These bobby pins lay flat to my head and hold my hair back wonderfully. I hate when bobby pins stick up weird since they're totally straight and my head is, ya know, NOT. But the curve of these makes them lay perfectly flat to my head and I love that! I wear the black ones way more often than the blush ones. I just can't seem to find the right opportunity to wear the blush ones, whereas the black ones blend into my hair (in a good way!) The glitter/paint on one of the black ones is already starting to peel off even though I've only had these for a couple months, so I'm disappointed in that, but I should be able to glue it back together.