This is a brand new style of barrette that I am embellishing now. This particular barrette is considered size medium and measure 3" wide, additionally it is "French style" double locking so it will be secure and stay put in your hair. Therefore, 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 could clasp a small portion and look very decorative. This particular barrette is made with repurposed buttons, one is a panting doggie face and the other is a profile view of a sniffing pup and kind of looks like he is sniffing the other one. I also added dog paws to either end. This barrette is great for any dog lover or anyone. 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 and stars 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.