Hair thing

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Hair thing

Post by Stevenloan » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:15 pm

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Hi everybody! What do you call the decorative thing that sticks to the girl's hair?

Thanks very much!

StevenLoan
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Re: Hair thing

Post by tony h » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:09 pm

My grandchildren said it doesn't have a name. It is just a hair clip thingy.
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Re: Hair thing

Post by Erik_Kowal » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:08 pm

According to Wikipedia:

"A barrette (American English), also known as a hair clip, hair-slide or clasp (British English), is a clasp for holding hair in place."

The same page also lists nearly 30 types and sub-types of hair fastener. The particular kind depicted in your photo is labelled in other photos that I've looked at as round barrette, circle/circular barrette and O barrette. I'm not sure which is the commonest way of describing it, but I think the description that is the least liable to be misunderstood is probably circular barrette.
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Post by tony h » Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:41 pm

Circle barrette surely this is a classic example o using foreign words and thinking it is a name. Surely it translates as : ring with bar.
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Re: Hair thing

Post by Stevenloan » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:42 pm

Erik and tony h. Thank you two very much for your input. I really appreciate it.
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Re: Hair thing

Post by Bobinwales » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:12 pm

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Post by Bobinwales » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:24 pm

Erik told me that my link in the previous post didn't work. I have sorted it now.
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Re: Hair thing

Post by tony h » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:41 pm

Bobinwales wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:12 pm
I don't know much about hair!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/155026089 ... 906168172/
There's enough there to keep a tonsorialist busy for half an hour.
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