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Hair Tutorial | Big Floppy Hair Bow | Gaga in Real Life

I know I’ve seen hair tutorials for the little half ponytail hair bow and for the Lady Gaga top-o-the-head style hair bow, but I had never seen one quite like this and I had to try it out. I thought the steps were easy enough to follow without a video so I tried something new with this hair tutorial. Normally, I prefer a video hair tutorial because I can demonstrate better than with photos, but again, these steps are very straight-forward.

I actually really like this casual but pretty low updo option. It’s more than a ponytail but not just a bun and not too difficult to master. I left a little hair hanging down at the bottom because I thought it was pretty, but you can pull all of it up into a sleeker bow style. I always prefer my hair styles a little messy… perfection is so boring 😉

What you will need…

1. Hair elastic {rubber band}
2. Bobby pins large and small {or your favorite hair pins}
3. Hair spray

Here’s how I did it…


1. Pull your hair up into a ponytail at the back/center of your head… and on your last go-around with the elastic, only pull half of your hair through, creating a large loop. The larger the loop, the larger and floppier your bow will be, the smaller your loop, the smaller your bow will be. NOTE: I have a LOT OF HAIR. This will be much simpler if you have shorter and/or finer hair.
2. Split your loop in half.
3. Twist each loop so it resembles a bow rather than a loop.
4. Slide your palm through your bow loop to flatten it and using your large bobby pins & on the inside loop hairs, pin from top to bottom and bottom to top. Use as many as you need. Do this on both sides but disguise your pins under your hair.
4. Grab the remaining hairs hanging down and pull them up over the center of your hair loops.
5. Turn the ends under {so hairs don’t stick out the top} and pin the underside down at the base of your ponytail elastic.
6. Hair spray to finish.

Have Fun!

Find all my Hair Tutorials Here

See it in an outfit post here: Sleeveless Marc Jacobs Trench Coat & Jeans


Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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