Hi! Usually what everyone does is they make a small slit on the backside of the cover(on the wider side, horizontally and making sure you only cut the back side and not the front). Then insert the front part of the snap clip inside so that just the back side of the snap clip, that goes in your hair, is visible! I don't know if I'm making enough sense. I'm attaching a picture I had saved a long time ago from some website, maybe it'll give you some idea!