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Stunning Braids
Always wanted a Mohawk, but could never commit? Today’s your lucky day. You can finally get that edgy look, but with an extremely modern and elegant twist. Appropriate for any event where you want to be the center of attention, whether it’s a rock concert or a night at the symphony, the Fancy Fauxhawk is all about attitude.
You can get this big-hair look easily. With some easy sectioning, two simple Three- Strand Twists, and a few carefully placed hair pins, this look can be done in a few minutes by even the most beginner-level braiders. Plus, the hair pins will really secure the style throughout the night. Try this style on curly or frizzy hair textures, as they will have the volume and texture that really makes this style stunning. If an updo isn’t fitting your mood for the night, try leaving the bottom two sections down for a cool and casual partial updo.

TIPS FOR PREPPING
Use natural curls with this look. Defuse them with a light gel specifically geared toward defining ringlets. To create your own ringlets and curls, set wet hair with Three-Strand Braids, twists, or braids. Once they’re dry, release the braids with serum on the fingertips.

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  • How to style a mohawk hairstyle. Fancy Fauxhawk - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start this style with freshly defined curls and ringlets, or second-day curls.

  • How to style a mohawk hairstyle. Fancy Fauxhawk - Step 2
    Step 2

    With a rattail comb, create a horizontal part from ear to ear, separating the front and back portion of hair.

  • How to style a mohawk hairstyle. Fancy Fauxhawk - Step 3
    Step 3

    Add gel to the hairline. With a soft bristle brush, smooth the hairline. Gather a ponytail with the top section.

  • How to style a mohawk hairstyle. Fancy Fauxhawk - Step 4
    Step 4

    Divide the remaining hair in half by creating a horizontal part from the top of one ear to the other.

  • How to style a mohawk hairstyle. Fancy Fauxhawk - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use a duckbill clip to secure the midsection out of way. The next steps will work with the bottom section.

  • How to style a mohawk hairstyle. Fancy Fauxhawk - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add gel to the hairline.

    TIP: Use the palm of your hand to smooth the hairline before brushing it smooth.

  • How to style a mohawk hairstyle. Fancy Fauxhawk - Step 7
    Step 7

    Gather the bottom section of hair into one hand. Twist to the left from root to tip.

  • How to style a mohawk hairstyle. Fancy Fauxhawk - Step 8
    Step 8

    Twist the hair down on itself, into a bun, toward the scalp.

  • How to style a mohawk hairstyle. Fancy Fauxhawk - Step 9
    Step 9

    After twisting hair down into a bun, use long bobby pins to hold the section down. Once pinned, gently tug on the outside of the twist to widen the bun.

  • How to style a mohawk hairstyle. Fancy Fauxhawk - Step 10
    Step 10

    Release the midsection from the clip. Add gel to the hairline and brush smooth. It’s important to keep the edges neat for this style. Divide this section into three strands.

  • How to style a mohawk hairstyle. Fancy Fauxhawk - Step 11
    Step 11

    Create a Three-Strand Twist. Cross the center strand over the right strand, cross the left strand all the way over the right strand. Repeat. Finish at ends with a few stitches of a Three-Strand Braid.

    Three-Strand Twist
    A: Separate the hair into three sections. Use a serum to help you avoid flyaways and keep the twist neat.

    B: Twist the center strand over the right, bring the left strand all the way to the right.

    C: Cross the new left strand over the right strand, repeat. The rotating option is similar to the rotation of a carousel.

  • How to style a mohawk hairstyle. Fancy Fauxhawk - Step 12
    Step 12

    Repeat steps 10 and 11 with the top section of hair.

  • How to style a mohawk hairstyle. Fancy Fauxhawk - Step 13
    Step 13

    Roll the center section up and down to the scalp. Mirror the height of the bottom twist and secure with bobby pins.

  • How to style a mohawk hairstyle. Fancy Fauxhawk - Step 14
    Step 14

    Repeat with the top section, rolling up and pinning. Pin the end of the top twist into the middle twist.

  • How to style a mohawk hairstyle. Fancy Fauxhawk - Step 15
    Step 15

    Gently tug on the center section to widen the twist. This offers a more wearable style.

  • How to style a mohawk hairstyle. Fancy Fauxhawk - Step 16
    Step 16

    Use hair pins to merge the three twists together.

  • How to style a mohawk hairstyle. Fancy Fauxhawk - Step 17
    Step 17

    Cover any gaps between the twists. Concentrate on covering the parts that separate the sections.

  • How to style a mohawk hairstyle. Fancy Fauxhawk - Step 18
    Step 18

    Check the balance of the style, making sure that
the height of all the twists are consistent. Finish the look with a spray serum and holding spray.

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