15 Lit Faux Hawk Fade Haircuts for Guys

The best mens faux hawk fade haircuts

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 also the length of your top hair. Products that are generally used to style your mane into a faux hawk are gel, wax, clay, or mousse.

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 fits in the workplace and the club as well!

Hop into this hot trend and start by looking into these popular photos of the faux hawk fade haircuts below!

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Faux with Taper Fade

Faux hawk taper fade
Instagram @dree_hellsing

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

The Short Faux Hawk

The short fauxhawk haircut
Instagram @mikey_teeze

This faux hawk fade hairstyle is minimal but still has that extravagant look.

Bald Fade

Bald fade faux hawk haircut
Instagram @ali_bar.ber

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

This haircut is a definite go to for someone with strong facial features like jaw bone and cheekbones. You would need to be someone who is going to take a bit of extra time styling it on a daily basis. Be confident to totally rock this look. I would not recommend this hairstyle to a get-up-and-go type of man.

The products I would highly recommend is a matte finish booster root powder and some matte clay with some hairspray to finish the look and slick back any fly-aways.

Undercut with Fade

Undercut with Fade
Instagram @aminheydaralii

Playing up a simple fade with an undercut is a statement to all faux hawk fade wearers. The contrast from top to sides connecting to the beard gives a clever touch.

The Faux Hawk Fade for Black Men

Faux hawk fade black man
Instagram @zackblendz

This look is a complete package, from the bushy faux hawk fade cut to the smooth fade to the ruled up edges. The beard also makes the inclusion of tying up this suave package.

Long Hair with Fade

long faux hawk fade
Instagram @mikeyyyyyyy_

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

Curly Hair with Fade

faux hawk fade curly hair
Instagram @jose.crespo_

Embrace the kinks with a complementing fade faux hawk that keeps everything neat and tidy.

Faux Hawk Fade with Design

faux hawk fade with design
Instagram @kutzbyoc

Keeping it quite bushy up top goes a long way. With a spiky hair tattoo, this faux hawk fade haircut is one for the books!

High Fade

high fade faux hawk
Instagram @great_whiite_hype

Keeping a wider faux hawk style could very well shape the face and make it look more square. Try to play with that effect to make a flattering look for yourself.

Faux Hawk Fade with Beard

Q&A with style creator, Petey Rock
Barber @ Hall Of Fades Barbershop in Troy, NY

How would you describe this look?

This faux hawk fade cut is the look and style that 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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Grow your hair and facial hair long, so the barber can work his magic. The products I use were Slick Gorilla and Zorian of New York Paste.

Faux Hawk Drop Fade

Q&A with style creator, Nat Petrov
Barber @ Woody’s Barber Shop in Skipton, UK

How would you describe this look?

What I love about this faux hawk drop fade haircut is the fact that it’s definitely unique and you won’t see a lot of people with it but at the same time, it’s sort of in trend with it being a low-grade fade and a textured top. Let’s just say it will definitely be turning heads.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Now, this client’s actually a personal trainer and you can really see the cut going with the job, as he’s going to be wearing sporty clothes and being quite active. Also, he’s going to need to look sharp for all the clients he’ll be training so it works great for that.

To achieve the messy textured top and still have it sit like that all day, I recommend he got a really strong matte pomade to give it that nice messy textured top creating the foundations. Then just to seal it all of, he’s going to need a firm finishing spray that will just set it in place.

Mid Fade Faux Hawk

Q&A with style creator, Michael Kelly
Owner / Artist @ M.R.K. The barber in El Paso, TX

How would you describe this look?

This is probably one of the most efficient and long-lasting fades you can give and still include style, and that is exactly why I like it. Also, it’s a ton of fun to cut this fade with a faux hawk.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style requires a minimal product, minimal effort, and would fit anyone who has a busy schedule and likes to make a statement with a clean look. A clean efficient flex.

Burst Fade

Burst Fade
Instagram @beaaastyles

Q&A with style creator, Bea Petty
Barber / Hair Artist / Owner @ Shear Addiction in Monterey, CA

How would you describe this look?

This cut is the burst fade faux hawk. I love the concept of how drastic the fade is and how it smoothly flows into the darker and longer pieces on top.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style works great with any hair texture from straight to super curly. It may not be the exact same as the photo but you can achieve the shape and fade just the same.

This gentleman in the photo has naturally frizzy wavy hair, so I blow-dried it to be a bit straighter. I used some textured powder to start off to create the volume and messiness I was going for. Then I used a textured paste to hold the overall shape and style. This hairstyle looks great with a street style look or if you want to get dressed up in a suit and tie.

Low Fade

Low Fade
Instagram @diegomarcsant

Q&A with style creator, Diego Marcsant
Hair Stylist / Colorist @ MGHair Design in Sao Paulo, BR

How would you describe this look?

I decided to mix both styles turning faux into a faded faux hawk! I guess I was tired of the military fade, classic fade cut, and so on. I love the shape following the head, precise lines, and the V-shape on the back. The top longer gives the ability to play with pomade or even sleek back with gel for a wet look. Messy hair, bedhead, why not? You can wear it however you feel like it.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It’s perfect for modern and stylish men. This style needs to be always clean and fresh, so it needs to be cut every 3 weeks. Although it grows out very nicely too.

I would say it works better for a man that has a square, an oval, or a round face. Beards go amazing with it, elongating the face.

It’s good for all hair types – fine, medium, or coarse hair, but I would say fine to medium works best because you are able to do texture and achieve movement. Coarse hair can be tricky.

I think someone fun, easy-going, modern, stylish, and even a businessman can do it.

Skin Fade

Q&A with style creator, Charlie Corchado
Barber / Owner @ Charlie’s Barbershop in Camuy, Puerto Rico

How would you describe this look?

I would call this cut classic pomp-faux hawk with a modern fade.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The faux hawk fade is ideal for the person who has an extra 5 to 10 minutes in the morning to blow dry their hair just enough to give it the right amount of volume. I always recommend a matte finish for this kind of look. The great thing about this hairstyle is that it fits just right with any type of personality conservative or fashionable.