The Ponytail Bow

Yes, I have been on a bit of a “bow” kick lately with our braids and hairstyles, but that is because they are very much in style right now!

For many of us moms, there are options with the Bow Braid, but wearing the Lady Gaga Hairbow or the mini Bow Tails may be a better fit for our daughters than for us.

Side Ponytail Bow

So, I decided to incorporate this bow technique into a cute side ponytail bow version that is perfect for older teens and women, without looking too childish! {My friend Jenn over at Girly Do’s posted a similar double-pigtail version of this on her daughter a year ago.}

It is difficult to describe exactly how to make the bow in a step-by-step procedure. It is equally hard to show visually show you since my hands end up being in the way most of the time, so we decided to show you two different views hoping that it will be easier for you to understand.

Side Ponytail Hair Bow Bow In Ponytail Hairstyle

Please note that this is not a hairstyle to wear on a very active day because the bows are very delicate and serve more as an accessory than anything. You can use the hair bow in any number of hairstyle combinations {half up/half downs, curly hair, two ponytails, one in the back, pigtails, as a bun, etc.}, so your options really are limitless!

My daughter wore this side ponytail bow to Church this past Sunday and lots of little girls and moms were asking her how we made the bow!

Good thing all we have to do is refer them to this website!


Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, water bottle, two hair elastics, pomade {hair wax}, 1 bobby pin, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Happy Hairdoing!

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