Malignant Designs

Armidale, Australia · 61 Sales


Malignant Designs

Armidale, Australia 61 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Tru Boo


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Just another hobby...

I remember the time I went to get my very first "alt" hair cut at a hairdresser; and how scared she was to chop off my beautiful long hair, trading in my wonderful brown and gold for black. I also remember being disappointed with what I got, you could feel the hairdresser's unease and bias against what I was asking for. So from this very first disappointing experience I thought to myself "Screw this", and began teaching myself to do my own hair. It started as a small hobby, to get the style I desired, before expanding to friends and family, who remain regular clients to this day. From there my passion for hair has done nothing but grow stronger, and I found myself dipping into hair extensions, sometimes rather literally.

Hair extensions have been at the core of my business ever since I began. You'd guess that I started out with the simplest style, being solid colours, right? Wrong. I jumped straight into the coontails fad. I've always loved the look but I used to die a little inside when I saw girls walk around with messed-up, bleach-burnt strips of hair from failed coontail attempts. So I decided to cash in on that market and began to offer a hair-friendly alternative.

I love to learn and teach myself, so it was only natural that I should begin trying new, more challenging things. My leopard and zebra print extensions remain popular today and are the only ones of their calibre made in Australia. Throughout the years I have developing and refining my skills, trying different supplies and making the process more efficient in order to give my customers the best experience and quality.

This shop was officially opened as Malignant Designs in June 2010, and has grown tremendously. Naturally, with hair extensions came other accessories, including hair bows and jewellery. I have always prided myself on making unique, one-of-a-kind pieces that can't be found anywhere else. I attempt to make all parts myself, including any cabochons/cameos, etc. You won't find that ANY of my accessories are just slapped together, and I am proud of this.

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  • Tru

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I've always loved making things with my hands. It's the feeling of accomplishment you get at the end of your hard work -- being able to look at something useable, wearable or just pretty and being able to say

Shop policies

Last updated on April 10, 2013

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Money Order
We accept payment via PayPal or Bank Transfer. Only PayPal is available as a payment method for those outside of Australia.

When requesting an item we will ask for payment up-front, before special supplies are ordered or work begun. If a custom order is cancelled once begun, we may retain a fee to cover supplies ordered and or work completed prior to cancellation of the order. We apologise for this necessity.

As most other shops, we require for all items, custom or otherwise, that payment, including shipping, be made in full before we ship the item out. Payment plans may be arranged with us, however we will not ship the item until it has been fully paid for. This can be especially handy during the holiday season, so please don't hesitate to contact us.

If you need to cancel an order, we request that you do so within 2 business days of purchase. Simply send us a conversation with the reason for the cancellation and we'll happily send you a refund. However, please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your buying experience any easier - we're always happy to help!
All non-custom items are shipped within 3 days of receipt of payment via Australia Post. Delivery times will vary depending on your location. In Australia, delivery times are generally 3 days to 1 week, to the US 1-2 weeks and to the UK 2-3 weeks.

The default method of shipping on each listing is Regular Parcel Post. Please note that this shipping method does NOT include insurance or tracking. When purchasing items worth $50 or more we request that you purchase a shipping upgrade. The upgrades are as follows:

- Registered Post: costs an extra $4.20 for parcels within Australia, and $6.50 for all international parcels. Registered post automatically covers your items against damage and loss, up to the value of $100.

- Express Post: costs an extra $4.35 within Australia, and $11.05 for international parcels. You will be provided with priority handling, tracking and scanned events for your peace of mind.

Each of these options can be found under the "Shipping Upgrades" section of the shop, with a more detailed description of what each upgrade will provide. Please note that the stated handling times are promised by Australia Post and not Malignant Designs. Standard handling times apply.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to health reasons, a variety of our products are non-refundable. This includes hair extensions, bows and clips. Other items, such as jewellery however may be refunded. If your item is damaged, we will replace it free of charge. If you believe you have received a parcel that does not match the item description, you may return it at your own cost and we will refund the original purchase price.

Your intent to return an item must be lodged with us within 7 days of receipt of goods. We understand that shipping the items back to us will take time, so as long as you email or convo us within 7 days we will be happy to honor the refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you see something in our shop that you'd like to have altered, or you have a design that you'd like us to make, please don't hesitate to make a custom order. When placing a custom order, we require payment upfront to purchase special supplies and begin work. Please see the payment policy above for additional details. Custom orders do take time to make and we will update you on any progress via email. We appreciate your patience when ordering custom items.