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25 Celeb-Approved Ways to Wear Ribbon In Your Hair for the Holidays

Inspo straight from the red carpet.
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Every year, Hollywood hair trends are equal parts innovative and nostalgia-fueled, like celebs in hair bows or ribbons. In the case of 2019, it was the latter that reigned supreme. For instance, we watched celebs including Hailey Baldwin and Kim Kardashian make the oversized scrunchie a high fashion add-on, while Olivia Culpo, Lucy Hale and so many more put their hair into a time machine and ventured back to the ’90s for a blunt bob.

And if that weren’t enough, experts actually predicted that some of these throwback looks would grow in popularity this year. One thing’s for sure: A-listers can’t seem to stop wearing them. Though we typically associate this accessory with the lewks we wore as children–like the classic pigtails–they can also exude a mature elegance when incorporated into anything from a ponytail to intricate updo.

And now that we’re on the cusp of another holiday season, we can’t think of a better reason to spotlight some of our favorite red carpet hair bow moments, as at least one is bound to serve as holiday party inspo.

Alicia Keys

Celeb hairstylist Nai’vasha  paired the singer’s Balmain get-up with a sleek bow at the base of her voluminous ponytail.

Skai Jackson

Nai’vasha upped the ante with Jackson by covering her ponytail in designer bows. Tres chic.

Lauren Conrad

Celebrity hairstylist Kristin Ess gave “her royal chicness” a studded half-up, half-down style with this bold accessory.

Lucy Hale

Here, Ess proves that a bow is the perfect finishing touch on an up-do.

Julianne Hough

Celeb hairstylist Riawna Capri added a touch of glam to the actress’ fishtail bun with some bow action.


Ashley Graham

For this year’s Met Gala, Justine Marjan put her signature touch on Graham’s ensemble with a bubble ponytail covered in standout accessories.


Aurora James

The Creative Director of Brother Vellies serves ultra-romantic vibes in this loose side braid with ribbon tied to the ends.


Billie Lourd

The bow paired with drop earrings are a winning combo for the holiday season.


Elle Fanning

How fun are these ribbon pigtails?!



Hailey Bieber


Cara Delevingne


Maisie Williams

STYLECASTER | Celebs in Hair Ribbons | Gwyneth Paltrow
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Gwyneth Paltrow’s otherwise basic ponytail looks instantly regal when accessorized with a hair bow over the ponytail holder.

STYLECASTER | Celebs in Hair Ribbons | Brie Larson
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Not only are we in love with the romantic waves throughout Brie Larson’s low ponytail. The navy blue bow makes it look even more soft and delicate.

STYLECASTER | Celebs in Hair Ribbons | Karlie Kloss
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Karlie Kloss ensured that her loose waves didn’t get in her eyes by securing them with an adorable hair bow headband just above her hairline.

STYLECASTER | Celebs in Hair Ribbons | Sienna Miller
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As if her ornate diamond earrings weren’t enough, Sienna Miller embodied the glamour of a royal queen by accenting her high ponytail with a hair bow.

STYLECASTER | Celebs in Hair Ribbons | Dove Cameron
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We love the juxtaposition of a dainty hair bow against Dove Cameron’s messy high ponytail.

STYLECASTER | Celebs in Hair Ribbons | Elle Fanning
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Who says hair bows have to be short? The length of this one on Elle Fanning’s bun is just divine.

STYLECASTER | Celebs in Hair Ribbons | Riley Keough
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Matchy-matchy is never a bad idea. We’re applauding Riley Keough’s hair bow method: by pairing the color with her green eyes.

STYLECASTER | Celebs in Hair Ribbons | Margot Robbie
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Margot Robbie’s tiny top knot gets instant volume with the addition of a hair bow that extends down the back of her head.

STYLECASTER | Celebs in Hair Ribbons | Millie Bobby Brown
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Millie Bobby Brown’s space buns looks downright adorable with matching bows on each one.

STYLECASTER | Celebs in Hair Ribbons | Maria Menounos
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The back of Maria Menounos’ head deserves your full attention, thanks to this set of cornrows that go up into a topknot, accented by a bow.

STYLECASTER | Celebs in Hair Ribbons | Emily Ratajkowski
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A simple, yet stunning way to accessorize a side braid, courtesy of the gorgeous Emily Ratajkowski.

STYLECASTER | Celebs in Hair Ribbons | Storm Reid
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Pigtails, but make them box braids. Loving the light brown, velvet bows in Storm Reid’s hairdo.

STYLECASTER | Celebs in Hair Ribbons | Chloe Sevigny
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The bigger the bow, the better the ponytail…at least according to Chloe Sevigny.

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