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Carlyn Ray

Carlyn is a creative fashionista who had a hard time finding a hairstylist (especially in college towns) to do her kinky/curly natural hair. Because Carlyn was a Graduate Teaching Assistant working on her doctorate, she needed to maintain a well-kempt appearance. She opted for a professional bun hairstyle but could not find ponytail holders that would hold her full textured hair in place without breakage, slippage or metal hinges. Out of frustration and tired of using many bobby pins, she decided to create her own ponytail holder. This is how the CarlyClip was born.

The traditional banana clip for hair is sort of a relic of the past but has made a recent comeback. It was often worn in the 80’s in Starlite movies, by models in ads and fashionistas of the day. And it made their hair appear longer, fuller and thicker even when this was not a goal. In 2021, banana clip hairstyles are officially back in trend. Here is a helpful guide that will help you come to terms with these old-new hair tools.

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