Step-by-step Instructions on How to Cut and Style a Faux Hawk

How to Cut a Faux Hawk
The modern variation of the traditional Mohawk, a style that was in vogue in the '70s and '80s; the faux hawk is a favorite among celebrities, sportspersons, musicians, and college goers alike. Presented in this article on Buzzle are easy steps to cut and style a faux hawk.
A faux hawk is the shorter variant of the Mohawk - which was a very popular hairstyle in the 1970s and '80s. The Mohawk hairstyle was characterized by both sides of the head being shaved off completely, leaving a strip of longer hair remaining at the center of the head, starting from the forehead till the back of the head. The faux hawk does not require shaving off the sides of the head. Unlike the Mohawk, a faux hawk is easy to maintain, and is also very stylish. This trendy style is popular amongst both men and women, and can be styled on long as well as short hair. Hence, this hair style is ideal for people who desire to have a trendy and slightly rebellious look, that not only fits into their mainstream lifestyle, but also in a corporate work environment.

The faux hawk style works best for people who just want simple restyling or a new look without cutting their hair, and also for those who are hesitant to try the traditional Mohawk styling. The biggest advantage of this hairstyle is that one can simply brush the hair back or to the sides during a normal workday, without letting others know about your new trendy hairstyle. And to revive your new stylish look, you just need a light mist of water or gel, and a quick swipe of your hair with a brush or a comb.

Here are some of the variants of this style, followed by instructions on how to go about getting a faux hawk for yourself.

Faux Hawk Styles
Bleach Blonde Faux HawkTousled Faux HawkBaby Faux HawkCrimped Faux HawkSide Swept Faux HawkLong Side Burns Faux Hawk

A faux hawk is very easy to style and cut. All you need is patience, precision, and practice. A steady pair of hands and a good pair of scissors is the key to getting this hairstyle done at home.

You Will Need
A pair of scissors
Hair clippers
Rubber or elastic bands
Hair gel or styling mousse

Cutting a Faux Hawk
The first step towards cutting your hair is to wash your hair well.
Once your hair is washed, dry and divide your hair in three partitions with a comb.
Use rubber or elastic bands to tie the middle section, separating it from the sides (ensure that the clipped-up hair does not mix with the hair on the sides).
Trim the side partitions using a hair clipper or a trimmer (a beard trimmer will also help).
Once you have completed the above step, remove the bands from the middle section.
Trim off a very small length from the top (middle section) very carefully. Usually, the desired length to keep is one or two inches longer than the sides.
You can randomly just snip off a few strands from the crown to give your faux hawk texture and volume.
Once you are done trimming the middle section, brush your hair, so that the cut hair does not remain on your head.
Use a coin-sized portion of some gel, wax, or mousse, and apply it to the longer hair section.
Work the styling product from root to tip in upward and tapering strokes.
You can style your hair using your fingers or a comb.
Finally, allow the gel or styling material to dry and settle in. Use a strong hold hairspray to hold your hair in place.
You can create stand-up spikes or a tousled-out-of-bed look, side-swept bangs, or you can have a faux hawk with a ponytail too.
Your hair does not need to be super neat, even a messy faux hawk looks amazing.
If you have kept the top portion long, then you can crimp, color or attach extensions to it in order to make it look chic.
A faux hawk looks hot on men as well as women. It is all about the attitude and confidence with which you carry off this hairstyle. There are countless ways in which you can style your faux hawk. Celebrities like Beckham, Rihanna, Cristiano Ronaldo, Matt LeBlanc, and many others have carried off this style with ease, and each of them have sported it in a unique style.
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