Hair Bows Are Officially Back and the Cutest Holiday Hairstyle

Remember that hair bow you stole from your mom’s closet forever ago? You better take it out because that preppy girl hair look is coming back in 2023. We’ve already seen celebrities like Zoë Kravitz, Nicole Kidman, Gigi Hadid, and Sydney Sweeney rock the Blair Walford-inspired aesthetic, which means only one thing — hair bows are officially back. Just in time for the holidays too!

Zoë Kravitz wearing a hair bow at the Met Gala

Bold Hair Bows Make a Comeback!

Although it may have all started with the bow tie braid trend on TikTok, things didn’t stop there. In addition to that, big and chunky hair bows have also made a return, and it seems everyone loves them. After all, TikTok is still obsessed with American Girl dolls and Plazacore fashion, so it’s only fair to see more of that cheeky aesthetic this season. The best part? They make for the sweetest holiday hairstyle that looks both effortless and super chic.

Add That Elegant ‘60s Feel

Actress Lily Collins in a '60s hairstyle with a black hair bow on top

Celebrity hairstylist Gregory Russell, known for being the mastermind behind Lilly Collins and Anya Taylor-Joy’s hair bows, says that bows are an easy way to dress up your hairstyle and add a vintage ‘60s feel to your look. It’s a great way to keep your hair out of your face, especially when you’re dancing or grabbing a snack during your office’s Christmas party.

Experiment With Styles

girl wearing a cashmere green hair bow in a ponytail

Perhaps the greatest upside of the hair bow hairstyle is that it’s extremely versatile. You can try out different styles, ranging from big silky bows for extra glamor to loose hair ribbons for a boho aesthetic. Russell says you can’t go wrong with a half-updo, ponytail, or low messy bun to combine the hair bow. It would give a nice contrast and help complete the look. If you’re worried you might look “too styled,” you can try pairing your hair bow with beach waves or a messy updo.