The faux hawk hairstyle for men is one that came into fashion in the 90s and never quite left. In fact, it has evolved since its birth, offering a number of ways to wear this casual, versatile style. Easy to maintain and even easier to style, the faux hawk is a toned down, less edgy little brother of the mohawk. This article will detail 50 of the coolest faux hawk haircuts for men so that you can rock one, too.
1. Wide Faux Hawk
The wide faux hawk stretches down the entirety of the head, starting at the crown and ending at the neck. Instead of short hair on the side, it usually features a much larger, wider section of the top of the head being covered and a fade beneath it for texture.
2. Parted Faux Hawk with Fade
The Parted Faux Hawk with Fade features a sharp part that separates the faux hawk’s top from the surrounding hair on the sides. While the hair up top is often short, it can be any length so long as its parted. The sides feature a gentle fade downward.
3. Clean Cut Faux Hawk
The Clean Cut Faux Hawk is suitable for men who often must engage in business meetings and dinner parties but still enjoy the casual look of a fun hairstyle. Short, neat, and well maintained, this versatile faux hawk can suit anyone.
4. Relaxed Faux Hawk
Easy going, the Relaxed Faux Hawk features short hair on the side with a loose pull upward. Hair is often unkempt but still formed into a faux hawk shape with gel or spray. It is great for men who spend more time at casual affairs.
5. Spiky Faux Hawk
A commonly worn style, the Spiky Faux Hawk is just that–pieces of hair that have been given a spiked texture using gel or spray. It is often one of the taller styles of faux hawks and can make as big or small a statement as you’d like.
6. Layered Faux Hawk
The Layered Faux Hawk features a textured, chunky look that affords the wearer a hairstyle full of depth, dimension and volume. The hair on top is cut into short layers and then styled to achieve this casual looking hair do.
7. Subtle Faux Hawk
The Subtle Faux Hawk is great for weddings, semi-formal events or casual day wear. It is understated yet still full of style, and its subtle nature gives the wearer a bit of class and elegance without overdoing it on formality.
8. Choppy Faux Hawk
Created with the use of much gel, the Choppy Faux Hawk is a highly textured and dimensional style that is great for both formal and informal wear. It features distinct chunks of short hair styled into a forward gust and is sure to draw the eye.
9. Slicked Back Pomp Faux Hawk
Perfect for men who want to keep a little bit of length up top, the Slicked Back Pomp Faux Hawk is a nice mixture between a faux hawk and a pompadour hair cut that has been laid flat, giving this style a diverse wear-ability that verges on dapper.
10. Loose Faux Hawk
The Loose Faux Hawk usually will feature an accenting fade on the sides and medium-length hair up top that lazily hangs to the left, right, or down the front of the face, free of gel. It can be worn to outdoor events or other casual occasions.
11. Bedhead Faux Hawk
The Bedhead Faux Hawk is exactly what it sounds like: a man has just rolled out of bed, run a hand through his hair and left the house. It looks great on men heading to college, to a casual job or just a day on the town.
12. Tall Faux Hawk
For those going for an extravagant look that is sure to command a space, look no further than the Tall Faux Hawk. It is short in the back and gradually gets taller toward the front for a sort of wave effect. Perfect for parties or anywhere one wants to make a fashion statement.
13. Gentle Fade Faux Hawk
The Gentle Fade Faux Hawk begins as a voluminous bit of hair at the front that has been slicked back onto the head. A stunning fade goes along with it, gradually tapering down from a lot of hair to none at all.
14. Undercut Faux Hawk
For unmatched texture, the Undercut Faux Hawk is your key. It features shaved sides that gradually built up to a short cut just before the faux hawk, that of which is often oversized and flowing to give a nice contrast. Its artsy nature is great for college students and those who enjoy going out.
15. Voluminous Faux Hawk
For a huge wow factor that will turn heads wherever you go, opt for the Voluminous Faux Hawk! It is perfect for medium-long hair and is certainly going to be the focal point of your ensemble. This look is great for those who like to command a space with their presence.
16. Classic Faux Hawk with Fade
This is a spin on the classic faux hawk style. The Classic Faux Hawk with Fade features a thick faux hawk on top with a gorgeous fade on the side to add a little depth and character to the look. Perfect for those wanting a dramatic effect.
17. Understated Wave Faux Hawk
The Understated Wave Faux Hawk is a subtle faux hawk that features a slight lift at the front of the head. The back is short, the sides are shaved–sometimes with a fade–and it is perfect for everyday wear, to the office and beyond.
18. Messy Classic Faux Hawk
The Messy Classic Faux Hawk features a classic faux hawk appeal without all of that crunchy gel. It is a more casual look, with light texture and gentle tapering on the sides. This look goes with any attire and is perfect for any occasion.
19. Pomp Crossed with Faux Hawk
For those who can not decide whether they want a dapper pomp or an edgy faux hawk, the Pomp Crossed with Faux Hawk is their answer. It features a pompadour style top that will lean slightly to one side, much like a faux hawk. The sides are shaved down almost completely.
20. Dramatic Wave Faux Hawk
The Dramatic Wave Faux Hawk is the perfect statement hair cut. Anywhere a man goes with this style will get him attention. This is a great cut for those who want to accent their suits, play up their beard, or simply want more volume to their hair.
21. The Boxy Classic
Inspired by the box haircut, the The Boxy Classic features a fade with a thick cut toward the top of the head that blooms into a handsome faux hawk. The faux hawk is usually short to keep it in a somewhat boxed shape. This is a great urban look for anyone.
22. The Classic Faux Hawk
This is the style most commonly seen: The Classic Faux Hawk. It features short hair on the side, but not shaved, and a few inches of hair on top pushed together into a slight angular pose. This cut looks good on absolutely anyone and is suitable for virtually any situation.
23. Wavy Faux Hawk
The Wavy Faux Hawk features a classic fade on the sides of the head with wavy hair cut at a medium length. The hair has slight spray or gel put into it, but not much, leaving its waviness intact and letting it hang to whichever side is natural.
24. Curly Faux Hawk
The Curly Faux Hawk is a great, easy way to style curly hair. Simply cut the sides down or fade them and let the top do its own thing. You may not even need.
25. Piecey Faux Hawk
The Piecey Faux Hawk is nothing but texture, texture, texture. Using a heavy gel, this style comes to life piece by piece for a layered, thick faux hawk. This hair cut works well for casual events or to dress up any ensemble.
26. Cliffhanger Faux Hawk
The Cliffhanger Faux Hawk is a dramatic faux hawk that is subtle and downplayed in the back before it peaks with a sharp jut at the front. This is as great to wear with suits as it is for casual wear.
27. Classy Faux Hawk
With the Classy Faux Hawk, hair on the side is backswept instead of trimmed down. Still, the faux hawk look is achieved by sweeping the hair back and gelling it around the sides, leaving the top to do as it pleases, or gelling it, too.
28. Faux Faux Hawk
With the Faux Faux Hawk, you don’t even have to cut your hair to achieve the look. Simply gel the short hair back and give the top a little volume down the center to pull it off. Perfect for gents with medium length hair who want to change things up.
29. Messy Sideswept Faux Hawk
All it takes to get the Messy Sideswept Faux Hawk is just a bit of gel. With the sides short, run a little gel through the locks of hair and push them to one side. Leave enough gel out so that the hair can move about on its own.
30. Long Loose Curls Faux Hawk
If you have medium length, loose curly hair, the Long Loose Curls Faux Hawk look is perfect for you. It features a top that dangles with no product in it, letting your loose curls run free. Perfect for casual looks and outdoorsmen.
31. Wild Side Faux Hawk
Take a walk on the wild side with the Wild Side Faux Hawk that features shaved down sides and long hair up top. Typically the hair is pushed to one side, but it can lay flat down the back, too. Perfect for those who like the alternative styles.
32. Shark Fin Faux Hawk
The Shark Fin Faux Hawk gets its name from the piecey, classic mohawk style appeal. It features tousled locks facing backwards and gelled into place. This dramatic look is great for nightlife and parties but can be worn during the day on some occasions.
33. Polished Faux Hawk
For gents who need a classy, sophisticated way to wear their short hair, the Polished Faux Hawk is here. It features thick hair on top that is thick in the front and thins as it goes backwards with a stark contrasting fade to round out the look. Perfect for businessmen and interns.
34. Messy Pomp Faux Hawk
The Messy Pomp Faux Hawk is an excellent way to bring a bit of casual flair to any occasion. The pomp is a dapper hairstyle, and this way you are able to put your own tousled spin on a classic style with ease.
35. Short Faux Hawk
The Short Faux Hawk is just that. It features shaved down sides and just an inch or two of hair on top, that of which is often styled to lie mostly flat with just a little bit of lift. This is a great look for those who don’t enjoy styling their hair often.
36. Fish Fin Pomp Faux Hawk
The Fish Fin Pomp Faux Hawk gets its name from the tall height of the style that also seems to resemble a pompadour cut. The sides are faded, leaving the eye to draw only toward the stack of hair up top. Perfect for the gent who likes to wear a nice, classy suit.
37. Sporty Faux Hawk
The Sporty Faux Hawk is an easy to manage, short faux hawk that is great for those who are active. It takes little time to style leaving you to do more of what you love, and is short enough to keep you cool while exercising.
38. Ringlet Faux Hawk
The Ringlet Faux Hawk is different from the curly faux hawk as it features defined ringlet curls that hang loose with no product whatsoever. This is a handsome way for difficult-to-style curls to be worn.
39. Subtle Gelled Faux Hawk Featuring Longer Sides
For a sleek look that can be worn anywhere, opt for the Subtle Gelled Faux Hawk Featuring Longer Sides. Its sides aren’t shaved, just trimmed, and the faux hawk itself is fashioned into a subtle wave shape that has been gelled over to one side.
40. Backswept Long Faux Hawk
The Backswept Long Faux Hawk is a great cut for those who aren’t ready to let go of their medium-length hair. The sides are shaved while the top is gelled back in a natural, soft way, leaving intact the natural waves of the hair. This is a dashing look for men who like to dress up.
41. Muted Faux Hawk
The Muted Faux Hawk is perfect for those who want all-day wear that matches virtually any occasion, formal or informal. It has closely cut sides and a faux hawk that is gelled over to one side and lays rather flatly.
42. Sideswept Tousled Faux Hawk
The Sideswept Tousled Faux Hawk is different from a messy sideswept faux hawk as it requires no gel, much like bed head. Simply cut the sides and let the medium length hair do as it will. Perfect for casual occasions.
43. Upswept Faux Hawk
The Upswept Faux Hawk makes a dramatic entrance, as most of the hair itself is swept upward and pushed toward the front. This adds volume and dimension and looks great with a button up, a suit, or a casual t-shirt all the same.
44. Clean Cut Faux Hawk
The Clean Cut Faux Hawk features almost completely shaved sides. The hawk itself has smooth, clean lines and features a few inches of hair that is gelled back in a suave way. Perfect for outfits that need a bit of a dressing up.
45. Backward Tapered Faux Hawk
The front of this faux hawk is large and voluminous and slowly tapers back to almost nothing. The Backward Tapered Faux Hawk is trimmed shortly on the sides and looks excellent for any occasion, suiting both casual and formal wear.
46. Upfront Faux Hawk
One of the main features is the fade that draws attention to the Upfront Faux Hawk. This hawk features a slowly building volume that leans toward the top and is pushed in on itself at a slight angle. Similar to a classic faux hawk, the haircut is ideal anywhere.
47. Killer Whale Faux Hawk
Named for its resemblance to the body shape of a whale, the Killer Whale Faux Hawk is perfect for medium-length hair and takes advantage of its volume. It is gelled over in the front with great dimension, and slowly tapers back into a shorter length at the end.
48. Curly-cue Faux Hawk
This leans almost toward a mohawk, but the Curly-cue Faux Hawk is all a matter of how you style your hair. Featuring a tunnel shaped curl, this faux hawk is dramatic and striking. It is perfect for a night out.
49. Braided Faux Hawk
The Braided Faux Hawk is a fun twist on a typical faux hawk. It adds great character, and truly there are any number of braids that you can implement into this style. This versatile cut looks great for casual day wear or for wear at night.
50. Punk Colored Faux Hawk
Finally, have a little fun and add a pop of color with the Punk Colored Faux Hawk. Perfect for any style faux hawk, choose the color that you find daring and bold and dye your hair for a back-to-basics punk-style faux hawk.
There is nothing quite as unique and versatile as a faux hawk. Available in a number of different styles, the faux hawk has never once gone out of style since it made its very first appearance, and it appears it may never do so. Even with these 50 coolest faux hawk haircuts for men, there are surely dozens more out there for you to experiment with and find the one that works best for your facial shape and hair type!