20 Ways to Wear a Ribbon in Your Hair

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20 Ways to Wear a Ribbon in Your Hair
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There’s something inherently Parisian about wearing a pretty little ribbon in your hair. Think the feminine flair is reserved for cheerleaders or school girls? Think again. Ribbons are excellent hair accessories—for any age. And as Hollywood has demonstrated, there are a number of ways to wear the look like an adult. Click on to see 20 different ideas for how to wear a ribbon in your hair.

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Never underestimate the power of delicacy. Queen of minimalism, Jennifer Aniston, opted for a simple black ribbon to tie off her high pony.

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Nicole Kidman added a loose black ribbon to her messy side braid for an effortless cool we just can't put our finger on.

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But ribbons don't need to be reserved for a ponytail or braid. As Kerry Washington proved, a silk ribbon makes an elegant headband.

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But of course, if you'd like to spice up your banded look. Take note of Julianne Hough, who wore three mini ribbons with her windswept updo.

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If you're feeling really creative, this ribbon-infused braid from Bella Thorne is a must try.

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Channel your inner princess a la Elle Fanning with a simple top knot adorned with florals and draped ribbons.

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For the ultimate Parisian touch, take note of Hailee Steinfeld, who tied off her twisted ponytail with a jeweled bow.

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Who says you have to stick with just one ribbon? Lupita Nyong'o became the poster child for grandeur with this ribboned crown.

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For a bit of a throwback, this bowed half pony from Nina Dobrev just screams classic feminine flair.

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Tie off any intricate braid with a simple black ribbon like January Jones.

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Sometimes bolder really is better. In this case, Gwyneth Paltrow's sleek pony just beckoned for a thick, black ribbon.

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Need a quick way to dress up a ballerina bun? Take note of Rachel McAdams's simple ribbon used to hold down fly-aways.

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Wearing a bow in your hair doesn't have to be juvenile. Natasha Poly's twisted half updo adorned with a sleek bow is 100 percent mature.

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Decorate your flowing waves with an attention-grabbing bow courtesy of Lauren Conrad.

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By adding a touch of hairspray and lift at the roots, Kirsten Dunst's long lengths and ribbon had a touch of a '60s vibe.

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This perfectly undone bow headband from Pixie Lott is ideal for everyday wear.

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Embellish any updo, even a grandiose beehive like Kelly Osbourne's, with a loose ribbon at the base of neck.

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This long and lengthy ribbon gave Alexa Chung a playful, yet very feminine touch.

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Although it's second to the elegant updo, Rose Byrne's delicate bow accessory is an eye-catcher.

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Again, Bella Thorne shows that a teeny black ribbon makes an excellent hair accessory.

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