Saturday, December 5, 2009

Basic Hairbow Clip Information

I get lots of questions about the types of clips that I use. Here are some pictures of the basic clips. I can use almost any clip on any bow, but some definitely work better for certain things.

These are generally called "flat clips". They pop open and closed. They work well for barrettes:

This clip is called a "french clip". It locks together. These are typical clips for bows, especially larger ones:

This clip is generally called an "alligator clip". They work well for barrette styles, but some people prefer to use them as bows, clipped on top of a small ponytail, etc:

And, this is a plastic foldover clip. It has grips in the inside. These work great for little bits of hair. Small bows can be put on these:

These are the clips that I most commonly use. I cannot guarantee that the metal ones are lead free, but I do buy from suppliers who note that they are certified lead free. If you have a clip preference for the bows that you purchase, please let me know at time of purchase and I'll be glad to accommodate!

Also, my barrettes generally are made to put in on the right side of the head, with the exception of barrette sets which usually include opposite barrettes.

1 comment:

  1. Great information Amber! I really like the flat clip bows but that's because my girls have fine hair and they tend to stay.