DIY hair bow bun tutorial


i love wearing my hair like this and it’s so easy to do! watch the bow-torial video above because it’s not bow-ring!… “oh bow she didn’t!”…that’s some “bowshit!”

you can create a messy bow by not brushing your hair and making it looser – like in some of the pics. or you can do a more refined bow bun, if you have straight hair or brush it smooth before you get bow-ey.


  1. gather all of your hair on the top of your head and start a ponytail with an elastic.
  2. loop your hair through the elastic and on the last pull through, don’t pull your hair all the way through and instead create a loop, leaving the tail of your hair (the ends) pointing toward your forehead.
  3. divide your loop into two halves
  4. take the ends/tail of your hair and fold it back through the space in your two looped halves, creating the center ‘knot’ part of the bow and secure the ends in the elastic behind the bow in the back of your head.
  5. fluff up your bow by spreading out the loops and gently tugging them tighter like you would cinch a ponytail tighter and voila!

Bowdeo Drive Outfit:

  • Bow-ring: Le Cadeau (shop it here!)
  • pants BDG from Urban Outfitters
  • shoes Jessica Simpson
  • tank – thrifted
  • leopard top – Nasty Gal
  • jacket – Karen Kane Casino Jacket

Oh Bow She Didn’t – Club Outfit:

  • shoes – Shiekh
  • shorts – Pins and Needles
  • top – ASOS
  • denim shirt – BDGΒ  at Urban Outfitters
  • turquoise necklace – So Good


  1. Jordy says:

    I had no idea it was that easy!!

    1. mrkate says:

      i know! it’s so easy! xx

  2. Ashley McIntosh says:

    Hilarious bloopers

    1. mrkate says:

      haha love me some bloopers ; ) ..thanks! xx

  3. Diana says:

    this be some bowshit!Β 

    1. mrkate says:


  4. stef says:

    Nice! Ü

    1. mrkate says:

      thanks! xx

  5. Celine :) says:

    Hey Mr. Kate ! :)) I always put my hair into a clean,simple bun but it makes me look old for my age. Then I saw the “Bow Bun” video and tried it out πŸ™‚ . But I can’t put my hair into a high ponytailΒ . So I can’t make the bow bun πŸ™ . Can people still see the bow even though it’s not that high? And to you have any tips to make my buns kinda messy? πŸ™‚ Coz’ I can’t seem to do it as pretty as you do it. And lastly, my hair is black so I can’t seem to notice the bun. Please help me πŸ™Β  =)) Thanks Mr. kate ! πŸ˜€

    1. mrkate says:

      Hi Celine! Is your hair short? Check out this post about short hair that has some tips on Bow buns for short hair — I think the bow bun looks pretty on black hair! Any hair color should work for this hair. Maybe try doing some hair chalk first and then putting it in the bow bun so the color makes it stand out! xo

  6. amandiee says:

    thats some bow sheet πŸ˜› lol this bow bun saved my life today! Thanks Mr.Kate πŸ™‚

    1. mrkate says:

      you’re welcome! thank you for your comment! xx

  7. Marialuciamartinez says:

    Its awesome!! I tried it last night perfect:) thanks lov it❀

    1. mrkate says:

      yaaay! so glad it works for you! thanks for your comment ; )

  8. kelli says:

    Amazing! You explained it really well & it’s super cute (:
    Haha, and funny video too! Thanks so much! <3

    1. mrkate says:

      thank you! hope it worked for you! xx

  9. mine says:

    super duper πŸ™‚ i ll try to do it with my curly hair πŸ™‚

    1. mrkate says:

      it works with curly hair! mine is curly! xx

    1. mrkate says:

      Looks so good! Elegant! Stunning! xx

  10. Love this! Did it over on my blog at
    So cute, and would love to see more quick and easy hair tutorials that work great on curly girls.Β 

    1. mrkate says:

      Cool! Love it! I’ll work on more hair tuts. Thanks for your comment! xx

  11. Flo β™₯ says:

    Thank you for this one! I have seen one in a magazine but it was very hard to understand, now I can make one by myself.
    I have seen a lot of your videos on youtube and I like them very mutch!
    My sister askjked: why does she call herself mr kate?
    does that have a special reason?

    Bye bye, flo

    1. mrkate says:

      So glad you like the videos! It explains why I chose Mr. Kate in our About section here: XO!

  12. tiny says:

    how adorable i wore this bow at my friends b-day.1 of her friends said she saw this look on lady Gaga(when i saw this look i thought u had to tie ur hair LOLZ)

    1. mrkate says:

      haha nice! so glad it worked out! thanks for your comment! xx

  13. pretty_ME! says:


    1. mrkate says:

      thank you!!

  14. destiny says:

    mrkate u said ur jacket was chanel es on ur list of clothes it says it’s from karen kane ?

    1. mrkate says:

      oh no it’s Chanel-esque meaning it’s sort of mock Chanel but yes, it’s made by Karen Kane. xx!

  15. Holly says:

    this is such a cute hairstyle, I’ve always wanted to know how to do this style but i never thought it was this easy!!! Just one question is there a way to make my bows slightly messy so it’s not to quirky to wear out.

    1. mrkate says:

      try making your hair wavy or curly first before you put it up in the bow – the texture will make the bow look more messy. hope that helps! XO!

  16. Amaya says:

    When I did it , it turned out low and flat . How do I add a little umph to it ??

    1. mrkate says:

      If you have straight hair, try teasing your ponytail to create more oomph before you loop it through to create the bow shape. Also try using a dry shampoo to add grit that will keep the tease in your hair longer. Finish with a little lightweight hairspray and it should work! xoxo

      1. Amaya says:

        Thanks SOOO much

      2. Amaya says:

        Thanks SOOO much

  17. julie says:

    im not sure i have long hair and it doesn’t really work…

  18. chevy says:

    leave your hair out at night and in the morning it will be messy like mr kate showed u. then it will add the ‘i dont give a shit but i still have styles’ look πŸ˜€

  19. chevy says:

    mr kate can u do a tutorial on DIY ear rings? i dont mind what earings just some cute ideas for home made ones if u have any ideas πŸ˜€ thanks heaps XX

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  21. chevy says:

    mr kate? i have long hair and can never get my hair to stay up!! is there any possible way i can still do it?

  22. liz says:

    this did not work for me sadly but is very cute

  23. Nikki says:

    Thanks so much for another great hair tutorial! I love them! You have beautiful hair too, mine is too thin πŸ™

    1. Mr. Kate says:

      Thanks, Nikki!! If you have thin hair, try teasing it to give it some volume and your bow some oomph!!

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