A while back we shared a fabulous faux hawk on Instagram. We had several requests asking how we did it. I actually thought we’d already shared a tutorial on this, but looking through all our tutorials, apparently we hadn’t! In the past we’ve created hairstyles that have incorporated a faux hawk element, but not just a “full” faux hawk style! So today we’re sharing how we created this fabulous faux hawk! The size of this faux hawk can sort of depend on the length of hair you’re working with. But even if your hair is shorter or mid-length, you can still create an amazing faux hawk like the one we’re sharing today. These faux hawks are so big and beautiful, they can almost be considered an updo as well! So whatever your occasion, this hairstyle is fabulous for it! 🙂
Here’s our video tutorial showing how it’s done, and below you will find step-by-step instructions and more pictures. If you have trouble viewing our video, go HERE and watch it on our YouTube channel.
1- Part the hair from the temples back to the crown and make a ponytail. Secure that hair with an elastic.
2- With a 2nd elastic, wrap it around the first elastic, and on the last wrap of the elastic, don’t pull the ponytail all the way through. Leave the hair in a big loop.
3- Temporarily clip that big loop up and out of the way.
4- Next, part the hair from ear to ear to create another ponytail. Include the tails of the hair from the ponytail above in this ponytail. On the last wrap of the elastic, don’t pull the ponytail all the way through. You will now have a 2nd loop.
5- Back to the top loop, start pulling it apart and using bobby pins to pin sections around. There isn’t an exact science to this process. You just want to break apart the big loop and pin them to create your bigger fauxhawk look.
These top 2 loops are to be pulled apart and almost make a messy bun. Watch our Messy Bun video to see that process a bit better.
6- Once both big loops have been pulled apart and pinned in place like you like, move to the remaining hair down in back.
7- Comb all the remaining hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with an elastic.
8- With this last ponytail, make a loose braid. Pancake the braid if desired to make it even wider and flat.
9- Roll this braid up toward the head and secure it with bobby pins.
10- Gently pull on sections of the braid to break it apart a bit and secure as needed with bobby pins.
This process is similar to our Pull Apart Bun we shared a while ago. You just don’t want things to look like a full braid rolled up there on bottom, so pull and pin things to break it up.
FINISHED FABULOUS FAUXHAWK UPDO!
Here’s a few other styles we’ve incorporated the “faux hawk look” in: