Best of Both Worlds
That is just it, the fauxhawk is the perfect balance of bold and beauty; it really is best of both worlds. The fauxhawk is sassy enough for a Friday night on the town, and classy enough for Sunday dinner in the Hamptons. Even more, it is perfect for a modish day-to-day look, for those who know how to create such a stylish ‘do, of course. And unlike most hairstyles, the fauxhawk flattering for all face shapes. This stylish ‘do is the faultless choice for those who adore the look of a mohawk, can’t commit to shaving the sides of their head.
With Avant Garde makeup taking over the runway, the fauxhawk is gaining popularity, as it seems to top off many extravagant looks. Models crossing the runway with fab, over-the-top fauxhawks have sat in the stylist’s chairs for hours. These one-of-a-kind styles take on a life of their own when stylists go beyond pigtails, buns, braids and curls, and incorporate twists, spikes and cornrows, undercuts and shaved designs. Describing these styles as “beautiful” would be more-or-less of an understatement. There are some of us who may feel inspired by theses striking and picturesque ‘do’s but are not sure how to get the look.
Forming the Fauxhawk
You mustn’t ponder any longer! We have found three stunning fauxhawk’s that are not only selfie-worthy, but fairly easy to do on your own. They are ordered starting with the starting with the easiest look and ending with a slightly difficult, but still highly attainable, look.
1.) Fauxhawk Updo: This look is perfect for anything, from a girls night out to your best friend’s wedding. To create this look, start by securing small sections of hair from each side in the center with elastics. The trick with this one is to separate the hair above the elastic in two, remove the elastic and pull the hair through (but you don’t want to pull it through all the way). Next, you will secure the loop (that you just pulled through) with bobby pins. Keep doing this so that each ponytail creates a small loop which will ultimately create an elegant fauxhawk updo. Make sure that you are able to dance the night away by firmly securing all bobby pins and finishing with some high quality, strong hold hairspray.
2.) Two pony trick: This fauxhawk is a perfect ‘do for the office, as it gives a poised and professional look. To make this look your own, give yourself two overlapping ponytails. The lower pony should be styled straight back to the center of your head; this will give the illusion of volume. The top pony should smooth the lower pony to add curve and height. Disclaimer: this one can be a bit tricky to imagine without watching someone else create the look first, try checking out some videos of others creating the style to get a better idea of the perfect ponytail placement.
3.) Teased French Braid: This fauxhawk is a soft, everyday look, and perfect for all the braid lovers out there. Start by separating your hair into three sections, you will want one large section in the center and two smaller sections. The smaller sections should go from the top of your ear (where your hair line starts), to the brow bone. Braid the two smaller sections, secure them and let them be. Then start a French braid in the middle section, making it tight and secure. Once you have gotten to the point where you are no longer pulling new sections of hair into the braid (usually around the nape of the neck) secure the braid with elastic. Now with your fingers, or the end of a comb, pull out sections of the braid and tease them. Once the braid is loose, tuck the non-braided portion of the hair under and secure it with bobby pins. Now, take the two smaller braids and wrap them around the back of the larger braid, as you secure them with bobby pins, be sure to push the bobby pins in and up to ass volume to the fauxhawk. Finally, finish the look with strong-hold hairspray!
There you have it! Three easily attainable fauxhawks inspired by the over-the-top fauxhawks making the runway. Of course, some hairstyles are easier to learn by watching others; to make things easier go ahead and watch some videos of others creating the styles. This will give you a better idea of where exactly to create sections or secure bobby pins!