Bun Bow Tutorial

I’m all about easy hairstyles for girls (and women!). One of my favorite hairstyles for my daughter is a bun bow. It’s the cutest and easiest hairstyle to do once you see how to do it. I’m sharing an easy tutorial today with you today that you will love.

Bun Bow Tutorial

EASY Bun Bow Tutorial

I’m going to be honest with you here, I stumbled across this bun bow tutorial one day when I was just playing with Victoria’s hair. I wasn’t trying to do it, but when I saw how it was coming together I knew I was on to something with it! I’m happy that I tried it because it’s a cute and go-to style for her now.


I usually love to share hairstyles that are meant for short, medium and long hair. The good thing is that many of the hairstyles I share can be altered to make it work for different lengths of hair. For the bun bow – I hate to say it, but you really need long hair to make this one work.

Bun Bow Tutorial

When you’re doing this style, you can make it work for school, occasions, holidays or just a fun everyday look. This bun bow is simple, but it’s also a style that you can add some ribbons to for a dress up session. I think it’s just adorable and love seeing how excited Victoria gets when we do this one.

How to Do a Bun Bow:

I’m going to walk you through the steps of the bun bow from above, just so you have it laid out easily for you her, too.

  1. Take the hair and make a ponytail. Super simple, nothing special. Once the ponytail is up make sure it’s brushed nice and smoothly.
  2. Divide the ponytail into 2 sections that are even.
  3. Then take an elastic band (I recommend these elastics that are $5.99 for 1000 of them!) and cinch it over the root of the ponytail with both sections fanning out. You will need to refer to the video to make sure you’re doing it correctly.

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  1. After you have the elastic cinched into place, take the 2 pieces of the ponytail and fan them out to make them look like a messy bun. Don’t pull them out completely, just enough. Again – refer to the video to see how to do it.
  2. Take the 2 tail ends that are sticking out and (literally) tie them together in the middle of the ponytail split.
  3. You will see quickly that it looks like a bow tie. If you’re seeing this, you’re doing it correctly.

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  1. Take an additional elastic and secure the ends pieces into place so they don’t stick out.
  2. You can keep it as is or add some ribbon for a cute additional bow.

Bun Bow Tutorial

I hope you enjoy this bun bow hairstyle! It’s a fun one to do and as you can tell, it’s super chic and super cute. I’m all about coming up with ideas that are just sweet and simple. These are great hairstyles that are fun to do and easy to accomplish. It might take you a few times, but you’ll get it!

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Looking for some fun additional hairstyles? I’ve got some for you! I’m all about easy party hairstyles! I’ve got 6 of them that I’m excited to share with you, too! These styles are simple and can ALL be done in minutes. None of them are hard or complicated. I like to keep things as easy as can be!

I’m all about sharing hairstyles on TikTok and Instagram Reels every single day, too! These are so fun and so cute and so adorable! I think the best part is that they’re just EASY and PRACTICAL.

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I started doing these styles because I was so sick and tired and seeing these over the top complicated styles for girls. I wanted super easy. I wanted something I could do in less than 5 minutes before school.

I couldn’t really find it, so I figured I’d just start it on my own!

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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