Thank goodness for this little tool. I can do a top knot just fine but any other kind of hair style seems out of my range. I was able to whip my curly hair into a pretty and simple half up style while running out the door for a wedding. It held all night and was completely comfortable, no pins necessary. I haven't tried to use it for my full head of hair, which is extremely thick and runs fully down my back. I don't think it would hold up with that amount of weight but I'm not sure. Otherwise this thing was a lifesaver.