Really Easy-to-follow Instructions to Make a Bow Out of Your Hair

Easy Instructions to Make a Bow out of Your Hair
You can use varied accessories on your hair, or you can use hair as an accessory itself! Yes, whether your hair's curly or straight, you can make an easy bow from it. We show you how, with step-by-step instructions, in this Buzzle write-up.
Quick Tip
Make sure your hair is thoroughly dry, when making a bow. Wet or damp hair won't create that perfect effect, and will lead to a very limp-looking bow.

You must have made cute little bows with ribbons to decorate gifts or to adorn on your hair. But, you can actually use your hair itself for a cute and casual hairstyle. Sounds like a task? Well it's not! It's just like wearing a ponytail and messing it a little! Of course, you need to do it the right way. No worries though; after following the steps mentioned below, you'll be able to rock a cutesy bow in no time.

You can go for a sleek bow with formals or a messy one with casuals. Your hair bow can be anything you want - girly, flirty, sexy, or stylish. Understand the basics and experiment all you like! And yes, you do need at least shoulder-length hair for this hairstyle.

Gather your bobby pins, rubber band, and hairspray, and try out these two stunning styles!

Hair Bow Bun

simple ponytail

Just wear a simple ponytail, like you normally do. Do wear it a little higher.

Making a loop

Pull the end of your pony through the rubber band, ensuring that a little part remains in it.

Spreading out hair

Now spread out the hair, as shown in the picture.


Separate the hair to make two sections. Make sure that you make two even sections.

Twisting the end

Twist the end of your ponytail between the two sections and secure tightly on the back side.

Hair bow final

Viola! Your cute bow bun from hair is done. Use as much hairspray as you need and use additional bobby pins to secure it tightly.

Hair Bow Half Updo

Prepare hair

As always, comb your hair properly and remove tangles if any.

Basic Sectioning

Now divide the hair in two parts. Take the upper section of hair and tie a rubber band to it. Make a small loop as shown in the image.

Two sections

Divide it into two sections to make a bow.

Securing right side

Secure the right side with a bobby pin.

Securing left side

Then, secure the left side. Don't use too many pins, and make sure that they are not visible.


Your hair bow is almost done now.

Twist the hair

Twirl the loose part of your hair between the two sections, and cover the rubber band.

Hair Bow Final

And, your half hair bow is done. You can curl the remaining hair for a more sophisticated look.

Whatever your hair texture - straight, curly, or wavy, this style is bound to get you a lot of compliments. It may not turn out to be perfect the first time you try it, but don't give up! You will definitely get the hang of it after a couple of tries.