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

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