Craving an edgy, effortless, and oh-so-versatile hairstyle? Look no further than the Half-Up Faux-Hawk. In this tutorial, we provide easy-to-follow steps on confidently achieving the half-up faux-hawk like a pro.

DIY Half Up Faux-Hawk Tutorial

We LOVE today’s TuesTorial by Sierra Smith, Cosmetology student at La’ James International College. This Braided Half Up Faux-Hawk look is both simple & cool! With our step-by-step guide and handy tips, you’ll be mastering this head-turning look in no time, even if you’re a braiding newbie. Get the tips here and try it out!

What you need

The good news is, you probably have everything you need already:

  • Hair Elastic
  • Hairspray

YUP… that’s it!! We told you this one was easy!

Necessary Steps

Step 1: Start with your hair down. You can choose to do this look curly or straight.

DIY Half Up Faux-Hawk

Step 2: Section off a small portion of the hair at the top of the head & pin out of place.

DIY Half Up Faux-Hawk

Step 3: Section off 2 small portions along each side of the head, directly below your top section. Then secure with an elastic.

DIY Half Up Faux-Hawk

Step 4: Release your top section and create a basic french braid. Finish off with your favorite hair spray!

Wrapping Up

Get creative and play around with this look.  This style flatters a variety of hair types and face shapes, adding instant volume and drama. You can easily switch up the feel just by changing your braid style…. Maybe a Fishtail, Dutch Braid, 5-Strand French Braid, or even a Rope Twist. Give it a try!!

Excellent job Sierra! Thank you for the great tips & for participating in today’s #LjicTuesTorial!

Half Up Faux-Hawk