What’s more, bows are surprisingly versatile. A big silky bow is glamorous, a loose ribbon can be more boho, and a comically oversized bow like this one from Vaquera is actually edgy. Of course, how you style your hair makes a huge impact on the overall vibe as well. Russell loves a bow paired with a half-updo, a ponytail, or a low messy style to contrast the bow.
“If you’re worried about looking too styled, I would make sure there is a messy, effortless texture to your style to balance the femme feeling of a bow,” says Russell. “Products I recommend for a nice messy and effortlessly texture are the Pureology Style + Protect Texture Finished Spray, which is lightweight and adds body and shine without crunch, but also the Style + Protect Mess It Up Texture Paste for a medium hold that adds texture and depth to the look.” As far as bows go, Russell recommends brands like Lelet and Jennifer Behr, since they’re easy to use.