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Hair Bow Tips

September 15, 2009

Didja evah notice that some little girls aren’t wearing their bows to maximize their cuteness potential?  I did!  So here are a few handy tips to make your cutie shine when wearing her hair accessories:

1.  If wearing a headband with a large flower we don’t want our  young’uns looking like flower stalks, do we?  While some sites (and even some Etsy ads) show kiddies with the large flower positioned on top of their head as if they’re wearing a flower for a hat; I think they are more appropriately positioned to either the left side or right side of the child’s face.  Try this placement and notice how it complements a child’s face; the flower plopped on top of the head overwhelms instead of enhances your lil’ beauty.  This same tip applies to the hats with the large flowers or any decorative element.  ;o)

2.  Alligator clips and clippies of all sorts are very popular these days, but let’s face it, the clamps aren’t the prettiest parts of the hair clip.  If your child is wearing a ribbon-lined clip with a tiny tailored bow (this is the variety that displays the clip most openly, see picture below), it is appropriate to wear the clamp placed closer toward the face. However, if the alligator clip is topped with a flower or a hair bow like ours on Fruits of the Bloom, then the clamp portion should face the rear of the head (the smaller portion of the clamp pointed closest to the forehead).   This positioning makes the flower or hair bow lay more pleasingly when looking at a child’s face.

Alligator Clip - lined and topped with a simple tailored bow.

Alligator Clip - lined and topped with a simple tailored bow.

3.  When having your child professionally photographed, it is often best to position a hair accessory on the left side of the head (this would be the child’s right side) if the kiddo is looking straight into the camera.  This rule is made to be broken, of course, depending on how the child is angled in the photo.  Hair accessory placement also depends on the child’s natural hair part.  The most important thing to remember during a professional photo shoot is to pay attention to details like hair accessories and how they are laying before the photographer snaps that first shot.  I’ve seen far too many cockeyed, wonky bows in professional photos–this mistake detracts from your child’s natural beauty.  It’s the pimple of hair accessories, don’t have a pimple in your pictures!  ;o)

If you need any assistance with hair accessory placement, would like your clip aligned in a certain position on the back of a bow or flower, or if you would prefer a french barrette instead of a clip, please feel free to convo me at Fruits of the Bloom.  While you’re at it, why don’t you comment on your favorite bow pet peeves, whether it’s the way they’re made or how someone is wearing them.  Crazy Aunt Bloom says, “Get comfy, and let it all hang out!”

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