In the '90s, hair bows were major. Our parents were unknowingly turning us into on-trend elementary school students by tying our hair up with ribbon or clipping bows in our locks. We were stylish, and boy did we know it.
As with all trends, bows have resurfaced, but this time, they're much more couture than OshKosh B'Gosh. Take, for example, this year's Golden Globes red carpet: Sienna Miller wore a playful pony and black ribbon, and Riley Keough followed suit with a similar pinned-back 'do and larger black bow accessory.
This year at NYFW F/W 17, we saw a bevy of bows ourselves—the same velvet variation we wore as kids. Check out the looks in action below!
Backstage at Tory Burch, Redken Global Creative Director Guido Palau and his team created a messy center part before pulling the hair back into a low ponytail and tying a black velvet ribbon near the nape of the neck. To smooth flyaways, Redken Satin 04 ($19) was applied near the hairline and the crown.
At Marchesa, Moroccanoil Global Ambassador Antonio Corral Calero created rough, gritty texture by spraying Dry Texture Spray ($11) in the models' hair before pulling it back into a low knot. He then looped in a colorful velvet ribbon (to match the fresh flowers that were later placed atop some of the models' heads like a flower crown).
Our sister site Who What Wear took notice of the bow resurgence as well, pointing out that it's a rather cheap trend to get behind at just a few dollars per piece. But as Kendall Jenner has so pointedly stated, chokers are "over," so you can recycle your old strips of fabric and put them to use in your strands for a free upgrade.
For more Fashion Week trends, take a look at our roundup.
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