We had a lot of interest in our Looking Your Holiday Best post (read it here). We got several questions about how to recreate the faux mohawk specifically so we hope these pictures help.
Thinking about the faux mohawk had me inspired me to show LC this photo. See pictures below with details on recreating this look.
Lastly, we didn’t want to neglect the ladies with short hair so of course we had to have Nicole contribute with a cute way to style her pixie. (See her previous post about styling a pixie here).
4. Tease bangs or front of hair with lots of volume and pin down into center messy buns. I pull these pieces up after I’ve pinned it down for added dimension.
5. Lastly, use a mirror to look at back of your hair. Pin down or pull out hair as desired. The key to making this hairstyle work is slicked down sides and definitive mohawk style down the middle.
Faux Mohawk ||
1. Start with dirty hair (unwashed a day or two). Divide hair into four sections - bangs or hair in front out, one small section on each side of head by temples and one big section of hair down the center of the head.
2. Use small rubber bands to begin making multiple small messy buns down center of scalp, the messier the better! Don’t worry about pieces sticking out, we will bobby pin down later.
3. After hair in center is complete, take hair from sides and twist tightly then pin down into messy bun section. I did two twists on each side. Use comb and hair spray to slick this part down. Having the sides slicked down is key to rocking your mohawk!
Mohawk French Braid ||
1. Start with dirty hair (unwashed a day or two). Spray hair with hairspray or a texture spray and tease the front.
2. Separate top section of hair at crown of head, above temples. This will be the part you French braid. Secure the bottom hair in a ponytail so it doesn't get in French braid. Begin braiding front section. If some of the bangs are out that's ok, you can pin them down later.
3. French braid hair as far down as you want ponytail to be. Secure braided hair with a ponytail holder.
5. Pull all of hair into one big ponytail where French braid ponytail ends. Leave one small piece of hair out of pony then wrap around ponytail to hide rubber band. Secure bangs with bobby pin if needed.
4. Pull hair that was at temples back to where ponytail holder is, secure with bobby pin. The key to the faux mohawk look is having the hair at temples slicked down on the side. Spray with hairspray and use comb to keep hair tight.
This hairstyle is dependent on how long your pixie is. Work with what you have! Secure what fits into the two pigtails on crown of head. Make sure hair in front isn't too slicked down to head. Pull some out and use bobby pins to secure.
Twist back of hair with bobby pins. Again do what works with your length of hair. Pull some pieces out for wispy pieces by ears. The key to this look is keeping it messy. Finish it off with a lot of hairspray!