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? Look no further because a faux hawk braid is a perfect way to dress up your hair for 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; with just a few minutes of styling, you’ve got a badass rocker braid look.

11 Faux Hawk Braid Styles

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 style it in this tucked braided faux mohawk look! You can also 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 stand out from the crowd, then try this side braided look. It’s just playful and adorable ‘do, and you can mix it up with any braid styles you choose. Opt for three braids – one in the center and one on each side for a truly unique look.

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. This vibrant red color offers an exceptionally bold quality to your edgy style.

4. Chunky Braid

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Give your faux hawk volume by creating a chunky braid.

A big, chunky braid is a simple, 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, 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. Photo credit:

A small braid can go a long way with your style. Create a more subtle style 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 Dutch braid looks chic and femme on every girl. It’s simple to style and pairs perfectly with your most stylish outfits. Don’t worry about flyaways with this style! Instead, let your hair do its thing!

7. Inverted Braids

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Give your style some life! Photo credit: @studio91nhs

Make a wild statement! Instead of making the braids the life of a 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 style a whole new upgrade by using smaller braids as accents. This will give your look an oversized 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. This is a more subdued way of getting in on this trend and offers an understated alternative to the edgier styles in the collection.

10. Bun

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Try this dramatic and extravagant style.

Go above and beyond by topping it with a sleek and chic knot bun. This style creates a ready look for the red carpet but works as a bold everyday look. Brush up on your braiding skills before attempting this style, as it requires quite a bit of skill.

11. Tousled Top

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

Switch up your style and create side braids to give the illusion of 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.

Thinking about trying out one of these styles? Be sure to share the finished look with us over @AllThingsHairUS!

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