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July 3, 2018

Half-Up Mohawk Scalp Braid

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Half-Up Mohawk Scalp Braid

James Pecis is a master at editorial hair—he’s worked countless fashion weeks, styled It-girl models from Bella and Gigi Hadid to Kendall Jenner and Karlie Kloss, plus he’s the Global Ambassador for Oribe. So when he brings a look from the runway to the everyday, you can bet we want to know what it is, how to create it and what products he’s using.

 

In the how-to below, James styles a half-up scalp braid on model @mackinley_hill. Scroll down for his Mohawk sectioning tips, cornrow braiding technique and the products that keep the style looking rad!

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HOW-TO STEPS

  • James Pecis In-Process Half-Up, Half-down Braided Style on Model @mackinely_hill
    1

    Apply Oribe Mystify Restyling Spray around the front hairline and onto your brush, then brush the hair back and prep with a blow dryer, making sure all sections are smooth and pulled away from the face.

  • James Pecis In-Process Half-Up, Half-down Braided Style on Model @mackinely_hill
    2

    Next, create a Mohawk section from the front hairline to the occipital bone and clip away the side sections.

  • James Pecis In-Process Half-Up, Half-down Braided Style on Model @mackinely_hill
    3

    Before braiding the Mohawk section, spray the Oribe Flash Form Finishing Spray Wax along the perimeter. This will create additional texture in the crown and a clean separation between the braided section and the sides.

  • James Pecis In-Process Half-Up, Half-down Braided Style on Model @mackinely_hill
    4

    Next, start braiding a cornrow in the crown section and add hair to it as you work. Continue to braid until you reach the occipital bone.

  • James Pecis In-Process Half-Up, Half-down Braided Style on Model @mackinely_hill
    5

    Use an elastic to secure the braid.

  • James Pecis In-Process Half-Up, Half-down Braided Style on Model @mackinely_hill
    6

    Next, prep the side sections with Oribe Flash Form Finishing Spray Wax, brush the hair back and then use your fingers to soften out the section.

  • 7

    Repeat on the other side and connect both side sections together, overlapping the secured braid you just completed. Then, twist the rubber band inward so that both rubber bands are hidden.

  • 8

    Step 7 continued.

  • James Pecis Half-Up, Half-down Braided Style on Model @mackinely_hill
    9

    Finished look. 

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