May 30, 2012

The Ponytail Bow | Cute Hairstyles

Yes, I have been on a bit of a “bow” kick lately with our braids and hairstyles, but that is because they are very much in style right now!

For many of us moms, there are options with the Bow Braid, but wearing the Lady Gaga Hairbow or the mini Bow Tails may be a better fit for our daughters than for us.

Side Ponytail Hair Bow | Cute Hairstyles

So, I decided to incorporate this bow technique into a cute side ponytail version that is perfect for older teens and women, without looking too childish! {My friend Jenn over at Girly Do’s posted a similar double-pigtail version of this on her daughter a year ago.}

It is difficult to describe exactly how to make the bow in a step-by-step procedure.  It is equally hard to show visually show you since my hands end up being in the way most of the time, so we decided to show you two different views hoping that it will be easier for you to  understand.

Side Ponytail Hair Bow | Cute Hairstyles

Side Ponytail Hair Bow | Cute Hairstyles

Please note that this is not a hairstyle to wear on a very active day because the bows are very delicate and serve more as an accessory than anything.  You can use the hair bow in any number of hairstyle combinations {half up/half downs, curly hair, two ponytails, one in the back, pigtails, as a bun, etc.}, so your options really are limitless!

My daughter wore this side ponytail to Church this past Sunday and lots of little girls and moms were asking her how we made the bow!

Good thing all we have to do is refer them to this website!


Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, water bottle, two hair elastics, pomade {hair wax}, 1 bobby pin, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Happy Hairdoing!

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  • cghfan

    I was looking for a new hairstyle to wear to school, and this was perfect! I added a touch of my own, and I braided the section I put through the topsy tail. Super cute!

  • Noreen

    Thank you very much. Now when the grand girls come here before school, they come EARLY ’cause they want Grandma to fix their hair. (did you feel the sarcasm) 😉
    The hairstyles are beautiful and cute, emphasis on cute. :) they are 9,8 and 6

  • Ofelia and daughter Mileine

    wao …
    It’s great there is nothing more beautiful

  • Yasmeen

    I love it

  • http://none Cherrell McCall

    I want to ask you if you had a braid that would be good for school and for a worm day please answer back for my daughter

  • Julia

    Just lovely! Loved! Really pretty!

  • muqaddas

    as the video is not opening so plz write astep-by-step procedure so I’ll also try it & enjoy:)

  • Lila pink

    It will be great fun if you’d add step by step video i mean written steps

  • Magdalena Allerstorfer

    Your daughter is sweet and the tale also! I love your ideas!
    I’m from Austria and my friends loved it ! *-*

  • http://hotmail Macy

    Omg guys you really do the best hair styles
    EVER!!!I just think that there just like well ummm………ohh i know PERFECT!Macy out PEACE!

  • Melanie

    I love this cute hair style :) thanks for all the wonderful videos:)

  • Kathy

    Pretty nice and cool thanks for helping me learn more hairstyles

  • Daniella Kate

    This is absolutely adorable. I have to try this sometime.(:
    I’m a junior in high school, but this is just fantastic. Very creative and stylish! <3

  • moni

    hello this looks amazing!!!!!!!! and i was wondering if you could do it in hair that had layers? :) oh and your girls are all so pretty i wish i looked like them

  • kierstin

    you should do something with bangs and just bangs!

  • Kayleigh

    Hey Mindy,
    I’m 13 and seen pretty much all of your videos! I can do so many things now, and whenever I do one of your hairstyles to school I ALWAYS get comments :) thank-you for your videos


  • Jayme

    Hi Ive tried this so many times but I think because I have layers its not working

  • Eulajean

    OMGosh SO CIIIUTE. Way cool I’ve only saw your website today and I’ve seen your pics. and its very viral. I love it I’m gonna try this one tomorrow for school. Thanks :)

  • ayesha

    OMG…….i jjust love the way it looks on my hair…….im a big fan of urs…..and can u plzz add medium hairstyles……thnx….

  • alex

    I’ve learned so many new hairstyles! Thank you Mindy!

  • Allegra


  • Hunter

    hey love this hairstyles

  • Octavia

    Hey, I love your hairstyles with such great tutorials and images, really creative! You should create a collage of them on this website like this one!

  • saad

    masha allah !!! AWESOME !!! hair styles !!muah !

  • Nicole

    Hey mindy! Thank you so much for all your videos!! Now I know how to French braid and do so many other braids! But my hair just lays on my shoulders, it’s not very long. Can please do some videos for short hair? Thanks for everything!

  • Thalia

    that is brilliant i tried on my mom but her hair was short but i still like the idea

  • madison101

    i wanted to try this when i saw the video but it didnt work i guess my hairs to short:(

  • Ombre Hair

    My daughter has been nagging ever since she saw the pictures. Guess I have to start tying her hair in bows!!

  • jane

    thats so cool but.. how did you do that>???? i tried but… it was terrible…

  • Petro Neagu

    Absolutely adorable this do! I wish my daughter would have longer hair so I could try it ight now :)


  • Lyric Evans

    Way cutie!!! But I have kinda short hair like u mindy, and I have layers will it still work? Can u do some do’s that would work with my hair? Thanks! :)

  • Kim S

    My daughter had the lead roll in her theatre groups play tonight and she picked this hairstyle to wear. It turned out so well! She looked & felt great!! Thanks mindy for incredible inspiration …

  • Dawn

    This is so cute! I found your site when somebody told me to Google the waterfall braid. I found your video for the waterfall braid and came here :)

    I am glad I did! I have two girls so having some new and cute hair ideas will be fun for them and me too. Thank you for sharing these!

  • stylist

    these are great styles very original and beautiful some of the best braids I’ve seen.

  • jasleen

    Hey Mindy,
    your hairstyles are the best ! yesterday in school i made it and every1 was asking me how did u make it, even the teachers ! i am ur biiiigg fan… i wanted to ask u can u make the disney princess “cinderela’s hairstyle =D pllzz i neeed it for a play !
    thanks :)

    • http://roadrunner job

      thats just a bun

      • Chloe

        That’s not jus a bun! Remember tinkerbell! And Merida! Wasn’t both of those hairstyles a different technique even though they look quite the same!

  • Elyse

    I think this is so cute and I cannot wait to try this on myself!

  • abby

    love this hair style your the best mindy

  • Manisha

    Hey Mindy,
    You know so many great hairstyles I wish you could teach all you know to my mom ,she always does the same old hairstyles like ponytails and braids !:{

  • Kaylee

    Hey I was wondering if you could do a demo for this on short hair

  • Katie Joy

    Way cute(:Going to try this on my friends(:

  • Zoe

    hi mindy i just wanted to tell u and everybody eles that i found the topsy tail at rite aid!! its only about $10

  • Rachel

    i saw this on youtube a few days ago and i did it on myself yesterday. i got so many comments at school some even from people i don’t know!

  • Jana C.

    Just thought I would share my trick because I don’t have a topsy-tail. You can use one of the giant sized yarn needles (the plastic kind) with a hair elastic (not the fabric kind) pulled through the eye halfway so that you have 2 loops to put the hair through. Works great on smaller sections of hair and smaller heads of hair too.