THE HAIR BOW TUTORIAL

BLACK RUFFLES + LEOPARD CLUTCH

BOW HAIR TIE

BLACK AND WHITE STRIPED BOW COAT

ALL BLACK + PONYTAIL

BLACK RUFFLES + BOW PONYTAIL

BLACK AND WHITE STRIPED BOW COAT

Black ruffles + hair bow

BLACK RUFFLES + BOW PONYTAIL

BLACK RUFFLES + LEOPARD CLUTCH

ALL BLACK + PONYTAIL

BLACK RUFFLE TOP (SIMILAR HERE AND HERE)  ||  BLACK PANTS (SIMILAR HERE)  ||  SIMILAR BLACK AND WHITE STRIPED KATE SPADE BOW COAT (SIMILAR HERE) ||  SUNGLASSES  ||  LEOPARD CLUTCH  ||  NUDE PUMPS  ||  BOW HAIR TIE MABE BY ME, SIMILAR HAIR TIE HERE

An all black look is such a good safe bet. I love wearing black, but I don’t find myself where it very often. When I do opt for all black, I like to still keep it girly and feminine. This cute top with ruffles on the sleeves, along with a simple black bow in my hair tie are 2 simple ways to keep an all black look from feeling boring. And adding a bold color or print in a coat always adds drama to an all black look!

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I included a super easy tutorial for how I made my bow hair tie. I have seen them available for purchase in stores- but this is such a quick project I just made one myself. Follow the jump below for the full tutorial!
The Hair Bow Tie Tutorial by Elle Apparel

 

 

Hair Bow Tutorial by Elle Apparel-01

 

Materials:

  • A long ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Fray check (can be purchased at a local craft store or Target)
  • Super glue or hot glue
  • Hair band (I like to use one that matches my hair)

 

Step 1:

Cut your ribbon the desired length you would like for your bow. I always tie a test bow first to make sure I get it the exact length I want it. I like the ends of my bow longer falling down into my ponytail. My ribbon measured 38″. Cut your ribbon at a diagonal at the ends to give it a nice finished look.

 

Step 2:

Apply a little bit of Fray Check at the ends of the ribbon to stop any fraying.

 

Step 3:

Slide your ribbon through the hair tie and tie a knot, then a bow. Make sure to tie it nice and tight. Then take your super glue and put a small dot on the hair tie to secure the ribbon to the tie, and another dab inside a few of the layers of the knot of the bow so that it dries and stays in place. Hold it in place for a minute to let the glue dry.

 

Step 4:

After the glue has dried completely pull your hair back into a ponytail and slide it through your hair tie. Hold the bow section in place with your finger on the top of your head, and twist the bottom of the tie around your hair below, so that your bow will stay in place.

That’s it! Like I said, crazy simple- but this adds such a great feminine tough to a basic pony.

 

The Hair Bow Tie Tutorial by Elle Apparel

4 Comments

  1. Leanne,
    That sweater is so pretty and feminine on you! I just ordered it from Nordstrom and am so excited! One quest, how does it work with g’s? Love you blog!

    • Sometimes I just wear it and don’t worry that a little bit of the capped sleeve show..it isn’t totally noticeable with the black sleeve over, but for this shoot and most of the time I just wear a black shade shirt under it so it just covers up that tiny section. If you look closely in the pictures you can see it. I hope you love it!

  2. I love the shade tops and have not found anything as nice to replace them. Mine, of course, are getting pretty old since they have not been available for a very long time. Do you have a favorite brand that you have replaced yours with?

    • DownEast Basics has good ones, I have been wearing those!