Remember when you were in junior high school and the pink hair ribbon tied into a bow around your ponytail matched the flipped-up collar of your preppy pink shirt? No? How about on runways or celebrity red carpets or even in paparazzi-captured moments where stunningly beautiful and often famous women are accessorized with all sizes of ribbons and bows in their hair? There you go. So even if this spring’s comeback hair bow trend doesn’t have you throwing back to pictures of you, circa 1980s, on Instagram, know that hair bows in all their silky, satin, grosgrain and velvet permutations have pushed headbands and scrunchies to the side to be this year’s biggest retro hair trend. And we know you want to get in on the bow in hair action, because we do, too. Simply follow our hair bow tutorial to find out how.
Bow hairstyle #1: The ponytail
High, low, side or doubles, this fun and chic ponytail can be casual or high end. All you need to do is let your fashionable style, be it boho, sophisticated or somewhere in between, guide the way. To get started, brush your hair so that it’s long and loose. If you’ve got tight curls, run your fingers or a pick through them instead. Pump a dime-size amount of L’Oréal Paris Stylista #Sleek Smoothing Serum into your hand and then work it through your dry hair to eliminate static and flyaways and add a healthy dose of shine. Secure your hair into a loose ponytail with an elastic, and then attach your favourite hair bow to the elastic using a bobby pin. Spray L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray to help keep the style in place.
Bow hairstyle #2: The half up, half down
This versatile style is fast and easy to create and, like the ponytail, looks most polished when you work a dime-size amount of L’Oréal Paris Extraordinary Oil Penetrating Oil through your dry hair. Next, take a section of the hair above your ears and secure it with a hair elastic so that it looks like a half pony resting on top of your loose and flowing locks. Spray L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray over your entire head to set and hold the style. Attach a fashionable bow in the hair at the base of the elastic band.
Bow hairstyle #3: The bun
Sure, we know you’ve been working the tight ballerina bun and the low hair bun looks for ages now, but we’re kicking things up and into high-fashion gear by adding a hair bow to your style. Like with the ponytail and the half up, half down looks, work a dime-size amount of L’Oréal Paris Stylista #Sleek Smoothing Serum through your dry hair, avoiding the roots. This will diminish flyaways and add luminous shine. Then, spray L’Oréal Paris Magic Invisible Dry Shampoo into the roots of your hair and massage it into your scalp. This will add grit and texture to your hair, making it easier to manage and style. Next, pull your hair back into a ponytail and loosely braid it, securing the ends with an elastic. Gently pull the braid open with your fingers to add extra texture and volume at the top, on the sides and around your face. Wrap the messy braid into a bun and secure it with bobby pins. Spray a layer of L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray all over, and then, using a bobby pin, attach a big, little, shiny or matte bow in the hair at the base of your bun.