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10 Sexy & Edgy Faux Hawk Ideas For Black Women

Are you ready for something a little bit edgier than the norm?  Are you ready to come out of the box and try something new for the summer?  These faux hawk styles are sure to do the job.  These are head turning styles that are sure to keep you feeling confident!

10. Short Feathered Mohawk Style

This funky look is sure to have heads turning your way.

Short Feathered MohawkShort Feathered Mohawk Side View

How to Style:

  1. Start with the right short cut.  The sides and back should have a tapered effect while left a little longer in the crown.
  2. Mold hair with a medium foam setting agent and allow to dry under a hooded dryer.
  3. Grab a medium barrel curling iron or flat iron to create a flipped up feathered look in the crown and back, creating a mohawk inspired style.
  4. Using a small amount of curling wax and light natural oil, finger comb into desired style or feather comb to blend.

Recommended Products:

Try Influance White Conditioning Foam to mold,  Influance Medium Hold Spritz for hold and Influance Curling Wax and Natural Oil to finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round or oval face shapes are best fitting for this hairstyle.  Relaxed hair works best.

Tip(s):

Add colored hair extensions or clip ons  to this style to give it more funkiness without the commitment.

9. Curly Fro Hawk

If you’re looking for an edgy or funky, this style is it!  Hair is designer cornrowed on the sides while left natural or tightly coiled in the crown for that hawk effect.

Curly Mohawk With CornrowsCurly Mohawk With Cornrows Side View

How to Style:

  1. Section hair off and braid sides in a design pattern to create a faux hawk look.
  2. Leave natural hair  out on top and shape using curling cream for definition and shine.

Recommended Products:

Try Jane Carters Solution Curl Defining Creme for defined curls.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval face shapes work best with this hairstyle.

Tip(s):

Add coily hair extensions to get the fullness of this look if your hair isn’t natural or full enough.

8. Cinnamon Flips

This style features a cute, short and spicy tapered sides with mohawk inspired flips throughout the crown and back.

Mohawk Hairstyle with Tapered SidesMohawk Hairstyle with Tapered Sides Side View

How to Style:

  1. Starting with clean hair and a precision cut, hair is molded down and set under a hooded dryer until dry.
  2. Using your ceramic iron to create shape at the top by creating flips in a Mohawk design.
  3. Style with your fingers or a feathered comb.

Recommended Products:

Try Influance Natural Oil for shine and Influance Holding Spray for a light hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval shaped faces with a medium to thick density would work best for this style.

7. Fiercely Flipped

This flipped out hairstyle is definitely a head turner.  This look is “hawked” out with a splash or color in the fringe.  Hot!

Flipped Out Mohawk With Highlights Side ViewFlipped Out Mohawk With Highlights

How to Style:

  1. The foundation of this style starts with a great precision haircut with sides tapered very low while leaving length in the crown and back creating a mohawk shag effect.
  2. Hair is then flipped throughout with a ceramic flat iron and finger combed or feather combed for a more tousled look.

Recommended Products:

Use Influance Curling Wax and Influance Natural Oil combined to create more definition and shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval or round shaped faces can totally rock this faux hawk hairdo.

6. Curly Sue

This braided curly style will surely stop the crowd with these small detailed designer braids on the side and a funky curly hawk on top and back.  Sweet!

Curly Fauxhawk with BraidsCurly Fauxhawk with Braids Back View

How to Style:

  1. Section the sides of your hair off and create designer cornrow braids in a mohawk style.
  2. Set remaining hair on curling rods to get a curly, long lasting look.
  3. Remove and finger style by separating coils to create a fuller, thicker look.

Recommended Products:

Use Influance Moisture Lock with Shea Butter for moisture and hydration.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval or Round shaped faces suit this style best.

Tip(s):

Add curly hair extensions to create a fuller hawk.

5. Ebony Curls

This super cute hairstyle is soft, dark and just gorgeous. Hair is curled creating a hawk that looks natural and full of body.  Perfect for any special occasion.

Cute Fauxhawk with CurlsCute Fauxhawk with Curls Back View

How to Style:

  1. Apply your favorite heat protecting products to strands and comb through.
  2. Using your curling iron or flat iron, create a combination of loose curls and flips throughout the hair.
  3. Finger comb using a light oil for shine while leaving sides laid closer to the head for a Mohawk effect.

Recommended Products:

Use Redken Smooth Lock Heat Glide Serum. Rub on your palms and then pull through strands for a silky finish with a heat protectant and Influance Natural Oil for shine and definition

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval or round shaped faces with medium density are suitable for this style.

4. Spiked Beauty

This flashy faux hawk style’s sleek sides allow longer lengths with the pop of color at the crown to steal the spotlight.  Simply stunning!

Spiked Mohawk with Sleek SidesSpiked Mohawk with Sleek Sides Side View

How to Style:

  1. Start with a precision cut that’s molded and allowed to dry under a hooded dryer.
  2. Using a ceramic iron to flip hair out along the crown a back.
  3. Finger comb or feather comb to style.

Recommended Products:

Use Influance Curling Wax combined with Influance Natural Oil for a shiny defined Mohawk.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval face shapes with straight, medium to thick density.

3. Coiled Hawk

This hairstyle is super curly and is a great look for a fun night out with the girls.  The hair is designer twisted along the sides creating a mohawk style and left curly along the crown and back.  This style is taken to a whole new level!

Curly Fauxhawk with TwistsCurly Fauxhawk with Twists Side View

How to Style:

  1. Create two-strand flat twists along the sides to add a bit of edge to this style.
  2. Set remaining hair on rods or rollers and allow to set under the dryer to dry.
  3. Once dry remove rollers and singer comb to style creating a beautiful, full curly look.

Recommended Products:

Use Influance Rub On Shine for a frizz free style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval face shapes with any hair textures will look best with this hairstyle .

Tip(s):

Cover hair at night with a satin bonnet or roll hair at bedtime to keep your hair looking fresh throughout the following day.

2. Fiery Mohawk

This fiery red funky mohawk is sure to have heads turning your way.  This versatile look can be worn dressed up or dressed down and  is a great way to show off your facial features while looking classy, but edgy.

Red Mohawk with Curls Front ViewRed Mohawk with Curls

How to Style:

  1. Add texture to your hair with blue curl rods.
  2. Once dry, secure hair up into mohawk on both sides of head with bobby pins, leaving out a side bang.
  3.  Use your fingers to style by separating the curls for a fuller effect.

Recommended Products:

Try Kenra 25 Medium Hold Hairspray for hold and Influance Rub-On-Shine for shine and smoothness to tame any frizziness.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval face shapes and relaxed or natural hair types work best for this look.

Tip(s):

For a funkier effect, side bang can be pinned up to create a full middle faux hawk mohawk.

1. Short and Spiky

This funky look is picture perfect.  Golden accents in the bangs along with spikes in the crown gives this style a real “pow”!

Spiky Mohawk with Golden AccentsSpiky Mohawk with Golden Accents Side View

How to Style:

  1. This style’s foundation starts with a good cut that is tapered on the sides with a longer length on the top.  Mold hair with setting foam and allow to dry under a hooded dryer.
  2. When hair is dry create spikes in the crown and back by spraying each section with spritz and flipping up with a small to medium flat iron.
  3. To keep the edge and definition of this hairstyle do not comb out spikes and flips.

Recommended Products:

Use Infuance Medium Hold Spritz and TRESemme Smooth Shine Spray.  Spritz these on before and after styling for a shiny glow.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval and round face shapes and relaxed hair work best for this look.

While not being your traditional mohawk, these faux hawk styles are very versatile and in some cases can still be considered appropriate for the office.  With so many hairstyles to choose from,  you are sure to find that show-stopper ‘do that’s totally for you!