You have two choices when selecting the hardware that is placed on the back of your girls hair bows:
1) The "alligator clip" (sometimes referred to as a "clippy" or a "pinch clip" or "Hair Clip") is shaped like an alligators mouth. You would pinch it to open it and release to close it. We have found that this is the most popular hair clips for most moms to use on the back of hair bows. They first put the hair in a pigtail with a rubber band...then open the clip and pinch it right onto the elastic ponytail. It is approximately 1.75 - 2 inches in length. All of our alligator pinch clips are partially lined with a ribbon covering and have an inside gripper of either rubber or velvet. This is to ensure that the girls hair bow or hair bows stay in place once clipped in. You are always welcome to leave us a comment in the box you see at checkout that you would, or would not, like grippers placed on your hair clip.
2) The french barrettes are metal with a clasp that fully closes. You squeeze one end of the barrette to open a bar, place it in the hair, and then snap it back down. This type of girls hair bow hardware is preferred when you will be doing activity, or when the alligator pinch clip slips from the open end. Barrettes keep a hair bow snugly in place.
If we do not offer you a choice in the selection que, please leave us a message in the comments box at checkout that you would prefer the barrette on your hair bow. We would be happy to put your hair bow on either a pinch clip or barrette, even if it is not listed in the drop down selection box.
Girls Hair Bow Sizing and Widths:
Small Baby Bow (Baby & Toddler Size): Small Hair Bows measure 3-3.5 inches across. Best for infants to toddlers, or for those of you who prefer a more petite hair bow. A great size hair bow for little piggy tails! For an even smaller hair bow, look for those made from 7/8" ribbons.
Medium Bow (Toddler & Girls): Medium Hair bows measure 4-4.5 inches. A good size for toddlers 1 on up. Great for medium sized piggy tails or a single pony. This is our most popular girls hair bow size.
Large Bow (Older Toddlers & Girls): Large Hair Bows Measures 5-5.5 inches. Best for mom's who prefer a large size girls hair bow. Cute on little girls from 3 on up, although we've seen this big hair bow size on infants and they look extremely cute. Not all hair bows will look as good in a large size (ruffle being one of them). Please ask us if you are unsure.
More Sizing Information and Sizing Fluctuations:
Whichever baby bow or girls hair bow size you order (small, medium or large), it can vary up to one half inch. This is because each of our hair bow products are hand made by a different artisian. If you are ordering hair bows for piggy tails, we suggest you order both together to ensure that they are as close to a match in size and styling as possible.
You are welcome to leave us a message in the comments box you will see at checkout if you would like us to try to make a hair bow width smaller or larger. Not all bows can be made in a smaller size, although those with 7/8" or 5/8" ribbons can. In addition, some bows do not look as good when they are size large (like ruffle bows).
Semi-Custom Hair Bows:
Do you need a special girls hair bow to match the perfect outfit? We are happy to semi-customize at no extra charge. This means that we will switch out the hair bow's current ribbon colors with those that you request! This is an economical and quick way to get a super styled custom hair bow design that you choose to match a favorite outfit. Please leave us a comment in the box at checkout with your color requests for the change out. We find many people request this type of hair bow as a cheer bow, or sports bow. You may also e-mail us a photo of your outfit, however computer monitors do vary and color fluctuations are very possible.
One other way to quickly match an outfit is to select any of our products in the "Made To Match" category.
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