Title:
Hair styling device & tool
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A device and tool (15) are provided for capturing, rolling and securing hair. The device includes two rods, to which multiplicities of loops are attached, and a styling rod intended to hook and pull loops through hair. The two rods are fastened together around hair, securing hair between them (3, 4). Device is pulled away from head (5), and hair rolled around rods until a hair roll is formed and touching head (6). Styling rod is inserted upward between hair roll and scalp, and pushed upward (7). A loop is pulled through the hair using the styling rod, and said loop is fastened to the top & the bottom of the hair device (7, 8). This creates an attractive and secure hairstyle (9, 10), with the main point being that the hair device cannot be seen under, around, or in the hairstyle (9, 10).



Inventors:
Havlin, Elizabeth Jean (Long Beach, WA, US)
Application Number:
10/060807
Publication Date:
08/07/2003
Filing Date:
02/01/2002
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
132/248
International Classes:
A45D8/28; A45D2/00; (IPC1-7): A45D24/00
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Primary Examiner:
PHILOGENE, PEDRO
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ROB HAVLIN (SEATTLE, WA, US)
Claims:

I claim:



1. A device for rolling and securing hair, said device comprising: two body rods a cross member a multiplicity of loops

2. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein rods are made from rigid material(s) and are of an elongated, cylindrical shape

3. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein the loops and the cross member are made from elastic material(s)

4. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein the body rods have a multiplicity of holes through both ends

5. The apparatus of claim 1 where the rods have a multiplicity of notches at top and bottom

6. The apparatus of claim one wherein the bottom of the body rods are secured tightly together

7. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein the cross member is secured between the body rods

8. A tool which pulls loops through hair, said tool comprising: a single rod

9. The tool of claim 8 wherein the rod is made from rigid, or semi rigid materials

10. The tool of claim 8 wherein the rod has a point at each end

11. The tool of claim 8 wherein the rod has a hole through either of the pointed ends

12. The tool of claim 8 wherein the rod has a notch connecting the hole mentioned in claim 11, and the outside edge of the rod

13. A method for rolling and securing hair into itself, said method comprising the steps of: securing hair between body rods, fastening loops at tops of rods over hair turning device so hair forms a roll on back of head fastening loop into tool and to bottom of body rods inserting tool in a upward direction between hair roll & scalp, and pulling loop through hair towards top of rods fastening loop at top of body rods

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] For hundreds of years, humankind has strived for elegant and attractive hairstyles. Women spend millions of dollars each year on hair bands, combs, barrettes, ribbons, clips, picks, bobby pins and many more hair accessories. One feature that most hair styling accessories have in common is that the accessory can be seen outside of the hairstyle.

[0002] As a woman, I have toiled many hours and used much effort in the quest for a “good hair day”. I have personally tried every hair styling accessory, device and tool in vain. With few exceptions, I have not managed to achieve a hairstyle that is simple, yet elegant . . . until now.

[0003] The hair styling device, for which I am filing this application, is easy to use. The size may be adapted to form hair into the popular style known as a French Twist, or used in the smaller version to form a secure hair roll on the back of the head.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0004] In accordance with one aspect of the described invention, a device is provided which allows hair to be captured, rolled and secured on the back of the head without being seen on the outside of the hairstyle.

[0005] In accordance with other aspects of the described invention, the device is constructed of two body rods, a cross member, a multiplicity of loops, and an additional rod used to complete the hairstyle.

[0006] In accordance with other aspects of the described invention, the rods are formed of a rigid material, and the loops of an elastic material.

[0007] In accordance with other aspects of the described invention, a method for using the hair styling device is provided. The method includes the step of hair being captured between the two body rods, the step of loops being fastened to tops of & bottoms of rods, and the step of rolling hair towards head. The method continues with end of styling rod being inserted between hair roll & scalp, the step of pushing styling rod up through hair, and the step of fastening a loop to secure the hairstyle. The method finishes with the styling rod being disengaged from loop, thus completing hairstyle.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0008] FIG. 1 are the components of my invention.

[0009] FIG. 2 is the hair styling device assembled.

[0010] FIGS. 3-8 illustrate the use of the hair styling device

[0011] FIGS. 9-10 is how the hairstyle should look

[0012] FIG. 11 is the list of components and legend

[0013] FIGS. 12-15 are how to assemble the hair device and tool

[0014] FIGS. 16-18 further demonstrate working actions of the hair device and tool

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0015] FIG. 1 illustrates the components of my invention, which are two rods as the body, a multiplicity of loops, a length which shall be used as a cross member, and a styling rod used to pull loops through the hair

[0016] FIG. 2 is my invention assembled, with body rods being secured at bottom, a loop secured at the top of a body rod, and the cross member secured between the two body rods

[0017] FIG. 3. is the hair device capturing the hair between the two body rods by sliding device up the back of the head and under hair, then fastening the loop at tops of body rods, as shown in FIG. 4

[0018] FIG. 5 is the hair device being pulled ¾ of the way to the ends of the hair

[0019] FIG. 6 is the hair device being turned so the hair forms a roll around device and hair roll touches the head

[0020] FIG. 7 is the pointed end of the styling rod being inserted between hair roll and scalp, then being pushed upwards. A loop is being pulled through the hair next to the hair roll by the styling rod, and then said loop is fastened at the bottom of the body rods

[0021] FIG. 8 is the styling rod pushed out at the top of the hair roll, and the loop being fastened to the tops of the body rods. The styling rod should be disengaged at this time

[0022] FIG. 9 is an example of a hairstyle created by the previous steps

[0023] FIG. 10 is a head and shoulders illustration of the hairstyle

[0024] FIG. 11 illustrates the components of the hair device and tool with a corresponding legend

[0025] FIG. 12 illustrates that you secure the bottom ends of the two body rods together with a loop

[0026] FIG. 13 illustrates that you secure a loop to the top of a body rod

[0027] FIG. 14 illustrates that you secure the ends of the cross member to the top of both body rods

[0028] FIG. 15 illustrates that you fasten a loop at the end of the styling rod to ready it for use with the hair device

[0029] FIG. 16 demonstrates how the cross member works to prevent hair from slipping out of the bottom of the hair device

[0030] FIG. 17 demonstrates how the loop pulled through the hair by the styling rod creates pressure on the hair device and secures the hairstyle

[0031] FIG. 18 illustrates why the styling rod is pointed at each end. The points reduce friction when passing through hair, and prevent hair from being caught on styling rod

[0032] FIG. 8 is the styling rod pushed out at the top of the hair roll, and the loop being fastened to the tops of the body rods. The styling rod should be disengaged at this time

[0033] FIG. 9 is an example of a hairstyle created by the previous steps

[0034] FIG. 10 is a head and shoulders illustration of the hairstyle

[0035] FIG. 11 illustrates the components of the hair device and tool with a corresponding legend

[0036] FIG. 12 illustrates that you secure the bottom ends of the two body rods together with a loop

[0037] FIG. 13 illustrates that you secure a loop to the top of a body rod

[0038] FIG. 14 illustrates that you secure the ends of the cross member to the top of both body rods