Faux Hawk Hairstyles for Women

Many people, including women, like the Mohawk hairstyle, but it is not always possible to sport it. For such people, a faux hawk is the best option. This article will discuss more about faux hawk hairstyles for women.
HairGlamourista Staff
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Styling hair is the best way to put forth your expressions and tell people about your personality. The best hairstyles that can be used for this purpose are the voguish Mohawk and faux hawk from the punk rock scene. For understanding what a faux hawk is, you need to first know about Mohawk.


In simple words, a Mohawk is a haircut that refers to trimming the hair on both sides of the head, and spiking up whatever is left at the top in a line at the center. This hairstyle is mostly worn by punk rock enthusiasts, and it is especially famous among teenagers and young people. There are many celebrities who have also added up to the fame of Mohawks. A majority of the young people prefer to color this hairdo in red, pink, green, purple, blue or any other vibrant shade.

Faux Hawk

A faux hawk is a slightly different version of the conventional Mohawk haircut. The word faux means not genuine or real. Quite obviously, a faux hawk is a hairstyle that looks just like a Mohawk, but is actually not. However, there is one major difference: you actually shave off the sides of your head in a Mohawk, whereas in a faux hawk you simply spike up the hair without cutting it.

In a few cases, you might need to trim the hair a bit. The main advantage is that you can sport a faux hawk without cutting the hair very short, so you need not wait to let it grow back again for wearing a different hairstyle. This hairstyle was previously sported only by men, but looking at the advantages, women too are sporting it now. Moreover, a faux hawk can also be worn on any length of hair, be it short or long. If worn on long hair though, people might misunderstand it to be a punk-rock haircut due to the way the top hair sweeps over to the sides of the head.

You can wear this hairstyle while going to a discotheque, and make a business hairstyle with the same hair while going to the office. So, it is just a matter of styling and there is no need to cut the hair.

How to Style a Faux Hawk
  1. Wash your hair thoroughly and let it dry completely. Drying it well will allow the hairstyling gel to hold the hair properly.
  2. Take a considerable amount of hairstyling gel, according to the length of your hair, and apply it to the hair.
  3. Shape the top hair into a peak.
  4. After you are done with the styling, use a hairspray to prevent the hair from falling flat.
  5. Set the hair on the sides in downward direction.
Mohawk and faux hawks have been sported by many well-known personalities and celebrities such as David Beckham, Rihanna, Pink, Miley Cyrus, and many others. So follow these steps and you are ready to rock the floor!