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Makers of children's hair accessories underscore whimsy, safety

Suppliers of children's headbands, ponytail holders and hairclips, pins, combs and claws are utilizing fancy trimmings in nonhazardous designs and materials.

China manufacturers of children’s hair accessories are updating the selection via diverse embellishments and novelty styles, and reinforcing the physical and chemical safety of releases.


Headband
Yangzhou Bestpak’s model HR-009 headband is wrapped in ribbon. It is trimmed with a polka-dot and rhinestone-inlayed bowknot.

The use of bead, fabric, ribbon and rhinestone trimmings remains widespread. Apart from simply attaching the ornaments, some makers assemble them into certain shapes. Ribbons and beads are often set to form flowers or butterflies.

A recent design from Oversea Lida Fashion Accessories Co. Ltd is a stainless steel comb decorated with five embellished 20cm strings. Plastic or glass beads are used.

Among the mainstream motifs for the line are plants, stars, hearts, animals and cartoon characters. Prints are commonly adopted. Yangzhou Bestpak Gifts & Crafts Co. Ltd’s products boast polka-dot and animal-skin patterns.

Bright colors, including blue, green and yellow, are utilized. Pink and red are the most favored.

In terms of safety, makers are developing designs that have fewer risks of pulling the hair or damaging the skin. The edges of metal and plastic clips and headbands are smoothened to avoid scratching the scalp.

Some products are even wrapped in satin ribbon or other soft fabrics to prevent the bare inputs from touching the skin and hair. Moreover, headbands are ergonomically designed to ensure that the hold is not too tight.

Releases are also checked for lead, nickel and azo content. Phthalates and cadmium must be within the allowable limits. Some models boast Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification and adhere to REACH standards.


Range of children's hair accessories
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Ponytail holder
This ponytail holder from Oversea Lida has a heart-shaped resin embellishment with rhinestone inlays.
Range of children's hair accessories

Children’s hair accessories from China come in an array of styles, with clips and headbands dominating output. Suppliers also offer ponytail holders, pins, claws and ornamental combs.

Plastic, metal and fabric are employed for the line. The first comprises acrylic, resin and PS. Meanwhile, zinc alloy and plated regular and stainless steel are the typical metal options. Textiles such as polyester and cotton are used, particularly in ribbon forms.

Materials are normally outsourced, although makers such as Yangzhou Bestpak have facilities for manufacturing narrow fabrics and elastic. Others are capable of turning out plastic components.

In general, hair accessories are assembled in-house. More complicated steps are done by hand. These procedures include attaching crystals and rhinestones, and shaping butterfly knots and flowers.

Pricewise, low-end children’s hair accessories are $0.10 to $0.30, and usually come in steel, alloy or acrylic. Pins, clips, claws and ponytail holders belong to this segment. Minimal trimmings are adopted.

Midrange models are between $0.31 and $1.50. The typical material choices are PS, resin, alloy and stainless steel. Models are commonly adorned with feathers, beads, fabric, ribbons, crystals, rhinestones or prints. Headbands and clips are available.

Releases quoted at $1.51 to $4 are considered high-end. The category includes headbands, pins, clips, claws and ponytail holders. They are made of stainless steel, silver, PS, polyester, or cotton, some of which are imported. The selection has feather, plastic bead, ribbon, rhinestone, Swarovski crystal or print embellishments.

Product prices increased 3 to 10 percent in the past quarter amid mounting material and labor costs, and the yuan appreciation. To illustrate, spending for beads rose $0.60 per kilogram. But as these factors show signs of stabilization, rates are expected to climb no more than 5 percent in the next six months.

In addition, suppliers are optimistic that sales will improve in the coming year as demand for children’s hair accessories continues to grow. Yangzhou Bestpak projects revenue will climb 20 percent, while Oversea Lida forecasts a 50 percent jump.




Children's hair accessories price guide

Related report:
Children's hair accessories: Safety emphasized despite high costs


Ponytail holder
Product gallery

Oversea Lida Fashion Accessories Co. Ltd

Model: GP00358
MOQ: 100 dozen pieces
Delivery: 10 days
Description: Ponytail holder; acrylic embellishment; rhinestone inlays


Ponytail holder


Oversea Lida Fashion Accessories Co. Ltd

Model: GP00360
MOQ: 100 dozen pieces
Delivery: 10 days
Description: Ponytail holder; acrylic embellishment; rhinestone inlays


Pin


Oversea Lida Fashion Accessories Co. Ltd

Model: HCT0164
MOQ: 100 dozen pieces
Delivery: 20 days
Description: Pin; acrylic; rhinestone trimming


Clip


Yangzhou Bestpak Gifts & Crafts Co. Ltd

Model: HC-015-03
MOQ: 2,000 pieces
Delivery: 20 days
Description: Clip; nylon or polyester grosgrain or organza ribbon; metallic or plaid; rosette trimming; custom sizes; DTM; in various materials, designs, colors


Clip


Yangzhou Bestpak Gifts & Crafts Co. Ltd

Model: HC-033
MOQ: 2,000 pieces
Delivery: 20 days
Description: Clip; nylon or polyester grosgrain or organza ribbon; metallic or plaid; rabbit bead trimming; flower motif; custom sizes; DTM; in various materials, designs, colors


Headband


Yangzhou Bestpak Gifts & Crafts Co. Ltd

Model: HR-009
MOQ: 2,000 pieces
Delivery: 20 days
Description: Headband; ribbon-covered; polka-dot ribbon bowknot trimming with rhinestones; custom designs; in various colors


Headband


Yangzhou Bestpak Gifts & Crafts Co. Ltd

Model: HR-010-01
MOQ: 2,000 pieces
Delivery: 20 days
Description: Headband; ribbon-covered; bowknot trimming with imitation stone; custom designs; in various colors


Ponytail holder


Yangzhou Bestpak Gifts & Crafts Co. Ltd

Model: HT-083
MOQ: 2,000 pieces
Delivery: 20 days
Description: Ponytail holder; nylon or polyester grosgrain or velvet; sheer or plaid; bowknot trimming; monofilament edge; custom sizes, colors




Note:This article was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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