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To distinguish between hair bows

Hair bows looks quite cute and trendy if carried in the right way. Have a look at different types of bows.

fashion and trends Updated: Nov 20, 2010 01:21 IST

Hair bows looks quite cute and trendy if carried in the right way. Have a look at different types of bows.

1 History: Since ancient Egypt, hair has been adorned and clipped back with a variety of ornaments but it evolved in Greece, where women began to wear jeweled tiaras. The use of ribbon in hair was originally for men. Chinese men wore their hair long, braided and tied with a silk ribbon. By the 18th century in Europe, women and men wore elaborate wigs that were tied back with bows.

2 Single bow: The single bow has two loops and is usually made from ribbon. The bow is tied the same way you would tie your shoes. Bows can be worn as headbands, or they can be glued to hair clips, barrettes and rubber bands.

3 Multiloop bow: Also known as graduated bows, these are more elaborate and feature several loops layered on top of each other and secured in the middle with a wire.

4 Bows for babies: Hair bows are a popular accessory for baby girls. Headbands, barrettes and crowns are the most comfortable hair bow for a baby. Attached to an elastic band for added comfort, they are often arranged in clusters, featuring brightly coloured ribbon and silk flowers.

5 Synthetic hair bows: Synthetic hair is tied into a bow and then attached to clips or headbands. These bows blend into a person’s natural hair. Synthetic hair bows also come in bright, vibrant colours such as hot pink, neon green and purple.

(With inputs from www.ehow.com)