Ribbons are officially back, but they’re nothing like the dainty, sweet bows your mom used to make you wear as a kid. The edgy, grown-up way to wear them involves subtly adding a length of ribbon into your braid, like hairstylist James Pecis did for the models at Honor’s Fall 2014 show. Or, for a bolder look, incorporate a long, silky scarf into your plaits for a modern, bohemian vibe that’s perfect for summer.
We love using a skinny black grosgrain ribbon for a super-chic effect. The fastest way to do it is to secure a piece of ribbon around the base of the ponytail, then create your braid using two strands of hair and one strand of ribbon. When you’re done braiding, wrap the ribbon around the end of the braid to secure it in place. It makes even the simplest braids feel fresh!