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How to Create a Sleek Faux Hawk

Sleek, sexy, and eye-catching — sometimes that’s all you need from a hairstyle. This faux hawk is great for occasions where you want to add a bit of fierceness to your look. Read on to see how to get this look.

 

Step 1: The prep step is important with this style — you want your hair to be as sleek and frizz-free to get the most out of this look. For the best results we’d recommend the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner, which is low in sulphates so it’s super gentle on your hair. For some extra nourishment and smoothness you can use the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Deep Treatment Masque. Once your hair is clean and dry you can begin by sectioning off your hair and straightening it with your hair iron.

 

Step 2: Once your hair is all ironed straight, spray some TRESemmé Firm Hold Hairspray onto a fine-toothed comb and comb down the sides of your hair. Be careful not to take too much hair from the top of your head. Once the sides are slicked down neatly, pin it down with a bobby pin. You can use more bobby pins to secure it, if need be.

 

Step 3: Moving to the top of your head, take out a piece of hair right at the front by the hairline. Set this piece aside and take the hair behind that piece and tease the roots with your fine-toothed comb, section by section until you reach your crown.

 

Step 4: Now take the front piece of hair and smooth it back over the teased hair on the top of your head. Grab your hairspray one more time, and spray it to the front of your hair to get rid of any flyaways. Smooth this section down once more with your hands and pat the back of your faux hawk forward for more volume. If you need more hairspray to keep your style in place, spray as liberally as you need — this hairspray won’t leave your hair stiff or flaky.

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