How to Style a Bow Braid

Lovely bow hair tutorial (click through for video)Today we are partnering up with Chronicle Books to bring you a fun hair tutorial from the book Braids, Buns, and Twists! A whole book of hairstyle ideas? Yes, please! I chose the bow braid, because it's a technique I've been wanting to try, even though it's on the medium-hard difficulty level. Having an extra set of hands around for this one is ideal. But once I got the hang of it, I LOVED it!Braids, Buns, and TwistsBow Braid TutorialStep 1: Create a french braid anywhere you'd like. Step 2: Gather a section of hair just behind the braid and spritz with water. This step really helps to create the bows! Step 3: Stick the top of your hairpin through a section of the braid. Step 4: Take a very small section of hair and create a loop. Thread the loop through the hairpin. Step 5: Grab the hair loop and gently pull the hairpin down, tugging the hair loop and the hairpin as you pull. Step 6: Repeat as many times as you'd like! Any remaining tails should be tucked behind the bow underneath.Love this bow hairstyle (click through for video tutorial)Beautiful bow hair tutorial (click through for video)I love this look on Laura's hair. Hair her is very sleek and straight, so I left her bows a little messy and undone to add texture. This would also be a cute style in the front hairline for gals with no bangs! If you would like smoother bows, I suggest using hair wax. If you are unsure of where to start with the french braid, there's a tutorial for you right here! Happy braiding! xo. Katie

Credits // Author & Photographer: Katie Shelton, Video & Music: Jeremy Larson, Hair Model: Laura Gummerman

  • Such a cool look, especially with the different hair color tones. I love braids, keep the braid tutorials comin’! 😉


  • This is fun, and the book looks awesome! I’m definitely looking in to it to start with some easier braids. 🙂

  • HI! Thank you so much for featuring a tutorial from my book! I’m so excited as I love your site and I’ve been a reader for ages. I love the video you made, and the bow braids look gorgeous with her hair colour. Thanks again for such a lovely review! Christina x

  • This looks amazing! But I can’t do a french braid, BOO!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  • Looks like a fantastic braid. I think that even if I tried, I’d still mess it all up. Thanks for sharing from

  • This is so cute! I’m not sure I would attempt it though. But if someone else could do it for me, I would be thrilled. 😉


  • Super mooi haar! Lijkt me leuk om een keer te proberen als ik er de tijd voor vind!

  • I’ve never seen a bow braid, it’s beautiful!

  • How neat! That’s something I’ve never seen before. My issue is that I have both very fine and very thin hair. It’s tough for my to do nice hairstyles like these.

  • I need that book! I am constantly doing braids and this one would be unique and still cute!
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  • Oh I love this!! I think that a book I need on my wish list for sure! Thanks for sharing a pretty hair style 🙂

    Lulu xx

  • Amazing!!! You’ve talent!!
    I follow you on bloglovin.
    The Indian Savage diary

  • The bow braid looks amazing! I’ve never seen anything like it, that’s for sure. Braids are a science.


  • This is such a cute braid, I have to try that out asap!

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