If our hair is our crowning glory, then a big fluffy hair bow is the jewel in the crown of all little girls in the South. Boiled down to the bare bones truth, a hair bow represents how much love a mama has for her precious darlin’ lamb. Matching every outfit, with special editions for each holiday, a poufy bow adds an extra touch of cuteness to an already adorable child. Even if the little belle loves to play sports, the bow will always be there, coordinating with the uniform and often monogramed with the team logo.
I thought little girls everywhere wore hair bows, but a friend new to our area of Alabama, who has never lived in the South, was both amazed and in somewhat of a panic when she asked, “Where do I find these hair bows? My daughter suddenly has to have some to fit in with the other girls in Miss Penelope’s Preschool Ponderosa.”
Having only boys, I had no idea what to tell her about finding big bodacious bows. They seemed like such a natural piece of the puzzle, I always assumed the accessory came with the pink swaddled baby the day she was brought home from the hospital.
My own childhood hair bows somehow automatically showed up on my head and I never thought about how they got there. Back in the days when I didn’t have enough hair to hold a clip, and you couldn’t . . .
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