April 15, 2013

a little bow hair tutorial



I've seen a few different versions of this little bow hairstyle on Pinterest, but I like it most on half up hair. You avoid the "minnie mouse" look that may happen if you wear your hair all up in a bow. 

The longer your hair is, the easier time you'll have making the bow. However, mine is mid-length with a lot of layering, so a few bobby pins were all I needed to keep everything in control.

You can start with any texture of hair, straight or curly. All you need are a few bobby pins and a clear elastic or two. I only use 1 clear elastic, but if your hair is heavy or you need a stronger "hold", use two elastics. 









top: j. crew factory (similar shape/material), nails: neo whimsical, lips: Albeit in Peony

43 comments:

  1. So adorable!!! I will try this when I have a bit more time. Unfortunately doing my hair is not my greatest skill.

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  2. Love this!

    Carly
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  3. This is so cute and looks so easy to do!!

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  4. So when you grab that section for the middle part of the bow, what did you do with all the length? It seems like it just disappeared... Thanks! :)

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    1. You tuck it under the bow and pin it!

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    2. Kate...when you pin down with bobby pins, does the wavy side of the boppy pin face up or face down towards the head? I've always wondered this for the best hold!

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  5. So CUTE!! I am going to need to practice to get this one nailed down (I'm not very talented at styling my hair)!!
    ~ Kimberley

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  6. SO SO SO cute! I can't wait to try this today!!

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  7. This is amazing I'm dying my hair today and going to try this out sooooo cute thanks for the tutorial :-)
    Leila xx
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  8. This is MUCH cuter than a lot of the ones on pinterest. Some of them do look very Minnie Mouse like/remind me of Japanese street style...

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  9. I love this! You always have such gorgeous hair styles! xx. McKenna Lou
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  10. Cute! I wish my hair were longer so I could do this!

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  11. I love how easy your hair tutorials are - totally changed the way I style my own hair in the mornings. I've definitely become a lot more creative. Thank you for these!

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  12. Love love love this! I am always putting my hair half up in some way, so this is a fun way to switch things up! I can't wait to try it :) Do you think it matters if your hair is quite long?

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  13. A bow! So cute. You have a real talent :)

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    Jess

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  14. So lovely! Thanks for sharing. And if you have any experience or tips on using/not using clip-in extensions, I'd love to hear...

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  15. oh my gosh! That is so adorable! I love it!! : )

    Kayla
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  16. This is so cute! I'll have to try this after I master the French fishtail braid:)

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  17. How adorable!! Love it!! Yes, I know what you mean about the 'minnie mouse' look. I've been trying to think what that hairstyle reminds me of and that is EXACTLY it - Minnie Mouse!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Would love for you to stop by my blog!

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    Blessings!
    ~Kat

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  18. I agree I love this style on half up/ half down hair! Very cute!
    Side note... Have you ever heard that you resemble Megan Hilty from SMASH?
    I think you are both gorgeous girls!
    :)

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  19. Love the easy hairdos you teach us!
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  20. That is fun and cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. This is like a Kate Spade hair style! Love it.

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  22. I've seen these bow styles before on pinterest, but didn't like them because they looked so...I don't know...heavy? But the way you've done it half way up with a little bow looks so subtle and cute. I think I might try this.

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  23. i think this is the cutest tutorial you've ever done! gah! i love it!! :)

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  24. Hi Kate,

    If you are looking for ideas on hair tutorials, can you do a tutorial on a pouffy ponytail - kind of like the beehive pouf plus ponytail? Thanks!

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  25. MUCH better than any of the ones on Pinterest!

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  26. This is a-dorable! Looks much easier and lighter than the versions I've seen before.

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  27. This is such a lovely hairstyle and I love that you can do this on any length hair! xoxo

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  28. thank-you for another AMAZING, cute and simple hair tutorial.

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  29. Absolutely lovely!
    I have to try it :)

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  30. Nice post. I like the way you start and then conclude your thoughts. Thanks for this information .I really appreciate your work, keep it up and thanks for sharing information with me.
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  31. Just tried this about three times. :) Got it so that I'm somewhat satisfied...Still not quite as cute and well-put-together as yours, but good enough. I am really a novice at actual hairstyles, so that's not surprising. Will keep trying! My biggest hairstlying difficulty is curling irons. Me + curling iron = useless.

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  32. Just tried this about three times. :) Got it so that I'm somewhat satisfied...Still not quite as cute and well-put-together as yours, but good enough. I am really a novice at actual hairstyles, so that's not surprising. Will keep trying! My biggest hairstlying difficulty is curling irons. Me + curling iron = useless.

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  34. My daughter did this for homecoming and it looked beautiful! Her dress was silver and she didn't want to add color with a hair accessory, but she loves bows. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151913907870923&set=a.10151913907745923.1073741834.742810922&type=3&theater

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  35. This is so cute. I love this style and your whole look!

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