Cornrows with Lady Gaga Hair Bows Style Tutorial

Mo Plaits is back this week to give us a tutorial on this super cute cornrows with Lady Gaga hair bows style! If you missed the Mo Plaits introduction post and her first hairstyle tutorial last week, be sure to check it out: Hairstyle Contributor Mo Plaits: Circle Cornrow Tutorial.

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Cornrows and Lady Gaga Hair Bows Style How To

Items needed:
Spray water bottle, rat tail comb/small toothed comb, styling gel, Topsy Tail wand (or a beader/beading tool).

Step 1 Wet hair with water and apply a generous amount of styling gel. (need cornrowing tips see our cornrowing for beginners post)
Step 2 Part hair from ear to ear, pin back the back half of hair to keep out of your way while working with the front section of hair.
Step 3 Use the end of comb, starting at the front hairline going back to the part create a straight back plait (cornrow).
Step 4 After cornrowing your design, take braids from middle of head and braid down towards ears. Use an elastic for a secure hold.
Step 5 Creating the bow!! Once the hair is secure in the elastic, take a piece of hair from ponytail and pin it out the way (this will be used for the middle part of bow). Then take half of the hair in the ponytail and wrap around your finger loosely. Take a clear elastic (or whatever color best matches the hair), apply the elastic close to the ponytail, you have created the first section of the bow!
Step 6 Repeat directions for other half of the ponytail to complete the bows.
Step 7 Take the small section of hair you pinned out the way, if you have a Topsy Tail wand you may use that…if you don’t you may use a beading tool. Stick the wand through the bow, out of, and towards the top of the head. Grab the small piece of hair, and insert it into the beading wand hoop, pull downwards. Viola… You’ve completed your VERY first hair bow!

cornrows and hairbows hairstyleStep 8 Cornrow the back half of hair, and add some flare with either beads, or ballies!!

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There you have it… the super cute cornrows with bows hairstyle!

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Lady Gaga Hairbow Hairstyle with Video Tutorial

As I mentioned in our last hairstyle post, D got her hair straightened and trimmed recently. With her hair being straight I thought it would be a great time to try the Lady Gaga hair bow style we’ve been wanted to do for the longest but never got around to. D’s dance recital was coming up and one of her groups dance to a Lady Gaga song and I thought it would be a fitting style. It didn’t work out for the dance recital, but she did wear the style to her dress rehearsal and the girls swooned over the style!

Here is a shot of her with her straightened natural hair before we started the style:

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And here is our Lady Gaga Bow:


For this style I used the Lady Gaga Video Tutorial from friend and fellow blogger Goldilocks n Me, it is a helpful video and super easy to follow.


I simply parted our a square on top of her hair to use as the ponytail to create the bow.

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Lady Gaga Hair Bow Hairstyle

The hair piece she is wearing is part of her dance costume, so I had to incorporate it in the style for dress rehearsal to see how it would hold up.

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Lady Gaga Hair and Dance Costume

I didn’t use any hair spray so the bow didn’t last too well through her dances and rehearsal, plus with her being up on stage it was hard to make our that she even had a Lady Gaga hair bow style so I decided to do a different dance hairstyle for the actual recital and that post will be coming up soon.