Get the Look: A Sophisticated Mohawk

This week, Olivia sparkled at the Footwear News Achievement Awards sporting two of her Chelsea28 pieces complimented by a velvet chain collar and schutz shoes. With such a fabulous outfit, hair is essential to compliment and standout without retracting from the entire ensemble. Naturally, OP turned to hair guru and extrodinaire, Lacy Redway (@lacyredway), to create a spectacular updo resembling a mohawk in the most fun and sophisticated way. See below as she shares how replicate this uber creative updo the standout at any event this holiday season!

I’m calling it a FUNhawk because anytime I collaborate with Olivia it’s always a guaranteed good time (we have the best chemistry!) Fortunately because she trusts me to do whatever I want it’s always fun creating new hairstyles on her.

This style is great for those with layers as it’s meant to be messy. Any layer that falls out while you’re wrapping your hair up will help create the look.


First prep your hair with Redken 10 volumizing spray and rough dried her hair with my R session pro tools 2200 watt tourmaline ionic dryer. After her hair was completely dry, I sectioned her hair into three sections; first from the temple going towards the crown of her head, then to the temple on the other side of her head. Second, from temple to behind the ears all the way around to the other ear and last section is at the back of the head.

I tease each section lightly with Oribe super fine hairspray and wrap each section into buns, pulling random sections out so it wouldn’t end up too tight or perfect looking, and pin the hair into place.

I accented this look with a Chloe + Isabel bun cuff in an untraditional way and styled them the sides of her hair.

About the Author

At the age of 14, Lacy took an apprenticeship in an African-American hair braiding salon in New Jersey and closely studied the craftsmanship of hair braiders. She later moved to New York City to study at The Aveda Institute in Manhattan in pursuit of becoming an editorial hairstylist. By the age of 22, she had already worked extensively with Guido Palau, Eugene Souleiman, Odile Gilbert, Luigi Murenu, Bob Recine, and Yannick D’Is and later went on to assist Didier Malige. A combination of Lacy’s proficiency working with all hair textures, and her magnetic personality have earned her a loyal following amongst celebrities and Respected photographers. Follow her on Instagram @lacyredway.