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How To Create a French Braided Fauxhawk

Sam Villa

Author Sam Villa | Founding Partner of Sam Villa

Textured hair of all types is fun and fabulous to work with as it can be molded into so many cool shapes…whether naturally super curly or straight, textured hair can be a terrific base for exciting up-dos.

This French Braided Fauxhawk look was easily created on beautiful model, Maggie Lawson, who has naturally straight, smooth hair. Watch the video above and learn how Sherri Jessee created this look.



To create massive volume and add more texture in the hair, use the Sam Villa Texturizing Iron all over the head, from base to ends, to create a soft micro-crimp texture. Texturizing the hair with this iron is easy:

  • Take small sections - no wider than the width of the plates
  • Spray from 6-8" away with a heat protecting spray (necessary to protect the hair from the heat of your thermal tool)
  • Texturize or "crimp" the entire head from roots to ends
  • Hot Tip: The thinner the section and more compression you use with the Textur® Iron, the deeper and more noticeable the hair texture will be; for less noticeable texture, take thicker sections and/or don't compress as hard



After adding texture to the hair with the iron, brush out the hair and create a French Braid. Begin at the nape and work your way toward the front of the head. A simple way to increase the height on the top is to pin a hair pad underneath your French Braid on the top of the head or wherever you want more volume. Hair pads are awesome to work with because they can increase volume quickly without teasing or backcombing the hair. Watch this video from 2014 NAHA Editorial Finalist and 2013 NAHA Editorial Stylist of the Year, Sherri Jessee to see how to create a French Braided Fauxhawk!


If you love up-styles, be sure to check out this video tutorial!

Sherri Jessee is one of the most desired, yet easily approachable internationally renowned hair and makeup artists with a unique feminine approach to beauty. Sherri has over 20 years experience as a successful salon owner, popular stylist, and top platform artist, that validate her amazing talent in hair, makeup, editorial, and fashion runway work. Sherri has work published in hundreds of magazines spanning 6 continents and her accolades include being named 2014 NAHA Editorial Finalist and 2013 North American Editorial Stylist of the Year, “Living Legend,” “Woman of Style,” and “One to Watch” by industry experts. She is also a recent recipient of the “President’s” and “Createur de Mode” awards for her work with Intercoiffure Mondial in Paris, France. As an independent artist, her capable skills are highly sought after to produce advertising campaigns for numerous international haircare companies. Her most recent project, Elegant, Organized Beauty™, is a unique system of beauty tools to allow women to, “Clean up your clutter and get gorgeous fast!” For more information visit sherrijessee.com. Follow Sherri on Facebook and Instagram!