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Description: These became popular in 1998-1999. Little plastic butterfly clips that girls of all ages wore by the gross in their hair. The typical way of wearing them was to part your hair in several different places and to clip each section of hair so that the butterflies would be all in a row on top of your head.
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Allison - May 23, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved these clips ! This is a great website. Very informative and its a great trip to the past.
Abbie - June 01, 2007 - Report this comment
I wore those...... exactly how you described!!!
Thalia - June 02, 2007 - Report this comment
haha i remeber wearing these like glittery butterflys with wings that were all wobbly they were the best i miss the 90's:[
niky - June 09, 2007 - Report this comment
i used to put my hair in a bun and put butterfly clips all around it.
Suzy - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
I was a little kid and was OBSESSED with them. I remember having iredescent ones and glittery ones and I put all of them in my hair at once!
Aly - July 05, 2007 - Report this comment
i did the exact same thing niky did! i would call it a butterfly bun
gel - July 09, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember these were everywhere when I was young.I had a lot of these clips.I still have a few in my room
monkeyluva56 - September 13, 2007 - Report this comment
when i was about 3 or 4(1998 or 1999) i had 2 of those but one of them broke. the were really hard to get i my hair. all of the girls at my pre-school had them.
anon - November 03, 2007 - Report this comment
That was during my freshman yr of hs, and, oh yes,they were everywhere.
timmmmmmy - November 05, 2007 - Report this comment
i used to wear grass hoppers not butterflys =(
shelby - November 13, 2007 - Report this comment
I never had them, but everyone i know did. especially my friend britteny Pereira. she had them upon the hundreds ALL over her room :P man i love those things :D
Spike - December 02, 2007 - Report this comment
I totally remember those! The wings were on springs and they wobbled around when you moved your head. I had three and i don't think i ever wore them in my hair, i just liked pulling on the wings. and then they broke, lol.
quebabi - December 31, 2007 - Report this comment
I REMEMBER THOSEE!! I still have some. They're rusty though. I wanna wear them again :] It did break ALOTT..
Chels - January 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I had an obsession with those things when i was in 8th grade! This kid who had a locker next to me would always say thats where I hid my crack and I remember thinking that was totally repulsive. LOL
Renee - January 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I still have a few of these in my hair drawer.
Lu - January 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Gosh i remember these so wel i think i still have mine! i also had little dolphino ones which i liked more!
Kirstie - January 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I had SOOOO many of these when i was a kid!! they were GREAT =] i think i still have some =]]
michelle - February 07, 2008 - Report this comment
omg i remember i wanted some soo bad but i was kind of a tomboy but my sister would get them at like claires in different colors haha. my first one was blue i think
tara - February 13, 2008 - Report this comment
it is nice should be on e-bay
cathy - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
any barrettes as long as they were colorful and cuteglittery too
T - April 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I wore these when i was in the 4th and 5th grade.
DrJew - May 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember girls wearing these in preschool and I'm only 15
Becca - June 28, 2008 - Report this comment
i have a school picture from like 3rd grade where i was wearing one of these bad boys... it was super littery and i remember mine as "cool" because the wings moved lol
Courtney - July 12, 2008 - Report this comment
i remember these! i wore them when i was in elementary school.....they were so cute!
Mina - July 20, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh my God, my mother wore these... She wasn't old, in her 20s...but still, it was creepy.
Brittany - July 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember when i used to wear those i used to collect them but i always lost them i miss them so much
elizabeth - August 07, 2008 - Report this comment
what a great site for memory lane! i would go to the flea market and go to the booth that had boxes of these things...every color, size, and style you could think of for like 50cents each...i had so many! remember when they went mini and you could put so many more on your "corn rows" haha
tania - August 10, 2008 - Report this comment
omg, I have TONS of these, andI still wear them. It was like 1998, and people kept giving me sooooooo many of these. I still wear them occasionally, and boys actually think I look cute (which is a bit unnerving to get all the 'Oh! I remember those!!!!! Looks great on ya Tish' from the guys. Guys shouldn't remember butterfly clips. ergh.)
Nicole Pyatt - September 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I use to wear those!!! I went to Sally's and also the butterfly palace. Why are they no where to be found. This fad must return!!!!! I will start a revolution that will bring them back to us all.
maureen - September 21, 2008 - Report this comment
gawd, i still find them at the dumb festival that comes to my town. i buy like 10 for a dollar.
Kim - October 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I had some...they were cute.
lindsay - October 12, 2008 - Report this comment
hmmm theres people talking about the ones that are like plastic claw clip things then theres people talking about the ones that came out a few years later with the springy bouncy wings :) i liked the plastic ones better that u twist sections of your hair in and clip them :)
Rachel - December 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I liked the kind with the wings that moved
j - December 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Lola - December 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Lol, me and my friend wore them to school one day, and everyone got all nostalgic. So all the girls are wearing them again, and suddenly the guys are sporting flannel and unwashed ling ahir and cords. The guys all look so 1993, and the girls (us) all look so 1998, its HILARIOUS!
Jt62786 - January 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I had alot of theseds when i was little. They're so childish though. But If i see them still, I would buy them.
megan - January 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to wear these all the time! My first grade teacher broke the type with the bouncy spring and I cried.
Ayanna - March 22, 2009 - Report this comment
i still have a few that i am keeping for my daughter when i have kids OMG...securely stored , LOL
Hmmm I don't know! (: - May 28, 2009 - Report this comment
This website is Gayyyyyyy! :D Thanks for wasting my time.
Forever 90's - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
"Hmmm I don't know!" is one of those people who are just really unhappy with their lives, and has to complain about SOMETHING to make themselves feel better. Like I said before, "If you don't like it, don't read it". Or even better since your so freakin awesome, MAKE A BETTER SITE! Ass.... *btw, this site is awesome, pretty complete;)*
Mel - July 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I LOVED these when I was in first and second grades. I don't even remember where I got them, I just remember I loved them and I had maybe 2 dozen of them.
Kelly - August 19, 2009 - Report this comment
omg i loved these in 1st and 2nd grade. i used to get them in my stocking at christmas.
Josss - September 20, 2009 - Report this comment
omg!! i so wore those wen i was really little wow seems so long ago!
Kathy - September 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I'd love to find some of those butterfly clips with the springy wings. Anybody know where I can find them? greulich@centurytel.net Thanks!
Becca - March 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I got a hack job haircut so I put about a jillion of these in my hair in some gel to try to fix it... lol. They still sell them at like Family Dollar.
Tori - May 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Haha I had a ton of these! I have a really cute picture of me with a bunch of them in. My little cuz whos 5 likes these now :)
Meghan - November 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone know where I can buy some of these now? I am doing a movie that takes place in 1998 and I want to use them. Thanks!
Lisa Koffler - January 18, 2011 - Report this comment
The 80s also had butterfly clips.
Kathy - March 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm in my 60s, found these a few years ago, and LOVE 'EM! Finding them was a one-time thing. If you have any of these you'd be willing to sell, or if you know where I can buy some, please contact me. larozie@gmail.com Thanks!!!
Hannah - September 14, 2011 - Report this comment
Its awesome cos i still have these!!
Ashley O - December 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved using these to hold back my bangs. I wish I still had some they worked great and looked cute.
Jenna - May 01, 2014 - Report this comment
I had a bunch of these I just hate when they break on me
Sparklelover101 - May 07, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember those when I little in 1999 and they were amazing
Sparklelover101 - May 08, 2015 - Report this comment
I got some for Christmas and I have never taken them out of my hair.
Anna - September 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I just donated some of these to the donation center store
Stacy - March 01, 2016 - Report this comment
I had tons of these and alpt broke
Ellie - January 22, 2017 - Report this comment
I want theses to come back I love theses. 🦋
Megan - May 06, 2018 - Report this comment
I think I saw theses the other day

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