Adorable Unique Hair Bows: DS Fascinations {Review & Giveaway}

From the moment we found out that I was pregnant, we knew we wanted to find out whether we would be welcoming a son or daughter to the family. As she has demonstrated so many times already, Addison had other ideas. While on hospitalized bed rest, I was wheeled down to the ultrasound room twice a week. But each time the tech tried to find the gender for us, our baby would not cooperate and kept her legs closed. As I was getting prepped for delivery, the nurse asked what we had decided to name the baby so that she could announce a name to us. Not long after, the sweet nurse announced, “Addison Rose has arrived!”

IMG_1643A girl! Immediately, visions of bows and dresses filled my mind. These days, however, I’m lucky if Addison keeps a bow in her for more than five seconds! It doesn’t stop me from trying, though! And I can honestly say that I don’t know of any other moms of daughters who don’t like to dress up their girls with cute little bows in their hair, especially adorable, one of a kind bows.

That’s exactly what you’ll find in Denise and Shirley’s shop DS Fascinations. Shirley, a buyer at the gift shop at Touro Hospital, andDenise, a generous volunteer, met over ten years ago. Denise had already begun making beautiful fascinators that they were selling in the Touro Gift Shop, and when the hospital’s gift shop changed management, Shirley supported her to continue with her designs while Denise encouraged Shirley to join her to grow the business. Together, they enjoy creating headpieces and hair bows for a variety of customers and occasions.DS Fascinations Bow

Denise has made custom fascinators for special groups such as Mardi Gras krewes and Saints and LSU fans, along with special designs for weddings, high school reunions, and special interest groups with themes. In the DS Fascinations shop, you can also find unique hair bows and headbands for little girls and infants, for holiday and everyday. In addition to the every day designs, Shirley and Denise have also designed infant hairbands for christenings, weddings, and photography sessions, as well.

Just recently, Denise has been exploring embellishing hats in anticipation of Easter and the Kentucky Derby, while Shirley is learning new and better techniques to design more unique items for little girls and women. They are both looking forward to trying a variety of textiles to show their creativity in unusual and interesting designs. Just look at this darling bow they made for Addison for Mardi Gras!

We are excited to announce that one lucky New Orleans Moms Blog reader will win a $15 gift card toward any infant or children’s bow or headband from the DS Fascinations etsy store!

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While DS Fascinations sponsored this post and provided us sample bows, we were not required to write a positive review. All of the opinions contained here are my own.

18 Responses to Adorable Unique Hair Bows: DS Fascinations {Review & Giveaway}

  1. Holly MacKenna February 25, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    Perfect timing!!! My 7 month old baby girl has just grown enough hair for me to start with the bows. So far, she hasn’t realized there’s something there to pull out. 🙂

    • Shirley Callegari March 3, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

      Anything in particular that interests you? I have done custom work for special occasions including weddings so something for a little girl is not difficult.

      Thanks for the interest.


  2. nicole February 25, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    LOVE THE Peacock feather fascinator headband green rose- PERFECT FOR ST PATRICKS DAY!

    • Shirley Callegari March 3, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

      That or something similar can be made special order. My partner Denise is in the process of making some more affordable head pieces for St. Patrick’s Day. Let me know if you have any further interest.

      Thanks for the interest in our merchandise.


  3. Lindsay February 25, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    I would do something in a paisley print! I love bows!

    • Shirley Callegari March 3, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

      Great idea, Lindsay! I will try that one out and post on Etsy as soon as I am done.

      Thanks for the interest.


  4. Karen February 25, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    I like bows in little girls hair. 🙂

    • Shirley Callegari March 3, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

      So do I! I wish I had spent time doing this when my daughters were younger! But, now, I have more fun doing it for my granddaughter and all of the other little girls in the family.
      Keep checking back as I am working on new pieces, and hope to put them on Etsy before they are gone.

      Thanks for the interest,


  5. Vivian February 27, 2013 at 12:43 am #

    Hot pink and white with kitten print.

    • Shirley Callegari March 3, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

      Great idea! I’ll see what I can find in ribbon or fabric. Right now I am working on reversible bucket hats and that sounds like something that would really be cute in a hat for a little girl. Keep checking back to see the new products.

      Thanks for the interest,


  6. tiffany truxillo February 27, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    anything pink and brown!

    • Shirley Callegari March 3, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

      I was actually looking for some really cute pink and brown prints for my current products…reversible bucket hats. I didn’t find anything that I thought was nice enough, but I am still looking. Keep checking as I will be putting these new products on our Etsy page soon.

      Thanks for the interest.


  7. Susan DeVaux February 28, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    I would love something pink and yellow!

    • Shirley Callegari March 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

      Great suggestion, Susan! I like that color combination also, especially for Spring. I am working on reversible hats right now and those colors would really look adorable. I will look for those colors and work on something new soon. Keep checking back at our Etsy page to see what happens.

      Thanks for the interest,


  8. Bree March 1, 2013 at 9:11 am #

    purple, aqua, & turquoise with a fish theme. that’s her birthday theme & I need a bow! 🙂

    • Shirley Callegari March 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

      Ok, Bree…is this a challenge? I’ve never shied away from one!

      When is the party and I’ll see what I can do if you are still interested? How old is your daughter? Email me if you are still interested and I’ll start working on something.

      Thanks for the interest,


  9. Jill March 1, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    So cute!

    • Shirley Callegari March 3, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

      Thanks, Jill. I am working on reversible bucket hats now and so far I am pleased with the results. Keep checking our Etsy page as new items are created.

      Thanks for the interest,


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