Hair Ties Design Contest Community Vote

In Celebrate by El Moreno22 Comments

We are pleased to present the entries we’ve received in the Hair Ties For Guys Design Contest & Community Showcase. 16 design collections were submitted, along with 10 individual hair tie designs.

Participants applied their creative artwork to The White Ties, a newly released product inspired by one of The Longhairs’ core values: Creativity and authenticity.

We’re deeply grateful for all the designs we received. We saw great care and attention to detail, ideas we had never thought of, and some masterfully creative designs.

Community Vote

The results of the community vote were tabulated and the results were no less than shocking. With over 750 votes cast, the totals were revealed on Selection Sunday LIVE, available via reply below for your entertainment.

Hosted by El Chuckarino and Jefferson Jay, the show is packed with all the juice you would expect from the boys, culminating in a surprise announcement from The Longhairs.

hint: new product release...with a coupon!

Watch the replay of Selection Sunday LIVE, see the winners of the community vote, and hear the big announcement.

(if you just want to see the winners the results are published below)

 

The Designs

Here we present the designs, inspiration and who created them.

Category: Hair Tie Collections

A) Land Before Ties

Designer: El Flaco
I mean, dinosaurs are just cool. Who doesn't love dinosaurs? Scales, claws, sharp teeth and cartoon brontosauruses are all abundant here.
Custom Dinosaur Hair Ties
Custom Dinosaur Hair Ties

B) Shuffled Library

Designer: Nano Ocho
I was thinking of what would look good as a hair tie and design, that would also look great as a bracelet to add a subtle flavor to any outfit. I decided that the designs needed to pop, and have a unique flow and simplicity that could be enjoyed from near and afar. Not only are they eye catching but have a meaning. If you know then you know.
Custom Colored Hair Ties
Custom Colored Hair Ties

C) Polynesian Style

Designer: Danny 2 Step
Inspired from the traditional style of Polynesian tattoos.
Custom Polynesian Hair Ties
Custom Polynesian Hair Ties

D) Gothic Ties

Designer: Ryan

I'm a fan of gothic art and culture so of course a gothic theme was the first thing I thought of. The top tie is a simple black and orange striped tie, common goth colors and of course Halloween colors. Below that we have a pentagram pattern, pentagrams are a staple in gothic culture. Next we have the triple moon pattern and lastly we have skulls with bat wings.

Custom Gothic Hair Ties
Custom Gothic Hair Ties

E) Garden Grows

Designer: Ella
I noticed The Longhairs didn’t have any fruit designs, so I started with the fruits hair tie. Then I realized that fruit grows, so decided to make hair ties with trees and flowers, which also grow in your garden. Hence The Garden Grows!
Custom Garden Hair Ties
Custom Garden Hair Ties

F) Wide Worlds

Designer: Jess
I wanted to showcase some of the beautiful things we see on planet Earth, including a starry night, a sunset, rainbows and the Earth!
Custom Earth Themed Hair Ties
Custom Earth Themed Hair Ties

G) Moreno's

Designer: El Moreno
A blend of patterns, stripes and checker board tapped off with the signature laced in two tone coloring.
Custom  Hair Ties

H) Horror Show

Designer: El Danny D
Representation of my personal taste for horror and metal.
Custom  Hair Ties

I) Two Tone

Designer: Jack
Inspired by painting and photography these represent the tonal nature of colors through digital medium and physical.
Custom  Hair Ties

J) Eat More Chicken

Designer: Lindsey
The cows forced me to do it.
Custom Cow Themed Hair Ties
Custom Earth Themed Hair Ties

K) Bike Life

Designer: Ratty Maty
My inspiration is my passion. My bike is my love and there are no plans of slowing down.
Custom BMX Themed Hair Ties
Custom BMX Themed Hair Ties

L) Logos

Designer: Jack
The Logos combine the masterfully designed bound shears logo with iconic Longhairs color schemes to produce a simple but memorable pack.
Custom  Hair Ties

M) Highlander

Designer: Brad
A collection of hair ties with Scottish flair for the Highlander (and Outlander) in us all!
Custom  Scottish Themed Hair Ties

N) Irish Rovers

Designer: Brad
A collection of hair ties themed with Irish designs and colors for the Leprechaun in us all!
Custom  Irish Themed Hair Ties

O) Natural Flow

Designer: Corrin
My inspiration is comes from embroidered art, paintings and dioramas.
Custom Natural Hair Ties
Custom Natural Hair Ties

P) Adventurer

Designer: Kristi
Wanted to create a collection that represented simplicity and beauty of the natural world around us. We must go out and live it, be it and strive for our adventure.
Custom Adventurer Hair Ties

Category: Individual Ties

A) Checkers

Designer: El Moreno
A simple checkered pattern with deep red tones on the inside of the tie. This makes it somewhat reversible. Solid on one side, pattern on the other.
Custom Checker Hair Ties
Custom Checker Hair Ties

B) Knight's Tie

Designer: EL Rubio
This hair tie is emblazoned with fraternity insignia, representing both Sigma Nu Fraternity and the fact that The Longhairs is a fraternal community as well.
Custom Hair Ties
Custom Colored Hair Ties

C) Silver Hatching

Designer: Kristi
Wanted to create a simple design with texture and dimension. Sketched a hatching pattern.
Custom Cross Hatched Hair Ties
Custom Cross Hatched Hair Ties

D) River to Waterfall

Designer: Kristi
What if the design could take you on a journey and show you a beautiful scenery? This scenic journey takes you down a river of fish and leads you to a waterfall.
Custom Fish Hair Ties
Custom Fish Hair Ties

E) Jungle Treasure

Designer: Kristi
This adventure story takes you on a walk through a jungle and leads you to a lost treasure.
Custom Jungle Hair Ties
Custom Jungle Hair Ties

F) Blood Bath

Designer: El Danny D
You just can't go wrong with horror.
Custom  Hair Ties

G) Menace

Designer: Holden
This hair tie design represents the menacing behavior my mom has to deal with every single day.
Custom  Hair Ties

H) Arrow Eyes

Designer: Kristi
Inspired by adventure books where characters commonly use bows and arrows, and their eyes reveal pieces of the truth.
Custom Cow Themed Hair Ties
Custom Earth Themed Hair Ties

I) Fun Friday

Designer: Ella
I made this hair tie with donut designs, because every Friday my mom takes us to get donuts because it’s Fun Friday!
Custom BMX Themed Hair Ties
Custom BMX Themed Hair Ties

J) Autism Awareness

Designer: Josh
The puzzle pattern reflects the complexity of the autism spectrum. The different colors and shapes represent the diversity of the people and families living with the condition.
Custom  Hair Ties

We’re All Winners

...because we all had fun, but an extra special congratulations to our winners in both the collections category and individual hair tie designs.

Collections

1st Place - Polynesian Style

Designer: Danny 2 Step
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2nd Place - Adventurer

Designer: Kristi
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3rd Place - Two Tone

Designer: Jack
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Honorable Mention - Land Before Ties

Designer: El Flaco
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Individual Hair Ties

1st Place - Silver Hatching

Designer: Kristi
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2nd Place - River to Waterfall

Designer: Kristi
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3rd Place - Autism Awareness

Designer: Josh
Custom  Hair Ties

Honorable Mention - Fun Friday

Designer: Ella
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Are We Having Fun??

This little contest was a profoundly worthwhile experience. It gave us a chance to put creativity and authenticity into practice, and in doing so has involved this community in the pursuit of The Longhairs core values. We’re very thankful for that.

We appreciate everyone who submitted designs and voted (still can’t believe over 750 votes!) and there is no doubt you’ll see another one of these in the future.

Looking ahead, we’ve passed ALL the designs we received over to El Gustavo, to see what we can whip up for our next round of new hair ties collections.

Stay tuned for updates, and with a final thank you to everyone who participated, here is a coupon for these brand new, just released collections of Hair Ties For Guys!

Coupon code: SELECTION-SUNDAY

Valid for a very limited time!

The Hola Muchachos Hair Ties For Guys
The Hola Muchachos
The Kaleidoscopes Hair Ties For Guys
The Kaleidoscopes
The Blues Hair Ties For Guys
The Blues
The Bandanas Hair Ties For Guys
The Bandanas
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Comments

  1. i didn’t understand how to vote with a site asking always doing other choices…i suppose it is US ballot, with choices for city, county, state and federal and on each congress and president, governor, mayor etc…lol

  2. Too cool! I totally enjoyed being able to vote on the designs. Great work from the artists.

  3. I have to give a special shout to Ratty Maty b/c I’m a BMX guy!

    1. Sorry you had trouble man, we’ll try to get you dialed in next time!

  4. Great range with several that have a personal passion appeal.

  5. Hair Tie Collections
    1. Irish Rovers
    2. Polynesian Style
    3. Two Tone

    Individual Hair Ties
    1. Silver Hatching
    2. Autism Awareness

  6. Collections. In order of preference :C, M, N, J, L
    Singles: c, j

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