The scrunchie came on to the fashion scene in the ’80s and lasted a good decade before falling out of favour. Until this year, when they came back with a powerful vengeance. It was only a matter of time that the bow – which is the latest hair trend holding back the hair of the most fashionable among us – would make a resurgence.
Bow Down to the Bow
Not only are bows cute and nostalgic – they can seriously elevate your look (and your cool factor). But don’t just take our word for it – there is plenty of inspo doing the rounds on Instagram, and we have taken the liberty of rounding up a few looks we love (and we’re sure you’ll love, too).
The best thing about this hair trend is how versatile it is. Bows can be worn as a single ribbon or a few together to create bubble ponytails, and you can add an extra something to an outfit, as was demonstrated by Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown at the SAG Awards earlier this year. In fact, her bows got more attention than her outfit!
It seems as though this year is all about a modern take on trends that were mainstream in the ’80s and ’90s, both when it comes to clothing and hair trends. All the cool kids are doing it and it’s an easy way to take your ponytail from drab to fab. There are also plenty of materials to choose from, including luxe velvet fabric and even glitter finishes, and countless ways to wear them, whether it be in a chic low ponytail, a high preppy one or even just as a clip to give a loose-hair look something extra.
Shop some of our fave bows below.
Summer ‘do – sorted!
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