19 Trendy Faux Hawk Fade Haircuts for Men in 2023

The best mens faux hawk fade haircuts
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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A faux hawk fade is a type of fade that complements a faux hawk hairstyle by adding contrast and definition to the whole look. It’s one popular trick used by barbers to transform a stylish faux hawk into a sharp and neat hairstyle!

It’s up to you which fading style you’ll go for – a long or short fade, tapered, skin, or burst – and the length of your top hair. Generally, gel, wax, clay, or mousse are used to style your mane into a faux hawk.

Popularized by VIP hunks Zayn Malik, Zac Efron, and Channing Tatum, this fade makes for a sexier result. It’s a subtler yet still stylish hairstyle that also fits in the workplace and the club!

Before your next haircut, check out these popular photos of the faux hawk fade!

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Burst Fade on Faux Hawk Fade
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#1: Burst Fade on Faux Hawk

This cut is the burst fade faux hawk, and I love how drastic the fade is and how it smoothly flows into the darker and longer pieces on top. This fohawk fade style works great with any hair texture from straight to super curly. For the style, I blow-dried the hair to be straighter. I used some textured powder to create volume and messiness. Then, I used a textured paste to hold the overall shape and style.

Faux Hawk Fade with a Line Up and Beard Fade for Men
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#2: Faux Hawk with a Line Up and Beard Fade

The faux hawk haircut matches the shape of the head. The hairstylist has lined it at the edges to blend it with the beard. The hairstylist blended the haircut heavily at the temple line. This gave the haircut its shape in the fade. Then, they cut texture into the top part. I recommend using matte products such as paste or powder. If possible, avoid using glossy products like pomade.

Mens Faux Hawk with a Beard Fade and Surgical Line
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#3: Faux Hawk with a Beard Fade and Surgical Line

The men’s faux hawk is a cool, modern hairstyle. It mixes a classic faux hawk, a bold line design, and a fade. This style also includes a beard fade. This haircut has a long, textured top styled upwards, creating the faux hawk shape. On the other hand, the sides and back of the hair are cut short through tapering or fading. With this style, the hair blends smoothly into the beard through a fade. This gives an edgy yet unified look. For an extra flair, you also get a surgical line- a neat, straight line shaved into the hair. This unique feature makes the look stand out.

Faded Faux Hawk with a Sharp Beard for Men
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#4: Faded Faux Hawk with a Sharp Beard

The faded faux hawk with a sharp beard is a stylish and versatile hairstyle for men looking to make a bold statement. This modern twist on the traditional faux hawk features a gradual fade on the sides, creating a sharp contrast between the longer hair on top and the shorter sides. The faded faux hawk works well for men with thick hair who want a trendy and edgy look. To get this style, tell your barber to cut your top hair long and the sides and back hair short. This will create the fade effect. Use matte clay if you want to give your top hair a textured look.

Faux with Taper Fade
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#5: Faux with Taper Fade

Fringing ends on a taper fade faux hawk creates a nice textured appearance to the whole look. With this fo hawk, gradually coming into the fade makes a very clean transition.

The Short Faux Hawk
Instagram @mikey_teeze

#6: The Short Faux Hawk

This short faux hawk faded hairstyle is minimal but still has that extravagant look. You can never go wrong with a v-taper haircut and a spiky texture.

Curly Faux Hawk with Curly Bangs for Guys
Instagram @ali_bar.ber

#7: Curly Faux Hawk with Curly Bangs

There are countless advantages to wearing a curly faux hawk with curly bangs. You can scrunch your hair to make it appear shorter or stretch out sections of your hair for a whole new look.
This particular fohawk fade haircut has been kept low around the ears and faded up toward the dark hair for maximum texture. Be aware that if you decide to go for this look, you must reserve time in the morning to style it.

Pompadour Mohawk with Bald Fade
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#8: Pompadour Mohawk with Bald Fade

This faded faux hawk is a unique composure of different haircuts tied into one – a mohawk, shadow fade, and an old-fashioned pompadour.

This haircut is a go-to for guys with strong facial features like a sharp jaw and cheekbones. You’ll need to take some extra time styling it daily, though. This hairstyle is not recommended for a get-up-and-go type of man.

The recommended products are a matte finish booster root powder and some matte clay with hairspray to finish the look and slick back any flyaways.

Undercut with Fade
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#9: Undercut Faux Hawk Style with Fade

Playing up a simple fade with an undercut is a statement to all faded faux hawk wearers. The contrast from top to sides connecting to the beard has a clever touch. Men with thick hair will enjoy wearing this faux hawk men’s undercut haircut, for sure.

The Faux Hawk Faded Cut for Black Men
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#10: The Faux Hawk Faded Cut for Black Men

This look is complete, from the bushy faux-hawk fade cut to the smooth fade to the ruled-up edges. The beard also includes tying this suave package together for black men.

Long Hair on Faded Faux Hawk
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#11: Long Hair on Faded Faux Hawk

You might make it into the rock and roll Hall of Fame with this long faux hawk fade haircut!

Faux Hawk with Fade for Curly Hair
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#12: Faux Hawk with Fade for Curly Hair

Embrace the kinks with a complementing curly faux hawk that keeps everything neat.

Faux Hawk Faded Hair with Design
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#13: Faux Hawk Faded Hair with Design

With a spiky hair design, this faux hawk haircut is one for the books! Keeping it bushy up top goes a long way, too. This is the kind of frohawk men with unique tastes would go crazy about.

#14: Faux Hawk and High Fade

Keeping a wider faux hawk style could shape the face and make it look more square. Try to play with that effect to make a flattering look for yourself. This short fohawk fade is best complemented by a full beard for balance.

#15: Faux Hawk Fade with Beard

This faux hawk faded cut is the look and style Thor, the superhero from Marvel movies, should have had. “What I like the best about this cut was the hair placement on top and the super sharp lines to finish it off,” says barber Petey Rock from New York.

Grow your hair and facial hair long so the barber can work his magic. Rock used Slick Gorilla and Zorian of New York Paste for this mohawk fade haircut.

#16: Faux Hawk Drop Fade

This faux-hawk drop-fade haircut is unique; you won’t see many people with it. At the same time, it’s in trend, with a low-grade fade and a textured top.

To achieve the messy textured top and still have it sit like that all day, use a really strong matte pomade to create the foundations. Then, you will need a firm finishing spray to set it in place.

#17: Mid Fade Faux Hawk

Here’s a mid-fade faux hawk by hairstylist Michael Kelly of Texas. This is one of the most efficient and long-lasting fades you can give and still include style. Also, it’s a ton of fun to cut this fade with a faux hawk,” Kelly mentions.

This short mohawk fade style requires minimal product and effort and would fit dudes with a busy schedule who like to make a statement with a clean look.

Faux Hawk with Low Fade
Instagram @diegomarcsant

#18: Faux Hawk with Low Fade

Mix two styles and turn it into a faded faux hawk! “I guess I was tired of the military fade, classic fade cut, etc. I love the shape following the head, the precise lines, and the V-shape on the back. The longer top allows you to play with pomade or even slick back with gel for a wet look. Messy hair, bedhead, why not? You can wear it, however you feel like it,” stylist Diego Marcsant of Brazil points out.

This low fade faux hawk is perfect for modern and stylish men. This military style needs to be always clean and fresh, so it needs to be cut every three weeks. However, it grows out very nicely, too.

“I think it works better for a man with a square, an oval, or a round face. Beards go amazing with it, elongating the face,” Marcsant notes.

#19: Skin Fade on Faux Hawk

The pompadour faux fade is ideal for men who have an extra 5 to 10 minutes to blow dry their hair in the morning. Just enough to give it the right amount of volume. Use a matte finish for this kind of look.

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