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Wet-look faux hawk how-to: a style for any hair length

/ 01.30.2014
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  • A wet-look faux half-hawk. Do you dare?
  • A wet-look faux half-hawk. Do you dare?
  • A wet-look faux half-hawk. Do you dare?
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'Wet-look' hair is a massive catwalk trend both this season and last... and it'll probably be around next season, too! One style that lends itself really well to a wet-effect is a faux half-hawk, as seen on the runway at Kenzo's SS14 show in Paris. The dual texture of this look combined with a deep, deep side part made for a seriously interesting style that we think is a lot of fun to test drive on a night out.

The actual wet-look part of this 'do is confined to the top and front sections of hair. It just kind of trails off towards the back of the models' heads, level with where their side parts stop. If anything, this makes the styling process really, ridiculously easy. It also happens to be one of those rare and beautiful things: a hairstyle that works loads of different lengths, from short bob to long mermaid tresses!

Read on to find out just how to get the look...

What you need:

Advanced Hairstyle TXT Deconstructing Gum
Tail comb
Bobby pins

Before you start, you may want to blow-dry your hair straight or use a flat iron to give you a sleek style to work with.

Step one

Use a tail comb to define a deep side part. There are no rules about which side you should choose, just go with whatever works best for you.

Step two

Warm a small amount of Deconstructing Gum and then work it through the front sections of your hair. Apply more gum as needed - it's way easier to add more in than to take it out when you overdo it!

Step three

Work the gum downwards through your hair and take it back only as far as your part goes back. Use a comb to smooth it through your hair but stop a few inches before you reach the ends. Leaving the ends "dry" is will create the dual texture that makes this style work so well.

Step four

Comb the larger section of hair over to smooth it down and then, on the smaller side, you need to create the faux-hawk effect. Comb hair flat against your head, working towards the back of your head, then stop once you've combed past your ear. If you have particularly thick hair, secure the flat section with bobby pins for extra hold.

And you're done!

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