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How to Make a Hair Bow

Learn how to make a hair bow in this hair tutorial from Howcast.

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So I'm going to show you how to do a hair bow in your hair. The hair bow is such a cute little trick. It kind of ebbs and flows. It always seems to come back. I'm going to show you how to do a hair bow that is high and kind of glamorous. Keep in mind too that you can do smaller versions of this anywhere on your head. You could do a low hair bow. You could do a hair bow on top of a ponytail. There are many variations of this. I'm just going to show you the most simple and the most classic.

I'm going to start by hair spraying her hair away from her face. And then I'm just going to do a classic ponytail. And then a great trick at home if you're trying to get, if whenever you do a ponytail you always have a little of bagginess here in the nape of your neck, would be to tilt your head backwards and do that finishing step. It keeps it really nice and tight. So you're going to wrap the ponytail around. And on whatever is going to be your last rotation, so this is the third round I'm making with the ponytail, I am going to make a loop with my hair. So I'm just not going to pull the hair all the way up. And then I'm just going to place the rest of the hair in the front. So this is going to be the start of our hair bow.

So I'm just going to loosen it up a little bit more. And I'm going to start to fan out the hair. Then, in the center, I start to make a little part in the hair. You can see we're already getting a little bit of a hair bow already. Then I'm going to take this center hair here. Comb it a little bit. I'm going to gather the ends up into a little point. And then I'm going to put it in between our two little puffs that we just made. And I'm going to bobby pin it in the back. Turn her around so you can see that. So I'm just going to bobby pin it. And don't worry about the bobby pins just yet because I'm going to cover them. And I'm going to flip her around.

We're going to finesse our bow here. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to take and attach the bow to the head first. I'm going to take little bobby pins and I'm just going to attach the bottom of the hair to the head. And you can do this in a couple of places if you want. Whatever makes it feel secure. And then from there I'm going to start to lift my bow up. I'm going to hold it a little bit with my hand. Spray it with a heavier hold hairspray. A little bit around the face with that. And then, like I promised, I'm going to hide those bobby pins in the back.

So in this case now that it's all done, I really just have to tuck it up into one side of the bow and it's completely concealed from the back. I'm going to add just one more bobby pin. I'm just holding the back of my bow forward because I can see a little gap here in between the center of the bow and the rest of it. And there you have your completed hair bow.

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