Our hairstyle tutorial this week features a trendy dutch braid faux hawk look with twist braid “fans” feeding into each side of the half up braid.
This would be a great style for all ages (teens included) and would be cute for many occasions: School, work, concerts, dances, dates, church, etc.
This hairstyle is inspired by a similar braid we posted on our blog back in 2014 called the “shooting star” which is still one of our all time favorite hairstyles. This time we wanted to go for more of an edgy look!
Faux Hawk Fan Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the tutorial directly on YouTube.)
Tips for recreating this hairstyle: Stretch the sides of the main braid for a more voluminous faux hawk. Also, you may need to tighten the accent braids as you go (to prevent them from slipping out and becoming loose.) I would recommend applying hair product before making the micro braids for a smoother finish. This style can also be made using all of your hair in a full dutch braid instead of a half up style if you prefer.
Supplies needed to recreate this style:
- 3 small hair elastics
- Temporary hair ties or clips to hold the braids while you are working
- Hair product to help prevent flyaways