Half-hawk hairstyles seem to be all the rage at the moment, and it's easy to see why. This head-turning look is right on-trend, easy to achieve, and (depending on how you style it) can be worn from day to night, for any occasion! Normally achieved by smoothing one side of the hair flat against the scalp and securing it up, thus creating the appearance of an undercut, the half-hawk hairstyle is edgy but accessible, low effort but high style.
And if you have bangs? No worries! As this model from the Chloe FW 2014/15 runway proves, a simple nudge in one direction and your bangs create a chic sidesweep that's perfect for a half-hawk style! So, want to get the look?
Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray
Advanced Hairstyle TXT It Deconstructing Gum
Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray
Step one: Starting with towel dried hair, spritz heat protecting Tousle Waves Spray throughout, focusing on your ends.
Step two: Blow dry your hair, starting with a round brush on your bangs. Then, use the brush to dry the hair as smoothly as possible, occasionally curling the hair slightly to create a natural wave.
Step three: Once the hair is dry, distribute a small amount of Deconstructing Gum throughout to give the hair some extra grip and also to smooth out flyaways.
Step four: Use your comb to create a side part and sweep your bangs to one side. One the other side, use the comb to smooth the hair back as flat as possible. Once you've reached the back of the head, secure the hair there with several bobby pins.
Step five: Spray the style all over with Bold Control Hairspray to keep it in place.