It's really great. I love how it differs from the goody one that's similar, but this one really keeps my hair tied up tightly. It also has the middle hole for a ponytail and other styles. I use this instead of a regular bun clip because it keeps my hair flat and doesn't hurt when I lay down and it looks so professional. I've worn it to interviews and has the same effect as a bun clip, but is SO much better! Unfortunately it is a good chunk of money though, but I find it is worth it. I am going back to get it in black as well, wish they had a blonde one.