Monday, March 21, 2016

How-to Hair: Faux Hawk Top Knot

Now that my hair is short again, I'm on the hunt for fun braided styles I can still pull off. This twist on a faux hawk is my latest go-to style. It's super easy to do, all you need is a few products and the ability to do a dutch braid! 

Here is what you will need: 

-Comb for making parts
-Dry Shampoo
-Hair Spray
-Clear elastic ties
-Bobby pins

Step 1: Using your comb, part hair at the top of your head (on both sides) gathering all of the hair that will be in the braid. Use dry shampoo to add volume to top and sides. 

Step 2: Tie off rest of hair to stay out of your way. Start your dutch braid at the front of your head, making it tight and adding in sections as you braid backward down the center of your head. Continue the braid two inches past your last section so when you pancake (or pull your braid loose) you will have more to work with. 

Step 3: Using two fingers on each hand, start at the front of your head and begin to pull at your braid. This will give you a "fat braid" look as well as give your crown volume. When it is the size you like, take out the elastic and put it back in at the end of your crown. Do not pull all the way though, use elastic tie to start your top knot style. 
Step 4: Take a small piece of hair and wrap it around the elastic and use two bobby pins to secure the hair in place. This will give your top know more volume and really finish he look off. 

Step 5: Use your favorite hair spray. That's it! 
What do you guys think? Is this a style you will try? I also love doing this braid to my crown and then putting it in a pony tail. So many possibilities off of this one braided base!