This is a brand new style of barrette that I am embellishing now, along with a new dog breed specific line. It is curved and is intended as a ponytail holder. Now I have very thick hair and these don't hold all my hair but a good portion of it. So if you have thinner or less hair (child) this will hold all the hair. Even if you have a lot or very thick hair it will clasp a good portion and look very decorative. This particular barrette is made with repurposed buttons a Cocker Spaniel with its tongue sticking out along with two large doggie bones on either side. This barrette is super fun and makes a great gift for any girl or Cocker Spaniel lover. I paint the silver tone clip with black paint, I feel it gives it a look at if the decorations are floating in your hair. I then apply the buttons to the clip with permanent glue and cover the entire piece in a clear coated acrylic to protect it for years to come as well as give it a finished shine. Thank you for looking at my items and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me and I will do my best to answer them. Thank you.