Begin this look by swooping all hair down onto the nape of the neck.
Make a low ponytail, but don’t pull hair all the way through. There will be a loop of hair and a “tail” hanging underneath.
Divide the loop of hair into two sides.
With bobby pins, pin each side of the loop against your head. Make sure the sides look symmetrical. Don’t worry about them being perfect though – our hair bow is a little loose and carefree.
Braid the “tail” hanging at the nape of your neck and tie off with a hair tie.
Bring the braided “tail” up and tuck under to hide the end. Bobby pin into place.
Tweak bow as needed and you’re finished – so cute.
Begin by adding a light wave to your hair.
Next, make three ponytails stacking them top to bottom – one high at the crown of your head, the other in the middle and the last one at the nape of your neck. Be sure to give each ponytail a good tug to ensure it’s tight.
Add a texture spray and lightly back-comb each ponytail to pump up the volume.
Take very small sections of hair and braid each section. Be sure to scatter the braids around sporadically so it doesn’t look contrived (3-4 small braids are perfect).
You’re finished. Making three separate ponytails keeps your hair looking full and long – you won’t lose any length like you normally do with a regular ponytail – this ponytail is sassy.
Start a loose braid at your bang area. Keep this braid hugging the crown of your head. If hair falls around your face – leave it! We want this look to be easygoing.
Once the braid is complete, pin it low at the back of your head.
Add a matching braid on the other side and bring around to the back of the head to meet the first braid. Pin the second braid into place (be sure to hide the pins under the hair so they’re not seen).
Take the ends of each braid and tie them in a knot like you’re tying a shoelace – same concept. Double knot the ends (like you would a shoelace) and pin to hold into place – be sure to hide the pin.
Give hair a light spray of hairspray to hold. Next, prepare for compliments!
This article was originally posted October 2014, and updated March 2017.
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