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Now that hair ribbons are gracing even the coolest legions of beauty icons, bow hairstyles are back and better than ever. And don't worry, they're a lot less picture day at school now. If you're having flashbacks and don't quite trust the billowy, bow-y vision yet, we've compiled a list of ribbon hairstyles you'll wish you actually rocked when you were younger.
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Not quite a hair ribbon, not quite a hair elastic, this hairstyle combines the best of both worlds when tying your pony. For this, opt for a lower ponytail and first secure it with a band. Then tie your hair ribbon ribbon at the base in order to wrap end over end for the first couple inches of your tail. Tie the ribbon ends once again to secure.
Psst! Your halo is perfect for creating a full voluminous ponytail here. Just place as usual first and continue with the steps above.
Grab a crisp ribbon that holds a shape to achieve this look. We prefer a slicked back low bun or ponytail, or place it high for a bigger grand entrance. Because the bow is the star here, slicking back your strands helps create a clean contrast between playdate and double date.
Why have just one when you can have two? As we've slowly allowed space buns to come back into popularity these last 10 years (I'm still not over it), this is a perfect way to mature, or at the very least increase the chicness, to the more rave staple.
If your space bun comfort level hasn't graduated past the ears, two low buns are equally fun tbh. Slick back strands into two ponies, secure with a pony, then twist and secure them into buns. Good so far? Now just tie your bows around your buns or grab those elastics that have ribbons built in! Easy stuff.
Look like you just wistfully glided through a craft store ribbon section with this almost-forgotten bow hairstyle. This is perfect for more casual ribbon'd outings because it uses a bow that's so lifeless, you simply won't look like you tried. Throw it the end of a braided low-pony, with lots of pieces falling around your face and out of the braid. She may have actually woke up like this.
This is THE bow hairstyle if we do say so ourselves. If you're looking to upstage the bridal hairstyle at a wedding or just want people to stop and stare across the picnic blanket, this is that. The best part is that it's mega easy too!
To create: put hair up in a pony and secure with an elastic. Now, take the wire out of your halo and replace each end with a bobby pin each. You can add mega bulk to your pony by doing this! Just secure one of the halo to your ponytail's elastic and wrap it around the base of your tail. Secure the other end of the halo to the base of your now-thick ponytail. Finish it off with a bow of course. What else?
Been on Pinterest literally once in your life? Then you probably know this very beautiful trip to the mediterranean and everyone's in linen hairstyle. For good reason too, because it's equal parts stunning and easy. All very loosely, take the front + crown pieces of your hair into a mid-level pony in the back of your hair. Then just top it off with a flowy hair ribbon or bow you like—both of very wanderlust, or whatever.
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