It’s no secret, I am a little hair obsessed.

Braids, buns, curls- I love it all– thankfully, so does my daughter. So when I’m not playing and experimenting on my own locks, she lets me play hairstylist with hers.

–By the way, if your child has a sensitive scalp, I cannot recommend getting wet brush enough! My daughter loves ours and never complains about painful detangling. Game changer! (I’ll link my favorite below)

Hair Bow Buns are all over lately– especially if your browsing Pinterest!  I think it’s a super cute hair style for little girls. So, a few weeks ago Laina and I gave it a whirl and not only did it turn out adorable, it was surprisingly easy.

If you’re tired of ordinary ponytails and looking for a fun and easy way to style your little girl’s hair, this is a great style to try out. I’m confident that even the most “hair challenged mom” could pull this off. I mean it!

Below is a step by step tutorial.


What you will need:

  1. Hair tie
  2. Hair gel
  3. Bobby pins

Products from Amazon.com

  • Wet Brush Original and Mini Hair Brush Detangler Cherry Cotton Candy Combo - 2 Pack
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  • Aussie Instant Freeze Sculpting Gel, 7 oz


    Aussie Instant Freeze Sculpting Gel, 7 oz
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  • Conair Secure Hold Bobby Pins, Black, Set of 75 Hairpins
    Conair Secure Hold Bobby Pins, Black, Set of 75 Hairpins
    Price: $2.43

Step 1:

Make a tight pony. Do not pull through the last loop of hair completely. It should look like a bun with a strip of excess hair face-forward.

Step 2:

Secure strip with bobby pin.

Step 3:

Take the excess hair and smooth with gel.

Aussie Instant-freeze Gel is my personal favorite because it really holds everything in place nice and doesnt flake.

Step 4:

Separate the bun evenly and pull backwards the gelled  strip of excess hair. Pin and secure in the back of the hair tie with bobby pin.

Step 5:

Wrap hair ends around and tuck under the hair bow with bobby pins.