Friday, August 21, 2009

Everybody's Favorite Hair Bow

Hi everybody,

Today is the last day of Hair Week and I hope to end it with a bang. Ever since Lady Gaga came to the music scene, the world has taken in her fashion and hairstyle like a breath of fresh air. As much as I try to update myself, sometimes I feel like living under a rock! Recently, I found a sleuth of hair how-tos on YouTube that shows me how to make everybody's famous hair bow.

Yes, I'm talking about this, people!
Image courtesy The Fashion Cult

This hair bow has been so popular that now a lot of famous ladies have seen sporting it

And if you notice closely, the first two pictures on the second row came from fashion shows!
Image courtesy Fashion Daily Mag

Granted, Lady Gaga's hair bow probably was made from synthetic (or maybe even human hair) and tied to her head with a pin. If you go on eBay, you can find a hair bow that matches your hair color. However, a ton of YouTube gurus made tutorials to make the hair bow with their own hair. Seriously, they are like hair wizards and most videos out there are complicated for me.

Then Cheesie (again) showed me how to do the Lady Gaga hair bow in some really simple and easy steps:

Since my hair is not long enough to make a bow on top of my head, I opted for an updo bow :) This is the result after the first try:

I softened up the picture a bit

And in this picture, I sharpened up the details

If you follow the tutorial closely, this hair bow is not so difficult to do. I just wish to have another 4 inches of hair so it can look better. Also, my hair tend to work better when it's a bit dirty. When it's so clean, it can't hold up properly.

What do you think? I hope you enjoy Hair Week so far. I'm glad to get it out of my system so I can move on with my makeup. For me, this is a lot of improvement from my early days at this blog. At that time, I could barely blow dry my hair!

Take care, everybody! And have a nice weekend!


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  1. Great entry! I had a wedding some weeks ago and searched on YT for this bow hairstyle but it was too complicated for me... Those vids are great help!

  2. Hi Catanya,

    How long is your hair? If it is a bit longer than mine, it would be perfect to make a hair bow. It's really not that difficult, even I can do it :)

  3. I was watching some period film, probably wives and daughters, and this lady had bow hair too! I bet it was a style back in the day, pre-dating gaga. Also, binosusume on youtube has a good bow hair among other great hair tuts.

  4. To be honest I don't get Lady Gaga and I'm not a fan of the hair bow look. It just looks weird to me. But I like your version, it's pretty.

  5. Hi Stephanie,

    I guess you're right. A lot of things from the past just become fashionable again. I did see Binosusume's tutorial in YouTube but it was really long and complicated. I just opt for something a bit easier.

  6. Hi Gio,

    I know how you feel. I'm partial about Lady Gaga but some of her songs are really catchy. Some people compared the hair bow to Hello Kitty and I guess you can only be HK until a certain age :)

    Thank you for your comment. Sometimes not having long enough hair can be an advantage :)


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