No gal likes having her hair brushed, combed, pulled, tweaked
and twisted into pigtails and ponys, especially feisty little
ladies who have playtime, not plait-time on their minds.
Cue Ribbies Clippies, the modern alternative to ginormous floppy bows and pinchy, pointy barrettes. With cool names like ashton blocks and ava argyle, each grosgrain-covered hair clip is designed without embellishments to be simple (no magnets or clasps) yet functional.
Better yet, each clip helps to highlight - not hide - baby's face, pinning uneven bangs in place with a color-coordinated foam grip that easily stays in no matter what the hair type.
Maria Pilar Clark is a mom times two and Windy City-based writer.
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