Decorative hair ribbons are the "it" hair accessory of 2018—here are five affordable favorites.

By Katie Holdefehr
Updated January 23, 2018
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If you've watched any awards shows, done any online shopping, or browsed any trending hair styles on Pinterest recently, then you've likely spotted that hair bows and ribbons are making a serious comeback this year. At the SAG Awards, actress Millie Bobby Brown from Stranger Things even wore black hair ribbons streaming from her double-bun hairdo, showing off the trend on the red carpet. Elegant, playful, and Victorian-inspired, these decorative bows add a dash of old-fashioned fun to any look. To embrace the trend and make it look polished enough for work, skip your daughter's accessories collection and choose one of the pretty, sophisticated options below instead.


It just doesn't get more luxe than a dramatic red velvet bow. Loop this one through a ponytail to make your work look instantly glam for date night.

To buy: $18;

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Looking for a hair bow that's office-appropriate? Opt for a smaller velvet bow that wraps around your ponytail, like this one from Free People, which comes in five different color options.

To buy: $6;

The on-trend rose hue flatters any color hair, while the smaller bow on this option will never look over-the-top.

To buy: $15;

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For an accessory with real wow factor, choose a loopy satin bow. Luckily, this one is a barrette, so you can easily clip it into any part of your hairstyle.

To buy: $18;