A small clasp for holding the hair in place.(noun)
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Use "barrette" in a sentence
"A modern look could also mean creating a sexy low side ponytail held together with a sparkly barrette."
"While Ms. Gilbert conceded that the effect creates "an innocent look, almost like a little girl's hair," she also pointed out that "a barrette like those made by Rodarte is more like jewelry, a piece of art that you can wear — it's more sophisticated," which is all the encouragement we grown women need to attempt this at home."
"Thanks to numerous and adorable spring runway moments, the fashion backward barrette has become the unexpected toast of the beauty season."