All About Hair Ties

All About Hair Ties

It’s no secret that TIY is all about hair ties. We know every hair situation is personal. From unique hair textures and colors to the hairstyles we choose to express ourselves with, our locks say a lot about who we are. 

Hairstyles have long carried strong messages about our social rank, religious affiliations, sexuality and economic class. From cultural references, like the tale of Rapunzel’s endless tresses, to historical periods, like the Baroque era, when women constructed wire frames to achieve maximum hair height, the world’s view of hair has shifted and broadened. Let’s travel back in time for an in-depth look at the evolution of hair ties and where we are now.    

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A Brief History of Hair Ties  

It may seem like they’ve been around forever, but the materials and technologies required to create the modern hair ties we know and love today are less than a century old. Hairstyles that required tying up, however, go back much further. As told in the Encyclopedia of Hair, historians speculate that the ponytail, depicted on women in frescoes from Ancient Greece, dates back thousands of years. 

woman wearing hair tie

Modern Hair Ties Started with Men

It may be surprising to learn that during the 17th and 18th centuries, however, hair ties (in one form or another) were primarily a men’s accessory. Certain hairstyles that required tying hair up were seen as cultural symbols of power and masculinity. Prior to the 17th century, men of the Manchu people in Northeast China shaved the fronts of their heads and grew the hair on top long, often braiding it. This style was imposed on Han Chinese men during the Manchu conquest of China in the early 17th century. At the time, Han Chinese men and women traditionally wore their hair in topknots or buns. Refusing to sport the new ‘do — a symbol of submission to their Manchu conquerors — was punishable by death.     

The link between tying hair back and masculinity didn’t end with the Manchu people. For most of the 1700s, European men wore their hair tied back in a “queue,” — or a “tail,” as the word translates from French. At the time, the look was accomplished with the help of a leather strap either tied off or secured with a pin, or with a small bag called a “caul.” While the queue fell out of public popularity in favor of shorter men’s haircuts, the hairstyle lived on as the regimented military hairstyle in most of Europe well into the 1800s. 

Hair Ties and Status in European Society

As for European women, ringlets, braids and elaborate updos dominated femme hair trends up through the early 20th century. Anything that resembled a ponytail was considered far too casual and “unladylike.” Hair was typically secured with colorful ribbons that served as status symbols, and hairstyles were often embellished with flowers and jewels. 

Elastic Rubber Enters the Chat

During the 1800s, the invention of elastic rubber set the stage for the evolution of modern hair ties. While rubber had a tendency to pull and cause both pain and hair loss, elastic rubber bands still offered a more convenient way to secure hair than ribbons and leather straps. 

In the 1950s, the Hook Brown Company of Massachusetts patented their “elastic loop fastener.” The design blended fabric strands with elastic in a closed loop. Though the elastic loop fastener was initially intended for garments and shoes, its potential as a convenient alternative to hairpins, ribbons and rubber bands was soon recognized. 

Over the last few decades, women and men of all social ranks and economic classes have turned to elastic hair ties to secure ponytails, braids, dreadlocks and buns. As society’s views on hairstyles broadened, hair ties became an essential accessory for men and women alike. The modern hair tie, as we know it today, is the ultimate symbol of hair freedom. That, of course, and getting things DONE. 

Looking for high-quality hair ties that won’t cause headaches or damage your hair? Browse our selection here.

colorful hair ties


The Search for the Best Hair Ties

With so much emphasis on the power of our hair and the hairstyles we choose, it follows that the hair accessories we choose matter in a big way. From helping us achieve our hair goals to protecting our hair from damage, the best hair ties can make all the difference. But what exactly makes a great hair tie? Let’s investigate.

Best Hair Ties for Thin Hair 

Thin hair creates unique styling challenges. Too much heat or styling can cause major damage, and repeatedly handling hair to restyle it throughout the day can make it oily, requiring frequent washes. This, in turn, can dry thin hair out, making it brittle and more prone to breakage. With the extra TLC required to keep thin hair looking healthy and damage-free, high-quality hair accessories are a must-have. The best hair ties for thin hair should ideally be super soft, but durable and provide enough elasticity to secure hair all day long, set-it-and-forget-it style.

Best Hair Ties for Thick Hair

Those with thick locks are no strangers to the sad, sagging ponytail. Thick hair carries a lot of weight, which means your hair tie needs to hold its own. The best hair ties for thick hair are, once again, durable, yet super stretchy. 

While a ponytail on someone with thin hair may only require one or two loops from a hair tie, individuals with thick hair benefit from multiple loops — think three or more — to ensure a firm hold. The size and stretchability of your hair tie are major factors in how many loops you’ll get out of it. If you’re rocking thick strands, you’ll need bigger, stretchier and more versatile hair ties all ‘round.  

hair ties in ponytail

Best Hair Ties for Curly Hair

Curly hair is prone to snagging or getting caught in hair accessories — that’s a big ouch. Curly-haired folks will want to steer clear of hair ties that utilize design elements like metal clasps or glue at the joining point. The simpler the design of the hair tie, the fewer opportunities exist for painful and damaging tangles. 

Our YouTube channel is a great resource for hair inspiration, like this helpful video on how to put curly hair in a bun in 30 seconds:

Best Hair Ties for Braided Hair

Box braids, Dutch braids, French braids — we love a good braid. Braids come in all forms and sizes, which means versatility is key when it comes to your hair tie. Braids may require jumbo-sized hair ties to secure and protect them, or miniature loops to tie up small sections. The key here is sizing versatility. It’s much better to invest in — or create — a bigger hair tie than it is to force hair into a hair band that is too small for the job.

woman with hair tie braids playing basketball

Types of Hair Ties

hair tie top braids

Hair ties have evolved over time, sometimes in major ways. From iconic trends like the love-it-or-hate-it scrunchie to spiral phone cord hair ties, it’s easy to see how some hair tie revolutions were based on fashion, rather than function. That said, there are many different ways to secure your hair, depending on your style, hair goals and situation. Let’s take a look.

Ponytail Holder

The term “ponytail holder” could technically refer to any accessory used for the job, whether it’s an elastic band, hair clip or your bestie’s bandana. One thing that’s clear when it comes to ponytail holders is that not all of them are made equal. Those consisting of softer materials, like fabric or silk, may be gentle on your hair, but they lack effectiveness. Harsh, clingy materials like rubber, on the other hand, tend to pull and tangle hair, leading to breakage and hair loss. 

The bottom line? Materials matter, and the right ponytail holder for you depends on your hair and your hair goals. 

woman walking

Ponytail Barrettes

Ponytail barrettes are decorative hair clips that can be used to secure hair in a low ponytail or half-up ‘do. While these hair accessories provide an elegant way to add a layer of stylish detail to your look, they don’t always hold up very well on their own. This is especially true for straight, smooth hair, as barrettes can slide off. 

Don’t fret, however. You can always lock your style in with a hair tie that closely matches your hair color or that of your barrette. Simply secure your ponytail barrette over your trusty hair tie and go paint the town red. Or green, or blue. It’s up to you, really.  

Barrettes for Thick Hair

Thick hair tends to carry more weight, and when it comes to a barrette, you’ll need to size up to fit all those luscious locks in. It’s extra important to support your barrette by making a hair tie do the heavy lifting. Tie a two-, three- or four-loop hair tie, matching your hair tie color as closely to your hair or barrette as possible for a seamless look. Then, simply secure your barrette over your hair tie, and as before, go paint the town any color of your choosing. 

Spiral Hair Ties

Let’s talk about spiral hair ties. These hair accessories resemble old-school phone cords. (They’re even called phone cord hair ties sometimes.) Forming a concentric coil, this retro look made waves on social media over the last two years, reigniting the spiral hair tie trend. 

Advocates enjoy the fun look of spiral hair ties on their wrists and in their hair, while critics point out that they’re often made from plastic, don’t work for all hair types and are prone to stretching out after a handful of uses. 

Hair Clips

Hair clips come in many shapes and sizes, from small clips meant to secure wayward strands to giant claws that can clip your hair up into messy bun. While we don’t recommend relying solely on hair clips to secure your hair during high-impact activities, like hitting the gym or going on an all-day errand spree, hair clips can add a nice touch of detail. 

When accessorizing with smaller clips throughout your hair, you can always get creative by matching your hair tie to your hair clips for a vibrant pop of accent color. 

Hair Elastics

While there are plenty of ways to secure your hair, none rival the versatility of hair ties, or hair elastics. Quality hair ties are soft, durable and versatile. A good hair tie doesn’t stretch out, nor does it snap. Here at TIY, we believe strong, durable hair ties should never come at the cost of hair health. It’s important to look for hair ties that meet your style goals AND your self-care standards.

tiy hair ties with woman stretching in background

No-Break Hair Ties

Drug store hair ties often break at the joining point, whether they are held together with a metal clasp or with glue. Knotted or self-tied hair ties eliminate this concern, but the main factor in creating no-break hair ties comes down to elasticity. A hair tie with enough “give” to it is more likely to meet your needs than a stiff product that quickly reaches its capacity.


Healthy Hair Ties

We all want what’s best for our hair. Unfortunately, not all companies that make hair ties have the same goals in mind. It’s important to research those making the products you are considering. A company that primarily focuses on hair care products may have more investment in creating hair ties that contribute to hair health. Conversely, a company that just happens to make hair ties in addition to products in unrelated industries simply won’t have the same dedication to creating quality hair care products. 

Best Hair Ties for Healthy Hair

Whether you like to rock a ponytail, a bun variety or cute braids for the win, most hairstyles require the help of a high-quality hair tie. That means you need the best hair ties for healthy hair in your style arsenal ASAP.

No-Crease Hair Ties

Some hair ties are notorious for the creases they leave behind in our hair when it’s time to take out that ponytail, but why does this happen? This annoying issue stems from a combination of harsh materials and a lack of adequate elasticity. The tighter a hair tie is looped, the more likely it is to leave behind an unsightly crease and damaged hair when you take it out. 

Hair heroes can combat this with highly elastic hair ties made of soft materials. If you still find yourself stretching your hair tie too tightly, it’s time to size up.  

Silk Hair Ties

Silk hair ties or ribbons are a damage-free alternative to harsh drug store hair ties that leave behind hair damage and creases. Unfortunately, while this option is easy on your hair, it won’t hold up in high-impact situations, and you’ll likely need to restyle your hair throughout the day.

No-Break Hair Ties

Hair tie options specifically designed to prevent hair breakage are typically made of high-quality materials, avoid using components like metal clasps and provide high amounts of elasticity. Even with top-notch hair ties, it’s always important to use caution when taking your hair down.

Healthy Hair Tips

Here at TIY, we know that healthy hair is happy hair. High-quality hair products help countless gals (and guys!) achieve the ultimate hair freedom everyone deserves. That said, great hair days require a comprehensive hair care routine. Check out our top five tips for healthy hair:

  1. Nutrition — A healthful, nutritious diet that’s rich in protein, biotin, zinc and omega-3s will help your hair grow into its very best version. 
  2. Deep Conditioning — From heat styling to frequent dips in the pool, we really put our hair through the wringer sometimes. Our experts recommend investing in deep-conditioning hair masks to help keep those locks moisturized and shining. 
  3. Trim Your Tresses — Split ends can make our hair look frizzy and dry. Over time, they can run farther up the length of your strands, causing unwanted hair breakage. Getting a simple trim every six to eight weeks can help you part ways with split ends for good. 
  4. Limit Heat Styling — Heat styling may look great, but it can wreak havoc on your hair. It’s best to limit heat styling as much as possible and invest in heat-protective sprays when you do use heat-based styling products. 
  5. Use Damage-Free Hair Products — Even when taking all of the measures listed above, our hair is only as healthy as the products we put it in. Be sure to research and invest in damage-free hair products and accessories, especially when it comes to hair ties, as this is one of the most frequently used hair products on the market.
woman with hair tie in hair

Hair Tie Brands

When it comes to selecting the best hair ties for your hair, you’ll want to stick with a reputable brand. Hair products range widely in price and quality, and while some hair product companies are fully invested in the field of hair care, others produce goods for a variety of industries. 

A few key indicators of a worthy hair tie brand include industry specialization, proven quality of their products and customer experiences as related in company reviews.   

Goody Hair Accessories

Goody Hair Accessories manufactures a range of hair styling products, including hair ties, hair clips, hair brushes, combs and barrettes. Known for their “Ouchless” hair bands, Goody attempts to provide hair tie options in several fixed sizes that work for a range of hair types.

Scunci Hair Accessories

As the hair accessories division of Conair Corporation, Scunci specializes in a wide range of hair accessories, including head bands, bobby pins, hair clips and, of course, the famous scrunchie. Scunci hair accessories include fashionable styling options, and while the company does offer damage-free hair tie options, they come in fixed sizes. 

TIY Hair Accessories

TIY hair ties are fully customizable and gentle on hair. TIY stands for “Tie It Yourself,” which means customers can tie their own hair ties according to their needs. Designed by pro athletes, TIY hair ties were specifically created to hold up in high-impact situations. Hair ties are available in a wide range of color options, and they can be tied to any size.  

Hair Ties for Guys

Let’s be real. Hair ties aren’t just for gals. We love good, long locks on a guy, and that means hair ties for guys are a necessity. That’s why we teamed up with the wonderful folks over at Beardbrand to showcase some of their favorite go-to hairstyles for longer men’s cuts. Check out the video below to see how Josh from Beardbrand styles the ultimate man bun:

Finding the Best Men’s Hair Ties

Whether you need to secure an epic man bun, a samurai ponytail or a protective style for box braids or dreadlocks, versatility in hair ties is just as important for men’s hairstyles as it is for women. All the same no-fuss healthy hair tie requirements apply to men’s hair. Long-haired lads will want to go with a reputable hair tie brand — look for hair ties that are soft, durable and exhibit high elasticity.

basic and mixed TIY hair ties

Styling Men’s Hair with Hair Ties

Over the last few years, longer men’s hairstyles have made a comeback in a big way — and we are HERE FOR IT. While hair accessories like hair ties are largely marketed toward women, they are essential to creating popular longer hairstyles for men. Here are just a few of our favorites: 

  • The Man Bun — In case you missed it, the classic man bun made its way into the mainstream. From styling a simple topknot to a full-on, glorious bun, a durable hair tie sidekick is all you need. Shorter hair can be pulled into a high ponytail, but be sure not to pull hair all the way through on the final loop, allowing it to form a small top knot or bun instead. For longer cuts, simply gather hair into a ponytail shape where you want your bun to sit and begin twisting it until you can roll it into a bun. Then, secure it with a hair tie.
  • The Samurai Ponytail — For hair that hasn’t quite reached man bun length, the samurai ponytail is a great style that works for men and women. Simply gather hair at the crown of your head and loop your hair tie as many times as you need to form a short ponytail. While this style may leave out shorter hair at the nape of your neck, it’s great for keeping longer strands out of your face during workouts or when you simply need to focus.
  • Braids and Dreadlocks — Whether you’re rocking box braids or giving off Viking braid vibes, a good hair tie is a must. You can use smaller hair ties to secure individual braids, or a jumbo hair tie to secure a group of box braids or dreadlocks into a ponytail or large bun. The key to success is versatility. You’ll want to find hair ties that are the right size and have the right amount of elasticity. 

Hair Tie ‘How Tos’

One of our proudest accomplishments here at TIY is the inclusive, supportive community we’ve built around our products. The TIY Tribe is an active community of go-getters who love to share their hair tips, styles and inspiration. At TIY, everyone is on the same team. You can find great video tutorials on our YouTube channel, where pro athletes and Olympians like Chiaka Ogbogu share their hair stories and teach others their best hair care tips. 

Check out this vid to see what we mean: 

How to Tie Hair in a Bun

Sleek, messy, mini, massive — an ode to buns. We love a good bun. Why? Because buns have moods. A tight roll creates a sleek look that means business, whether you’re a ballerina or a boss babe in the boardroom. A messy bun is the universal signal of chill time, not to be confused with that casual top knot that announces it’s time to GET THINGS DONE. 

Here’s the scoop on how to achieve a simple bun:

Gather your hair and secure it into a high ponytail (bonus points for aligning this on a diagonal with your cheekbones). Next, twist your ponytail until you can wrap it around its base, forming a bun. Wrap a second hair tie around your bun to secure it, using hairspray and/or bobby pins to secure any flyaways.

hair tie bun

How to Tie a Hair Bow

While hair bow clips make it easy to emulate this style, you create it on the fly with hair ribbons, a bandana or even your trusty hair tie. Simply use the material of your choice and tie a bow bunny-ear style around your ponytail, braids or bun, adjusting the “ears” and ends until they are even. 

How to Tie Your Hair

Let’s face it — not everyone is a hair tying pro. Tying your hair is not only a skill; it’s an art form. To form a basic ponytail, start with your hair tie on your dominant wrist. Gather your hair into a ponytail, positioning it where you want it to sit. For a high ponytail, use both hands and alternate your grip as you position the base of your ponytail near the crown of your head. For a low ponytail, simply gather hair near the nape of your neck. 

Once your ponytail is in position, make sure you’re holding it with your dominant hand (the one with the hair tie on your wrist). Next, use your other hand to pull the hair tie over your dominant hand, pulling your hair through the loop as you go. Twist the hair tie to form a new loop and grip your hair with your non-dominant hand, pulling it through the new loop and switching hands as you work. 

Repeat this process as many times as necessary to secure a sturdy ponytail. If you find you have to force your hair into that final loop or else your ponytail sags, you may simply need a bigger or stretchier hair tie. 

tying a hair tie ponytail

How to Tie a Bandana inYour Hair

From creating a bandana headband to tying a bow around your ponytail or braid, bandanas can be used in so many creative ways. Add a romantic flare to your look by securing your hair in your style of choice using a hair tie. Now that your hair is locked in, simply fold your bandana in half at the points, then fold or roll it, starting at the long end and working toward the point. Keep folds at roughly two inches wide. 

Next, wrap the bandana around the base of your ponytail or bun and tie it in a bow or a knot. Alternatively, you can tie it around your head as a headband, positioning the bow or knot on top of your head, or letting the ends flow down the nape of your neck. 

How to Tie Hair Sparkles

Hair sparkles, also known as hair tinsel, can add a hint of whimsical magic to your tresses. Best applied to slightly damp hair, you can tie hair sparkles by creating a slip knot and threading two to three strands of hair through the loop before securing it near your scalp.  

How to Tie a Hair Scarf

A hair scarf can help protect your hair, create a bohemian chic look or add a little pizzazz to just about any outfit. Simple silk scarves work well for hair, and we love the skinny wraparound look you can get when you fold your scarf in half down the middle. 

Next, place your scarf behind your head and bring both sides forward, ensuring they are of equal length. Bring the two sides together at the middle of your forehead, then twist them around each other twice before bringing the ends back behind your head and securing them with a knot. Tuck any loose ends from the knot into your head wrap and adjust your style to your liking.  

Looking for more hair inspiration and styles we love? Check out the TIY blog.

How to Tie Up Hair Without Damaging It

Our hair handles a lot of wear and tear throughout the day, and we don’t want to add to that when we’re styling it. Check out our top tips for putting your hair up without damaging it below:

  • Never tie hair up when it’s wet.
  • Use a serum or leave-in conditioner before tying your hair up.
  • Switch up your style often to give your hair a break from repetitive pulling.
  • Don’t pull your hairline too tightly, as this can lead to headaches and hair loss.
  • Never use rubber bands or cheap, low-quality hair accessories to secure hair.
  • Use caution when taking your hair out.

Take a look at how TIY ambassador Mercedesz Kantor puts her hair in a damage-free ponytail using a one-loop TIY hair tie:

Craft with Hair Ties

From shoelaces to DIY bracelets and keyring embellishments, you can use hair ties for all sorts of fun crafts and team-building activities. This is an area where quality still matters. You won’t get far with hair ties that snap or stretch out, and versatility means you’ll have more crafting options at your fingertips. 

This DIY hair tie headband is fun to make, stylish and functional:

Pinterest Hair Tie Crafts

There’s no better resource for craft night with the gals than good old Pinterest. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite hair tie crafts below. 

  • Hair Tie Bow — Cutify your everyday hair tie by taking a length of fabric or ribbon and tying a knot or bow around your hair tie. Thick, sturdy fabric is best for a full bow that you can adjust to your liking, while thinner lengths of fabric or ribbons can be tied in a simple knot with the long ends left to flow into your hair for a romantic, whimsical look.
  • Beaded Bracelet — Accessorize in style by using a length of hair tie and threading gorgeous beads of your own choosing onto it before tying off your own custom bracelet. You can match your hair tie color to your beads to create a uniform, seamless look, or play with contrasting colors, using a hair tie in a complementary hue to your beads or charms.
  • A Miniature Tulle Tutu — That’s right. A miniature tulle tutu. This craft makes a gorgeous decoration that can be used around glass jars, vases or even in your hair around a bun. Simply use a hair tie that’s the perfect size for your craft. Next, cut thin strips of tulle that are roughly four to six inches in length. Fold each strip of tulle in half to locate the middle, then tie it around your hair tie at its midpoint. Be sure that the ends of each tulle knot are even and pointing outward from the center of your hair tie loop. Repeat with the remaining strips of tulle until all the space on your hair tie loop is filled in with knots of tulle and ends that flow or stick outward. 
hair tie craft


Hair Tie Mask Ties

From standard blue medical masks to custom fabric creations, face masks are a familiar sight by now. While mask mandates largely remain in place to protect us from COVID-19, many are seeing the benefits of face masks in everyday situations. Masking up can be immensely helpful for dealing with common issues and ailments, including allergies, the flu and the common cold. 

It’s safe to say face masks aren’t going anywhere, so we might as well have some fun with it. You can use hair ties to create your own colorful, personalized hair tie mask ties.     

Hair Tie Bracelets

The best accessories are both stylish and functional. That’s why we love a good hair tie bracelet. When you choose vibrant hair ties, you can craft a hair tie bracelet to match your mood, outfit or team uniform. This cute bracelet can double as a gorgeous hair tie on the fly, and crafting them together makes for an excellent team-building activity or a fun night in with friends. 

hair tie bracelet


Hair Tie FAQs

From the materials they’re made of to the way we use them, there’s a lot to those handy loops we put in our hair. That’s why we’ve rounded up a few of the most frequently asked questions about hair ties. Check it out: 

What is a Hair Tie Called?

Common names for hair ties include terms like hair elastic, hair band, gogo, bobble, bobbin and hair ribbon. These all refer to a hair tie in some shape or form, whether the ponytail holder in question is made of fabric, rubber or elastic.

Are Hair Ties Bad for Your Hair?

Hair ties aren’t inherently bad for your hair, but the quality of the products you use make all the difference. It’s well worth researching and investing in high-quality hair ties. Low-quality hair ties can lead to friction with harsh materials and hair getting caught in design elements like metal clasps. Both issues lead to hair damage. Poorly made hair ties may also lack elasticity, which can create the need to force hair into an additional, too-tight loop to ensure a firm hold. 

Consistently wearing your hair pulled back too tightly in this way can lead to headaches and conditions like traction alopecia. You should never have to suffer pain for the sake of a hairstyle. If your current hair ties cause headaches or hair damage, it’s time to find a better product. 

Is It Bad to Wear a Hair Tie on Your Wrist?

For many of us, when a hair tie isn’t in our hair, it can be found on our wrist, waiting to be called into action. One of the main concerns about wearing a hair tie around your wrist is that it may be too tight. This generally isn’t too much of an issue with fabric hair ties, like ribbons or scrunchies, but it may crop up with elastic hair ties. 

Always ensure there is some space between your hair tie and your wrist, and keep an eye out for any numbness or tingling. It’s also important to ensure your hair tie doesn’t leave an indent in your skin, and that you take it off to sleep at night. If you have any cuts or open sores on your wrist, avoid wearing a hair tie around the area, as this can lead to an infection.

Are Scrunchies Better Than Hair Ties?

Scrunchies have an extra layer of fabric, which can be gentler on hair than low-quality elastic hair ties. But when it comes to high-impact activities, like working out or maintaining a hairstyle all day long, they may not offer the same level of durability and hold. The best hair tie for the job always depends on your hair goals and the quality of the hair ties you invest in. 

Our History in Hair Ties

TIY was founded by sports professionals Andrea Nucete-Elliott and Jerritt Eliott after they noticed how often female athletes had to pause what they were doing to fix their hair. After searching for the best materials and design, they tested TIY hair ties on the athletic field for two years to ensure high quality, durability, versatility and style. 

Andrea is a former Miss Universe Italy. She played professional volleyball for Italy’s second division team between the ages of 19 and 22. When she moved to the US, she took on the new challenge of beach volleyball. In addition to her role as the CEO of TIY, Andrea coaches volleyball and works hard to empower marginalized communities. 

andrea nucete-elliott

Jerritt Elliott coached for high school and club volleyball teams before moving on to collegiate coaching. He has served as head coach for the University of Texas since 2001, where the Longhorns women’s volleyball team has either won or shared nine out of the last 10 league championships.

Get to know co-founder and TIY CEO Andrea below:

Join the Hair Tie Revolution

TIY is in the business of creating the best possible hair ties for every hair type — and every hair situation. With the ability to cut and tie your own hair tie, you can make TIY hair ties work for you, no matter what. 

Our hair ties are available in a wide range of vibrant colors to match any style, outfit or team uniform. You can find our hair ties online and subscribe to our YouTube channel for hair inspiration and video tutorials, like this one on how to tie a four-loop hair tie:

The TIY Tribe is a global community of amazing athletes, Olympians and everyday heroes like you. TIY is all about empowering and uplifting each individual with total hair freedom. We’d love for you to join our community on Instagram and Facebook or find TIY on Twitter. For more hair inspiration and video tutorials, subscribe to our YouTube channel. If you have questions about our products, please don’t hesitate to contact team TIY online

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