Hair Brained: Go from Day to Night with this Messy Bun Faux Hawk (2 Ways)

Hair Tutorial // Go from Day to Night with this Messy Bun Faux Hawk (2 Ways)

A quick look through previous hair tutorials would suggest that I’m a big fan of buns of all kinds…everyday, fancy, and everything in between. And to be honest, I wasn’t certain that there was much more we could do with buns tutorial-wise…until Rachel came up with this little updo that can be worn half up or as a full faux hawk updo, which means it can go from day to night in just a few minutes.

Click through for the full tutorial.


Hair Tutorial // Go from Day to Night with this Messy Bun Faux Hawk (2 Ways)

The casual vibe of the half up version works well for daytime and the full updo is great for evenings. AND you can easily transition from one to the other…start the day with the half up faux hawk and after work, put the rest of your hair up for a hot date or drinks with friends.

Here’s how to recreate this 2-for-1 look in about 10 minutes…

DIY Hair Tutorial // Go from Day to Night with this Messy Bun Faux Hawk (2 Ways)

1. Half Up Messy Bun Faux Hawk

Start with wavy or textured hair and spritz with a texturizing spray all over. Then, lightly tease all of your hair.

Next, pull the top quarter of your hair into a small, rubber ponytail holder, looping it through and then wrapping the holder once more before all the hair has been pulled through. Use 2-3 bobby-pins to secure any pieces that aren’t sitting correctly.

Repeat this process on the next quarter of your hair and spray with hairspray to secure everything in place.

Hair Tutorial // Go from Day to Night with this Messy Bun Faux Hawk (2 Ways)

2. Updo Messy Bun Faux Hawk

And to really get that faux hawk vibe, you can add a couple more buns to get all of your hair up. You can create the look by following the steps above and then simply continuing the process through each of the last two quarters of your hair. Which will give you four buns total, running down the back of your head.

Hair Tutorial // Go from Day to Night with this Messy Bun Faux Hawk (2 Ways)

I like both options, but if I had to choose, the full updo (option 2) would be my pick because I love having my hair completely out of my face, when I can.

Hair Tutorial // Go from Day to Night with this Messy Bun Faux Hawk (2 Ways)

Hair Tutorial // Go from Day to Night with this Messy Bun Faux Hawk (2 Ways)

Hair and photography Rachel Brewer
Model and art direction Brittni Mehlhoff

Which look do you like best – the daytime or evening look?

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Loved it! I will try this, but I am very bad at making hairstyles lol.

Perfectionist You

I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how easy this one if to try, Perfectionist You.

Brittni

Love the half up! You could even do it with short hair, too!

Kiersten

Kiersten

Totally Kiersten. The half up version would be great for short hair.

Brittni

Wow this hairstyle is absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the half up/half down look! Amazing. Thanks for sharing xx

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Ciara Rose

Thanks Ciara Rose. Rachel did a great job with the hair, once again. 🙂

Brittni

Would it work on straight hair? I love the finished look in the photos but I have very long (lower back length), straight hair that reluctantly holds a wave only briefly. I’m always looking for new things to do with it that are simple yet new and attractive.

Also, what kind of pins did you use?

Chrissy

Hi Chrissy. I don’t see why it wouldn’t work with super straight hair…I would just tease it before you get started, to give it a little bit of messy body. And we used premium bobby pins, like these: http://amzn.to/294TxA3. Hope that helps!
-Brittni

Brittni

Wow, this looks stunning! I wish I had long hair again when I see this!
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Michelle

I really like both of the hairstyles. It definitely seems like you could start the day with the half up version and then pin the rest up for the evening

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Vicky

I tried this today and it didn’t come out nearly as cute!!! I have long, very fine, very thin hair!!!

Krystal Barton

Oh darn, Krystal. Did you tease it at all? That might help make it look fuller if you have fine hair.

Brittni

It’s soo beautiful :D. Thanks, I will try this.

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