23 Faux Hawk Hairstyles for Women

Faux hawk is a playful balance of edginess and elegance. It’s wild enough for night outs, classy for dinner parties and chic for an everyday look. The shape of a faux hawk is very flattering. Also, it’s a perfect choice for women who love mohawk style, but don’t won’t to shave off the sides.

Keep reading to see our 23 selected faux hawk hairstyles for women… there are some mind-blowing haircuts and updos that you’ll want to try right away!

1. Faux Hawk Updo

This hairstyle might seem complicated, but actually it is not. There is an easy way to achieve it. You take small sections of hair on each side and secure it with an elastic. Basically, you create a small ponytail. The trick is to split the hair above the elastic in half, take the ponytail and pull it through, but you don’t want to pull it through all the way. Secure the loop with bobby pins if needed. Each ponytail will create a small loop that will ultimately create a gorgeous updo.

2. Black & Green Haircut

Black and Green Short Haircut

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Yes, you can rock a faux hawk even if you have short hair. This stunning haircut with green highlights and luscious curls can add an edge to any look.

If you’re looking to add some freshness to your hair, highlights are always a great choice. Green is not the only option – gold, honey, brown or burgundy all work great with black hair. We love everything about this look!

3. Teased French Braid Updo

Want to rock two different styles in one? This hairstyle is for you. Braids alone have some serious ‘wow’ factor, but they are much more jaw-dropping when you combine them with different styles and techniques.

This braided faux hawk is everything but ordinary. The hairstyle would be an excellent choice for weddings and other formal occasions.

4. Natural Hair Frohawk

Embrace your natural hair with this gorgeous faux hawk. Start by sectioning the front of your hair in a triangle shape. Secure it with a hair clip. Take another section of the hair and tie it in a ponytail. Repeat with the rest of your hair. Unclip the front section, and there it is, your new favorite hairstyle is ready!

5. Braided Sides Faux Hawk

Here’s another way to rock a faux hawk for our ladies with long hair. Obviously, the hairstyle is not an everyday style, but it’s a perfect combination of edginess and elegance. The top section of the head is curled and each curl is rolled and set with a bobby pin. These ‘rolled curls’ give this hairstyle a vintage feel while the braided sides make the top section pop even more.

6. Faux Hawk for Short Hair

Faux Hawk for Short Hair

Source: @hairbylatise

We love the simplicity of this faux hawk haircut. The style is perfect for women who want a bit of an edgy look, but without shaving the sides of their head. Short hairstyles are easy to maintain and style, plus they are everywhere this season. If you opt for this style, you will definitely make some heads turn.

7. Messy Dutch Braid Faux Hawk

Messy, braided updos are best! For this look, all you need is some braiding skills, a few bobby pins and elastics, and some hairspray. Dutch braid is basically a inside out French braid. So, if you know how to do a classic French braid, you will easily master this style, too. This updo is both classy and edgy, and that’s why we love it so much!

8. Twists + Cornrows Faux Hawk

Twists are one of our favorite protective styles. Not only they protect your natural hair, but also make it unique and chic. The possibilities to style your twists are endless. We stumble upon on many amazing faux hawks for black hair, but this one really stood out. This updo is perfect to keep your twists off your face and neck without sacrificing your style.

9. Ice Grey & Blue Spiky Haircut

Icy Grey & Blue Spiky Haircut

Source: @morasalon

This faux hawk is for those who want to be noticed. The color combination is absolutely stunning! One of the best parts about this style is that you don’t have to spend hours and hours in front of the mirror – a little teasing,  some hair spray and you’re good to go! Ordinary is boring so why not give this haircut a try?

10. Messy & Curly Haircut

This type of haircut will open the sides of your face, revealing your beautiful facial features. Some faux hawks can make you look bold and edgy, but this style is so feminine and elegant. We love how the tresses at the front are longer than the tresses at the back. They are forming a cute, curly bangs that frame her face beautifully.

11. Messy Braided Faux Hawk Updo

Create chunky and messy braids all over the center of your head for a unique and trendy style. You can combine French and dutch braids together. This updo proves that you can be edgy and elegant all at the same time.

12. Short Faux Hawk Haircut

Short Faux Hawk Haircut

Source: @bobbiswurld

If you’re looking for a short, funky style with a dose of edginess, this faux hawk might be perfect for you.  The hairstyle is very easy to style – you only need some volumizing gel and hairspray to give those tresses some serious height. If you opt for this haircut, you will have more time for sleeping because it can be styled in less than five minutes. Crazy, right?

13. Messy Faux Hawk Half Updo

The style works best with medium length hair. It combines so many different styles – braids, curls and ponytail loops. Complexity and details of the style are amazing!  This wild version of a faux hawk will definitely make you stand out from the crowd.

14. Short Style

Make a statement with some warm honey highlights on the top of your hair. This color suits black hair really well. The style is perfect for summer… but are you bold enough to try it?

15. Fishtail Braids Faux Hawk Updo

For days when you’re feeling a little rebellious, we recommend this creative and unique updo. Learn how to create it below!

Step 1: To start of this look, you need to section a piece of your hair at the front and clip it away for later. This piece will be used to create a teased pompadour.

Step 2: Section the rest of your hair into four pieces, and from the each piece create a ponytail. Secure with an elastic.

Step 3: Create a loose fishtail braid from each ponytail. Your braids should be messy and full. Secure them with an elastic, as well.

Step 4: After you’ve created all your fishtail braids, take the front section and tease it at the roots (just for a little bit of lift). Create a fishtail braid from the front section, too.

Step 5: Now it’s time to create a faux hawk shape! Pin every braid in the center of the hair.

Step 6: Finish the look by smoothing the sides with a hair spray.

16. Faux Hawk Haircut with Bangs

Bring your tresses to the front, to create this charming style. This haircut is perfect for women who love the mohawk, but aren’t brave enough to shave off their sides.

17. Big Dutch Braid Faux Hawk

We don’t know what it is about this hairstyle, but we are pretty much obsessed. The trick to get this massive amount of volume? Add a little volumizing shampoo and then simply pancake the braid by pulling out the sides.

18. Half Up, Half Down Style

Half Up, Half Down Style

Source: @keevahair

Braids and curls are awesome and trendy, but when you combine them into a big and messy faux hawk, they are even better. One is for sure, this hairstyle will bring you some serious attention.

19. Braided Faux Hawk

The hairstyle has an edgy and romantic look to it. Pair this faux hawk with a few staple wardrobe pieces such as a white button down shirt, leather pants and heels. Finish the look with big bold jewelry and your badass look is ready!

20. Rolled Curls Updo

This formal faux hawk is ideal for any hair length. The updo is similar to the one in picture #5, the only difference is that this one doesn’t have braided sides. Either way, we love both looks.

21. Bridal Faux Hawk

For your wedding day, step outside of the box and give this amazing updo a try! Finish the look with a jaw-dropping hair piece. Hair jewelry can turn even the most boring hairstyles into a breathtaking look.

22. Formal Faux Hawk

Classic French braid is a great way to add an extra touch of class and elegance. Just like the previous updo, this one would also make a great bridal hairstyle.

23. Curly & Messy Updo

If you like updos but want something a little edgier for your special occasion, this messy look is pretty rad. The color accents make this faux hawk even more unique and special.

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