A barrette is a simple pin that is used to hold the hair in place, making it much easier to keep your hairstyle together throughout the whole day. There are several different styles of barrettes. Smaller ones are usually used at the front while some larger ones are best for the back. They can be used for different things: they are useful to avoid getting the hair in front of your eyes and they can also be used to secure the hairstyles (as mentioned before). Some are even used as an accessory without any real specific use for it other than looking good.
Since these are made from simple metal or plastic, it is easy to make them on your own. These versatile accessories are used by girls and women of all ages.
As far as basic styles are concerned, these can consist of a simple clip or two side pieces. These can hold different portions of hair. The bulkier ones are easier to work with, but if you are thinking about doing these on your own, then you should consider the purpose. If it is going to hold a lot of hair, then you should aim for a larger type of barrette. On the other hand, for a young wearer, a smaller style is usually recommended. Obviously, larger clips need a bigger effort when decorating.
A simple trick to create your own is to use glue or twine to add new pieces together. You will be adding several different smallish accessories to the main barrette, making for a nice overall effect. One of the main issues is that most of the time, these have color and may not look too good.
Ribbon loops that run through the whole barrette are a simple way of adding an extra sparkle to …Read more