Braided Hairstyles: How To DIY Brooke Burk Charvet’s Braided Faux-Hawk In 8 Easy Steps!

By Courtney A. Leiva

If you’re a fan of trendy updos, then you’ll absolutely love Brooke Burk Charvet’s edgy braided faux-hawk style!

Serving as great inspiration for summer wedding updos, celebrity stylist Jonathan Hanousek tells us how he created this simply stunning look.

How To DIY Brooke Burk Charvet’s Braided Faux Hawk

Step One: First I layered Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray ($28) and White Sands UnderCover Styling Spray ($21) on damp hair.

Step Two: From the outside corners of the eyes, make two clean parts back to the crown and pin the section out of the way. Then, blow dry the rest of the hair with a medium round brush to create a smooth finish.

Step Three: Take the sides of the hair and gather into a ponytail in the back. Fasten with a small rubber band. Clean up fly always using a fine tooth tail comb and White Sands Infinity Hairspray ($21)

Step Four: Using a small round brush blow dry the top of the hair concentrating on lifting the roots for volume. Spray a few pumps of Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray ($14) all over to smooth and add shine.

Step Five:  With your fingers and the blow dryer, push the hair up and towards the center to create your pomp. Use a few pumps of the White Sands Infinity Hairspray to hold the shape.

Step Six: Place crisscross bobby pins down the center of the pomp and roll one side over to conceal, fastening with invisible hairpins. Think loose French twist and look in the mirror and adust the shape that’s best for your face. It’s best if it is not too symmetrical, it will look more interesting.

Step Seven: Let the rest of the hair cover the first ponytail. Fasten with a couple pins. Then, gather all the remaining hair and create a single braid.

Step Eight: Twist the braid up, tuck in the ends and fasten with bobby and invisible hair pins. Lock everything in with White Sands Stuck Up Mega Hold Hairspray ($24).