The Runway Hair Trend We Can’t Believe Hollywood Is Loving

Back in the mid-’90s the Barenaked Ladies had a popular song called “Everything Old Is New Again” — which is probably the last time you thought about the latest trend to sweep the beauty world. As the song points out, everything in life circles back eventually — this we all know — but to be honest, we did not see this one coming. Enter: hair bows.

On both the runways and red carpets, celebs and models alike are finishing off their updos and blowouts with big ol’ bows. And we’re not talking about high-end, kindergarten- inspired, $300 accessories — we’re talking about classic, run-of-the-mill craft store ribbon tied just like you did back in grad school.

Sure, there are a few pops of color and variations in texture ahead, but for the most part, these feminine styles feature basic ribbons securing classic braids and ponytails — just like you remember from childhood. And guess what? It’s actually really chic and far from fussy.

Don’t believe us? We don’t blame you. Keep clicking for the proof — and get ready to fall back in love with the cool-again style.

Mandy Moore

Moore’s a woman who loves a good hair accessory — or perhaps it’s just her go-to hairstylist, Ashley Streicher, who pins them on when she’s not looking. See: Her Instagram bio gives a shout-out to bows.

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Emily Ratajkowski

Ratajkowski secured her loose side braid with something delicate earlier this month in Paris — and the result is shockingly cool.

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Streetstyle S/S 2017

Who said grosgrain has to be girly? During London Fashion Week, a model added a feminine touch to her braids with a coordinating ribbon.

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Tory Burch F/W 2017

Models rocked a center part and a few loose tendrils with their ribbon-tied ponytails.

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Sienna Miller

Miller went for two classics for the Golden Globes this year: a black bow atop her high pony and a strand of pearls.

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Temperley London F/W 2017

If you really want people to see your bow, try tying it to the side.

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Riley Keough

Talk about fast fashion! Keough’s glam squad Postmated the fabric used for her bow just in time to send her off to the Golden Globes, according to Vogue.

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Marchesa F/W 2017

Marchesa also sent its models down the runway with big bows, glowing skin, and natural-looking brows.

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Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini F/W 2017

To make sure your bow doesn’t slip off simply thread it through your ponytail’s elastic then make your bunny ears.

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Dove Cameron

The velvety material of Cameron’s bow really popped on her blond hair earlier this month at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.

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Emilia Wickstead F/W 2017

Go long or go home!

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Streetstyle F/W 2017

Know your way around a hot glue gun? ( C’mon, is it really that far off if you clicked into a bow story?) Affix your bow to a small barrette for a foolproof look.

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Jessica Biel

No one loves a hidden updo quite like celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel — and Biel’s wrapped skinny ponytail is no exception.

Sadie Sink

For her first Golden Globes appearance, hairstylist Ryan Richman paired the Stranger Things actress’ simple ponytail with the trend of the night: a black ribbon.

Christina Hendricks

The Good Girls star stepped out at the Golden Globes rocking her signature bangs with a peek-a-boo bow to boot.

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Margot Robbie

Thanks to hairstylist Bryce Scarlett, Robbie stunned the A-list crowd at the Critics’ Choice Awards with a free-flowing velvet ribbon.


Millie Bobby Brown

To soften the edge of her space buns, Brown added two black ribbons to the look we’ll most likely copy ASAP.

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