Keepin’ It Edgy: 11 Faux Hawk Braid Styles For a Bold Look

Let the rebel out of you with these badass braids.

Are you looking for an edgier new hairdo? Well, look no further, because a faux hawk braid is the perfect way to dress up your hair for just about any occasion. Whether you’re heading to the biggest rock concert of the year or just getting brunch with your friends, a faux hawk braid style will effortlessly tie your look together. It’s a bold and cool look that takes hints from an inverted or Dutch braid for that bumpy, fauxhawk-inspired feel. It also doesn’t require any chopping; just a few minutes of styling and you’ve got a badass rocker braid look. Try out one of our favorite faux hawk braid looks and see for yourself why we’re so obsessed with this style:

1. Tucked Dutch Braid

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Create a faux hawk look just by simply braiding your hair in a tucked dutch braid style.

Want to upgrade your basic Dutch braid? Then put it in this tucked braided faux mohawk look! You can also easily create a similar look by styling your hair in a French braid faux hawk. Make sure you tame any flyaways with Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray.

2. Side Braids

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Make your faux hawk braid stand out by incorporating smaller braids around it.

If you want to make your faux haw braid really stand out from the crowd, then try this side braided look. It’s just a playful and adorable ‘do, and you can mix it up with any braid styles you choose.

3. Ombré Half-Up

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Give your ombré look a style boost with a half-up faux hawk style. Photo credit:

Give your half-up braided faux hawk a little color with an ombré style. A small faux hawk braid with long, two toned locks gives your look a chic and edgy vibe.

4. Chunky Braid

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Give your faux hawk volume by creating a chunky braid.

A big, chunky braid is a simple and easy tweak on a faux hawk braid look. It’s loose, just ever-so-slightly tousled, and has a sweeter and more feminine appearance. You can use a faux French braid and just tug and flatten it to create more texture. To give your faux hawk braid added volume, try using Nexxus Comb Thru Finishing Mist.

5. Small Middle Braid

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Let your hair loose and accent it with a small braid down the middle for a faux hawk effect. Photo credit:

A small braid can go a long way with your style. Create a more subtle faux hawk braid by making this tiny braid, and let the rest of your locks flow! Or, you can easily tie your hair back in a bun or ponytail, the possibilities are endless.

6. Classic Faux Hawk Braid

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Make a subtle statement with a classic faux hawk braid. Photo credit:

This classic faux hawk-inspired Dutch braid looks chic and femme on every girl. It’s simple to style, and pairs perfectly with your most stylish outfits.

7. Inverted Braids

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Give your faux hawk some life with this curly, inverted braid look. Photo credit: @studio91nhs

Make a wild statement with your inverted faux hawk braid. Instead of making the braids the life of the party, use side braids to create a long mane of beautiful hair. Tame any frizziness your locks have with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum.

8. Double Braided Sides

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Create a large braid in the middle of your scalp and accent it with smaller side braids to create a textured and detailed look. Photo credit: Nick Urteaga

Give your faux hawk a whole new upgrade by using smaller braids as accents. This will give your faux hawk braid a larger appearance, and the double braids add a funky detail to your look.

9. Messy Ponytail

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A simple ponytail can do wonders for your faux hawk braid style.

Give your style a grungy look by ending your faux hawk braid with a messy ponytail.  This messy look gives your hair texture and a sexy tousled tone.

10. Bun

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Make a dramatic and extravagant style by creating this braided faux hawk with a chic bun.

Go above and beyond with your faux hawk braid by topping it off with a sleek and chic knot bun. This style creates a look that ready for the red carpet, and it looks so fun and creative.

11. Tousled Top

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Let your look reach new heights by putting it in this voluminous look.

Instead of using a braid as the faux hawk, switch it up and create side braids to style a big, voluminous faux hawk out of your long locks. Give your hair volume that reaches new heights by spritzing it with TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Flexible Finish Hairspray.

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