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Kerry's Fairy Hair FAQs

What is Fairy Hair?

Fairy Hair or Hair tinsel is a very fine, glittery or shiny thread that is temporarily tied into your hair to provide shimmer and a reflective effect.

How much does it cost and how long does it last?

Fairy Hair is currently $2 per knotted fairy hair strand with most people getting an average of 10 strands or more at a public event. Private parties and bookings are subject to minimums and travel fees. Fairy Hair can last up to 2 weeks (or longer). It is temporary and can be removed as necessary.  There are many factors which can allow tinsel to stay in longer or come out quicker. Everyone's hair is different and rate at which hair falls out naturally, etc. Be sure to use care when brushing and washing your hair not to tug on the tinsel.  When brushing, If you feel the tinsel moving when you brush your hair, find the base where the tinsel is tied and with a finger put pressure on the knot while you brush with your free hand. That is the best way to make sure you don't pull out tinsel. You can also brush carefully with both hands.  I recommend a Wet Brush when brushing and not a stiff bristled brush type like "boar's hair" or synthetic similar as they tend to pull out the Fairy Hair more frequently.  

Can you wash, dry, curl, and use the straightening iron on it?

Yes! You can flat iron/curling iron at a medium to high setting at 230-290 F, 12 seconds or less. Be sure to include the fairy hair strand with your own here while heating. Safe to wash and blow dry. Avoid prolonged exposure to your flat iron, curling iron, or hair dryer. The tinsel may curl if stretched. If you are not careful, hair tinsel can melt. Glitter thread has a melting point of about 490° F. Don't keep hair tinsel exposed to heat for too long.

Where are you located? Do you come to my area?

We are based in Western Pennsylvania in Monaca, PA (Beaver County) but serve the Pittsburgh, PA area and bordering Ohio and West Virginia area. Please contact us for more information.

Where are your next public events?

Please look on our "events" tab on our Facebook Page to see our upcoming public events. Most events are walk up unless otherwise specified but appointments are recommended to guarantee your spot and desired time. Please read specific event details. You can sign up directly from the specific Event page by clicking the "Sign Up" link within the description and make your appointment.

Do you do private parties and events?

Yes! Please contact us for more details and to plan your specific event.

What is the recommended age and is it safe?

Fairy Hair is safe, non-toxic, temporary, no glue or chemicals. It is recommended for ages 8 and older. Younger children are considered on a case by case basis however due to their baby fine hair and vigorous activity, it may not last long in the hair. Also, their hair tends to fall out quicker. They also have a harder time sitting still in the chair while putting the fairy hair in. It is also recommended that no more than 5 knotted strands be put in younger children.

Can I go swim the pool and at the beach and do other activities?

You can swim and do sports and activities as usual, however all activities can cause your hair tinsel to come out sooner.  The more active you are, the more likely your hair tinsel will not last as long.

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