Hair Tutorial | Big Floppy Hair Bow | Gaga in Real Life

I know I’ve seen hair tutorials for the little half ponytail hair bow and for the Lady Gaga top-o-the-head style hair bow, but I had never seen one quite like this and I had to try it out. I thought the steps were easy enough to follow without a video so I tried something new with this hair tutorial. Normally, I prefer a video hair tutorial because I can demonstrate better than with photos, but again, these steps are very straight-forward.

I actually really like this casual but pretty low updo option. It’s more than a ponytail but not just a bun and not too difficult to master. I left a little hair hanging down at the bottom because I thought it was pretty, but you can pull all of it up into a sleeker bow style. I always prefer my hair styles a little messy… perfection is so boring 😉

What you will need…

1. Hair elastic {rubber band}
2. Bobby pins large and small {or your favorite hair pins}
3. Hair spray

Here’s how I did it…


1. Pull your hair up into a ponytail at the back/center of your head… and on your last go-around with the elastic, only pull half of your hair through, creating a large loop. The larger the loop, the larger and floppier your bow will be, the smaller your loop, the smaller your bow will be. NOTE: I have a LOT OF HAIR. This will be much simpler if you have shorter and/or finer hair.
2. Split your loop in half.
3. Twist each loop so it resembles a bow rather than a loop.
4. Slide your palm through your bow loop to flatten it and using your large bobby pins & on the inside loop hairs, pin from top to bottom and bottom to top. Use as many as you need. Do this on both sides but disguise your pins under your hair.
4. Grab the remaining hairs hanging down and pull them up over the center of your hair loops.
5. Turn the ends under {so hairs don’t stick out the top} and pin the underside down at the base of your ponytail elastic.
6. Hair spray to finish.

Have Fun!

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See it in an outfit post here: Sleeveless Marc Jacobs Trench Coat & Jeans


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • coco

    August 22, 2012 | Reply

    super !

  • Jovana

    August 22, 2012 | Reply

    This is gorgeous! I’ll have to try it, great DIY 🙂

  • Anonymous

    August 22, 2012 | Reply

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  • Sheree

    August 22, 2012 | Reply


  • thankfifi

    August 22, 2012 | Reply

    completely love this – will definitely be trying it!

    ♥ ThankFifi

  • Rocío

    August 22, 2012 | Reply

    perfect hair!!


  • Amanda @ Eloquent English

    August 22, 2012 | Reply

    It looks awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cat

    August 22, 2012 | Reply

    wow great hairstyle loved it..

  • Alela Sirah

    August 22, 2012 | Reply

    I love this hair bow idea!!!]

  • LesliMarie

    August 22, 2012 | Reply

    This is really cute, and it looks super easy.

  • drollgirl

    August 22, 2012 | Reply

    OMG IT IS SO FREAKING CUTE!!!!! adorable!!!!!

  • Sara

    August 23, 2012 | Reply

    Unfortunately the first step of this how to for me would be “add 12 pounds of hair extensions” :). It looks great on you though, I am always jealous of your hair.

  • Kelly { MessyDirtyHair }

    August 23, 2012 | Reply

    Omg this is awesome & looks not too hard! I love bows. I’m super excited to try this!

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    August 23, 2012 | Reply

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  • (Mostly) Yummy Mummy

    August 23, 2012 | Reply

    I absolutely adore this! I’ll definitely be giving this one a try 🙂

  • Marina

    August 25, 2012 | Reply

    Look so cute! I make the same with my hair!


  • sol celis duran

    August 26, 2012 | Reply

    K lindo!

  • Tisha Green

    August 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve seen a little girl have the hair bow and it was sooo cute! If a little girl can do it, then I would like to think I can too. Thanks for the DIY!

  • Style

    October 17, 2012 | Reply

    Ah Maegan! One of your best tutorials yet!
    That looks really cool – I didn’t know how easy it is to get that look!

  • Braidhairextensions

    January 6, 2013 | Reply

    Look great with just a few minutes hair styling updo. Love the tutorial.

  • New York Chic

    October 28, 2013 | Reply

    Great tip, thank you so much. I have tried it several times and it is getting better and better!

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