These are the best pins for holding power, and the prints are so cute! While they don't hold a ton of hair, the hair they do hold isn't gonna budge. I use them for pinning my bangs to the side to get them out of my face. My hair is thick and wavy but my 9 y/o daughters hair is fine and they hold just as well. The only thing I can find wrong with them is that they are so tight that you really have to pull them apart to get your hair out, otherwise you'll break your hair. If you put then in your kids hair make sure they know not to take them out themselves. They'll wreak havoc on their hair if you don't.