have put these simple directions together so your athlete will have
the perfect hair bow! The end result is a pony tail on the top of
the head, facing forward.
You will need: Basic
Comb and brush; bobbi pins and/or snap (alligator) clips; at least
2 or 3 ponytail holders - depending on the thickness of the hair
- (regular or no-slip style-remember you do not use the attachment
on the hair bow to hold the hair); aerosol hair spray (extra hold)
and molding hair wax.
If you want your finished
pony tail to be all the same length, the hair should be cut in layers
- angled around the face, and layered in the back. This will avoid
the look of those short ends sticking up on the top of the pony
NOT USE the attachment on the hair bow to hold the hair.
They are intended to hold the bow in the hair.
Begin by applying hair
wax to the front hair line to smooth out the short fly-away hairs.
Then apply hair spray to the hair line, and
begin to comb the hair into a high ponytail. You want the finished
pony tail about 4 to 5 inches from the
front hair line. Don't worry about bumps at this point-they
will be taken care of later. After combing into a pony tail on top
of the head, put in 1 pony tail holder.
Next you're going to
comb around the head in sections using hair spray, and smooth out
the bumps. Spray a section and comb out the bumps, combing towards
the ponytail holder and smoothing with your hand. Spray another
section, and repeat this process around the head until all the bumps
are smoothed out. You will notice the section closest to the pony
tail will still look messy - we will take care of that later.
Next, you're going
to smooth the area directly around the pony tail holder. While holding
the ponytail, carefully remove the pony tail holder, keeping the
ponytail in the same position on the head. Using your brush - gently
brush only the area closest to the ponytail - smoothing it out and
brushin into the ponytail. Do not brush through the parts you have
already finished previously around the front hairline. Remember
to keep brushing only the area closest to the ponytail - not the
put the ponytail holder back into the hair, and then add a second
ponytail holder at this time - one placed next to the other. We
recommend combining the different types of ponytail holders - first
using a regular one (easier to twist) then the no-slip for the second.
If your hair is really thick - you will want to add one or more
holders before putting in the hair bow. Lightly spray the head with
hair spray, and using your hand, smooth down any flyaways.
Next, take a good look
at the whole head. You want a smooth, clean look. Use bobi pins
and clips to control any unrulely fly-aways - attach them now. Spray
Next, attach the hair
bow. If you have a ponytail holder on your bow, twist it around
the ponytail below the point where the first ponytail holder is
attached to the ponytail. If the bow is too loose, you may want
to cut the ponytail elastic and simply tie the bow in place using
the cut elastic as the ties - tie tightly and knot. When removing
it, slide it off the ponytail-the knot will loosen easier off the
ponytail than when still tied to it. Another option is to add a
piece of 1/8" ribbon to the ponytail holder and knot it - in
addition to the elastic ponytail holder.
Hair Clips - simply
clip bow in. Be careful not to clip to much hair into the clip -
it may break.
your bow should be on top of the head, facing forward for the best
hope this is helpful in getting the look you desire. Please feel
free to contact us if you have any questions.
QUESTIONS REGARDING BREAKAGE OF ATTACHMENTS:
Hair Bows are not indistructable! To retain the life of
your hair bow, we recommend handling them with care and protecting
them from cosmetics, water, hair spray and the weather. Plain grosgrain
ribbon, or "fabric" ribbon are the best choices for outdoor
use. The sequin hair bows may loose some luster or sequins over
time due to exposure to above noted elements. Do NOT stretch or
pull on your hair bows.
Your beautiful hair bow will last if you take care of them. Cheer
bow ponytail holders and clips are not intended to hold the hair.
To avoid breakage from overstretching, always secure the
hair in a separate ponytail holder or clip first before adding your
cheer bow to your hair.
holders and clips even under the best circumstances will
eventually break. We are not responsible for broken attachments
(ponytail holders/clips) and will not repair or replace bows with
broken attachments. Ponytail holders are more durable than the clips.
If clip or ponytail elastics
break, you may purchase a repair kit from us and repair them yourself,
or send them to us, and we will repair them for a small fee. Customer
is responsible for all shipping fees.
PROFESSIONAL OPINION REGARDING HAIR ATTACHMENTS:
PURCHASE THE RIBBON TIE IN ADDITION TO THE PONY OR METAL CLIP.
For extra security to prevent
your hair bow from flying off during a performance, we recommend
adding ribbon ties to your attachment method-weather it's an elastic
pony or a metal clip.
In our opinion, the
most secure attachment method for hair bows is
the elastic pony with ribbons. You can either use the pony uncut
or cut it and tie it around the elastics holding the pony tail.
Then take the ribbons and lace them through the pony around the
pony tail and tie in a bow or knot under the ponytail. We feel this
is the best attachment method in the event the pony (or clip) breaks
during a performance.
HERE for information on the various hair bow attachment choices.