Do you want to know more about short faux hawk haircuts? If yes, steer through this article to learn about them.

Short Faux Hawk


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It is not only the clothes you wear, the accessories you flaunt or your character that determines your personality. Hairstyles too play a pivotal role in determining the persona and looks of a person. Hairstyles are never static; they keep changing with new fashion trends. At times they even represent the beliefs of a particular person. Each generation brings with it a new definition of style. For instance, Mohawk hairstyles were once a very popular type of hairstyle. In fact, people use to gel and iron their hair in order to sport the longest Mohawks. Glue and hot iron were used to create dramatic Mohawk styles with bright colors like acid green, yellow and glaring pinks. This dramatic hairstyle experienced little change in the 1980s and brought in a hairstyle known as ‘faux hawk’ with modulations to the old Mohawk style. Mentioned below are some of the popular short faux hawk styles that you might want to consider.

Short Faux Hawk Styles

No Cutting Required
For this type of faux hawk style you don’t have to go in for a haircut. All you need to do is to separate the middle portion of your hair and secure it with hair clips. Use pomade and set the hair on the side to create a faux Mohawk look. Use extra styling gel and style the middle strands of hair upwards to complete the Mohawk look.

Spiky Faux Hawk Cut
You can also go for a spiky or a choppy look with your short faux hawk style. A choppy cut will make the faux hawk look sharper, and will give a nice tapering look instead of a blunt finish. Get a choppy cut done, and between the sections of your faux hawk, leave some space to style individual spikes with the help of your fingers and some styling gel.

Modern Mullet Faux Style
In order to sport a modern faux Mohawk look, get your short faux hawk cut, leaving the hair behind your head a bit longer. This will ensure that the hair around the middle of your head is longer than it is in the front. You can get two side cuts done to get an extra effect.

Women's Faux Hawk
Faux hawk styles for women are different than that of faux hawk haircuts for men. Faux hawk styles for women are generally of two types. The first way is to create a faux hawk with hair near the forehead that needs to be cut longer and then styled upward and forward to create long bangs. Another way is to wear a faux hawk is by styling the hair in the front of your head upwards with the help of a brush.

Braided Faux Hawk
If you have curly hair then braids are the best way to create a faux hawk look. Make a French plait with your hair, starting from the nape of your neck all the way till the forehead to create a braid. Let out some loose hair from the braids end near the forehead to create bangs.

How Style Hair Into A Short Faux Hawk
The first step in getting a faux hawk cut is to decide how thick or wide a faux hawk you wish to wear. The best way to determine this is by measuring the area between your irises.
  • Once you have determined the thickness and width of the faux hawk; wash your hair properly, since clean hair will give you better results. Dry your hair and divide it into three parts using a comb. Now make use of elastic bands and gather the hair in the middle section depending on the thickness you want.
  • Now trim the sides of your head really short, just leaving enough hair to keep the hair in the middle long.
  • It is now time to take off the rubber bands. Take the hair styling mousse and style your hair with it to obtain the Mohawk look. Nevertheless, make it a point to read the instructions on the gel tube carefully before use.

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