Bobbles – the retro hair accessory

I really like the story behind Red Bobble. Designer Louise Dorinko is nostalgic about bobbles and oddly, so am I. I still have my very first set (now thirty-four years old!) – a nice cobalt blue and significant because at age four I had finally grown my hair long enough to wear bobbles.

Dorinko fondly recalls the red bobbles she wore as a little girl and wanting to give her own daughters that same, brightly-coloured-bobble-in-ponytail-experience, created Red Bobble. Find classic round hair bobbles in eight delightful colours at Red Bobble – I’m always a sucker for anything yellow so a set of Yellow Brick Road bobbles seems a necessity but then again, the blue ones bring back lovely bobble memories for me!

You’ll be seduced by the cute names – Musk Stick Pink and Orange Fanta Grin – and the simplicity of these sweet hair accessories, each handmade by Dorinko.

Order directly from Red Bobble. Single Red Bobble hair accessories are $3 each or you can order an eight-pack (one of each colour) for $21 or a sixteen pack for $42.


Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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