Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hair DIY - Bow Bun Tutorial


It's February 29th, Leap Day, which means the rules don't apply, so we are going rogue today with a hair tutorial, a first here for Mama Duck.  I made up this bow one day in a frantic effort to make my hair "event ready" before a Broadway show opening, and it's since become my "go to" hair when I have events. 

You will need a hair elastic, hairspray and a heaping mess of bobby pins.  I have a ton of hair, so I use about 15 pins, but you won't need nearly as much with shorter hair.  Your hair should be straight and tangle-free.

So without further ado, here's a step-by-step photo guide for your own bow bun. 


















Update:  I've got a second round of photos of the bow bun.  It was just as easy this time as the last.



Enjoy, and Happy Leap Day!

If you give this a try, either send me a picture or if you're on instagram, use tag #ducksinarowhair and post your bow!

29 comments:

  1. This is such a cute tutorial! I can't wait to try it! Thank you!!!

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  2. Thanks Megan! I promise its pretty easy, and you can do it on shorter hair, too. Good luck, and send me pics when you do it!

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  3. you're so clever! I love this! =) Wish my hair was longer to try this one out!
    xo,
    nancy @ adore to dorn

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    1. If your hair is long enough to go into a ponytail it's worth a shot. Anything past your shoulders should work (you just may have a smaller bow!)

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  4. I love that sooo much!!! I emailed it to my sister-in-law that it should've been my wedding hair. I kinda had a bow theme going on!! I'm sure I'll find a use for it!!!

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    1. Thanks, Corrie Anne! What a darling theme for a wedding...in all the weddings I've planned I don't think I've ever seen that before. Bravo!

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    1. Thanks, Grace! Send a pic once you do...I'd love to see how it turns out!

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  6. My hair is very long and I am always looking for new updo ideas as I am bored with buns. Excited to try this out!

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    1. I hear you! My hair is (obviously) very long too, and I find that sometimes it's harder to do fun up do's with so much hair. Hope you like this one! It's been so popular I'll likely be doing more in the future, so stay tuned!

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  7. This looks awesome. I can't wait to try it!

    XO,
    Catherine
    FEST (a new blog about food, style & travel)

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    1. Yes, try it! And send me a pic! I know you can do it (I looked at your blog, rock star)

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  8. This is adorable! I've always wondered how they do that. Great tutorial! :)

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    1. Thanks, I'm not really sure if this works for the infamous Lady Gaga bow too, but if you try it, let me know + send a pic!

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    1. Thank you, Taylor. Send me a pic if you give it a try! xo

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  10. love it! wish I had that much hair!

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie! I'm sure we'll do some shorter hair ones down the line.... :)

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    1. Thanks, Danie! :) If you give it a try, send me a pic!

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  12. Mama Duck!
    I just found your blog and wanted to share this with you:
    I am a senior resident assistant at Austin College and my spirit animal is the duck, so the freshmen in my cluster all call me "mama duck!"
    I hope you have a lovely day! I really enjoy your posts :)

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    1. Truth be told i'm not sure what a spirit animal is, but if it's anything like Harry Potter's stag patronus, that's the most amazing thing i've ever heard. I was also called Mama Duck in college, and my middle name is Elizabeth. I think that makes us automatic best friends. :)

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  13. I loved this! I have curly, fine hair so I don't see how I could pull it off, but it's sucha cute style!

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    1. you should try the donut bun 'rocker' version. it looks great on curly hair (you even get to skip the teasing step)

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  14. Tried it! And I know it isn't perfect..buuut..for the first try, I'm happy happy! Thank you!

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    1. oh awesome! Yes, the first time takes some "thinking", but after a few tries you get pretty quick at it. thanks so much for sharing! I'm so glad you gave it a try :)

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  15. That is so cute! I just emailed the tutorial to my oldest and she will love it! Both my girls have long hair and it will look so cute!

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  16. Have been trying to work out how to do this ever since I saw Edie do it on desp hw! Tweeked your method slightly as I wanted the bow to be closer to my head. This is a tryout for the hair I am having as maid of honour at a wedding next weekend.
    Thought I would share!
    http://i1246.photobucket.com/albums/gg603/brionykate8/IMG_0551.jpg

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    1. It looks fabulous! Great job! i love it low....looks so elegant! Bravo!

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