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Hair Clip, Barrette, Art Nouveau Swirl, 3 Sizes

An all time favorite, this stunning barrette gives any hairstyle an elegant, sophisticated look. The flourishes and arabesques are classic Art Nouveau style. The lovely design and sturdy but comfortable clip will make this your every day go-to.

  • Hand crafted at our studio shop in Santa Rosa, California, USA.
  • New 'Clio Clip' hair clip mechanism makes these better than ever!
  • Three sizes available -
    Clip Size: 70 mm; Overall Dimensions: 3.3 x 0.75 inches; Weight: 0.65 oz. Price: $16.95
    Clip Size: 80 mm; Overall Dimensions: 3.5 x 1.2 inches; Weight: 0.9 oz. Price: $16.95
    Clip Size: 100 mm; Overall Dimensions: 4 x 1 inches; Weight: 1 oz. Price: $18.50
  • Learn about Britannia Metal care

Oberon Design Hair Barrettes

Show Off Your Unique Style: Why settle for ordinary, mass-market hair accessories? This stunning barrette gives any hairstyle an elegant, sophisticated look.

Dress It Up Or Down: From everyday wear to casual office-appropriate pony or romantic, wedding-worthy updo, your Oberon Design art piece is the perfect fit.

Secure & Comfortable Hold For Most Hair Types: Whether your hair is thick or thin, fine or coarse, curly or straight, your favorite styles are a breeze to manage with the superior clip design.

Handcrafted In The USA & Guaranteed: Hand cast from 100% Britannia metal right here in our California workshop using quality clip mechanisms. This heirloom worthy piece is jewelry for your hair. 

Makes a great gift: With many sizes and styles to choose from, our hair accessories are collectible.

New 'Clio Clip' hair clip mechanism makes these better than ever!  Learn More

Our new Clio Clip French style clip mechanisms make our Hair Barrettes better than ever! -What makes these the best?

✦ Made of 25 gauge high carbon steel, it is thicker than any other hair clip mechanism on the market.

✦ Each clip has a strong, secure, and smooth base with a tension bar to hold your hair in place.

✦ These hair clips are nickel free with hypoallergenic plating.

✦ They’re even sturdier than before while not losing their flexibility.

✦ And there are no loose parts to trap and pull hair.

Now available on 80 mm and 70 mm sizes.

60 mm and 100 mm sizes are still the 'Made in France' clip mechanism while supplies last.

Clip Size Guide

60 mm - For those with fine hair or for partial updos and styles with small pieces of the hair clipped.

70 mm - A good common size that usually works for all hair types. Use for clipping a small portion of your hair or wrap it all up in this clip, depending on your hair type.

80 mm - A popular size that is great for full updos or or partial ponytails, depending on your fair type.

100 mm - Great for thick and abundant hair, for partial updos, ponytails, partial ponytails, twists or messy buns.

Clip mechanisms are measured on their full length, end to end (industry standard). The opening size has been noted here to help you visualize.

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    Ellen L.
    United States United States

    Celtic design hair clip

    This extra large hair clip covers the knot that I like to keep in my hair. It is attractive and efficient, with the best clip back in all the hair ornaments that I own. I also like the pewter configuration which is dressy enough for both every day and dress-up.

    Rita S.
    United States United States

    About my Barrette

    It is beautiful. However, it fits too loosely. I bought it as a replacement for a lost one - same model. The lost one was a bit loose and the new one is even looser. Is there a way to adjust them to fit tighter?


    Oberon Design

    Totally. (thank you for being in touch with customer service) Typically when we hear that a barrette is too loose, particularly compared with another model of the same size, this is due to the barrette having flattened out a bit. The barrette should have a gentle curve to it. You can easily fix the issue by gently curving the barrette again. That will close up that space between the tension bar and the closure bar, making it tighter on the hair. As to the nature of the beast: Britannia Metal (pewter) is a relatively soft metal and will be flexible enough to adjust slightly with a bit of pressure. This is desirable for accessory pieces like barrettes, which are used in any number of ways and put under a lot of tension (depending on how much hair is added for a given hair-do). By the way, this is also why we haven’t riveted the barrette mechanism to the decorative Metal piece… so that there is some flexibility in movement. Of course, like anything else, with enough pressure and force, bending it completely will break it. Creating gentle pressure over the entirety of the piece is the best way to bring it back to the gentle cure it is meant to have. I hope this is helpful.

    Kathleen L.
    United States United States

    I will choose quality over quantity any day

    Before I found Oberon Design and its large and sturdy hair clips, I was having to force my long hair into the largest barrettes I could locate at the drug store. The barrettes didn’t work. They weren’t secure, would pull my hair and within a week would snap/break. Out of frustration, I went searching online. I found Oberon Design. The clips are more expensive, yes, but I have purchased more of their hair clips only because I love how sturdy they are, how well they hold my hair and how beautiful they are. I much prefer to buy quality over quantity. As an end note, the packaging is lovely (would make a great gift) and shows just how much pride Oberon takes in their product.

    United States United States

    Thistle barrette

    It was wonderful. I bought through Amazon but now I am a fan. The product was beautifully made, supplied in a sweet basic with a card and a bonus charm. I was so pleased when I opened the box. It was as if you really cared about who bought what you had made and wanted it to be a special experience and it was. Thank you❤️

    Carol Z.
    United States United States

    Perfect barrette for thick hair

    Beautiful! My first order but not my last!

    Jane B.
    United States United States

    I love their barrettes.

    I ordered one from Amazon last year, but I am trying to by less from there and look for what I need from the vendors themselves. So, I looked Oberon up, and ordered two more.

    TERRI Y.
    United States United States

    Excellent as usual!

    I really like the hair clip barrettes! They're the best quality.

    Deb C.
    United States United States

    Very pretty and holds my thick hair

    This is a very nice, sturdy barrette. It holds lots of hair without falling out or unclipping. Well worth the money and I will purchase from again.

    Donna M.
    United States United States

    Beautiful Barrette

    This barrette is so beautiful and it is great for thick hair. I love it.

    Diane P.
    United States United States

    Finally a fitting barrette

    I have several Oberon barrettes and just got this one I have very thick hair, and this is the first barrette I have found that will hold all my hair. I love it. They are all great products.

    Sharon S.
    United States United States

    Beautiful hair clip!

    I ordered the large Art Nouveau clip. It was beautiful, very nice workmanship. It was too large though so I am exchanging it for the smaller size. Customer service was prompt and answered all my questions.

    Claudie P.
    United States United States

    Very nice

    I got this for my stepdaughter as a gift and she seemed to like it very much!

    joan h.
    United States United States


    I love my new barrettes, I have very thick hair and they stay in place without unclipping. I think I have almost gotten them all now. :-) Thanks, Joan

    Elaine D.
    United States United States


    Products are as represented. Good quality, beautiful wearable art.

    David C.
    United States United States

    Best Barrette, bar none !

    I have been buying these for my wife for years, she loves them ( and I love them on her ). They complement our style and always get attention and the question, “ where did you find those ?”

    Marge V.
    United States United States

    Beautiful Hair Clip

    I absolutely love my Oberon hair clip. Not only is it a stunning piece of hair jewelry, but it also is wonderfully constructed with the French mechanism that is top of the line.