Margot Robbie turned heads at this year’s Critics' Choice Awards by working a black ribbon bow into her top knot.
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The sleek chignons at Rochas’ Fall 2017 show were given a little something extra: mini black bows.
Sam McKnight fashioned "nautical knots" in braid form amped up with large black bows positioned just under a sailor cap for Chanel Pre-Fall 2018.
The hair at Erdem’s Spring 2017 show was set off by a simple black ribbon worn headband style.
The brand loved the look so much for Spring 2017, it was reimagined for Spring 2018. This time, low ponies were secured with black bows.
Emily Ratajkowski finished off her undone side braid with a small black bow.
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Millie Bobby Brown put a new spin on black ribbon bows at the 2018 SAG Awards by using them to highlight her spunky space buns.
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Since Rodarte is the antithesis of minimalism, it made sense the brand would complement its ornate Spring 2018 offering with a heap of black bows (plus other accoutrements) in models’ textured locks.
Tory Burch emphasized her colorful Fall 2017 collection with oversized black bows.
Bora Aksu’s Spring 2018 messy braids were accented by a pair of floppy black bows.
At the Cannes premiere of The Beguiled, Elle Fanning wrapped her ballerina bun with long black ribbon.
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The no-fuss hairstyles at Emilia Wickstead Fall 2017 were jazzed up by black ribbons.
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini’s Fall 2017 collection was bursting with black bows. Some were found on the clothing, others holding back low ponies.
Temperley London favored wide black ribbon headbands for Fall 2017 and skinny black ribbon chokers tied into bows.
Because glitzy barrettes are simply not enough, Rita Ora added in a super long black ribbon to her pony at the Serpentine Galleries Summer Party.
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Cara Delevingne upgraded her platinum pixie at the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets London premiere by sporting a black satin ribbon as a headband.
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High ponytails at Monique Lhuillier Spring 2017 were kept in place with knotted black ribbons.
Christina Hendricks punctuated her rolled updo at this year’s Golden Globes with a crisp black bow, a perfect pick to keep with the night's "black" carpet.
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Part of the fun of fashion month is waiting to see what trends emerge. And we’re not just talking about the clothes. The runway beauty looks frequently spark IRL interpretations, though some don’t really work off the catwalk (we’re still trying to figure out how to pull off Yohji Yamamoto’s face scribble from Spring 2018). Many of this season’s runway trends are already being embraced by celebs — or at least their stylists — like underliner and slicked-back hair.
One concept that has managed to transcend seasons and red carpets lately is the black hair ribbon. Taking off as far back as Spring 2017, we’ve seen ribbons complementing updos and ponies. (We’ll have to wait and see if the trend continues for Fall 2018.) And stars like Margot Robbie and Millie Bobby Brown have found unique ways to translate the ribbons to the red carpet this award season.
If you’re looking for some inspo on how to rock hair ribbons, here are 19 ways to make the look work from date night to the office.