DIY a Braided Fauxhawk in No Time

DIY This Braided Fauxhawk(Source:; Art by Tanya Leigh Washington)Thanks to the braid trend, faking a punk-inspired look is easier than ever. We got the lowdown from our friends over at Latest-Hairstyles how to mimic the look seen on the runways and red carpets. Read on for the DIY from How to Hair Girl.

1. Create a basic Dutch braid (or French if you prefer) down the back of the head. Make sure to start the braid at the very front of the top hairline and keep your add-in sections small and precise for best results. Secure the end of the braid with a clear elastic.

2. Starting at the end of the braid, begin to pull the edges apart. This will widen and flatten the braid.

3. Once you have loosened up the braid, work your way down one side of the weave, pulling the edges out farther as you go. Start at the top and work your way down. This will create the hawk part of the 'do.

4. Once your hawk is created, take the end of the braid and twist it loosely.

5. Wrap it into a secure bun at the nape of the neck.

6. Now pin your bun into place with bobby pins and hit the scene!
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