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Old 11-29-2010, 05:40
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Smile AWESOME alternative to gator bite

I was dreading shelling out $30 for the gator bite, so I went to Sally's this weekend to try the salon clips and I found something even better!!!

They're called Short Section Clips and they're in the same section as the salon clips. They come in a package of 6 (3 black and 3 white) and are right around $2. They have grip teeth and really really good tension.

I tried it as soon as I got home and it works GREAT! The only drawback is that they're shorter than the salon clips and gator bite, but I think that'd only be an issue w/ a really big bow, and even then I think you could make it work.

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Old 11-29-2010, 05:41
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great idea!
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I bought these a while back but had not tried them yet! I am glad to hear that they work yay
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I bought these a while back but had not tried them yet! I am glad to hear that they work yay
same here! now i have to go find the clips i bought months ago- i have no idea where i stashed them LOL
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:18
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Awesome! I needed to run to Sally's already. I will have to add these to my list. Thanks!
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same here! now i have to go find the clips i bought months ago- i have no idea where i stashed them LOL
mine are laying on the microwave lol
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:32
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Default Re: AWESOME alternative to gator bite

Sallys does have a clip sold in the hair color section that resembles the Gator Bite a LOT. The have the big teeth and everything but they are a little curved. I had the gator bite but didnt like it. I will try out my color clips and let you know how it works. Ive had them forever.
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Default Re: AWESOME alternative to gator bite

My sister is a hairdresser and I have one of her metal clips. Its long and has the middle cut out, no teeth. It has good tension as well. I use it sometime. I mostly use my BBM templates, but I know a lot of people use the gator Bite or other clip to make their bows. I saw the small ones but haven't bought them. May be something else on my to get list!!
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I am sooooo glad that you posted this! I saw an old video on youtube and the lady was using that clip and I was like...hey where did that one come from (my sallys didn't have any) so I just figured that the longer skinny ones were the ones they were replaced with. I do love the longer ones but my ribbon sometimes slips because the tension is not the best all over. I am going to go back to sallys today and hopefully they will have them Thanks again for posting this!!!
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I use these too!
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