Cheryl Fazio, master stylist at ARROJO studio, is known for her occasion styling, making brides happy from the City to the Shore. Happily, she’s sending us images and notes for some of her latest work, and this inventive updo caught our attention for its striking point of difference. The sleek, curved shape feels almost futuristic and the distressed texture captures the modern fashion for frayed and fuzzy edges. It’s all thanks to the braided mohawk, an inspired twine that ties together this off-the-face look. Designed for girls heading to hip evening occasions, like a gala or a club, click style notes to learn from Cheryl how-to make it yours.
– This style is quite simple to create. The point of the style is that it is none-too-perfect. All you need to do is create texture and a twine, and then gather hair into a bun in the back.
– I blow-dried her hair with refinish dry shampoo and my hands. Lifting hair off the root to encourage body; the product and heat did the rest –– dry shampoo is great for making the gritty texture that helps braids stay together.
– Then, before braiding, I teased the crown for some extra height. It’s that teasing effect that makes the curved shape of the mohawk.
– Hair was then swept back before I added the three-strand mohawk braid, vertically, from front to back. I was very soft and methodical with my fingers as I twined. I wanted the texture to be loose and fuzzy and free, aligned to the trend for structured interiors with distressed, deconstructed exteriors.
– To finish, hair was gathered and pinned in the back and I used my fingers and primp working spray to pull apart the texture some more.
Special Thanks to Cheryl Fazio for sharing her work and words with Style Noted.