How cute is this?! After I purchased Anisa's Minnie Mouse outfit recently, a friend suggested that I do a hair bow to go along with it. I loved the idea! I knew how to create the bow but I wasn't sure about the actual style that I wanted to produce. After thinking about it for a little while, here is the result!
Creating the Style
I began with clean, moisturized hair that had been banded for two days. I did not use any heat to create this style. I parted her hair from ear to ear, leaving a section of free hair in the front. Next, I created the cornrows that you see in the following picture.
I gathered the cornrows in the back into a small section in order to work on the front. I created 5 angled cornrows towards the center of her head and one more on the side that hangs down near her ear.
Once the braiding was complete, I gathered her hair into one ponytail on the top of her head. Next, I separated it into two sections. I pulled a little bit of hair from one section and pinned it to the side. This small section would later serve as the center of the hair bow. I grabbed one of the larger sections, looped it around towards the back of her head and pinned it into place. I repeated this step with the other large section of the ponytail. I removed the pin from the smaller section and wrapped it around the center of the bow and pinned it into place as well. There are tons of tutorials on YouTube if you would like to see step by step instructions.
If you aren't sure about trying the bow or if you would just like a different look, here is another option. For this look, I opted to make a simple bun instead of the bow. Her hair was still in the single ponytail on top when I created 3 two-strand twist ponytails. I looped each ponytail around and pinned it into place. You can make the bun as big or as small as you wish.
Products Used for Washing and Styling
Minnie Mouse Style