21 Hottest Fohawk (Faux Hawk) Haircuts & Hairstyles for Men in 2024

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A fohawk (or faux hawk) is a haircut that resembles a mohawk but is cut shorter, which gives it the illusion of a fake mohawk. It typically requires less product and time to style and offering more styling variations. No shaving of the sides of your head is required – enough length and a bit of wax, clay, or pomade are all you need to own this masculine look.

What’s making faux hawk hairstyles more popular is how it can be worn both at formal or professional settings and at casual events. Plus, it’s modern, versatile, and celebrity-approved!

Take note of how football-hottie David Beckham and Hollywood actors Jeremy Renner and Taylor Lautner does their signature faux hawks, proving how customizable this hairstyle is to suit any personality.

IG-influencer and professional barber Mike Blendz from San Antonio, Texas shows off the different versions of a faux hawk in his feed. Any way you go, this haircut promises fullness, movement, and natural texture to your hair.

Before your next haircut, check out these popular photos of the best fohawk haircuts!

Nice asian ohawks
Instagram @titan_barber

#1: Asian Fohawk With High Fade

This high fade fohawk is extra pointy at the front and somewhat flattering at the back. This hairstyle definitely freshens up the face and gives a youthful glow.

#2: Drop Fade Faux Hawk

Stand out with a drop fade faux hawk for a professional take on the mohawk. The classy cut is a mix of sleek and edgy, which allows this haircut to work even with extra styling. The look does require styling and the use of hair care products to ensure the hair stays in place all day long.

#3: Layered Fohawk

A layered fohawk is a perfect outline for a round-faced shape. Short tapered sides and razored texture on top all bring the cut to life. It is the perfect balance between an edgy and subtle trim.

#4: Faux Hawk with Disconnected High Skin Fade

The faux hawk with disconnected high skin fade is definitely one to rock if you love high volume. The coiffed faux hawk has ample length through the front and will require styling to keep it in place all day. The disconnected high skin fade allows the sides to be short and looks visually seamless. It gives you a smart, fashion-forward haircut.

#5: Finger-Combed Faux Hawk

A finger-combed faux hawk is a fresh way to add texture and height to any face shape. The clean and close faded sides bring the outline in, which slims the face and emphasizes the facial structure and jawline. By keeping a longer length on top, the cut elongates rounder-shaped faces, in particular, bringing in texture while offering a modern flair to your overall look.

Faux hawk and mid fade cut for thin hair
Instagram @mikey_teeze

#6: Faux Hawk and Mid Fade Cut for Thin Hair

Faux hawk and mid fade cut for thin hair is a smart choice. The faux hawk can hide thinning areas on top, especially when styled. The side mid fade compliments and gives the perfect contrast to medium-length hair on top to achieve the faux hawk.

Modern Fohawk Taper Fade with Beard and Line-Up
Instagram @monefik

#7: Modern Fohawk Taper Fade with Beard and Line-Up

Go crazy with a taper fade on both sides and a colored fohawk top! Highlighting the hair on top with tints of green plus pairing this faux hawk with a line-up and a neat shape the beard makes, makes it even more attractive.

Short Faux Hawk Hairstyle
Instagram @javi_nice

#8: Short Faux Hawk

Keep it under control with shaved sides and a small faux hawk on top. Style with gel or mousse for easy volume. Feel free to match this faux hawk with a beard for a more masculine finish.

#9: Long Faux Hawk with Shaved Design

Razor cuts create masterpieces with this kind of curly faux hawk. You’ll be your coolest self with clean side engravings and top curls.

#10: Cool Faux Hawk Buzz Cut

Have fun with your clean fohawk buzz cut by leaving the center much thicker than the sides. Do this from front to nape and you’ve got yourself a fake mohawk.

Textured Faux Hawk Fade
Instagram @wester_barber

#11: Textured Faux Hawk Fade

Smooth fade, sharp edges, and pumped and spiked style on a fohawk cut? All of these appealing features are found in this faux hawk with bald fade haircut!

#12: Wavy Fohawk for Medium-Length Hair

With long strands, you can recreate a brushed-up fohawk cut and style by shaving five inches from the side, then sleeking long hair back, making a fluff.

Slicked-Back Faux Mohawk Styling Idea
Instagram @segovia_blendz

#13: Slicked-Back Faux Mohawk Styling Idea

Live that rock and roll life with a faux mohawk! A faux hawk and shaved sides actually look awesome when combined together. When styling, brush the hair up from the front to the back and apply the gel in place.

Spiky Fohawk Hair
Instagram @savage.sarabia

#14: Spiky Fohawk Hair

Turn that cool fohawk all the way up to epic! Barber Alan worked his magic and made this savvy trim ever so smoothly. A spiky faux hawk style is always trendy.

#15: Dope Afro Fohawk with Shaved Sides for Black Men

This afro fohawk hairstyle is dope AF! Curls arranged in a mohawk manner serve the body, while the sides give attention the clean shave.

#16: Short Fohawk with Clean High Fade

Tone down fohawk hairstyles with a light pomade like this one with a high fade. Sides can be shaved in a transition for a smooth fade, giving clean edges.

Taper Fade Faux Hawk
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#17: Taper Fade Faux Hawk

Care to be cool this summer with a faux hawk and quiff hairstyle. Ask your barber for a thick top faded onto the sides to mimic the look.

Tight Military fohawk Haircut
Instagram @corneliucrihan

#18: Tight Military Fohawk

Short fohawk cuts are pretty popular in the military now. Get away with that strict crew cut with a thick center area. Grow out into fuller hair is expected with this type of military cut.

#19: Skin Fade Fohawk on Messy Short Hair

This fohawk is as natural as a curly top with a skin fade on the sides. My favorite thing about this messy cut is definitely the line-up! I dropped the fade at the front so that I could really make the lines nice and crisp.

Rad Long Hair Fohawk
Instagram @hosein.brz

#20: Rad Long Hair Fohawk with Voluminous Top

This cut for long hair is super trendy. If you’re a guy wanting to try a long faux hawk style, I recommend doing these steps with these specific tools and products. First, I use matte clay to enhance the volume of the drying and a lightweight fixative spray to detail all the movements made with your comb.

Stylish Rooted Blonde Curly Faux Hawk
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#21: Stylish Rooted Blonde Curly Fro Hawk

This look is a fro hawk with a skin fade with blonde curls. For styling, use sea salt spray to keep the curls and diffusing it. Then, finish it with a texturizing spray to keep the separation on the curls.