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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Flexi-8 Review and Giveaway (Closed)

I have thin, fine hair and when I attempt to use traditional hair bows or accessories, they hardly ever hold my hair. The only thing that does hold my hair is those plastic claw clips (I use the small size and it holds up all my hair) but they give me horrible migraines and I'm always breaking them. When I heard about the Flexi-8 flexible barrette I was leery if they would actually work. I had purchased several hair design type products from infomercials that did absolutely nothing to hold my hair in place, so I was skeptical of the Flexi-8 barrette.

The package I received from Flexi-8 contained five sized barrettes...mini,  extra small, small, medium, and large. To know what size I needed, I visited the website and reviewed the video on sizing that helps determine the correct size for a particular hair type. For my hair, I would mainly use the mini and extra small sizes and for certain styles, I would use the small.

The Flexi-8 barrettes are so easy to use. Simply put hair into the desired style (for style ideas, watch the Hair Styles video) place the metal bar under the hair and bend the barrette over the bar until it clicks. The bar has three grooves to latch onto thus ensuring a perfect fit! Don't worry, the barrette is extremely flexible and the patented design is durable and made to withstand use after use....unlike that old claw clip I used to use!

I want to share how the Flexi-8 barrette was born. Missy Dorsey wanted the fancy beaded chopsticks she had seen, so she bought all the material to make them, but decided to purchase them from a popular retail store instead. Her husband, John Dorsey, was intrigued by the retail price on the chopsticks and thought he could design something similar at a fraction of the cost. He went to his garage and came up with the design which soon became a hit amongst friends, and later to retailers nationwide. He sold millions of his chopstick hair design--until times got tougher (like a lot of us are feeling in today's economy) and the retail sales declined.

His wife and him under went some hard times and weren't even sure how they were going to pay rent. It was then that his wife Missy told him "pull out some of your old beads and wire, make something and go sell it...NOW or else!"  He quickly began assembly on the Flexi-8 and it wasn't long before he was selling at Farmer's Markets and the like, and through pure determination... his personal sales efforts has resulted in the sale of Flexi-8 in over 38 countries!

What makes them so popular is that they are suitable for all hair styles: straight, curly, coarse, thin, and they do what they claim to do! They hold hair...and well! Even after wearing the Flexi-8 all day, they didn't slip and I wasn't burdened with the migraine that my old claw clip would give me. They even worked well in my daughter's hair and she didn't complain that it was uncomfortable and she was actually still wearing it when she came home from school (usually barrettes fall out of her hair by recess)!  They come in all sort of styles and designs and even have an o to be customized to your liking!

I cannot stress enough the importance of ordering the proper size. Since the Flexi-8 comes in a variety of sizes, it is important to know which size fits you best before ordering. Please watch the video and read the descriptions to learn which size is right for you!

Where to Buy: Flexi-8 barrettes can be purchased directly from the website. Simply choose your size after watching the video, and search for the perfect barrette that fits your styling needs!

Special Offer:  If you use coupon code 543626 , you will get either 10% OFF or allows you to BUY 4 Flexi-8's and receive the 5TH FREE!

One winner will receive 2 Flexi-8 barrettes of their own!! Mandatory entry is required and extra entries will only be valid after mandatory entry is completed. Giveaway is open to United States and Canada residents only! Please make sure your email address is visible in your profile or included with your post. Winners will be chosen via random.org and will have five business days to respond or a new winner will be chosen. For complete rules, regulations, disclaimers and disclosure policies, please visit the Legal Page
Giveaway will end at Midnight on October 9, 2010 Central Time. GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Winners will be chosen soon and will have five business days to respond to winning email.

Mandatory Entry: Visit www.flexi8.com and watch the sizing video. Leave a comment telling me which size you need and what design in that size is your favorite!

Extra Entries: Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Worth one entry each. 
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  • Tweet about this Giveaway (can be done once daily)-- Tired of the old claw clip? Go to @uniquecritique for your chance to win two Flexi-8 barrettes. Giveaway open to U.S. and Canada until Oct. 9.
Sponsored by Tomoson.com
FTC Guidelines require that I disclose that I received five Flexi-8 barrettes for the purpose of this review in association with Tomoson.com. No other monetary compensation was received. All opinions herein are my own, honest opinions. Other opinions may vary. Thanks to Flexi8.com and John Dorsey for sponsoring this review. Flexi-8 is responsible for prize fulfillment. 

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I would get the Large size in style Princess tiara with jet stone-set and matching beads

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I tweeted because I really want these!!! I hate my claw clips - they keep breaking! (Not sure how to post a link to my tweet but it should show up on your twitter page anyway)

I'm really glad I watched the video because I have such thick hair I would have guessed I needed a large clip, but now I think the medium would work great. My favorite is the medium Mighty celtic knot and antique accents. These clips are all gorgeous!

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I think I would need the medium, and I absolutely love the Princess Tiara Freestyle with multicolor beads. It would go with everything!

I think I'd need a small. My favorite design is the mighty celtic knot with corrugated rounds.


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How am I supposed to choose between all of the beautiful barrettes that would ALL make my daughter squeal with delight? :)

I love the medium sized Floral design with jet stone-set in the black nickel. I could do so much with it.

I'm an Extra Small and Small, I love the french twist and the half-up! AnneMarieHarris3 (at) gmail (dot) com

I would like to have the small Celtic interlace with vibrant emerald beads in antique gold, very cute and would match my wedding theme


I would get the medium size, and I would get the Princess tiara style with the multi-colored beads.


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I would choose the Etched lily with amethyst beadwork in a small.

I like the Lite Pink Fairy with lite pink faceted accents in small
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I would need the extra small and my favorite design is the Unique circular swirl with stone-set and sunflower accents.
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I would need a small ... my favorite is the filigree dragonfly!!

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These are fantastic! My daughter and I both have thick but fine wavy hair so I am going to say the medium or large because we alternate between the pony and the french twist

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I would need the Extra Small size for most of the hairstyles I would create. I like this one: Fairy with aurora borealis faceted crystal

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Christina - xristya@rock.com - The medium clip, and my favorite is the Celtic Knot!

I LOVE flexi-8s! my sizes are mini and extra small. My favorite mini style is the Enchanting heart made of flowers and hearts w/silver accents and my favorite extra small style is Crown of hearts complete with danglie of pretty pink

I would need the extra large and I liked style 0585 with the Celtic cross best.

I would get a small Mighty Celtic knot with corrugated rounds...these are beautiful! I would love to replace my old plastic clips!


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I am a small. I like the Mighty Celtic knot with corrugated rounds.

I am a small and I like the Scroll heart centerpiece with heart accent beads. Thanks!

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I would love a small princess tiaria one for a up do! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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I would need the large because I have a lot of hair. I think I'd choose the lite pink fairy.


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I need a Medium. The Princess tiara dangle with lovely osebeads in antique gold is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

Large Appealing open heart with crystal dangles


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