How to Make a Women's Faux Hawk

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How to Make a Women's Faux Hawk
Create a women's faux hawk in a few steps. (Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images)

If you want a rocker chick look without the commitment, try a faux hawk. Faux hawks aren't just for men. These days, women sport the look too. With just a few tips and tricks, you can learn how to create your feminine faux hawk.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Hair clips
  • Hairspray
  • Pomade
  • Brush
  • Curling iron

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  1. 1

    Prep your hair with pomade to help hold it in place. Tease your hair slightly to give it more body. Once hair is teased, gently brush the top and sides of hair to smooth exposed areas. Starting at the ear lobe on the sides of the head, pull 3/4-inch sections in, twisting them and securing them with hair clips. Leave the centre section of the hair loose.

  2. 2

    Smooth hair back with a brush once hair has been secured with hair clips. Work hands through hair to make your faux hawk as polished or as messy as you like. Finish off with hairspray to keep the look in place.

  3. 3

    Design a curly faux hawk for a fancier look. Create curls all throughout the head with a curling iron. Make looser curls that flow or tight, structured curls, depending on your preferences.

  4. 4

    Run styling gel or pomade through curls. Starting at the ear lobe, brush hair up toward the centre of the head and hair clip it in place. Continue until you reach the nape of your neck. Leave the centre of the hair free. If your hair is longer, lightly brush the centre loose section back with your fingers. If hair is shorter, let it hang in front as a curly bang.

  5. 5

    Create a faux hawk for shorter hair. Part your hair into three evenly sized vertical sections. Brush the two side sections down, smoothing them in place with pomade or gel. Apply a liberal amount of pomade to the middle section of the hair and, working hands up, run fingers though hair in sections to create a spiky look. For a more subtle faux hawk, gently brush the centre section of your hair back instead of brushing it straight up.

Tips and warnings

  • These techniques work best on unwashed hair, so don't wash your hair directly before styling.

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