by Lisa Michelle of NaturallyCurly

Do you remember hair combs? Yep, I’m talking about the old school
ones your mom used to use in your hair. These little ingenious creations
have made a comeback with a vengeance! They come in all different sizes
and colors, and there are even some cool designs to help give you new
and creative ways to style your hair. You might have some already in
your drawers, so go grab them. If you don’t, it’s time to take a trip to
your local beauty supply store. Let’s see how we can transition your
day look into a fabulous nighttime style.

A great evening look is chic and stylish, and you can be a little bolder with your hair. One of my favorite looks, and a popular one among curly girls, is a faux hawk. Hair combs are the perfect tool to create this style because they’re strong enough to hold all those curls back without causing damage.
Because of the simplicity, this style is great for any length, short or
long. In fact, I think this style looks exceptionally fly with shorter
hair…it just makes the curls stand out even more!

Faux Hawk with Hair Combs

There are so many variations of the faux hawk style, but I usually
like to keep it simple; again, you can be as bold as you want!

  1. Part the Front: Since my hair is longer, I start by
    picking a side that I want my hair to fall to. You may or may not want
    to make a hard part here. You can take the front section of your hair
    and part it on the side you usually do or just sweep it to the side you
    want it on.
  2. Pin the Sides: Once you have decided on that,
    smooth the hair on one side up towards the crown of your head. Then,
    take a large hair comb and put it in your hair (with the teeth going
    down towards your ear) to hold it in place. Flip your hair over and do
    the same thing to the other side.
  3. Pin the Back: Smooth back of your hair up towards
    the crown of your head. Then, take a medium-sized comb place it to hold
    up the hair in the back pushing it down towards your neck.
  4. Style the Front: Now for the front of your hair,
    you can do one of two things: leave it out, or pin it up. I usually
    choose to pin my hair up because it’s so long and I don’t want it in my
    face when I’m partying. To pin it up, gently sweep the hair to one side,
    take a small hair comb, and pin it in place. I love bangs, and this
    gives me just enough to make me happy!

Here’s a quick tip to make your life easier
when using hair combs. You should go in the OPPOSITE direction than you
would think. When I first started using them I didn’t know I was using
them wrong, but my hair never stayed up! Putting it in the opposite
direction allows the teeth of the comb to really grasp and hold your
hair in place. So don’t go in the direction you are pushing your hair
in, put it in the other way and your hair will stay for the night! Happy
styling!

What variations do you love to do on a faux hawk?