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Hairstyle Tutorial: How To Make A Hair Bow #Beauty

I recently baptized my second son, and I wanted to have a really pretty hairstyle for the occasion. Something pretty and unique, and at the same time prim and feminine, a style fitting for the mother of a boy being baptized, and I fell in love with the Hair Bow Hairstyle:

hair bow hairstyle tutorial

I came across a gorgeous hair bow tutorial on Hair and Makeup By Steph that I used to create my hair bow look (for detailed instructions on each step, please visit her site):

hair bow hairstyle tutorial steps

I made some small changes for my own twist on Stephanie’s lovely hair style. To create my own version of the Hair Bow Hairstyle:

* I washed my hair, dried it, and sprayed it with Quick Tease hair spray by Redken

* I separated my hair into a half up/ half down style and curled the bottom half

* I teased the top half at the crown, above where I would put the bow, for a voluminous Brigit Bardot look

* I followed the steps Stephanie outlined to create the hair bow, except I left part of the tail strands that would be used to wrap around the middle of the bow loose for the next step

* I curled a few loose strands under the bow to create the impression of “ribbons”

and here are my results:

hairbow hair bow hairstyle

My niece wore some new flower hair clips from Scunci at the baptism called Bendinis (which can be found in most drug stores). They feature a plastic comb that bends/snaps back to secure hair firmly in place without causing damage to delicate hair strands, so if you’ve been searching for pretty flower hair barrettes that won’t come loose or damage your hair:

flowergirl hair

View more of our hair style tutorials under our Beauty topic above…if you try this style or any, I would love to see the results!



  • Leilani

    This is SO cute and different! I’ve never seen it before.

  • So beautiful!! I will have to try it as my hair grows out!

  • Heather!

    Absolutely beautiful! It’s details like that that make you such a gorgeous lady! (And I do mean ‘lady’.) 😉

    (I’d love to try it, but when it comes to hair, I’ve got two left hands. Heh.)

  • Your hair looks beautiful! I wish I could do stuff like this with my hair.

  • I love this look!

  • OMG this is gorgeous and the step by step pictures make it look like something I could do!

  • Jenn

    That is too cool! My hair is long enough, but kind of slippery so I’m not sure it would work. Looks fab on you!

  • Beautiful! I’m lucky I can put mine in a pony tail. I really need to learn for little M!

  • That is so cute. Wish my hair was a little longer so I can do it.

  • Very beautiful!

  • I am seriously amazed by you. Even though you followed a tutorial I am still amazed. I wish you were my mommy so you could do my hair all the time! lol

  • I wish I had straighter hair so I coud something like this off! It’s gorgeous.

  • Your hair is amazing.

  • That is so cute!

  • That is so pretty! I wish I could do that with my hair.

  • This is too cute. I could never do this to my own hair. I’m left handed and it never does right.

  • Mellisa

    I Love this hairstyle! My hair is layered so I’m not sure if I could pull it off but I think I’ll give it a try.

  • Stefanie

    You have great hair, Penelope.

  • Jennifer The Quirky Momma

    You have lovely hair! I think the ‘bow’ is amazing! I wish I had long hair!

  • That looks adorable you do such cute things with your hair.

  • I thought your hair looked gorgeous in that photo from the baptism. I must try this on my hair!

  • Tricia Nightowlmama

    how clever and so unique to looks beautiful

  • I love that style! I am going to have to try it myself!

  • You have such beautiful hair!!

  • Billie

    Wow, your hair looks amazing. Unfortunately my hands just don’t work as well as I’d like to do styles like these.

  • Wow! You make it look effortless! Wish I was coordinated enough to even attempt this!

  • Absolutely beautiful Penelope!

  • I love this look! So unique, classy, and beautiful all at the same time. You make it look so easy!

  • Thank you dahling! I’m so going to try this as soon as possible. I’ll try to send pics if I can pull it off. Have a great week!

  • Tania

    Congratulations on the birth of your second son – you look absolutely stunning with that hairbow – very feminine!

  • Donna

    What a beautiful style. I’m not sure I could do it on my own hair, though. I have a problem doing anything cute/stylish to my own hair. :/

  • What a unique and elegant style!!

  • Jess @UsedYorkCity

    This is gorgeous! Truly looks so polished and professional, will have to give it a try!

  • That looks absolutely beautiful on you!

  • This is such an adorable hairstyle!! I wish I could do it on myself but I bet I would mess it up haha.

  • Sheryl Mae

    This is really nice, Penelope! I am actually looking for a hairstyle that would fit for my daughter’s school activity next week. I think this is just what I’m looking for, simple but classy and very, very nice! I’m just glad I have landed here on your site. Thanks for this! And one thing more, your hair is very nice. I love it! -Sheryl

  • Nishi

    Wow This Is Just Aweasome!I i’ll definitly try it……..

  • What beautiful hair style! I love the bow. I love the simple elegance of it. If my hair was longer, I’d try that for sure.