How To: Put a Bow On It

Looking for a way to dress up your hair style this winter? Put a bow on it! Thick black ribbons and “big girl” bows took the runways by storm this season and are a great way to add a little something extra to your style. Much like any hair style, it’s all about prep and foundation you build. From your hair dryer, to your sprays to your pins, it’s really what’s behind the bow that matters.

There are tons of videos out there showing how to actually achieve these looks, here are some of our ‘Girl in Focus’ Tara Teng’s favourite bow looks.



DYSON Supersonic Hair Dryer

With a unique digital motor for fast and balanced drying, an intelligent thermistor to help protect hair from extreme heat damage and three magnetic styling attachments (a diffuser, a smoothing nozzle and a styling concentrator) – this one is definitely on my wish list!

Available at Hudson's Bay $499*

Bombay 5-in-1 Curling Wand

This 5-in-1 wand is made from tourmaline infused with ceramic that emits infrared negative ions which helpseliminate frizz (perfect this time of year). It comes with five interchangeable clip free barrels (32mm, 25mm, 13-25mm reverse, 19mm and bubble) which means you can achieve practically any curl you want! All barrels feature a cool tip and reach 450 degree Fahrenheit.

Available at Zennkai Salon $220*

Did you know that Zennkai Salon has a points program? For every dollar you spend you get 1 point. 250 points = $10 off!

Goody Contour Clips

Worried about slippage? These snapping contour clips are a great way to keep your ribbon in place. Just make sure you hide them under your hair.

Available at London Drugs $4.99*

Offay Satin Ribbon

Wanna know a secret? We bought craft ribbon at Walmart for this video. It's so economical that you can buy as many different widths, colours and finishes (satin, grossgrain...) as you want without breaking the bank! We just cut ours but you could always sew the edges of yours so that they don't unravel.

Available at Walmart $1.97* to $3.27*

Black Velvet Bow Hair Clip

Not super confident in your bow-tying ability? Try a pre-tied hair clip! All you have to do is clip it on top of your pony or half-up do and off you go!

Available at Claire's $6.50*

Will you try a big girl bow this winter?

*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.