The Editors
Updated on June 10, 2021

Ready to be bold? Daring? Noticed? Then, let’s do this! Here are 20 new takes on the style known as faux hawk or faux mohawk. Warning: these hairstyles are for those who want to be seen – those who want to be complimented, stared at, and mused over time and time again! Ready? Set? Go, faux hawk girl!

Faux Hawks for Long, Medium and Short Hair

You can get very creative with faux hawk updos, using ponies, buns, braids, twists and curls. Styling pompadour bangs, a bouffant or spikes, incorporating cornrows, undercuts or shaved designs, you will personalize your faux hawk, coming up with a one-of-a-kind hairstyle that compliments your overall look and expresses your personality.

1. Two Trick Ponytail Faux Hawk

If you are looking for a sleek and professional look, this is an easy and fun style for long hair, consisting of two or more overlapping ponytails. The underneath ponytail gives you volume, while the over the top pony smoothes over, creating an even curve and stabilizing the height.

2. French Braid Pinup Faux Hawk

This French braid based faux hawk is a classic pinup style gone wild! Dark violet shades fade to a lighter violet in lush strands, piled high in messy loops. Intricately twisted and pushed forward towards the forehead, this female faux hawk is sure to impress!

3. Messy Fishtail Faux Hawk

This Siren style faux hawk features chunky twisted pieces, a side braided ponytail, and a bold copper tone that screams Irish Princess. Wear with a longer flowing skirt and loose top to re-create a smoldering, come-hither look. This style works awesome for long hair.

4. Punk-Rock Princess Faux Hawk

This teased up faux hawk with bangs, defined by two braided lines, will bring out the inner rebel in you! Pink overtones scream out for you with a guitar in your hands, wearing a mini-skirt and matching lips, to play and sing for adoring fans! Daydream away!

5. Messy Braided Faux Hawk

This brown blonde ponytail is a must element for achieving the mermaid’s fauxhawk. The hair is crimped to enhance the texture of the hawk braid and there are tiny braids and twists in the pony. What a cool girl`s faux hawk look for an adventurous girl!

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6. Billy Idol’s Hot Cousin Faux Hawk

This look is a bit more bold and daring. With, closely cut sides this tall, faux Mohawk lends itself to the 80’s rocker chic that everyone remembers. The bulk of hair is up top and down the center of the back, creating a strong ridge line that gives a fabulous height. This is truly an unforgettable eye-catching style!

7. Black Braided Faux Hawk

Often times, African-American hair has fantastic texture for sculpting. This braided faux hawk features a sleek and unique style, frosted with blue highlights. The undercut has a smooth, even line all the way around the crown, giving the braid visual enhancement in contrast to the curves. Wear with your favorite matching dress!

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8. Amber Waves of Faux Hawk

No need to get shaved sides, if you are not ready for this bold step. Cornrows will do the job. Three side braids draw the eye to the faux hawk waves flowing down the back. Amber highlights increase the visual lines of the waves and offer a gorgeous dimensional effect, enhanced by the darkened roots. This faux hawk girl is definitely ready for adventure!

9. Retro Pop Can Updo Faux Hawk

Female hairstyle options are endless. And so are the ways to create the looks. This one reminds us of the old trick of setting your hair with pop cans to get big waves. With a sweep of pastel lavender color, this updo looks elegant while pushing the boundaries of traditional hair. The big curls on top even have a wave like motion to them!

10. Tattoo You Tonight Faux Hawk

This short, faux Mohawk is unbelievable – fierce and feminine at the same time! Roses carved into the side give a soft, tender feel to the base, while the hard angle of the hawk rises to the point commanding attention. These days, creative freedom is welcome, so if you have always wanted to be artistic with your hair, there is nothing to stop you! Go for it!

11. Lobster Tail Faux Hawk

Fishtail braids are just a bit more interesting than traditional three strand braids. This look involves a thick plait to create the faux hawk, while the sides are demurely pulled back, culminating in what looks a bit like a lobster tail. Blonde hair has a bright feel, livening up the concept of the women’s faux hawk. Wear all year round.

12. …And I Will Always Love You Faux Hawk

Not all faux hawks are created equal. This curly style calls up the elegance of an iconic singer, and everyone will love this look. Black hair color with a touch of gold gives a regal definition to a glorious pile of ringlets. The sides pulled back tightly finish off the look with a contrast.

13. The Neelix Faux Hawk

For the die-hard Trekkie, this is a tribute to a lesser known character from one of the shows named Neelix. He was from another planet, and as we are getting closer to a possible answer of whether we are alone or not, this windswept faux Mohawk with braided sides will bring you right along into the future!

14. Wedding Day Bliss Faux Hawk

The curly, looped faux hawk for women you see in this picture is exquisite and detailed enough for your big day. A series of twists and tucks, along with a bouffant in the front, is accented with delicate blooms in the fancy crown. They are tucked inside the faux hawk, drawing the eye up, up, and away!

15. Spartan Warrior Faux Hawk

Traditional Spartan Warrior helmets had plumes of horse hair in a Mohawk shape down to the nape of the neck. If you have long hair, these braided plaits are a fascinating way to recreate the design of a Spartan helmet. Try with a dress or your favorite jeans!

16. Pink Pixie Princess Faux Hawk

As far as bold moves go, shaved sides + pixie cut + faux hawk = a pretty radical look! Messy bedhead styles never get old, and this one-of-a-kind shaved haircut for girls has all the excitement of a young Pixie in love. Wear with anything because this hair makes a statement of its own!

17. Where Did You Get Your Hair Done Faux Hawk

Finding a unique updo, the one you can wear with an evening gown, is a tough challenge for faux hawk women. This combination surface braid and pompadour is as individual as you! Blonde tones layer into the depth, while the frost floats up top. The tight low bun closes out the lines at the nape of the neck.

18. Asymmetrical Pixie Faux Hawk

This off center cut has a story of its own. Short, brown hair with bangs says “I have a unique story, and I’m proud to show off my style!” A super cute look for any age, this style can sometimes mean stepping outside your comfort zone!

19. Athenian Goddess Faux Hawk Updo

When you want volume, elegance, class, and curls, give a try to this messy, classy updo. The loose French braid restricts the pile of blonde curls arranged into a faux hawk that defies its own roots. Wear with something flowing, and you will draw every eye, every time.

20. Sweet Tart Peaked Faux Hawk

Many female pixie cuts are similar, but this one stands alone! Not just any girl’s faux hawk is powder blue with a line of peaks drawing the eyes in several directions at once. This faux hawk also pushes the boundaries of the style, just perfectly. With hair like this, you won’t have to worry about your outfit matching. It’s the perfect accessory even to the simplest look!

Now that you’re an expert faux hawk girl, we know you’ll want to get busy trying these looks faster than you can bookmark this article. The faux hawk you once pictured has undoubtedly been improved, upgraded, and expanded, giving you new inspiration to create your own one-of-a-kind styles today!

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