Strong French-made hair barrettes are the best choice for artists and those who enjoy DIY crafts projects. French-made hair barrettes are superior quality. These are the original "Made in France" automatic barrettes that are the highest quality and have holes on the ends for are great for sewing, gluing or soldering. If you haven't tried French barrettes yet, you'll really be able to notice the difference. Each is made out of a single piece of metal so there is no way for a center bar to fall out as can happen with other brands' clips. They are super springy and the center bar will never fall out because the back is made of a single metal piece.