Customer Success Stories


Here are a few stories of companies, organizations and individuals who used
our custom hair bands and headbands to help them in different ways.


STX
Sports Equipment

STX is a manufacturer of field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse equipment for men and women based out of Baltimore, Maryland. As the Brand Manager of the Women’s Field Hockey branch of STX, Carrie Macioce works on increasing STX’s brand awareness at the Pan American Cup Field Hockey tournament... Read more

Girl Scouts
Heart of New Jersey

The Girl Scouts Heart of Central New Jersey is one of twelve major Girl Scout groups across the country. Holly Brandes, the head of the Girl Scout’s marketing team, was looking for a fun, new, promotional product for regularly held recruitment events... Read more 

University of Miami
Panhellenic Association

Emily Bajalia is the president of the Panhellenic Association of the University of Miami, the governing body of all eight sorority chapters on campus. She was looking for a giveaway that would appeal to women, and help publicize her association at their major recruitment event... Read more

Shayla Hoheisel
Travel Blogger

Shayla noticed that people tend to lose business cards — they get shuffled at the bottom of bags and backpacks, and are found weeks later. That’s when she had the idea to put her social media handle on elastic wrist bands... Read more

Atlantic Therapeutic and Sports
Massage Therapy

ATS always has clients, especially people with longer hair, that come in for a massage and forget their hair ties. Jennifer was on her way to pick up a generic bag of hair ties at a store before she thought of putting their company logo on customized hair ties... Read more

Circa 79 Salon
Hair Salon

Circa 79 is a hair salon based out of Tuscon, Arizona. It’s a family owned business founded in 1979, hence the name, Circa 79. Courtney Constantino, Circa 79’s manager, was looking for a way to advertise her business in a fresh, engaging way... Read more

Rachel Blaufeld
Author

Rachel Blaufeld is an author and a freelance writer. She writes both nonfiction lifestyle columns for online magazines and women's fiction/romance novels. During book signings for her latest work, Rachel likes to have little swag items for old and new readers alike... Read more

Kalani Honua Retreat Center
Hawaii Yoga Festival

Wendy is the marketing manager for the Kalani Honua Retreat Center located in Pāhoa, Hawaii. The Kalani Honua Retreat Center hosts events all year around including the center’s own annual Hawaii Yoga Festival. She ordered elastic bands again this year to be used as entry wristbands for this year’s yoga festival... Read more

Hain Celestial
Food and Personal Care

Roseann is the Marketing and Brand Ambassador at Hain Celestial, the largest natural organic food and healthcare company in the world. She was looking to increase brand awareness for “Live Clean,” a health food brand under the Hain Celestial umbrella, at this year’s Austin City Limits festival... Read more

STX is a manufacturer of field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse equipment for men and women based out of Baltimore, Maryland. As the Brand Manager of the Women’s Field Hockey branch of STX, Carrie Macioce works on increasing STX’s brand awareness at the Pan American Cup Field Hockey tournament.

STX also has a new partnership with the 7-time world champion USA Field Hockey team. “STX’s brand awareness has grown a lot, but we were looking for a way to tie our brand to the USA field hockey team. We want to raise our brand’s cache and give the perspective of being an elite brand.” Cross promoting with USA’s elite Field Hockey team seemed like the perfect idea.

Carrie ordered 1,000 USA Red, White, and Blue STX hair ties to give away at the PanAm tournament. While she used to give out pens and flyers, Carrie decided to use our hair ties this time because in the US market, field hockey is primarily female and hair ties seemed more functional. She was right. The team USA players loved both how cute the hair ties were as well as how practical they were. Whether it’s holding up their hair or worn around their wrists, the USA field hockey players were proudly wearing STX branded hair ties at this major tournament.


Elastic Band Company was able to provide Carrie with what no other competitor could a lightning-fast production turnaround time.


Carrie needed 1,000 customized hair ties in less than a week. Elastic Band Company was able to provide Carrie with what no other competitor could a lightning-fast production turnaround time. “Your product arrived on time and met our expectations,” said Carrie, “they were super cute so we ordered 2,000 more for the next game in the Pan Am Cup”.

Overall Carrie was very satisfied with the quality of our product, our short turnaround time, and the smoothness of our ordering process. She would recommend us to friends and colleagues and we look forward to helping her make STX a truly elite brand!

Check out STX: https://www.stx.com

The Girl Scouts Heart of Central New Jersey is one of twelve major Girl Scout groups across the country. Holly Brandes, the head of the Girl Scout’s marketing team, was looking for a fun, new, promotional product for regularly held recruitment events.

This year, around 8,000 scouts and 10,000 adults are expected to participate in Girl Scout events. Of all the promotional items Holly tried, including brochures, flyers, pencils, pens and knick knacks, our hair ties literally have “staying power” in terms of brand recognition. The girls put them on and never take them off! This was the recruitment staff’s first time trying out branded hair ties as a giveaway and they ran out in just one event. Holly immediately placed a reorder right before Memorial Day.

Holly’s main concern about her order was a quick turn around time. Some competitors offered slightly lower prices but what drew Holly to us was our guaranteed delivery date and a picture on our website of previous Girl Scout Troop hair ties we produced. This was all she needed to sign on with The Elastic Band Company.


"I would say the customer service, honestly, was really, really good and that instilled a lot of confidence in us"


“It’s such a good tool to get more than just a piece of paper in front of someone. It’s another way for people to know who we are and recognize our name. And with the hair ties especially,” says Holly, “with a brochure or a postcard someone might take them and throw it away, but with a hair tie it has staying power because that’s something they’ll have on their wrist almost all the time”

Holly also let us know that what instilled confidence in us was our excellent customer service, stating “right before the holiday weekend, I knew we had a fairly tight turnaround. I would say the customer service, honestly, was really, really good and that instilled a lot of confidence in us”

She went on to say, “I would recommend Elastic Band Co. to any other troops. Their bands are excellent quality and their customer service is amazing.”

Check out GSHNJ: https://www.gshnj.org/

Emily Bajalia is the president of the Panhellenic Association of the University of Miami, the governing body of all eight sorority chapters on campus. Since the Panhellenic Association is comprised of only sororities, Emily was looking for a giveaway that would appeal to women, and help publicize her association at their major recruitment event.

Emily had previously tried branded stickers, pens, and even fanny packs to help her recruitment efforts but our elastic hair ties were the most popular giveaway at their major recruitment event. The hair ties did so well, Emily intends to use our hair ties for all panhellenic events throughout the rest of the semester.


“It was an easy process, they were quality hair ties, the product was really popular, so it worked out perfectly.”


Emily chose us over the competition because we were the top search result online and we generated a design proof for her in less than a week, giving Emily a “good feeling” about working with us. It doesn’t hurt that she thinks the hair ties are “super cute!”

If the purpose of the hair ties was to publicize her organization, then they would be considered a success according to Emily. She recounted how after the event she saw students wearing the hair ties all over campus. In fact, they were so popular, the upperclassmen working the recruitment events grabbed a couple for themselves!

Emily would definitely recommend us to other associations. In fact, she even mentioned that her friends from other universities' panhellenic associations loved the hair ties and are looking into ordering their own! Emily says, “It was an easy process, they were quality hair ties, the product was really popular, so it worked out perfectly.”

Check out University of Miami Panhellenic Association: https://www.facebook.com/MiamiPanhellenic/​​​​​​​


Video Blogger Shayla Hoheisel Found a Creative Way to Use Custom Hair Bands to Promote Her Brand and YouTube Channel


Shayla Hoheisel is a video blogger from the YouTube channel “Living on a One Way”, where she chronicles her travels and adventures across the world. Shayla is constantly trying to grow her social media presence to bring traffic to her YouTube channel. She often makes connections with people in remote parts of the world where there is limited cell service, so she uses business cards to share her social media information. Shayla noticed that people tend to lose business cards — they get shuffled at the bottom of bags and backpacks, and are found weeks later. That’s when she had the idea to put her social media handle on elastic wrist bands.


“The customer service on par, the product is perfect, and I'm amped about it! I love your company!“


The difference was noticeable almost immediately. According to Shayla, people light up when they see the hair ties. As a YouTube content creator and Blogger, sharing your information is crucial to growing your brand. Shayla has found her ideal way to tell the world about Living on a One Way and that’s with our customized hair ties. “I think it’s the greatest thing ever,” says Shayla about our product, recalling that people often remember the name of her YouTube channel from seeing it on the hair tie, a truly unique way to promote her brand.

Shayla also gives away her custom hair ties to people she meets at conferences and events as business cards, “when I give them as a gift, people are so excited,”. When following up with companies that have received her trendy elastic business card, usual feedback to the hair ties have been “oh my gosh, I'm wearing the hair tie right now!”, “I love that!”, and “it’s such a great idea”.

She is also amazed that every order shipped by us comes with a personalized handwritten note, and often shows others a note we have sent with an order. It is just one of the many things we do to show appreciation to our customers.

“The customer service on par, the product is perfect, and I'm amped about it! I love your company!“

Check out Living on a One Way: https://www.youtube.com/livingonaoneway


Atlantic Therapeutic and Sports Has Found Perfect Way to Meet a Need and Promote Their Brand with Custom Hair Bands


Jennifer Escarcega is a chiropractor at Atlantic Therapeutic and Sports (ATS) Massage, the only sports massage practice in Wilmington, North Carolina. They specialize in the therapeutic sports massage,unlike other massage offices that specialize in Swedish massage or are more of a spa. ATS sees many athletes at their offices, both professional and amateur, as well as crossfitters, firefighters, police officers, and active duty military.

ATS always has clients, especially people with longer hair, that come in for a massage and forget their hair ties. Jennifer was on her way to pick up a generic bag of hair ties at a store before she thought of putting their company logo on customized hair ties. Jennifer sent us over her design and we created a proof with ATS’ Om logo.


“You’ve got to think outside the box. Everybody does notepads, pens, pencils, and keychains. Hair ties are something women hold on to and we use it again and again and again.”


“They look fantastic,” says Jennifer, “we’re killing two birds with one stone” by having hair ties for their customers and advertising ATS by having their website address on the hair ties. “No regrets, they came out fantastic, the printing was wonderful, the colors… it looks perfect!”. Customers always keep their complimentary hair times, according to Jennifer, and they end up wearing their hair ties home.

Currently, Jennifer is distributing the hair ties for free at the ATS front desk. The response has been overwhelming from both clients and her staff. She’s even heard of men wearing the hair ties as wristbands. Jennifer is planning on ordering more hair ties to take out to events in the community. According to Jennifer, “You’ve got to think outside the box. Everybody does notepads, pens, pencils, and keychains. Hair ties are something women hold on to and we use it again and again and again.”

Check out ATS: http://www.atsmassage.com/


Circa 79 Salon Finds Success in First Marketing Attempt Using Custom Hair Bands


Circa 79 is a hair salon based out of Tuscon, Arizona. It’s a family owned business founded in 1979, hence the name, Circa 79. The salon has 15 employees but has been growing, and they recently relocated to a larger space. Courtney Constantino, Circa 79’s manager, was looking for a way to advertise her business in a fresh, engaging way.

When asked why she chose us, Courtney simply replied, “You guys were the first to get back to me.” She did her due diligence shopping around, but was impressed by our timely response. Also, our competitive pricing was all Courtney needed to move forward with her order.


“Go for it. Good price, and for us [a custom hair tie] is like a nice little touch… it’s a no brainer.”


Courtney hadn’t previously done marketing for the salon, so our hair bands were her first attempt. She placed hair ties at gyms, local businesses, and bundled them with Circa 79 branded t-shirts. The goal was to “bring in business and keep business going.” Courtney’s plan worked, and according to her, “people love them!”.

She has so far ordered hundreds of hair ties from Elastic Band Company, and has been happy with her ordering experience. It added a personal touch to her ordering experience speaking with the same representative from her previous order months prior. When asked if she would recommend us to other business owners, Courtney said, “Go for it. Good price, and for us [a custom hair tie] is like a nice little touch… it’s a no brainer.”

Check out Circa 79: https://www.circa79salon.com/

 


Author Rachel Blaufeld's Fans Loved Her Custom Hair Bands at Latest Book Signing


Rachel Blaufeld is an author and a freelance writer. She writes both nonfiction lifestyle columns for online magazines and women's fiction/romance novels. During book signings for her latest work, Rachel likes to have little swag items for old and new readers alike.


"The last thing you want to take is another heavy box of swag or giveaways. So, the hair ties are are so nice because they're just lightweight and easy to transport."


Rachel has always looked for something unique and memorable to give away as a promotional item. “You're always kind of looking for something different. Everybody did lip balm one year and I did different colors of lipgloss and you could pick whatever color you wanted. I saw someone do a little package of tissues which is cute.” But Rachel had never seen any other writers bring custom hair bands to conventions and signings. “When you have to ship or carry many boxes of paperbacks, the last thing you want to take is another heavy box of swag or giveaways. So, the hair ties are are so nice because they're just lightweight and easy to transport.” She added, “everybody really loved it!”.

It was Rachel’s first time shopping around for hair ties and she goes on to explain why she chose Elastic Band Co. “I thought that it was a nice looking website. Sometimes you’re on these websites and you think like I don't know who I'm buying from or whatnot. So I felt like it was a reputable company and easy to use.” Rachel enjoyed our hair ties so much, she’s planning on ordering more for her next book signing. Rachel goes on to describe her experience with us, “Honestly, it was easy. And when you deal with an easy vendor that is the best”.

Check out Rachel Blaufeld: http://www.rachelblaufeld.com/


Hawaii Yoga Festival Has Found Awesome Way to Use
Custom Hair Ties as Entry Wristbands


Wendy is the marketing manager for the Kalani Honua Retreat Center located in Pāhoa, Hawaii. The Kalani Honua Retreat Center hosts events all year around including the center’s own annual Hawaii Yoga Festival.

She ordered elastic bands again this year to be used as entry wristbands for this year’s yoga festival. Their main concern with the disposable wristbands they used previously, was the large amount of waste they created. Wendy needed a greener option and she decided on elastic hair ties.


“They’re awesome! Everyone here loves them. Universally. We get really great reactions!”


What drew Wendy to our company was our instagram account. According to Wendy, “you had a bunch of examples on your instagram which I could show to my coworkers that brought up the idea of elastic bands.” She and her coworkers moved quickly to send us a design and order bands for their festival.

Wendy noted that everyone loves the hair ties. “They’re awesome! Everyone here loves them. Universally. We get really great reactions!”. Our hair ties have been so popular that Wendy makes sure to order extra hair ties because guests ask about them even after the event. “People still use them even after the festival,” says Wendy, “we used them for the 2016 and 2017 festivals, and I still see people around campus wearing the 2016 ones in their hair. So it’s awesome to see people wearing them all year round”.

When ordering, Wendy recommends other organizations to take a look at our instagram account (@elasticbandco) for inspiration and design possibilities.


Hain Celestial Promotes Live Clean Brand Using
Custom Hair Ties at Austin City Limits


Roseann is the Marketing and Brand Ambassador at Hain Celestial, the largest natural organic food and healthcare company in the world. She was looking to increase brand awareness for “Live Clean,” a health food brand under the Hain Celestial umbrella, at this year’s Austin City Limits festival. The hair ties were part of a hair braiding station, manned by Live Clean brand ambassadors, using their customized hair ties as giveaways.

There were a few options when it came down to placing her order, but Roseann mentioned specifically that she chose us because she liked our short turn around time and willingness to work with her “crazy schedule.” We were working with Roseann every step of the her order, from design to fulfillment.


After this recent experience, Roseann would suggest other brand ambassadors use Elastic Band Co. hair ties for their promotional events, especially if you’re looking to make a lasting impression!


Even though Roseanne was not personally at the Austin City Limits, she did hear positive feedback from her team who worked the Live Clean station at the festival. The custom hair bands made a great impression with HEB, a major grocery store chain in Texas.

After this recent experience, Roseann would suggest other brand ambassadors use Elastic Band Co. hair ties for their promotional events, especially if you’re looking to make a lasting impression!

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