If I wore a bow in my hair I’d look like Matilda, which let’s face it isn’t really going to be a good look. However there’s no escaping the fact that bows are back big time. This time around they’re very different to the giant velvet bows from the 1980s which wouldn’t have looked out of place in the dressage ring. This gallery of gorgeous photos suggests we’d all be instantly transformed into a gorgeously tousled Bardot-esque beauty just by popping a piece of ribbon around our barnet or loosely tieing a scarf around our locks.

The look is seriously pretty but has it led to any of you lovely ladies sporting a bit of grosgrain in your hair? When I was on the train to London last week I spotted a lady flashing off a thin ribbon and I thought she looked fabulous. Very ooh la la. She did however have excellent ‘wavage’ and a pretty natty dye job too and I’m sure her effortless look had no doubt taken all morning to pull together.

According to Coveteur, the way to get the perfect undone ribboned pony tail requires volume and messy texture. For a full run down then do check out their tutorial.

Anyway as mentioned for us ladies with a boblet I don’t really think the six year old Road Dahl character is the best person to take sartorial advice from. However I do love all these hair barettes and clips I keep seeing. Even if you do need mountains of dry shampoo, texturiser and hair spray to keep them from slipping out of your hair.

There are some accessories that I think need to be kept back in the 1980s. Yes scrunchies I’m looking at you. As much as I used to love the ones my mum knocked up to match my outfit when I was at primary school, and as much as they made me yearn to have my own sewing machine, (my six year old self couldn’t wait to be big enough to touch the pedal and sew my own) they really did something odd to your hair. Oh the kink! The tell-tale bend in your barnet which showed to the world you’d just pulled a piece of elastic adorned in velvet out of your locks. No, scrunchies you can stay well and truly in my past, but I do think I need a clip or two in my life for days when a ‘half-up half-down’ do will only do.
Does anyone remember the Topsy Tail tool? My friend’s Auntie brought her one back from America and I was SO envious. Of a piece of plastic. I think that says it all.

What are your thoughts? Any retro hair accessories that you’re loving? Have any bows been tied in your barnet recently? Is it a yes or a no for the ribbon?

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