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Mohawk Fade Haircut and Hairstyle Ideas for Men in 2024

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 has shaved sides and long hair at the center of your head, the mohawk fade has hair on both 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.

Mohawk Fade Haircuts and Hairstyles We Love

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.

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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 white flakes from ruining your look. This shampoo has Triple Anti-Dandruff Technology, which removes, resists, and prevents dandruff from coming back. It also has menthol that leaves a fresh feeling on your scalp.

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.

3. Feathered Mohawk Haircut 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 a tight, brushed-back look, create volume by finger-combing your hair upward and styling it with matte putty. Texture adds to the charm of this hairstyle so you don’t need to make it look super sleek.

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 at the level of your temples. This style creates a stark contrast with the longer strands. This kind of fade reveals more of the skin underneath, hence the name skin fade. The mohawk can have a slight tuft for a subtle look, or you can brush and style it upward for height.

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Editor’s tip: Frequent combing and styling can make your hair prone to breakage and damage. 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. 

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 the top section 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, to make your mohawk haircut leave 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 your hair to the side to create 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 it can pass as a mohawk ‘do because of its clean, faded sides. Make it sleek with pomade or hair gel, and you can wear this hairstyle when you need to look polished.  

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Editor’s tip: Make sure to wash your hair at the end of the day when you style it with pomade or gel. Use Dove Men + Care Refreshing Clean Shampoo to cleanse your hair deeply and remove dirt, grease, and grime. This shampoo also has caffeine and menthol that gives you an energizing, post-shower feel. 

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.

11. Spiky Mohawk Haircut

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.

13. Side Swept Mohawk Fade

Strike the perfect balance between professionalism and creativity with a side-swept corporate cut. Credit: Leung Cho Pan from Canva

This workplace-friendly hairstyle combines the edgy look of a traditional mohawk with the versatility of a classic cut. To achieve this look, simply shave the sides of your head while leaving a strip of hair in the center, and sweep that hair to one side using a strong-hold hair product to keep it in place.

14. Faux Mohawk with Mid Fade

Young Asian man with mohawk fade and eyeglasses standing against wall
A faux mohawk is a go-to option for those who don’t want to commit to a full mohawk. Credit: Evelina Zhu from Pexels

If you’re seeking an alternative to the full mohawk fade, try the textured quiff with a mid fade for a stylish, low-maintenance look. Ask your hairstylist to create a mid fade and leave enough length on top for a textured ‘do.

15. Mohawk Fade on Long Hair

Asian man with mohawk fade leaning on wall
Adding a mohawk fade to long hair? That’s how you turn heads without losing an inch of your rockstar vibe. Credit: Royal Anwar from Pexels

Rock those lengthy locks with an edgy twist, courtesy of a mohawk fade! Start by having your stylist carve out a gradual fade on the sides, leaving your crown to relish in its full, long-haired glory. This daring yet fun play on contrasts gives everyone with long hair a chance to explore a new look without compromising on the length they love.

Ready to try the mohawk fade haircut? Pick from this roundup, show it to your barber, and get ready to make a bold statement with your new look.