How to: knotted fauxhawk hairstyle

A ‘fauxhawk’ usually refers to hair that’s been combed up in the middle section and slicked back at the sides to give the impression of a mohawk – sans the need for any shaving. But here we have a unique take is something else entirely: it’s tough, careless, but still feminine. In a way, it’s almost a cross between a mohawk and a topknot. Sound crazy? It probably is, but only in the best of ways.

Created by Annika Bowen for Kelly Defina‘s shoot of upcoming model Shauna Sieger, the knotted fauxhawk is kind of fun to recreate. You can learn how after the break.

knotted fauxhawk hairstyle

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Shauna Sieger by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Shauna Sieger by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Shauna Sieger by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Shauna Sieger by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Shauna Sieger by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Shauna Sieger by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Shauna Sieger by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Shauna Sieger by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Shauna Sieger by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Shauna Sieger by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Shauna Sieger by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Prep hair and divide into four sections, using the ear as a point to section the hair from ear to ear three times:
  • ear to ear closer to front hairline
  • ear to ear across centre of crown
  • ear to ear across occipital bone

You should have hair left over at the bottom as the fourth section.

Tip: secure the sections with clips to make them easier to manage.

knotted fauxhawk

Starting at the bottom section smooth hair into centre and tie with hair elastic.

knotted fauxhawk hair

Continue with other sections. Tie each section in the centre to create four pony tails. 

knotted fauxhawk hair

Starting at the back use two lower pony tails and tie into a knot; then continue to make a knot chain with the two sections of hair. 
This will cover the two bottom hair elastics and create a base line of the mohawk. 

knotted fauxhawk hair

Tip: back comb each section with your fingers for more texture and support. Do this before making knot chains. 

fauxhawk backcombing

You can do the same as step 4 with the front two sections or divide one section into two and knot them separably to create two chains, this will create more texture and height. 

knotted fauxhawk hairstyle

knotted fauxhawk

Secure with hairspray.
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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.