Faux Hawk Haircut

Long Faux Hawk
Taper Faux Hawk
Short Faux Hawk
Undercut Faux Hawk
Burst Fade Faux Hawk
Curly Faux Hawk

Faux Hawk Haircut

The Faux Hawk is more like the Mohawk, but it’s gentler and subtle in appearance. This hairstyle features tapered sides and spiky hair on the top of the person’s head. Plus, you can also call it a Fohawk.

 

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Ideal Face Shapes: Square, Round, Diamond

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Ideal Hair Types: Medium-Length, Thick, Voluminous

Styling Tips:

  • Ensure your hair is at least 1 inch long. The most ideal length depends on the Fohawk you want. 
  • Opt for a Mid-Fade - instead of a Taper - if you want a contrasting yet subtle look. 
  • Use the point cutting technique to add some texture and style.

Let’s face it:

Nowadays, it can be hard to find a nice and unique haircut. Almost everybody is doing the same thing with their hair.

So, what can you do to stand out from the crowd?

Well, you can get a Faux Hawk

Now:

Also known as the Fohawk, it’s a haircut that has enjoyed a surge of popularity in recent years.

The main reason behind this has to do with its versatility.

Moreover:

A Faux Hawk hairstyle is easy to style and maintain.

And the best part:

It comes with a lot of variations that will suit most face shapes and hair types.

Anyway:

What is a Faux Hawk Haircut?

Well:

The Faux Hawk – literally “False Hawk” – is a less intense spin-off of the traditional Mohawk.

In this sense, it features short sides and longer hair on top. The sides are not too short (usually tapered), and the top is not too long.

Moreover:

The top is then styled into mini-spikes and the fringe into a crest or a point. Not forgetting that the hair flows from the back to the front giving it a wave-like appearance.

This design gives it an urban yet sophisticated look which makes it perfect for both formal and informal settings.

Now:

Let’s look at the difference between a Faux Hawk and a Mohawk.

Faux Hawk vs. Mohawk

First things first:

A Faux Hawk is not a Mohawk.

You will find a lot of people using the names interchangeably.

Well:

Despite the Faux Hawk mimicking a Mohawk, the two hairstyles have very little in common.

For instance:

While the faux hawk features tapered sides and back, the Mohawk has shaved sides.

Moreover:

The Faux Hawk has short, spikey hair on top that slightly face up.

And:

Although the Mohawk features spikey hair on top, it is usually very long and runs from the front to the back of the head.

11 Types of Faux Hawk Hairstyles

1) Long Faux Hawk

Long Faux Hawk
@duplexbarberia

As you might have guessed:

This Fohawk variation requires you to have longer hair on top.

But that’s not all.

Now, the secret to having a cool-looking Long Faux Hawk haircut lies in the proportions.

So, here’s how to get it:

  • First, get a fade or a taper on the sides and back, making sure the hair isn’t cut too short.
  • As for the top, cut from the back to the front.

Also:

Make sure you have lots of hair on top and especially at the fringe.

Use some pomade, wax, or gel for the styling.

Moreover, if you fancy some texture, use your favorite texturizing cream and finish with a blast of hairspray.

Note:

This hairstyle requires a lot of styling and maintenance; it may not be ideal for people with busy schedules or very little time.

2) Faux Hawk Taper

Taper Faux Hawk
@horatiuthebarber

If you’re looking for an edgy and stylish Faux Hawk that can be rocked on a weekend outing and afterward toned down for the office during the weekday, here you have it.

Get this:

A Faux Hawk Taper is –you get it– a Taper paired with a Faux Hawk. The long top hair is styled into a “Faux” while the lower part of the head is nicely tapered.

Now, here’s a tip:

To pack your Tapered Faux Hawk with rugged sexiness, pair it with a scruffy beard style and get the top hair messy.

3) Short Faux Hawk

Short Faux Hawk
@renjworld

The advantages of fixing short haircuts are that you spend less time in the shower, do not worry about frails and tangles, and can look neat effortlessly.

In that spirit:

I’m recommending a Short Faux Hawk to all the men leading a busy lifestyle; so they can always wear a neat, stylish hairstyle without committing to high maintenance.

Similarly:

Since short haircuts do not need to be treated with as many hair products as the long styles, a Short Faux Hawk is also perfect for road trips.

4) Faux Hawk Undercut

Faux Hawk Undercut
@ryancullenhair

Get this:

To give your Faux Hawk haircut a more impactful look, combine it with an Undercut.

Now, the secret to this hairstyle is in the disconnect.

By disconnect, I mean the transition from the sides to the top shouldn’t gradual but rather sudden.

Why?

To create lots of contrast between the two parts.

To get it:

  • Start by trimming the sides short.
  • Whether to get a fade or not is up to you.
  • As for the hair on top, apply some product and employ a blow-drier to style it forward.
  • To finish, use your fingers to add some texture to it.

Note:

Due to the volume of hair on top, a Faux Hawk Undercut is also relatively high-maintenance.

5) Burst Fade Faux Hawk

Burst Fade Faux Hawk
@colecutzbrand

As the name suggests:

This hairstyle features a Burst Fade on the sides and a Faux Hawk on top.

Basically:

This combo makes the hairstyle a perfect choice for any man looking for an edgy and rebellious appearance.

To get it:

  • Start with a Burst Fade on the sides; this fade begins mid-way between the ear and the temple and then goes around the ear and ends behind it, fading softly outwards. If done right, the fade gives the impression of a burst.
  • Next, trim the top and back if needed.
  • To style this haircut, use some pomade, wax, or gel.

6) Curly Faux Hawk

Curly Faux Hawk
@duplexbarberia

Do you have natural curls? Are they often shaggy and in disarray?

Well:

If so, you can try a Curly Faux Hawk haircut.

This hairstyle won’t completely tame your curls, but it will give you some urban swagger and control.

How to get it?

  • Start with a Burst Fade on the sides; this fade begins mid-way between the ear and the temple and then goes around the ear and ends behind it, fading softly outwards. If done right, the fade gives the impression of a burst.
  • Next, trim the top and back if needed.
  • To style this haircut, use some pomade, wax, or gel.

To style, use your favorite pomade.

But:

Alternatively, opt for a matte product for a more natural finish – which is the whole point of this haircut.

7) Layered Faux Hawk

Layered Faux Hawk
@duplexbarberia

Now:

The Layered Faux Hawk haircut mainly focuses on giving the top part a lot of dimension and volume.

As such, this hairstyle features a lot of texture on top.

To get this:

  • Start by doing in a fade on the sides and back. If you want something a bit edgier, opt for a Burst Fade.
  • Once the sides and back are complete, it’s time to tackle the top. Here, you’ll want to cut the hair into different sizes randomly.

Note:

The hair should flow from the back to the front.

Also:

To style, use a high-quality matte product for a more natural finish.

8) Faux Hawk Afro

Faux Hawk Afro
@crispy_cutzz

This one’s quite obvious.

As the name suggests, the Fohawk Afro hairstyle is for men with long, natural, black hair.

It can incorporate any type of fade on the sides and back with either long, short, or medium hair on top due to its versatility.

To get this hairstyle:

  • Start by putting in a fade on the sides. I would go with a Burst Fade, but a taper would also be nice.
  • Next, shave the top to the desired size.

Note:

To get a curly finish, use your favorite racket and rub some curls into it.

9) Wide Faux Hawk

Wide Faux Hawk
@mikey_teeze

Now:

The Wide Faux Hawk haircut features relatively longer hair that runs to the back of the head.

In this sense, the hair starts at the front, goes over the crown, and stops at the neck.

Get this:

To an untrained eye, it might seem like a Mohawk but with shorter hair.

Anyway:

To get this:

  • Start by fading the sides.
  • As for the top through to the back, you can trim it to your desired length.
  • When it comes to styling, use your favorite pomade, wax, or gel.

Alternatively:

If you’d like a natural finish, opt for a matte product.

10) Buzz Cut Faux Hawk

Buzz Cut Faux Hawk
@tenth_letter_the_barber

Want an extremely low maintenance, yet functional haircut?

Then look no further than the Buzz Cut Faux Hawk.

Now:

This hairstyle capitalizes on the edginess of a Faux Hawk and the minimalism of a Buzz Cut to give you a unique appearance.

Anyway, to get it, you can:

  • Start by cutting the hair short and with equal length all around the head (at least an inch in length).
  • Next, proceed to put in a fade on the sides.

And that’s all you need to do.

So:

Is it really that simple? What about the styling?

Well, get this:

You don’t need to style this haircut because it’s too short for that.

However, it does present some extra maintenance needs than its closest look-alike – the long crew cut.

11) Faux Hawk + Hard Part

Faux Hawk Hard Part
@ryancullenhair

Lastly:

For the ultimate contemporary look, opt for a Hard Part with your Faux Hawk Haircut.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Start by putting in a gentle taper or fade on the sides and back.
  • Next, trim the top as needed.
  • After that, find your natural part line and put in a Hard Part.

Now:

For the styling, use your favorite pomade, wax, or gel and you’ll be good to go.

Anyway:

That’s the last of the best faux hawk haircuts you can get today.

But, before I wrap this up, here are a few useful tips for you.

How to Do a Faux Hawk Haircut

First things first:

What do you need to get this job done?

I always find the following sufficient:

  1. A 360-degree view mirror or two mirrors (one in front of you and the other to hold behind your head).
  2. A clear reference photo.
  3. Quality hair clipper.
  4. Good pair of scissors.
  5. A comb or brush.

Now:

Before you start clipping, there are a few things you need to bear in mind.

For instance:

  • The length of hair needed for this haircut is entirely dependent on the type of Faux Hawk you want.
  • However, the minimum is at least 1 inch of hair length.
  • You’ll have to separate the hair on top by tying it with clips, bands, or pins. It is much easier and cleaner to cut hair this way. And once the top part is secure, you are ready to start cutting.

The 5-Step Process of Doing a DIY Faux Hawk

1. Start by buzzing the sides and back short as preferred.

Now, at this point, your reference photo should help you decide how you want to do the sides/back.

Most people incorporate either a fade or a taper.

2. If you choose a fade, it can either be a high, low, or a mid-fade.

Note:

The main difference between a fade and a taper is that a fade starts from skin whereas a taper does not.

Also, remember:

3. Take your time to ensure the transition from short to long hair is seamless.

Once the sides and back are complete, move over to the top.

4. Now, using a pair of scissors, trim your top hair down to your desired length.

To do this effectively, you’ll want to work with horizontal sections of hair.

5. If you want to add some texture to the hair, try and use the point cutting technique.

Note:

The hair should get longer as you progress forward, i.e., a short crown and a long fringe.

Now:

Before you start clipping, there are a few things you need to bear in mind.

For instance:

  • The length of hair needed for this haircut is entirely dependent on the type of Faux Hawk you want.
  • However, the minimum is at least 1 inch of hair length.
  • You’ll have to separate the hair on top by tying it with clips, bands, or pins. It is much easier and cleaner to cut hair this way. And once the top part is secure, you are ready to start cutting.

The 5-Step Process of Doing a DIY Faux Hawk

1. Start by buzzing the sides and back short as preferred.

Now, at this point, your reference photo should help you decide how you want to do the sides/back.

Most people incorporate either a fade or a taper.

2. If you choose a fade, it can either be a high, low, or a mid-fade.

Note:

The main difference between a fade and a taper is that a fade starts from skin whereas a taper does not.

Also, remember:

3. Take your time to ensure the transition from short to long hair is seamless.

Once the sides and back are complete, move over to the top.

4. Now, using a pair of scissors, trim your top hair down to your desired length.

To do this effectively, you’ll want to work with horizontal sections of hair.

5. If you want to add some texture to the hair, try and use the point cutting technique.

Note:

The hair should get longer as you progress forward, i.e., a short crown and a long fringe.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Faux Hawk is a versatile haircut. During professional hours, you can style it down with a piece of comb to look professional. When you get back in the hood, you can style it back up for a punk.
Yes, Faux Hawks are some of the evergreen stylish, and versatile haircuts for men. They are still very much in style.
Definitely, a Faux Hawk is a popular Fade haircut recognized for the sharpness and stylishness it adds to the face

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