The Runway Hair Trend We Can't Believe Hollywood Is Loving

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Back in the mid-'90s the Barenaked Ladies had a popular song called "Everything Old Is New Again" — which is probably the last time you thought about the latest trend to sweep the beauty world. As the song points out, everything in life circles back eventually — this we all know — but to be honest, we did not see this one coming. Enter: hair bows.
On both the runways and red carpets, celebs and models alike are finishing off their updos and blowouts with big ol' bows. And we're not talking about high-end, kindergarten-inspired, $300 accessories — we're talking about classic, run-of-the-mill craft store ribbon tied just like you did back in grad school.
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Sure, there are a few pops of color and variations in texture ahead, but for the most part, these feminine styles feature basic ribbons securing classic braids and ponytails — just like you remember from childhood. And guess what? It's actually really chic and far from fussy.
Don't believe us? We don't blame you! Keep clicking for the proof — and get ready to fall back in love with the cool-again style.
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Mandy Moore

Moore's a woman who loves a good hair accessory — or perhaps it's just her go-to hairstylist, Ashley Streicher, who pins them on when she's not looking. See: Her Instagram bio gives a shout-out to bows.
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Emily Ratajkowski

Ratajkowski secured her loose side braid with something delicate earlier this month in Paris — and the result is shockingly cool.
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Streetstyle S/S 2017

Who said grosgrain has to be girly? During London Fashion Week, a model added a feminine touch to her braids with a coordinating ribbon.
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Tory Burch F/W 2017

Models rocked a center part and a few loose tendrils with their ribbon-tied ponytails.
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Sienna Miller

Miller went for two classics for the Golden Globes this year: a black bow atop her high pony and a strand of pearls.
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Temperley London F/W 2017

If you really want people to see your bow, try tying it to the side.
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Riley Keough

Talk about fast fashion! Keough's glam squad Postmated the fabric used for her bow just in time to send her off to the Golden Globes, according to Vogue.
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Marchesa F/W 2017

Marchesa also sent its models down the runway with big bows, glowing skin, and natural-looking brows.
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Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini F/W 2017

To make sure your bow doesn't slip off simply thread it through your ponytail's elastic then make your bunny ears.
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Dove Cameron

The velvety material of Cameron's bow really popped on her blond hair earlier this month at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.
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Emilia Wickstead F/W 2017

Go long or go home!
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Streetstyle F/W 2017

Know your way around a hot glue gun? (C'mon, is it really that far off if you clicked into a bow story?) Affix your bow to a small barrette for a foolproof look.
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