Faux Hawk Hair Tutorial Spotlight!


Admission: I absolutely stole this hair style. I’ve seen it places before and, being someone who wanted a real mo-hawk for the longest time (and still kind of do, but I’m fairly certain VagabondHusband would never be seen in public with me), I was immediately attracted to it. Then, I saw it on The Freckled Fox, in her incredible collection of hair tutorials. If you want to give her tutorial a shot, I have a few tips – 1. Make sure you have your pompadour secure and the way you like it before you start curling and pinning. You can touch it up, but it’s fairly darn secure after you start making the ponytails, so at least make sure the shape is the way you want it. This part was the hardest for me. I need practice. 2. Double check for gaps when you’re separating out your ponytails. I, obviously, skipped that step. 3. Hair spray. Lots of it.

Next go-round, which I have a feeling will be soon (like, tomorrow?), I think I’m going to give it a shot without curling it. I have incredibly curly hair to begin with, but it was fairly straight when I started because I hadn’t washed it in a couple days and brushed it out first. We’ll see.

Now, about the outfit….it’s one of my new favorites. I made that cardigan out of a 50 cent sweater, thrifted the dress for $2 at a thrift store, got the tights on clearance at Target, and snagged the vintage moccasins (my favorite shoes in the world) on Etsy for $22. It’s ridiculously comfortable. I had a random guy in UPS tell me I was ‘too cute for words’ and I reminded him of an elf. I’d say it’s a winner!


  1. I love everything about this post. The outfit, the hair, the model…. :)

  2. you are such a gorge! thanks so much for trying it out! looks way more awesome on you! haha we really have a lot of similar features and traits I keep forgetting just how much haha

  3. You are so cute! I love this! I will have to check it out! I wish I had a live in hair stylist…oh the life :)

  4. Love it! I always have my hair up when I’m with the baby and this is way better than my ponytail!

  5. You’re so pretty Shai! I am so excited to try this style when I get some pins. (WHERE DO THEY GO??)

    • Aw, thank you!! I can never keep up with bobby pins. I find them all over the house. The other day in class, I realized that I have about ten of them that somehow managed to find their way to my bookbag strap.

  6. Dawn Parr says:

    Gorgeous pics! Do you think this would be doable for someone with shorter hair?

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