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Going Out of Business

Going Out of Business

Hi, I'm Sarah - the lady behind I Kick Shins! For over 20 years, I've been working hard to make the world a little bit more colorful, bright, and fun. Unfortunately, that time is coming to an end. I'm fighting a rare form of cancer called  epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, and I'm not going to win.  Being physically active helps with some of my symptoms, so I'm planning to continue working for the time being. I Kick Shins will remain open until the en …
Dec 20th 2023 I Kick Shins
The Ultimate Guide to Fibers

The Ultimate Guide to Fibers

Deciding on what type of hair to use can be a little overwhelming these days. There are so many options out there! Knowing the different fibers on the market can help you make an informed decision on what will work best for your needs. What does fiber even mean, anyway? When we talk about fiber, we really just mean long strands of plastic. Synthetic hair is technically a filament fiber, but it’s often shortened to just “fiber.” Filament fibers are man-made materials that come in a l …
Jun 28th 2023 I Kick Shins
​New Names for Select Glow Yaki and IKS KK Jumbo Braid

​New Names for Select Glow Yaki and IKS KK Jumbo Braid

Our multicolored Glow Yaki Braid and some of our IKS KK Jumbo Braid blends have very utilitarian, kinda boring names. We're anything but boring around here, so it's time for a change! The following colors are getting new names as of today.Multicolored Glow Yaki Braid …
May 3rd 2023 I Kick Shins
Tips and Tricks: Straight Tinsel Hair

Tips and Tricks: Straight Tinsel Hair

Time for a harsh truth: this is the tinsel's world, and we're all just living in it. Tinsel hair looks amazing, but sometimes it's a little tricky to work with. If you're feeling adventurous and want to go for pure sparkle, read on! We've got some tips on how to make working with tinsel a little more manageable. Opening the Pack If you're planning to use the entire pack of tinsel in one go, we recommend tearing it open up at the top or splitting open the sides of the bag rather than openi …
Feb 16th 2023 I Kick Shins
UK Shipping Ends on June 27th, 2022

UK Shipping Ends on June 27th, 2022

Beginning June 27th, 2022, we will no longer be able to ship to countries in the United Kingdom.This is due to HMRC's change over to Making Tax Digital for filing VAT returns.There are no free ways to do this; our accounting software isn't compliant without an additional monthly fee, and bridging services also have a monthly fee. The fees are significantly higher than our total sales to the UK, so unfortunately, it's no longer financially viable for us to sell there.HMRC will no longer let us su …
Jun 1st 2022 I Kick Shins
EU Shipping Ends on May 1st, 2022

EU Shipping Ends on May 1st, 2022

Beginning May 1st, 2022, we will no longer be able to ship to European Union member countries, or territories of those countries. This is due to two major factors:VAT RepresentationWe are currently required to pay for a company to represent us in the EU for VAT purposes. We cannot represent ourselves or file our own VAT returns, because the EU requires us to have a representative that is physically located in the EU. The monthly fee for representation is significantly higher than our total sa …
Apr 15th 2022 I Kick Shins
How to Get Featured

How to Get Featured

Wanna be featured on our social media? Here's how!Tagged PostsWe share most @ikickshins and #ikickshins tagged posts to our stories on Instagram. We try to limit it to 5-10 at a time and usually only do stories a few times per week. It may take a while for your post to be shared, but we do our best to share all of them eventually! :)If your story or post doesn't get shared, it's likely for one of the following reasons: Your profile is set to private. If your profile is private, we won …
Apr 2nd 2021 I Kick Shins
Tips and Tricks: How to Seal High Heat Braiding Hair

Tips and Tricks: How to Seal High Heat Braiding Hair

Our high heat Festival Braid is made from heat resistant synthetic fiber that behaves very differently from kanekalon jumbo braid. It’s best suited for the kind of elaborate braided ponytail and pigtail styles that are popular at festivals and raves. If you’re willing to put in some extra work and settle for a looser seal, it can sometimes work for box braids or synthetic dreads as well. First things first: high heat fibers like our Festival Braid do not seal easily and do not shrink d …
Mar 4th 2021 I Kick Shins
Synthetic Hair Color Prefix Guide

Synthetic Hair Color Prefix Guide

Ever wonder what those letters at the front of some hair colors mean? We've got ya covered! Below, you'll find explanations of some common prefixes that are on the packaging for products that we carry. Please note that while these prefixes are used industry-wide, they're not set in stone, so we can't guarantee that other brands that we don't carry all follow the same naming conventions. Example: Freed'm Silky Braid in B44 B …
Feb 19th 2021 I Kick Shins
Tips and Tricks: Highlight Braid

Tips and Tricks: Highlight Braid

RastAfri's Highlight Braid is type of kanekalon jumbo braid that is low heat/hot water set and is multicolored. It’s  similar to products like Afreez’m Braid, Sensationnel Color Braid, Janet Collection Super Caribe, and pretty much any other low heat, multicolored hair on the market.Color Bleeding Before products like these came out, the only multicolored hair you could find was high heat. It took a while for manufacturers to figure out how to make the hair multicolored without ch …
Dec 2nd 2020 I Kick Shins