Braided Faux-hawk Tutorial

Reader be warned: this is not your little sister’s braid! It’s chic, it’s edgy, it’s the perfect solution for those no-good, terribly bad hair days. Whether you’re brunching with a girlfriend or hitting the town with your manfriend, the braided faux-hawk is an unexpected twist on everyone’s favourite ‘do.


  • Clip
  • Comb
  • Bobby Pins (same color tone as hair)
  • Hair Spray
  • Dry Shampoo/Texture Spray
  • Clear Elastic

Step 1: Grab all of the hair on the top of your head, and tease at the root of the hair to create texture for the braid. If desired, spray dry shampoo or texture spray for added thickness.

Step 2: Start by creating a dutch french braid down the center of your head, tucking bobby pins into the braid as you go.

Step 3: Once the crown of your head has been dutch french braided, begin pulling 1/2″ strands of hair from the side of your head, and braid all the way until the end, securing with a clear elastic.

Step 4: Tuck the bottom of the braid (the tail) underneath the main braid and pin to secure.

Step 5: Gently pull apart the braid to create extra thickness, volume, texture and interest. Spray to secure.

Step 6: Add some bling and own that fauxhawk!