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The Mini Palms


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Short Description

The Mini Palms are a set of two hair pins, each one made from a combination of tamarind and rosewood. Due to their short length, and wide centre, they are best suited to shorter and medium length hair.

Medium Hair Tutorials

Thick and curly hair is easily held up with hair sticks. Just choose the style you fancy from the tutorials below.

Short Hair Tutorials

You don’t have to have Rapunzel-length locks in order to use a hair stick! Take inspiration from these tutorials below.

About the Mini Palms

The Mini Palms have a contemporary feel to them due to the use of two contrasting wood types. They are inspired by the iconic thin twists of palm leaves, seen all over South East Asia. Historically palms have been symbolic of a wide range of ideas, from victory to peace and fertility.

Whether worn loosely or in a firm bun, the Mini Palms make a real statement. These hair pins are incredibly easy to use, and they help to reduce breakage and damage to hair, as well as holding in natural oils.

Handcrafted, hand-carved and finished by traditional woodcarvers in Bali, each set of Mini Palms sold plants 2 trees into protected forests in Indonesia. Your hairpins will arrive in recycled packaging made from papaya pulp, with a protective fabric sleeve to keep it safe when you're on the move. Take a look at our tutorial boards below to see a variety of ways you can use them!

Your Environmental Impact?

Planting trees is one of the best ways to fight climate change. Trees not only absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, they also provide a habitat for a diverse range of species in the rainforest.

Trees Planted


CO2 Savings Per Year

100 lbs

Oxygen Generated Per Year for

4 humans

Why roots?

Wood is only a renewable and eco-friendly material if it is consciously sourced. Tropical hardwoods in particular grow very slowly and in low densities, and regenerate poorly after logging. These species are often taken from forests in non-sustainable numbers, and illegal ways.

Searching for a way of sourcing wood sustainably, SAYA Designs came across Made & Ways, sculptors who dig up and recycle root wood from old commercial plantations all across Indonesia. The roots are left behind by loggers harvesting trees on large-scale production sites. They take hundreds of years to decompose and have little value for the soil.

By using this waste material we are having as little impact on the environment as possible.

Recycled Rosewood Root

Rosewood is one of the most popular agroforestry plants in Indonesia. Its high value has encouraged over harvesting, and the natural populations of this tree are facing extinction. Since 1998 the IUCN World Conservation Agency have labeled it a vulnerable species. Scientific name: Dalbergia Latifolia

Recycled Tamarind Root

Tamarind is a soft wood usually planted for its sweet fruits. The tamarind fruit is popular in eastern cooking, as well as being used in many cosmetic products. It has a very light colour, and red and purple grains sometimes criss-cross its centre. Scientific name: Tamarindus Indica

Mini Palms Do's and Dont's

  • Keep out of water (and avoid using in wet hair).
  • Keep safe in the fabric wallet when on the move.
  • Avoid heavy sideways pressure as much as possible.
  • Try not to drop on hard surfaces, they are handmade and desire loving care!
  • Enjoy them!

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