Thick formed and forged brass hairpins, with your choice of small or large, ornate or plain. The finish is a glowing brushed matte. No snags, no pain, no pulling. This is the best thing that I have come up with for my own hair especially for when I work and need to have it up all day without it pulling on my scalp. It can be used for traditional buns, messy buns, top buns, or a french twist. Small: approximately 5" l x .75" w at widest point. Large: approximately 5.5" l x 1" w.