Back of an Asian woman with a ponytail tied by a ribbon hair tie

Easy Hairstyles You Can Create Using Ribbon Hair Ties

Check out ways to wear these charming accessories, plus a mini tutorial showing you how to put one on your hair.

Ribbon hair ties are timeless hair accessories. They can also make any hairstyle look elegant, dainty, or romantic. Whether you’re going to the mall or simply looking for a way to jazz up a basic ponytail, ribbons can give you that extra dose of flair.

We’ve listed several hairstyles you can create with ribbon hair ties. But first, let us give you a review of the basic steps involved in using this accessory.

How to Use Ribbon Hair Ties

Woman putting a ribbon hair tie on her hair
Accessorizing with a ribbon hair tie is easy. Here’s how. Credit: Stas Ostrikov from Unsplash

1. Gather your hair.

Brush your hair to make it smooth, neat, and ready for any hairstyle. Gather your hair on your nape if you’re creating a low ponytail or a low bun. If you’re going for a high ponytail or a ballerina bun, position your hair by your crown.

2. Secure your hair with a hair tie.

Before using your ribbons, tie your hair using an elastic or a small hair tie first. This way, your hairstyle stays put.

3. Wrap it.

After tying your hair, wrap your ribbon around your elastic or hair tie. If your ribbon is long, wrap it around your hair tie several times to keep it from dangling.

4. Create a bow.

Finish your hairstyle by tying your ribbon into a bow. If you want your hairstyle to look more casual, skip the bow and form a knot to keep the ribbon hair tie in place.

5. All done!

As a finishing touch, you may spritz hairspray all over your hair to keep tutsang at bay. Once you’re happy with how your hair looks, it’s time to face your day! 

Easy Hairstyles With a Ribbon Hair Tie

1. Low Ponytail

Back of a woman with hair in a ponytail adorned with a ribbon hair tie
Create a dainty and elegant wedding look with a ribbon hair tie. Credit: Hanna Auramenka from Pexels

Ponytails are often the go-to hairstyle of women. Add a ribbon hair tie to make your ponytail look elegant for formal occasions like weddings and proms.

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2. High Ponytail

Asian woman with long hair in a high ponytail with ribbon
Liven up your ponytail hairstyle with a ribbon. Credit: Shutterstock

Going on a picnic date with your S.O.? Create a romantic look by tying a ribbon around the base of your high ponytail. Leave some strands loose around your face for an effortlessly chic finish.

3. Half Updo

Asian woman with long wavy hair and bangs
Wear a ribbon hair tie that matches the color of your dress to create a cohesive look. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Elevate the look of your half updo by accessorizing with a ribbon hair tie. If you’re going for a dainty, doll-like vibe, wear this ‘do on long wavy hair with bangs.

4. Half-Up Braid

Back of a woman with a half-up braid hairstyle
Choose a light-colored ribbon and let it pop against your naturally dark hair. Credit: Shutterstock

This half-up, half-down hairstyle is perfect for daytime parties or al fresco gatherings with family and friends. You can even make your braid loose to give your look a boho-chic touch.

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5. Pigtail Hairstyle

Asian woman with pigtails tied by ribbon hair ties
Add wispy bangs to make your pigtail hairstyle look trendy. Credit: Shutterstock

Who says only kids can wear pigtails? Teens and grownups can rock this hairstyle, too. It’s a cute hairstyle for school, especially when you adorn it with ribbon hair ties. You can also style your hair this way on weekends to complete a fun and casual get-up.

6. Ribbon Side Braids

Asian woman with ribbon side braids wearing a denim jacket
Loong for a creative way to wear a ribbon hair tie? Try this hairstyle. Credit: Hariono Halim

Create something unique with your ribbon hair tie by making it part of your braids. To do this, place your ribbon horizontally on top of your head. Then, take a small section of hair on one side. Braid it while including the portion of the ribbon dangling on this side. Secure the tips of your braid with a clear elastic. Do the same on the other side of your hair.

The result is a playful hairstyle you can wear at school or when going out with friends.

7. Wrapped Ponytail

Asian woman with a wrapped ponytail wearing a red dress
Look polished and elegant with a wrapped ponytail. Credit: Natasha Estelle

For a sleek and minimalist look, wrap your low ponytail with a ribbon that’s the same color as your hair. This simple hair hack can elevate your everyday ponytail and make it look more polished. 

Jazzing up your everyday look doesn’t need to involve complicated hairstyling techniques. Something as simple as adding a ribbon hair tie can make a difference, and you don’t need to spend hours in front of a mirror to achieve it.