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What is a Tige Boule Barrette?

French Tige Boule barrette

Tige boule barrettes are typically intended for fine or thin hair. Most tige boules are small in size and they are often worn on the side of the face, delicately holding a small piece of fine hair. However, tige boules are also popular amongst women with thick, textured hair as a decoration.

The phrase “tige boule” is French and translates as “ball stem.” A tige boule clasp is made of a metal hinge and wire arm and a small metal ball or button for the arm to fit gently over. Both pieces are affixed to the front decoration. Because these are separate pieces without a base plate, the tige boule clasp is a great choice for designing a cutout barrette.

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