Mohawk Fade Haircut and Hairstyle Ideas for Men in 2023

Elevate your mohawk haircut with these easy hairstyles.

The mohawk fade is one of the most popular haircuts for men today. But unlike a regular mohawk haircut, which is characterized by shaved sides and long hair at the center of your head, the mohawk fade has sides that decrease in length and thickness. By creating variations in the length of hair or the shape of the fade, hairstylists are able to keep gents looking hip and cool and their haircuts fresh and updated.

The introduction of the mohawk fade gives a fresh twist to the conventional mohawk haircut. Here are new and unique mohawk hairstyles you should try next.

1. Messy Mohawk Fade

Asian man with a messy mohawk fade hairstyle wearing a denim jacket
This messy mohawk hairstyle makes you look laidback and chill. Credit: Shutterstock

If you have thick hair and your hair’s top section is long, scrunch and finger-comb your hair upwards to create a messy ‘do. Use putty or matte clay to make your hairstyle last long. You can pair it with a low to mid fade to make your hair look fuller

Editor’s tip: With a shaved hairstyle like the mohawk taper fade, keeping your scalp dandruff-free becomes even more important. Use CLEAR Cool Sport Menthol Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Men to prevent these nasty white flakes from ruining your look. 

2. Faux Hawk With Taper Fade

Asian man with faux hawk fade hairstyle smiling outdoors
This easy, wearable ‘do is perfect for any occasion. Credit: Hariono Halim

Create a faux hawk by gathering your hair from your temples and styling it upward. Use pomade or putty to shape your hair, then finish with hairspray to make it stay in place.

Editor’s tip: Nail this ‘do with the help of Axe Ice Chill Pomade. It gives your hair a hard hold that’s necessary for a faux hawk hairstyle. But even so, the pomade is easy to wash off at the end of the day, so you don’t have to worry about sticky product residue.

3. Feathered Mohawk With Taper Fade

Asian man with a feathered mohawk hairstyle
Wear this mohawk ‘do when you want to chill in style. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Keep your mohawk fade hairstyle more casual by going for the feathered look. Instead of brushing your back entirely, create volume by finger-combing your hair upward and styling it with matte putty. No need to make it look super sleek as texture adds to the charm of this hairstyle.

4. High Skin Faded Mohawk Haircut

Side view of an Asian man with a mohawk fade hairstyle wearing a jacket
Start your fade high on your head to highlight your mohawk hairstyle. Credit: Shutterstock

In this look, the hair on the sides of the head is shaved higher, creating a deeper contrast with the longer strands. This kind of fade reveals more of the skin underneath, hence, the name skin fade. The mohawk is subtler, with a slight tuft.

5. Blonde Mohawk With Taper Fade

Side view of a Filipino man with blonde mohawk fade
A blonde mohawk hairstyle gives you a unique look. Credit: Michelle Pedron

Make your mohawk fade stand out by dyeing it blonde while keeping your natural hair color on the shaved sides. This contrast makes for an edgy look.

6. White Spiky Hair

Back shot of a man with white mohawk hairstyle
White hair and a mohawk fade make for an edgy hairstyle. Credit: Shutterstock

Want to stand out? Dye the top section of your hair white, then shave the sides to get either a taper fade or a clean, regular one. Style your hair upwards with hair gel or putty, and your ‘do will help you make a striking impression.

7. Blonde Comb Over Mohawk With Taper Fade

Mohawk with Taper Fade
Let your comb over mohawk hairstyle stay in shape by applying hair putty or spritzing hairspray. Credit:

Exude sophistication by combing hair to the side, creating a sleek, smooth faux Mohawk against short sides in a taper fade.

8. Mohawk Fade With Man Ponytail

Side view of an Asian man with a man ponytail Mohawk fade wearing a pink polo
If you want a toned-down Mohawk fade ‘do, tie the top of your hair into a ponytail. Credit: Shutterstock

The mohawk comes in various shapes and lengths but this ponytail mohawk is one variation you shouldn’t miss trying. You can comb the long top section of your hair back and tie it into a ponytail for a dapper finish.

9. Sleek Mohawk Hairstyle

Asian man with a sleek hairstyle wearing a brown polo
Style your hair this way for video calls with your clients. Credit: Shutterstock

This hairstyle is a cross between a quiff and a mohawk. Your hair isn’t styled as high, but with clean, faded sides, it can pass as a mohawk ‘do. Make it sleek with pomade or hair gel, and you can wear this hairstyle when you need to look polished.  

10. Voluminous Comb Over With Fade

Asian man with short hair wearing a coat outdoors
This hairstyle is perfect when you want to look smart and dapper. Credit: Shutterstock

Add balance to a round face shape by wearing this voluminous combed-over mohawk fade. Since this hairstyle looks vertical, it will create the illusion of an elongated face shape.

Editor’s tip: When your hair is long, it’s more prone to damage because you comb and style it more. Protect it from hair fall and keep it strong with Dove Men + Care Strengthening Shampoo. It has caffeine and Trichazole Actives that help strengthen your strands to prevent breakage and brittle hair. 

11. Spiky Mohawk

Side view of an Asian man with spiky hair wearing a red jacket
A spiky mohawk gives character to your whole look. Credit: Shutterstock

If you want a casual and edgy ‘do, style your mohawk fade this way. Pull up the top part of your hair one small section at a time to create spikes. Use putty or hair gel to nail your spiky hairstyle.

12. Mohawk Fade With Disconnected Undercut

Asian man with thick curly hair and disconnected undercut wearing a yellow jacket
A high and tight fade draws attention to your mohawk ‘do. Credit: Shutterstock

To get this look, get a high and tight fade, then leave the top section of your hair long and thick. If you have naturally curly hair, all the more you can see the sharp contrast between your mohawk and your disconnected undercut.

Give your hair a bold statement with these mohawk fade haircuts. Play around with the variations in the mohawk’s lengths and the fade’s hairstyles, so you can find the best look for you.


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