I have to tell you. I'm in love. Many of you I'm sure recognize the bow. It's from Wynne Marie Ink. Yeah... I'm kind of obsessed. She's started making some smaller raw silk bows and they're honestly THE perfect size. They're great for the second and third day hairstyles where your hair is messy and textured. In love. Go get yourself one. Or two or three!!
The style on the left was created by swooping that front section of hair back and securing with bobby pins. I just placed the bobby pins flat against my head so that the bow would be more secure. The style on the right was created by twisting two front sections of hair on the left and two front sections of hair on the right into the center. Again I have bobby pins holding the hair flat against my head which helps the bow stay secure.
The style on the left was created by pulling all my hair towards one shoulder. I then took a small section from the heaviest side of my hair right above my ear, and a section from the other side right above my ear and then I bobby pinned the two sections together. Insert bow! The style on the right was created french braiding my bangs back and securing with bobby pins.
The style on the left is just a regular braid. I left a small section of hair out of the braid near my ear and when I had tugged my braid loose, I wrapped that small section around the braid. The style on the right- I brushed my bangs back and back combed my hair then put it up in a ponytail. You'll want to tease your ponytail and scrunch your tail with your hands while spraying with hairspray to make the tail voluminous.
The style on the left was created by making a top knot, tutorial here. And the style on the right was created by putting my thumb and pinky on my temples and pulling the bangs straight back. I teased the bangs so that they weren't flat against my head and pinned with bobby pins!
To get the curls, this tutorial here.
How else are you guys using your bows? I can honestly think of ten more hairstyles I'd love to use one of these bows with. It had to end sometime though :)