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You might have been forced to wear a ribbon in your hair when you were a kid—or in high school if you were on an overly zealous sports team or cheerleading squad. If you're thinking the flirty ribboned look is a thing of the past, you might want to reconsider. Tying a ribbon around your 'do is a simple way of dressing up any hairstyle instantly.
But we're not the only ones who think so. We've spotted a ribbon around the locks of several famous faces, including Alexa Chung
, who sported a single black ribbon around her pony at London Fashion Week, and Nina Dobrev
, who went completely old school with a big bow around her half updo.Alexa Chung attends the Burberry Prorsum show at London Fashion Week SS14 at Kensington Gardens on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Getty Images)more pics »Actress Nina Dobrev attends The Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest 2014 Honoring "The Vampire Diaries" and "The Originals" at the Dolby Theatre on March 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)more pics »
High fashion is also catching on to this easy hair upgrade. At the Nina Ricci
Spring 2014 show in Paris, models donned a wispy low ponytail with a single black ribbon.(ImaxTree)more pics »Nicole Miller
opted for an extravagant version for her Fall 2014 runway show. Models hit the catwalk with multiple ribbons tied around their knotted fauxhawks.
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In case you're ready to give this upgrade a go, there are a number of ways to decorate your 'do. If a simple ribbon is much too boring for you, a faux ribbon scrunchie like the floral one below from Threadsense
($12) gives the same look—no knots required. If you want to get really classic with it, this oversized black bow from Urban Outfitters
($16) is big enough to rival any school girl's.
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But of course, if you're stuck on the bow idea, but just can't be bother with a ribbon, these bow sets from Bandtz
($15) look just like the real thing.(Source: Bandtz)