Thursday, April 19

Hair Tutorial // Posh Faux Hawk

Hey all you lovelies!! I know that I'm always getting excited on hair tutorial days, but this one has me really excited! haha The first time I tried out this style I was going for a mix of edgy and soft, twisting together a little girly with a little severe, and I just love how it turned out!! 

This style, while being a little more complex than some past tutorials, is still not that difficult, and definitely even for novice hair stylists! :) You know me I just prefer to include lots of steps breaking it down to the smallest detail so you can get it right the first time! 
Also If you're worried that you don't have enough hair, all you need is a lot of hairspray and you can get that little bit of hair to stand out in  big way! So never fear:) 

Supplies:
  • several bobby pins.
  • six hair ties
  • brush and/or comb 
  • curling iron, or hot rollers
  • good hairspray (aerosol ladies)
Step 1: Start with a nice full pompadour perched nicely on your head. Using your thumbs or pointer fingers, pull back the hair about halfway between it (your pompadour) and the tops of your ears (like you're doing a half up-do). Brush or comb the hair on both sides to smooth it out, and secure tightly at the back of your head (close to your pompadour) with a hair-tie. 
Step 2: Loop that first 'ponytail' in a little bun or in some other way secure it out of the way, and make another pony pulling back the hair directly above your ears this time. Continue separating your hair into ponies, all the while brushing for smoothness and spritzing for hold as you go. Make sure that each hair-tie is good and tight, and that they're lined up nicely in single file down the back of your head. 
Step 3. Once you have all six of your pony tails tightly in a nice little row, use your hot rollars (or curling iron) to curl each section of hair, creating some nice wave curls. I seperated each pony into 3-4 rollers, but you be the judge of what works best for your hair.
Step 4. Once your rollers are cooled down (or you finish with your curling iron), take the curls that make up your first pony and, (cradeling them in your palm) hold them to your scalp and secure with several bobby pins. Remember to use lots of hairspray as you continue down your head, bunching and pinning as you go, till you reach the bottom! 
Give one last good blast of hairspray to either side and (using flat palms) press your hands together on either side of your finished hawk to give it nice thickness and a good little point:) 
And you're all done!! So go put on something delicate or edgy, and prepare to get a lot of attention when you're around town! 
Have a terrific Thursday everybody!! And as usual, feel free to let me know if you have any questions, or if you decide to give this a try because I love to hear feedback!!
xo, Emmy

P.S. Shai Smith gave it a try, and posted it here!!

27 comments:

  1. Yeah, I am the first to comment on such a ridiculously awesome post! Your hair is perfect, and if I had such amazing tresses I would try this :)

    Janelle

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  2. Another amazing hair style I have to try!! LOVE it!

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  3. ugh. now I wish I had long hair ):
    BUT that looks so awesome on you. I want to try this on my sister haha

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  4. I MUST MUST MUST try this! Thank you!

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  5. I love it! I'm going to try it this weekend.

    Daydreams & Destinies

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  6. ah, I love it. Too bad I have about half the amount of hair as you.

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  7. Great tutorial...VERY thorough!! I need to try this :) X
    http://lr-moonchild.blogspot.com/

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  8. This is so cute! As soon as my hair grows out, I'll be trying this one!

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  9. That's pretty impressive looking! Might have to try this...

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  10. This is absolutely genius! You are just too cute! I am loving this hair style!

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  11. This looks very complicated but very nice :)

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  12. That is such a cute hairstyle on you.


    I might have to try this, but I'm afraid I may not have too much hair to do it. I have kinda thin hair :S

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  13. Hi! I am your newest follower. Absolutely LOVE your hair tutorials!!

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  14. Want to try this beautiful hair style for my graduation ceremony ;) Just hope my hair will be long enough.

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  15. .... but how would you do the pompadour?

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  16. Do you have 2 different color eyes?? I LOVE IT!!

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    1. Thank you! Yes It can be a little extra creepy looking at times, but they're actually two different shades of brown:)

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  17. I need to know what makeup you use... my face is just like yours and i have trouble finding the right foudations that work for me and colors!

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  18. My hair is shoulder length but I was able to do this hair style! Love it!

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  19. My hair is barely shoulder length and I was able to do this with slight modifications! Love it!!!

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  20. AWESOME!! Loving all your tutorials, they're great!!

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  21. I've tried it today, but made only 4 ponytails and no curling. Still it turned out amazing;)
    Here's my post - http://aesthetic-perfections.blogspot.com/2013/06/look-of-day-punk-rock-chick.html

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  22. So, I'm pretty sure this girl stole your post, hairstyle, and idea:
    http://manouvellemode.com/2013/08/23/easy-faux-hawk-tutorial/

    Just wanted to give you the heads up!

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  23. awesomesauce!!! the gals at work love the updos im gettin from ya. thanks a mil!

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  24. This is the best thing ever!!!! Been looking for a tutorial on a hairstyle natalie dormer was wearing in elementary for ages, and I just stumble upon this!!!

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  25. I just tried this on a friend, and we laughed when I was done because I didn't do a high enough pompadour and stacked the curls too high on the head. However, it looked cool as all get-out even with those flaws! Thanks so much!

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