I'm all about blending in with the jeans and the ponytails, but other times I like to blend out a bit with some leopard print or a fun faux hawk. Always gets people asking how I did it, and always makes me feel like I have a great hairstyle without committing my whole afternoon:) What'cha think?
This tutorial is being posted because of requests for a variation on my Posh Faux Hawk style, and this one was the obvious solution! Its only a few minutes to create, it works with curly to stick straight hair, and it's versatile enough to be worn with a regular t-shirt or dangles and a party dress:) So, here you have it ladies!
- 12+ bobby pins
- brush or comb
Step #1: Begin with 'day old hair' at least (hair that has product in it for a little grip), or spritz a little spray on your locks to create some:) Use your thumbs to separate the hair starting about 1 1/2-2 inches up from your ears from the rest of your hair. Pull the sides out a bit so its not so tight, and twist it into a little bun in the back. Pin from opposite directions.
Step #2. Move your thumbs down and make another separation of the hair between your first bun and your ears. Pull together in the back, tug the hair on the sides out a bit, and twist your hair into a bun. Pin again:)
Step #3. Repeat again three more times separating next the hair right above your ears, then dividing the hair left into two more. Remember to tug the hair out a bit before you pin up your bun so you don't see severe parts on either side. Once finished just give the whole look a little hairspray for longer lasting hold, and pinch out a few of your flyaways for a more easy going/effortless look, and you're done!
The key to having the buns look so sleek is twisting them very tightly. This also helps them stay together more. However if you have short hair and still wanna give this a try just loop your bun up against your head, pin in place, then pull hair out a bit from every direction for more volume in your bun.
The best part about these tutorials is hearing about someone using one for their wedding, or a date, or even just to feel a little better running errands! So from now on if you do try one and include a picture in a blog post with a link, let me know and I'll include a link to your post!!
Can't wait to see your 'do's':) Take care, and happy hair day!