5 Fun & Easy Workouts + Hairstyles

We get it, you are not a gym type of girl and neither are we, but who said you have to go to the gym to workout?  We looked for some alternatives and have discovered there are other ways to get your heart pumping outside of the gym.

Hula Hoop

Yes, you read it right, hula hoop.  Re-visit a childhood activity with a weighted hula hoop and hula your way into being fit.  All you need is a weighted hula hoop and your favorite TV show.  You can complete this activity in your living room or  your backyard.

Wear your hair with two side braids and a bun.  For a chic look and extra hold, layer CyndiBands headbands.

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Kickboxing Class

Kickboxing class, a two in one kind of activity.  This high-energy workout will not only help you burn calories and fat, but you will brush up on your self-defense skills that can come in handy at any given moment.

Wear your hair in two boxer braids to keep away from your face.  Your focus will be on circuits and strengthening exercises instead of your hair.

BONUS! Look extra cute and match your CyndiBands hair ties to your outfit!

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Running

Wear your hair in a high ponytail and braid and take your cardio outside.  Yes, you can run at the gym on the treadmill but how boring is that?  Go for a jog around your neighborhood or at a nearby track. Not only is it refreshing, but you have the chance of meeting new people.

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BONUS! Throw on a headband for extra hold.

Dance Class

With the rising popularity of Zumba, it is easier than ever to burn calories while learning new dance moves. A fun, high energy class that will help you burn up to 1,000 calories without realizing it! Too shy to attend a class? No worries, there are various DVDs available for purchase, so that you can do Zumba in the comfort of your home.

Pull your hair back into a high ponytail. For extra hold, layer two CyndiBands hair ties and use our Knot Trick for a tight fit that will last throughout your workout.

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Yoga

There are many benefits from doing Yoga and getting fit is just one of them.  Bored of the same Yoga class?  Stay engaged by trying different variations of Yoga that can provide a new experience each time.

To keep hair away from your face, wear your hair in this braided bun.

 

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Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas Using CyndiBands

Halloween is only a few days away, if you have not yet thought of a costume to wear we have 3 easy last minute ideas.

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Part your hair down the middle and braid each section into pigtail braids. Finish the look off by securing the ends using a black CyndiBands hair tie.

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Tip!  Wear foundation a few shades lighter than usual for a pale complexion.

Cat

One of the easiest and cutest costumes of all time has gotten an upgrade. Curl you hair into loose waves, and style with a CyndiBands headband.  For the ears, style your hair by following this tutorial.

Tip! Wear a black glitter headband for a touch of glimmer.

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Deer

This trending make up style is so adorable I would wear it again for Christmas!  Wear a CyndiBands headband Bohemian style and glue small twig pieces on the sides to create the antlers.

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DIY: Locker Door Hair Tie Holder

Summer is sadly coming to an end, and the inevitable is just around the corner- going back to school. Beat the back to school blues and embrace it by creating a fun DIY back-to-school project.  Decorate your locker with this crafty DIY locker hair tie holder and look forward to the first day of school.

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Store your elastic hair ties in style with our mini paint tin.

What you’ll need: CyndiBands mini paint tin, Hot Glue Gun, Magnet

Step 1: Place a dot of glue to the back part of the magnet.

Step 2: Paste magnet to the back of the CyndiBands mini paint tin (make sure it is placed in the center for a better hold)

Step 3: You’re done! Stick in your locker and have a hair tie at your disposal anytime.

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Quick Tip: If you use up all the hair ties inside, you can refill it with a new set from our extensive selection, or pick your own colors with our pick your colors set.

 

DIY Bachelorette Survival Kit

Bachelorette Survival Kits:  A new and adorable trend to jump on this wedding season.

After a night of celebration, and fun activities are the dreaded effects of an unforgettable night.  This survival kit is the perfect aid in helping get through the day AFTER the bachelorette party!

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What you will need:

-Cute container                                            -Advil (individually packaged)

-Water Bottle                                                –CyndiBands Hair Ties

-Bobby Pins                                                   -Chap Stick

-Hand Sanitizer                                             -Mints

-Band Aids                                                     -Mini Sewing Kit

-Nail File                                                        -Wisp Optic White

-Eye Mask                                                      -Cheek and Lip Stain (travel size)

-Eye Liner                                                      -Traveloo Refillable Perfume Spray

-Hair Spray                                                    -Scrapbook paper/ color themed card stock

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*The items you place in the kit can vary.  No two survival kits are alike; you can be as creative or as practical as you would like.

1. Gather your container and all items you plan to place inside of it. (for the container you can use a paper bag, cute mug, or a mini bucket like the one pictured)

*I recommend purchasing travel size versions of items for a better fit.  Items that come in packs of multiples work well for a large bridal party.

2. Fill up container with shredded paper,  tissue or any other item that will fill up container without weighing it down.

3. Place items inside container.  Make sure you place tall items in the back and smaller items in front.  It will provide height and depth while displaying all items nicely.

4. Cut card stock paper to desired shape and label with “Bachelorette Survival Kit” & tape to the front of  the container.

* Tip: You can also label each bucket with each bridesmaid’s name.

5. Cut another piece of scrapbook paper to cover water bottle label.  This step in not necessary but I thought it added a little character to the water bottle.

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Set of 10 CyndiBands hair ties individually packaged. Various colors available.

 

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CyndiBands Hair Ties in action in Las Vegas for a bachelorette party.

 Share with us your pictures of your bachelorette party on Instagram and use #CyndiBands.

 

 

How to: Prom Corsage Using CyndiBands Hair Tie

Show your creativity and uniqueness this prom by making your own corsage using a CyndiBands hair tie.  You can wow your friends and impress your prom date.  All you need is a CyndiBands hair tie in the color of your choice, a pair of scissors, flowers and ribbon.  You will create a must have accessory that is not only fashionable, but practical.  After prom, use the CyndiBands elastic hair tie to pull your hair back at the after party!

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1. Cut off flower stem leaving about inch

2. Cut ribbon about 12″ long

3. Take the ribbon and wrap it around flower stems and secure in place with a tight knot

4. Cut off excess stem (be cautious- cutting too much can cause ribbon to come loose)

5. Take CyndiBands hair tie with knot at the bottom and place flower on opposite end

6. Wrap ribbon around the CyndiBands and secure with a knot.  Repeat this process until flower is secure

7. Once flower is secure take the remaining ribbon and thread through for a decorative look

8.  Your corsage is ready to be worn!

The possibilities are endless!  You can create your corsage using colors that match your color theme, colors that match your flower color or opt for a nude hue that matches your skin.

View some of our other creations below for inspiration.

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DIY: Flower Headband For Music Festivals

Floral headbands are all the rage at music festivals right now. The trend became popularized by celebrities such as Lana Del Rey and have since been seen on a number of other A-listers such as Bella Horne and Vanessa Hudgens. lana-del-rey-floral-headband Bella Thorne and Vanessa Hudgens

 

In the spirit of the music Festival, Coachella, in Indio California this weekend, we created our own floral headband.  Follow the steps below and make your own headband at home using our CyndiBands headband!

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1) Cut flower at base and remove completely from the stem.  Flower must lay flat, leftover stem may cause flower to be flimsy.

2) Apply a small drop of glue to the back of first flower and glue at the center of the untied headband.

3) Take two flowers and glue petals together by placing a small drop of glue on the outside of the petals.

4) Grab the two flowers that are now glued-together from the petals.  Apply a drop of glue to the back of each flower and place on the headband, to the right of the centered flower (about an inch apart from each other).

5) Repeat steps 3 and 4. This time, glue the remaining two flowers to the left of the centered flower.

6) Re-tie headband with a single knot and adjust to fit.  Your flower headband is ready to wear!

For added effect, you can glue leaves on headband between every other flower.

 

These headbands were so cute; we could not just make one!  Below is a picture of another version of our floral headband using white flowers and silver headband.

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