Listen To the Waves

Buy a relaxing soundtrack such as Ocean Waves- Calming Sounds of the Sea, so you can wake up, clean the house, or fall asleep to the peaceful sound of the ocean. This is very meditative and will definitely help those beach wanderlusts feel as though their toes are in the water.

#4. A Beach-Inspired Holiday Tree

Lastly, with the holidays just around the corner, begin to plan an adorable tree filled with ocean and beach ornaments. We love the idea of a tree covered in netting, starfish, sand dollars, and ocean themed animals. This is a sure way to experience the holiday and make your inner beach spirit happy!


So-long winter blues! With these four ideas all of those summer feels will be with you regardless of how cold the weather truly is. And for those in San Diego, you know that it does get a little chilly here too – we just don’t tell anyone that 😉
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Back To School Fashion

Rule the School with Back to School Fashion

Hitting class isn’t a time everyone enjoys, but a least there is a period of time where back to school fashion involves a little clothing haul. Here are some key tips for a unique back to school fashion look.

Hit The Vintage & Thrift Stores


If you have a specific look in mind with those expensive brand name stores, thrift stores are the way to go. For back to school fashion, clothing adds up to be quite the expense, thrift stores are a good way to get a bulk of clothing for cheap, and with luck you can find those brand names for cheap. If you’re a DIY type of soul, thrift stores are great for re-purposing clothing for a unique look.

Tip: Check out Pinterest and find looks you want, print some pictures, and search for similar clothing items.

Invest in Accessories


When we talk back to school fashion, we mean all fashion, investing in some accessories could really make or break an outfit. For example, wearing a simple tee and some baggy jeans is a very basic, but suddenly when you wear a necklace, bracelet, or rings, it looks like you tried that day – in a good way. Back to school fashion is nothing without a good accessory.

Tip: If you aren’t a jewelry person, fear not. Wearing something like a hairband in your hair, or hair tie on your wrist also counts, so invest in some of those items and you’re good to go.

Figure Out Your Style


Back to school fashion is about expressing yourself. It’s tempting to dress in all name brands when you find yourself looking at other people and wanting what they wear. But if your style is name brand then good for you! If it’s not, however then its a little harder to express yourself.

Find what you’re drawn to, compare and contrast: Do you like bell bottom jeans versus skinny jeans or are you not denim person at all. Make a list of what you have in your wardrobe (And while you look through your clothing pick out the stuff you don’t wear and donate it) and try to find a pattern. That way when you buy clothing you will use the items you buy, while instead let it rot in the back of your closet.

Tip: If there is no pattern to your clothing and you’re a free spirit buyer, you do you and continue to be spontaneous and fun, and experiment with your wardrobe.

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An Everyday Summer Hairstyle

Summer is the best time to vamp up everyday wear and hair, but with so many sunny days ideas start to run low on that summer hairstyle, that’s why we’re posting our three most favorite summer hairstyles.

Summer Hairstyle Picks

Number 1, The Beach Waves with the Two Braids.


This summer hairstyle is rather easy to do, and ideal for longer hair. The first step is to get those beach waves, which can be achieved in multiple ways. Washing your hair is always the first step, from there you can either spray in a sea salt spray or beach wave spray, twirl the hair around your finger until all the hair is dry, or sleep with braids. Next, just braid the hair located by the front of your ears, leave some strands of hair by your face, and ta da! This sweet summer hairstyle is complete.

Number 2, The Braid and Pony.


This summer hairstyle is for my short haired girls out there, who are sick of have their hair stick to their neck. This hairstyle is rather easy. First separate a part straight down the middle of your scalp with a brush. Keep one side contained from the other by loosely putting the selected side in a quick bun, so it doesn’t get in the way. Then French braid your hair straight across your head until the braid stops parallel to the top of your ear, then ponytail it. Do the same to the other side and pull at the braids a little for thicker looking braids and ,done!

Number 3, The Bun and Scarf.


This summer hairstyle is the easiest to do out of all three, short bob-length, medium, and long hair can achieve this look with ease. Just do a bun, high-up or low, clean or messy! Just you do you. Then place a head scarf on, and you can look seamlessly beautiful with out putting in any effort.

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K Beauty Trends Are All The Rage

This week’s spotlight on Kini Bands blog is: Korean Beauty! Ever notice that there are now more skincare and makeup brands available to us here in the US from all over the world? Say you’ve been planning to change your daily skin routine, you’ll find that a trip to your local Sephora or Ulta beauty store will give you lots of international options. Focusing on K beauty, with so many on the market, it can be quite overwhelming finding what’s right for you. So to help you out we’ve complied a list of our favorite Korean brands that are sure to meet your beauty needs!

#1 Skin Food

Up first on our K beauty faves, this brand features a wide variety of skin care, makeup, and hair products that are made from  natural ingredients such as fruits and vegetables. Originating in South Korea, Skin Food made their logo a guardian angel to represent the promise of purity in all products to customers.

We recommend you try!

Skin Food’s : Beauty In A Food Mask, which comes in an array of fresh sheet masks to revitalize and soften your face. I love the Acai berry mask, it’s great for unwinding at the end of the day.


Skin Food’s: Peach Sake series.

A unique set of peach infused products that you can build into a set to fit your skin care needs. Choose from pore serum, Toner, moisturizer,  cleanser, or face masks! Designed for sensitive skin, these products are made for skin care fanatics and peach lovers alike.


#2 Tony Moly

Another K beauty brand popping up everywhere, this line is slowly making its way onto everyone’s beauty essentials list. Tony Moly designs products from makeup, to pore packs, to hand creams; which can also be found online or at some of your local beauty shops. With all natural ingredients, they’re made for ultimate refreshing and promoting healthy skin. Did I mention they’re also made in adorable packaging?



Shown above from left: Tony Moly’s I’m Real fresh sheet masks, Panda’s Dream brightening eye-stick, Lip essence fruit balms, Pore tightening egg pack, and Magic Food: banana over night-moisturizer. 


#3 Etude House

Another Korean beauty powerhouse that is creating lots of buzz with vloggers and skin care enthusiasts. Etude House offers various products great for skin, hair, and even makeup like BB cream and eyebrow tints!

One of their most popular products for example is Wonder Pore, a multipurpose toner that gets rid of those pesky clogged pores and clears dark spots on your skin. With its active ingredients, it helps to promote a nice complexion and a feeling of being refreshed.


We also recommend their Silk Scarf Hair Treatment, another product beauty lovers have been raving about. Perfect to add to your weekly hair care routine, this floral scented oil promotes healthy, strong locks! Best for those that need that extra umph when treating brittle ends, or breakage.

Silk Scarf Hair Treatment-600x600

And of course, what hair care routine isn’t complete without an everyday accessory to tie it all together? (literally) Our hair ties and head bands go hand-in-hand with a healthy mane. Be sure to take a peek at our shop and check out our many styles and colors!

Next time you’re in need of a new hair, skin or makeup regimen consider these unique K beauty brands and do your homework! Find out what will work best with your personal skin and be wary of active ingredients in case of any allergies before purchasing. As always, thanks for reading and tune in next Monday for a brand new post.

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Fun Hair Tie Alternatives

Looking to change up your everyday up do for the Summer time? Here are a few tips and trends to help you achieve the perfect look for your locks!

Between hair ties, head bands, hair clips and all things girly, there really is something for everyone to try.

First up of course is our very own Kini Bands! If you are a new reader tuning in, our hair ties and hand bands are unlike anything else you’ve seen! Made from the same material as our swimwear, these versatile babes thrive in land or sea! Unique and perfect for casual beach attire or a day out and about! They’re even ideal as part of your active wear, Yoga fans rejoice! Be sure to check out the Kini Bands shop to find your everyday hair tie alternative.


(seen above is the Crown of Titan headband)

Another great hair tie alternative is braiding! With so many different ways to do it, you can really never go wrong! One of our favorites for example, The milkmaid braid.

A cute twisted up-do that is sure to get you compliments throughout the day. Simply french braid the top section of your hair until you’ve created pigtails, then carefully twist inward. What’s great about this hair style is you can rock it neat or messy! Dress it up or dress it down, try this one out next time you need a quick fix hair do.


Last but not least are sock buns! Yup! You read it right, you might be thinking “What? A sock bun?!” To a good amount of women, this trend has become quite popular for all times of the day. If you aren’t familiar this is when you cut the toe part off of a long tube sock and roll it up until it resembles a doughnut shape.Hence the name also being known as “The Doughnut bun”. You then place it at the end of your ponytail and carefully tuck your hair into the center of the shape, rolling towards the base and rotating as needed, eventually you have your finished product! There are of course sponge-like buns you can purchase from the store to get this same look, but who doesn’t like a little DIY once in a while?


A fun transitional look for either day or night, these are best when you aren’t sure how to do your hair for that rustic wedding coming up, or that dinner date you have Friday night! So next time you find yourself thinking of how to switch up your everyday look keep these tips in mind. Stray away from the classic ponytail and elastic hair ties and go for these hair tie alternatives!

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Just the Hair

When it comes to hair, you may get excited, overwhelmed, or just plain frustrated. BUT…with the many different types of options we have to decorate our crowns, there’s a right one for you.

All of the YouTube videos in the world may not be enough to encourage the most determined, but there is always a way to help switch up your style. When is the last time you braided a friend’s hair? It’s a great way to get some practice in! Be it a boxer braid, a Dutch braid, or a classic French, there are many options for your stylish desires.

Another recent #hairtrend is a headband. Whether you’re working out or it’s just a windy day, a gorgeous headband could be the perfect choice to add some splash to your wave.

Or maybe you’re the trendsetter to kick off something you’ve always wanted to try. Perhaps you’re going to try the unicorn ‘do. Perms were a thing once, which could definitely resurface again, right?

There are always new and exciting ways to test hair boundaries and create something new. Try out that stoplight hair with red, blonde and green and you’ll be the Belle of the ball tonight!

Whatever you choose, be sure to love it. It can only create more people who love you and your stylish ways.

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Gold Hair Ties Are Here

Big news! We’ve finally received our first batch of golden metal charms, for the first phase of making Kini Bands available in various metal colors, charm styles, etc.


Now those who prefer gold over silver will now be wearing our gold hair ties alongside our silver-loving Kini Band fans. We’ve noticed a shift in women gravitating from silver to gold, so to be able to add these is so exciting, meaning that we have more supporters to help share the love of Kini Bands with the world.


Do you prefer silver or gold? What other metal finishes and charm designs do YOU want to see? Rose gold? Hair ties with shapes like shells, hearts, letters, etc? Leave us a comment below and let us know. We are listening to your feedback!


Be sure to place YOUR order by December 22nd in order for your bands to arrive in time for the holidays. Shop here at and let us know what you think of the new site!
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