There's no need to shave your hair to rock an edgy mohawk-inspired look. Keep your tresses intact and slick them back into a faux-hawk. Faux-hawks give you that same rocker style without requiring you to commit to a haircut. They're also surprisingly simple to do. Just a few styling tools and a few minutes and your style will be completely transformed.
1. Faux-Hawk for Long Hair
1 Start with straight hair. If your hair isn't already straight, blow-dry it using a round brush.
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2 Rub a dime-sized amount of straightening serum in your hands and apply to hair, working from root to tip.
3. Faux-Hawk for Long Hair
3 Pull hair into two sections. Clip the top third of your hair to keep it out of the way. Brush the rest of your hair back and pull it into a ponytail, securing it in place with your elastic band.
4. Faux-Hawk for Long Hair
4 Add additional volume by curling your hair -- if you prefer to keep your hair straight, skip this step. Wrap sections of hair around a large barrel iron; don't clamp your iron down. This will create loose waves.
5. Faux-Hawk for Long Hair
5 Remove your clip. Move your loose hair to one side and apply a generous amount of hairspray. Flip it to the other side and repeat. Flip hair back to the center and your faux-hawk is ready to roll.
6. Short Faux-Hawk
1 Apply a styling gel or pomade to a pixie cut, working from root to tip.
7. Short Faux-Hawk
2 Brush down each side of your hair, leaving a section in the center going from the front hairline to nape of the neck. Your hair gel will help your hair to lay flat.
8. Short Faux-Hawk
3 Use your hands to mold your free center hair to stick up straight.
9. Short Faux-Hawk
4 Spritz with hairspray to keep your look in place all day.