At times, it is challenging to find a hairstyle that is the perfect blend of edgy and classy. One of the few that achieve this is the faux hawk. This false mohawk hairstyle has a bit of sugar, spice, and everything nice, by combining contrasting features. Firstly, you get your dose of rebellious glam. Secondly, you enjoy an eye-catching updo that is customizable for countless situations.
1. Classic Faux Hawk
When thinking of faux hawks, this is pretty much the image that comes to mind. It reproduces the mohawk effect by tightly combing, pinning and hair spraying the sides. The top and back are augmented with the help of the same tools, proving plenty of volume.
2. Half Braided Crown
Don’t hesitate to get creative with your version of the hairstyle. You can loosely braid a half crown around your head. After that, tease the top and let a few strands fall gracefully around your face.
3. Faux Hawk Fade
Even though faux hawks are meant to imitate mohawks, some versions come quite close to the real deal. For instance, a faded faux has the side gradually shaved down, leaving about one or two centimeters of hair.
4. Swept Up
As promised, there are refined approaches to this generally edgy hairstyle too. In this example, you can see how this swept up faux hawk becomes ideal for black tie events or weddings. If you have highlights, you will notice a beautiful impact on the sides.
5. Faux Hawk Braid
Braids are among the most popular techniques for recreating mohawks. The styling method allows you to pull and weave hair into place securely. A few braiding styles you can choose from are French, Dutch or fishtail.
6. Short Faux
In numerous cases, you will find gorgeous faux hawks rocked by ladies with short hair. One of the main reasons is that long pixie haircuts are easy to style in a mohawk fashion. Cut the sides shorter or comb them down for the desired effect.
7. Teased and Edgy
This is a fine example of the rebellious faux we brought up earlier. It gets as close to a punk-inspired mohawk as possible, with a highly teased top. The tight braids on the sides boost the effect, while the bleached blonde also contributes to the outcome.
8. Low Ponytail
High ponytails are all the rage for simulating mohawks, but low ponies are just as beloved. They are the more reserved alternative for a faux hawk, making it appropriate for work, school or formal events.
9. Faux Hawk Taper
A tapered faux is also a major hairstyle in the free-spirited beauty scene. Indeed, it takes a bit of courage to decide on shaving down sides, but it is a brilliant look for outgoing girls. You can leave the top with long bangs for a marvelous overall shape.
10. Swept Back
Yet another faux hawk you can sport at fancy events is the swept and sleeked back version. It requires minimum styling if your hair is naturally straight, just a bit of hairspray and bobby pins.
11. Curly Faux Hawk
Curls are nothing less than amazing when combined with a faux. Owing to their natural shape, curls can be styled with ease into this alluring hairstyle. One way to do so is by braiding one side halfway around your head, with the rest combed up on the same side.
12. Half Up Fishtail and Top Knot
When searching for faux hawk inspiration, you will often find half-and-half alternatives. In other words, only the top part of the hairstyle will reflect a mohawk. Try yours with a half up fishtail braid that ends in a cute top knot.
13. Protective Hairstyle for Natural Hair
If you have afro-textured hair and you want to continue to grow it out safely and healthily, then the faux is wonderful for you. They are actually among the protective hairstyles for natural hair that will also keep you looking sharp all day.
14. Braided Faux Hawk
Not into the combing up and sleeking down method? Well, you can always experiment with reverse braids. Start with a few braids that begin behind your ear and weave up. Once you get to the top, let them effortlessly unravel.
15. Pixie Faux Hawk
As you can see, pixies are extremely easy to fashion into mohawk replicas, due to the length. Spike the top part with some hair product for ease in styling.
16. Half Up Half Down
Another way to get a half up half down faux hawk is to create a pompadour effect on top. Gently tease the hair and pin it for starters. Afterwards, either pin up the side or create soft braids to get a similar impact.
17. Long Faux Hawk
Long hair is quite generous when it comes to duplicating a mohawk without hitting the razor. If you want superbly voluminous results, all you have to do is start with the pompadour-like top we previously explained. After that, take all the hair underneath and tie it into a small ponytail, allowing the top to flow over.
18. Bridal Hairstyle
When preparing for the most important day of your life, you need to pay special attention to yourself. To complement a strapless wedding dress, go for an intricately fishtail braided faux hawk that leaves your shoulders bare.
19. Faux Hawk Updo
This is yet another splendid example of a faux hawk updo. It focuses more on the top part, styling only half in the back. The rest is neatly combed in place for a stunning shape.
20. Super Teased
Now this is a spectacular faux hawk indeed. While most traditional environments might not deem this hairstyle appropriate, go for it if it represents you. Also, you can rock it for photo shootings or other special events.
21. Intricate Braids
In this example, you can truly appreciate the attention to detail and complex braiding technique. Not only are vertical and horizontal braids combined, but they are also beautifully shaped to contour the faux hawk part on top.
22. Undercut Faux Hawk
Singer Pink is a staple for undercut faux hawks. The rebellious diva proves that short hair can always be as glamorous as long locks, especially when you rock it with the right attitude.
23. Faux Hawk Ponytail
You’ll often see classic, high ponytails combined with faux hawks. In essence, it adapts the look for day-to-day situations, making it seem less flashy. Braid the top and let the rest flow into a flawless ponytail.
24. Reproduced Mohawk with Dreadlocks
If you have dreadlocks and shaved sides, you can easily nail a faux hawk at any time. As opposed to typical textures, dreadlocks can be wrapped in place in a matter of minutes to get the faux hawk look.
25. Elegant Updo
Now this is a faux hawk that will undoubtedly make heads turn. Even though it is recommended only for highly formal occasions, it will make the bearer look absolutely radiant.
26. Messy Faux Hawk
The bohemian gal can feel free to get her mohawk replica as messy as she’d like. After establishing the braided and pinned base, don’t hesitate to tease and pull wisps all around for a hopelessly romantic effect.
27. Faux Hawk Natural Hair
We know that faux hawks are protective hairstyles, but can we only get them by using Bantu Knots? Of course not; you can always love those long and luscious curls bounce around enthusiastically in your perfect faux hawk.
28. Half Up French Braid
Not only will this half up French braid save you a considerable amount of time getting ready, but it’s also quite ravishing. One of the best parts about this version of the grunge glam hairstyle is that you can wear it for casual and formal events alike.
29. Finger Coils
For growing out natural hair, finger coils are an ever-trending styling choice. During the first stages of the process, you can easily get your finger coils styled into a charming faux hawk.
30. Side Faux Hawk
If you’re in the mood for a funky and fresh twist on the classic faux hawk, incorporate braids. On each side, create a long and lavish braid. Please note that this works best for women with long hair.
31. Elaborated Hairstyle
For a genuinely memorable appearance, this is the faux hawk for you. It has everything – from braids, to a pompadour top and buns all over. It’s an excellent choice if you want to leave an impression with your bright personality.
32. Faux Hawk with Tail
With the help of creativity, an average messy ponytail can be turned into a head-turning faux hawk. The secret to nailing this hairstyle is the wide plait on the side. Make sure you allow it to continue into and down the ponytail.
33. Bridal with Accessory
Accessories are exceptional for enhancing the impact of a reproduced mohawk. For weddings or other high end events, look for an elaborate accessory that can follow the shape of the faux hawk. The results will take your breath away.
34. Faux Hawk Shaved Sides
If you’re really brave and 100% ready, you can get an electric shaver and express that you’re bad to the bone. To keep a feminine touch, maintain the rest of your hair long and style it into various pompadours and braids.
35. Curly and Messy
Never hesitate to show off your curls if you were born with them! This super teased faux hawk with naturally curly hair is truly impressive. The fishtail braid ending also outlines its remarkable length.
36. Crown and Fishtail
If you really want to pull off the pompadour look, this is the solution for you. In incorporates the aforementioned hairstyle on top and flows into a brilliant fishtail braid to the bottom.
37. Pink Faux Hawk
For a unique approach to your faux hawk, consider giving it a charming color. For example, a shade of pastel pink works amazingly well with the all-around style. Feel free to experiment with different colors until you get the right one for you.
38. Faux Hawk Braids
A delightful aspect regarding faux hawks is that you can use as many braiding techniques as you’d like with them. For instance, this hairstyle combines fishtail and French braiding with a wide plait.
39. Purple Glam
Another vivid color you can play around with for your faux hawk is purple. Not only is it chic, but it goes hand in hand with the rebellious glow of this hairstyling choice.
40. Low Fade Faux Hawk
If you’re up for shaving down your sides a bit for a terrific faux hawk, you can also do it progressively. Shave down gradually from the top to your ears for a dazzling low fade.
41. Wild and Free
Messy has never been so astounding. The beauty of this braided faux hawk is that it’s as teased as it can get. However, this doesn’t affect the fabulous results when you’re ready to go.
42. Curly Hair Faux Hawk
Here is another example of how you can rock faux hawks with curly hair. As you have noticed, braids play a major role in contouring the teased top. So, keep that in mind when beginning to style it.
43. Different Lengths
For even more edge, you can experiment with various lengths for your faux hawk. Make sure that you think the decision through prior to putting scissors in, and that the lengths reflect your personality.
44. Faux Hawk for Girls
You will often see faux hawks on young ladies or women. Nevertheless, the hairstyle can be tailored to a younger crowd, such as teen or preteen girls. Keep the strands elegantly in place with the help of your favorite braiding method.
45. Braids and High Ponytail
This half braided ponytail is easier to pull off than you might initially think. Start with four French braids: one on top, two on the sides and one in the back. Wrap them on top in a ponytail and tease the remaining hair.
46. Pin Up
Retro divas will adore this look. While it definitely requires considerable patience and skill, the breathtaking results are worth it. In the end, you’ll get a pin up look worthy of vintage magazines.
47. Black Faux Hawk
If you’d rather get a natural impact out of your faux hawk, you can always stick to your natural color. Even more so, if you were blessed with jet black locks, you often don’t even need to consider additional coloring.
48. Blonde Faux Hawk
Blonde, however, is just as beautiful as the rest of the colors we recommended on this list for faux hawks. As for styling, you can get end yours in a chignon that rests beautifully at the base of your neck.
49. Half Pull Through Braid
Pull through braids are playful and chic at the same time, and are also great for creating faux hawks. For a casual effect, braid just until you get to your nape. From there, let the rest fall into a low ponytail.
50. Tall Braid
Last but certainly not least, you can recreate your mohawk with this extraordinary high braid. Basically, it follows the shape of a ponytail, all while tightly braiding on top, back and the end.
So, What Is YOUR Hair Motivation?
All in all, a faux hawk is an appealing way to have fun with new hairstyles. There are more than enough versions for you to choose from, according to your personality. Whether you go for astonishing, adorable or artsy, your faux hawk will help you express yourself creatively!
Thelma Ewart started painting and drawing as a hobby when she was young. She pursued arts which eventually lead her to the fashion industry. She is now a hairstyle artist that considers all of her projects as a work of art. Pursuing creativity is what drives her to become the best in what she does.