How to do a Faux Pixie

1. What you will need:
a. Hairspray
b. Bobby Pins
c. Combs
d. Clips
  • Tools and hair products to create a faux pixie
  • Faux pixie tutorial on a training head
  • How to make a faux pixie

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2. Comb all the hair to the back, away from the face. Note that we are working with clean, dry hair. Relatively long, thick hair is needed for this hairstyle. If you hair is not long enough, you can also do this style by using clip-in hair extensions.
3. Use your tail comb and draw a block, in doing so sectioning off the part of hair that will systematically be styled into the faux pixie style in the front.
  • Faux pixie - Comb all hair to the back
  • Faux pixie - Section off hair with a tail comb
  • Faux pixie - The section spans from temple to temple
  • Faux pixie - Comb until the hair is flawless

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4. Note that the section spans from side-temple to side temple. It’s important that you leave yourself wide enough space for creating the faux pixie, especially from the front view.
5. Spray and comb the side regions in such a manner that it is faultlessly smooth, flat and shiny. This is imperative as the smooth, flawless sides are a key characteristic of the style. Use a fine tooth comb, starting at the roots, working your way towards the ends. Spray and comb until the section is flawless. This hair will be plaited
6. Do this at both sides of the head, in order to get the hair as neat and smooth as possible. Then braid the hair in a simple three strand plait, all the way down in the length of the hair. Note that the braid is tight and neat. Concentrate on your control and tension of the hair. Continue to use your hairspray, to smooth down fly-away hair etc.
  • Faux pixie - Braid the hair in a three strand plait
  • Faux pixie - Secure the end of the braid with a crocodile-clip
  • Faux pixie - Flip the braid up
  • Faux pixie - Comb out the front section of the hair

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7. Secure the end of the braid with a crocodile-clip. Note the large amount of hairspray used to produce the smooth, shiny surface of the hair on the sides of the model’s head. Use a thin-toothed comb to produce this look. It’s paramount that the hair on the sides of her hair is as flat and smooth as possible against the scalp.
8. Flip the length of the braid in an upwards direction, and secure it with a bobby pin. For dark hair use a black or brown pin, for blonde hair use a golden pin. The goal is to insert the pin as neatly and inconspicuous as possible without disturbing the rest of the already styled hair.
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