An updo is probably the most popular bridal hairstyle. It's a classic, elegant and safe choice for most brides. However, within the past two years I've been noticing a lot of modern brides playing with different texture and half-up hairstyles. Bohemian and retro seems like a trending theme. A hair-do that caught my attention is the half-up hairdo by makeup artist Stepanie Brinkerhoff. A hair bow on brides' hair is not a common thing, but she made it less tacky by creating it using the bride's own hair. If you would like to experiment with this style, try it out for an engagement photoshoot or actually wedding ceremony! It'll also be cute as a casual date hairstyle.
1. Take one small section of hair from each side of your head. The bigger the sections, the bigger the bow.
2. Tie the two sections together with an elastic to create a half ponytail. Don't pull the ends through the elastic the last time you wrap it to create a loop like the picture on the right.
3. Split the loop in half to create two smaller loops and clip one loop aside for later.
4. Use your fingers to spread out the loop and push it flat against your head into a bow shape. Insert one bobby pin going from top to bottom and one going from bottom to top.
5. Repeat on the opposite side to finish the bow shape.
6. Pick up the remaining ends of the ponytail and wrap them up and around the elastic to hide it. Secure it with bobby pins underneath.