Orbital Hair Pin for Curly & Thick Hair
Made with recycled brass milled in the USA
Handmade for you in Portland, Oregon
A bar of metal creates tension with an smooth oval, making a beautiful and minimal hair pin. This pin is perfect for curly, textured, or thick hair. If your hair is lightly wavy or straight the Mini Orbital Hair Pin is perfect for you.
Each one is made to order by hand in our small, Portland, Oregon studio. We use solid jeweler's brass to create a product that will be durable and long lasting, as well as beautiful and elegant in its simplicity.
- Oval is 1.75" x 2" and stem measures 3.5" long
- Made with solid yellow brass or solid white brass
- Natural brass will darken with time
- It's easy to keep your hair pin shiny with a polishing cloth.
Our brass is the highest graded alloy and it comes from mills in the American Southwest. Brass is a very similar color to 14k gold but is a harder material and more resistant to scratches. We wax all of our brass to slow the rate of tarnish, but natural brass does have a tendency to patina and darken with time. We love this about brass, but if you'd like to keep it in its shiny state, you can easily wipe it clean with a polishing cloth. You can also wipe your darkened yellow brass piece with a solution of white vinegar and salt to dissolve the discoloration. It will make your fingers smell like vinegar, but it's handy when you don't have a polishing cloth!
We never use brass in our ear posts, ear wires, chains, or rings, since direct contact with the skin can cause a green reaction. It is completely harmless, but annoying, so we avoid it altogether!
Sometimes called Nickel Silver or German Silver, this alloy is made with brass and nickel to give it its silvery color. It does not contain actual silver. It is very hard, resistant to scratches, and stays shiny for a long time. It will develop a patina with time (albeit slowly!). It can be polished with one of our polishing cloths. White brass does not like contact with chlorine. Our white brass is milled in the American Southwest.
If you have a nickel allergy, it is not advised to have direct skin contact for long periods of time with this metal. It is still okay touch the metal if you have an allergy. Nickel is not harmful unless you have a nickel allergy, and even then, the allergy will subside if the metal is removed from your skin. We only offer white brass hair pins to minimize skin contact.
We make every piece to order and it typically takes about one week for new orders to ship.
- Standard US shipping takes 5 business days to arrive.
- Priority US shipping takes 2-3 business days to arrive and includes $100 of insurance.
- International rates and timeframes very.
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Returns & Exchanges
Return for refund within 30 days or exchange for store credit up to 6 months. Processing time: 1-2 weeks.
Exchanges and refunds are not available for pieces marked as final sale.
You made what I've been looking for! As others have responded, I am in a messy topknot for most of my days. It also holds well. I slept in it and woke up with same messy topknot but with a bit of glam attached and hell yes 💚. Understated and regal at the same time.
I was looking for ways to style my hair for work that it looked a little more put together than what I had been doing lately (hello, pony tails and plastic claw clips) and this is exactly what I needed! So simple yet elegant.
I love this product! It is beautiful, sturdy, and perfect for when I don't have a lot of time to get ready (i.e. everyday).
I've never had a hair pin before this, but it makes it so much easier to get a chic updo with this! My hair is pretty thin and slippery, so it did take me awhile to figure out how to use it, but now it's an everyday staple.