Goody • Modern Updo Maker • Hair Styling Tools
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
i cant help to believe that the people who don't like this just can't figure out how it works. it's not easy to figure out. the directions are garbage. but once you do figure it out, it's actually quite a miracle. i couldn't figure out how this makes your hair into a french twist, but it does! my hair is long-ish and on the thin side. doing it thru the bottom works awesome for me. it stays well and feels comfortable. i think everyone should give it a try. they have them at the dollar store now!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
After I watched a video this turned into a good hair device for me. I had a hard time understanding the package instructions.
I have medium length fine hair, and getting it to stay in any kind of up do is hard. I haven't worn this out and about yet, but we'll see soon - it seems to stay up well around the house.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I've had no luck with this. I have the spin pin which I love but no matter how much I try this, it won't hold my hair (which happens to be a couple inches past my shoulder, one length fine blonde hair). I've giving up on using this and just use a clip instead.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Speaking from the girl who has worn her hair in a ponytail since elementary school, this device is life altering. I recently switched jobs to a more professional atmosphere and out of curiosity purchased the Goody modern updo maker to give me a more sophisticated way to pull my hair back. I generally avoid buying uni-taskers, but this works so well that I love it anyway.
This is how I use it:
It takes a little practice. I've figured out about three slight variations.
$6 seems like a lot to pay for a hair tie, but the shape really is unique. The teardrop shape with the 'hooks' at the end help it grasp the hair and stay in place, and the curved design and semi-rigid material makes it more comfortable. Every other chignon pin I've seen is a flat and rigid 'U' shape, which doesn't stay as tight and isn't as comfortable.
For reference, my hair is fine and thick, and down about three inches past the collarbone. This probably wouldn't work for thin or short hair.
This thing is awesome. For those of use who don't have the skill or patience to use bobby pins- $6 is a reasonable price to pay for effortless elegance. Warning: if you get one that matches your hair, people will wonder how you keep it up!
Note: The day after I condition (with my super amazing Kirkland Shampoo/Conditioner), my super shiny hair is too slippery for this to hold. It works best on hair a day or two after.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Unfortunately this didn't work any better than the Spin Pin. I have very long, straight thick hair and it holds only for a couple of minutes. A chopstick works a lot better. I guess I'm sticking to jaw clips.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
For reference I have straight medium length layered thick hair. This is one hair product that really tried my patience and time as I just couldn't understand the instructions provided nor achieve any thing that resembled an updo. I did some searching on the internet, watched YouTube videos, and practiced a lot. I finally can achieve two updos using this item. The first is the french twist inserting it from the side and second is a messy updo bun thing by inserting it from the base of a bun. I have found that either damp hair or unwashed hair (ie. the day after you wash) works the best and to only barely insert it into the middle of the bun or twist. I was failing as I was trying to put it in too close to the scalp and at the base of my gathered hair. Definitely recommend that others who are feeling frustrated check out YouTube videos for some visual tips and tricks.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
First of all I have medium length hair past shoulders by about 2 inches.
I find this works easier with damp hair but it seems as if for every 20 tries only 1 time it works for me.... I'm going to keep this and hopeful when my hair is longer it will be easier to work with.
UPDATE 12/31/2010: my hair is pixie short so it may be a very very long time until i'll be able to try this again
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
okay, after trying the package instructions this product was not working for me, I didn't understand from the instructions how this was going to turn my hair into a french twist. Then I looked on youtube for instructions and found that if you twist up your hair and tuck the ends under, and use the product from the side instead of the bottom, it works much better for thick hair. Once I tried it this way, it was so easy, I love it!
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I tried, but it's going back to the store. I read the instructions, followed the diagrams, watched the videos on YouTube. The only way this thing stays in my (longish, not too thick) hair is when I do that final 'twist' and jam it into my scalp. This can't be right, it's incredibly uncomfortable. If I loosen it even slightly, it starts to slip.
I was excited when these came out, because they seemed similar to the expensive sets one guy sells on eBay...but those are more regular 'U' shaped and supposedly have micro-grippers to hold themselves in place. I still want to try the Spin Pins, but my store is always out of them. They have plenty of these, however. I think I know why.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have to say Goody has really stepped up its game with the Simple Styles collection. I have the modern updo maker and the spin pins and I've been loving both. I have absolutely zero talent when it comes to hairstyling, and even I can get a lovely updo with this thing. As the reviewer below mentioned, you do have to experiment with it a bit at first to get it right. I too was inserting the updo maker too close to my scalp, which pulled the hair way too tight. I had better luck inserting it into the bun rather than sliding it underneath the bun along the scalp. I love how you can achieve different effects depending on where you place the bun and how tightly/neatly you wind it.
What I love most about the modern updo maker and the spin pins is that you can achieve a quick and easy updo that stays put and all you see is hair! I'm a long time claw-clip user, and I was so tired of having big plastic clips visible in my hair all the time. These doodads have given me so many more options for more sophisticated updos even though I'm not particularly gifted at hairstyling!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
OK, I had such extreme good luck first time out with the Spin Pins that I thought this tool would be really easy. The first couple of times I tried to use it, no luck at all. I kept trying and on my 4th attempt, I got a great messy French Twist securely in place instantly. I still don't know quite how I did it, lol, but the moral to the story is to keep trying and don't get discouraged. Looking back on my initial failures, I think I was trying to jam the pin in too tightly & too close to the head. When I put it in the base of the hair (rather than right against the scalp), I was able to pull the tool up without pulling my hair or having it rest uncomfortably once the tool was in place. As an FYI, my hair is pretty thin, 2 inches below my shoulders and layered, so you don't have to have super-thick hair for these to work. UPDATE: After I had my 1 big success with this, I couldn't do it again. I scoured the internet trying to find instruction tips & found one that made ALL the difference. Instead of putting the Updo Pin in at the bottom of your bun, insert in smack dab in the middle (or even towards the top)..then follow the remaining instructions. I have now done it successfully 5 times in a row. This was a huge help!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Love the spin pins but this thing did not keep my hair up. I followed the directions but my hair was feeling loose after just a few minutes. I will work with it a few more times and see if I can make this work but I have a feeling this one's going into the trash.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have the Modern Updo Pin in my hair now. Today is the first time I have used it. It took a few tries, but I will see how it goes for the rest of the day. I have thick just below the shoulder length hair which is all one length. I very often do a French Roll or put my hair up using hair forks.
I had the best result when I made a compacted roll, put the pin in according to directions and I did find that the Pin was jabbing into my scalp, so I LIFTED IT OUT "slightly" and reinserted it and I found by doing that, that helped with the problem of it cutting into my scalp.(wiggle it slightly when doing so).
I had the Modern Updo Pin in my hair for the rest of the day and went shopping with it in. It was fine, it stayed and did not come loose, and it did not hurt. I do like it.
Update. I very often use the "Modern Updo Maker", by inserting it sideways, thanks to the reviews here. I went to Youtube to see the video and put the pin in sideways as demonstrated with success.
Comment added Dec 29/11. I sometimes use two tortoise shell hair forks to hold a French Roll but for the first time I tried using the Updo Maker sideways to secure the hair forks. Secured the hairforks and my hair stayed up all day.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this a few weeks ago and I haven't had much success with it. It doesn't seem to hold my hair, and i have shoulder length, med hair.
I wouldnt buy this again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I work in a hospital and have to keep my long hair under control for a 12 hour shift. So when I saw all these new gadgets from Goody I was intrigued. This is a U-shaped pin that turns your hair into a french twist, using only the pin. You twist your hair into a low bun, insert the pin into the bottom of the bun, pull the hair up, and slide the pin down (not the best explaination but the box has pictures). Getting the hair style to turn out nice looking is easy, and it really looks awesome. BUT...once you push the pin down to secure the hair it jams into your scalp. It hurts, not just uncomfortable, it is painful. I have tried every way I can think of the get the pin to not dig into my scalp like that, but I've had no luck. I have really thick hair too, so I'm kinda at a loss. I wish I could figure it out, becuase otherwise this is a really cool product and it makes up-dos easy.