Unwrap the velvet hair bow trend this party season

Leona | 01 November 2018

From catwalk to reality, the velvet hair bow trend is the perfect look for all your festivities! 🎉


With the festive season here, it’s time to start thinking about your party look. And, if you are on a quest to switch up your usual go-to look for something chic and elegant, we’ve got a suggestion: try velvet hair bows!

They are the latest hair trend gaining popularity ahead of the merry celebrations (We’re looking at you Kate Middleton!) – and we can see why…

Effortless and simple, they are the perfect way to top off any hairstyle with minimal effort. So, let your tresses be the best gift you unwrap this Christmas or NYE with our edit, below.

7 showstopping velvet hair bow hairstyles you need for party season


back view of medium length blonde hair with velvet bow ribbon
Get into the festive spirit with this party look. Credit: Instagram.com/streichersisters

1. Velvet hair bow + ponytail

This clip in velvet bow is the simplest way to spruce up your everyday style. Whether you’re dashing out of the office to meet friends or you’ve hit snooze one too many times, you can’t go wrong with teaming a velvet hair bow with your ponytailCredit: @streichersisters

back side view of blonde hair in low braided bun with emerald coloured velvet ribbon bow headband
If it’s good enough for the runway, who are we to complain. Credit: Instagram.com/gill_wonderland

2. Polished braided bun with hair bow

Love runway-inspired braided bun hairstyles? Us too. If you want to channel model-off-duty vibes for your work office party or a winter dinner date, try recreating this gorgeous low bun hairstyle. This emerald velvet hair bow is optional, but highly recommended! Credit: @gill_wonderland

TONI&GUY Picture Perfect Hair Gloss

Editor’s tip: Creating this style last minute? Then the TONI&GUY Picture Perfect Hair Gloss is the handbag essential you need. It’ll help you create a flawless and frizz-free look, leaving your tresses gleaming.

back view of blonde hair in high bun with pink velvet bow under bun
Play peek-a-boo with this cute updo. Credit: Instagram.com/streichsisters

3. Party bun

Whether you have a fab new party outfit or recycling something from last year, make your look extra special by topping off your bun hairstyle with a peek-a-boo velvet bow.

Place your velvet bow under your updo, like this Instagrammer, so that you will look picture perfect no matter what angle the camera hits you. Credit: @streichersisters

Woman with naturally hair styled into a low bun with a pink velvet bow in it, wearing a white top and posing against a grey background
Natural coils? Try this cute ‘do. Credit: Instagram.com/chloeandisabel

4. Natural bun + velvet hair bow

Lucky enough to have gorgeous natural curls? You can add some serious festive flair to your mane with a pastel pink velvet hair bow, like this beauty has done above. Ooh la laCredit: @chloeandisabel

Two friends with dark brown and dark blonde ombre hair with half-up, half-down hairstyle with large velvet bows
Bow down! Credit: Instagram.com/namphuongdinh

5. Half-up hair with hair bows

What better way to wear the velvet bow trend than by buddying up with your bestie? Ensure all your girlfriends get the hair memo this party season because if anything, these half-up looks make for the greatest clubbing hair picture. Credit: @namphuongdinh

Woman with short light brown hair styled into a half-up, half-down twist that has been tied together with a green velvet hair bow, wearing green top and posing against a white background
Short strands? This is how you should get in on the trend. Credit: Instagram.com/miyuwada

6. Velvet hair bow on short hair

Velvet bow accessories aren’t just for long hair! Top your super short ‘do half-up, half-down twist with one and you’ll be all set for a wintery night out. Credit: @miyuwada

back view of medium length blonde hair in low ponytail with black velvet ribbon bow
You can’t go wrong with a chic black velvet bow. Credit: Instagram.com/jaceyduprie

7. Weekend vibes

The best thing about the winter months HAS to be the Christmas markets, right? But instead of donning your woolly hat this year, upgrade your lazy-girl ponytail (or try the popular blogger bun) with a stylish velvet bow.

Simply wrap a long strip of velvet ribbon around the base of your ponytail and loop into a bow. No need to be precious about this look, as the more dishevelled the better – that’s what weekend hair is all about, after all. Credit: @jaceyduprie

TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Thin or fine hair making your updo difficult to craft? Then you need to try the TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo to plump up limp locks. Great for absorbing excess oil and adding body to hair, this is the perfect product for relaxed weekend styles.


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