This is by far the edgiest trend of the season.
The curly faux hawk is one of the edgiest trends we’ve seen in the men’s style department in quite a long time. This style combines embracing (or faking) a curly texture and taking a bold leap straight into faux hawk territory. From overgrown fade styles to full-on faux hawks, we’ve got it all!
We’ve compiled a collection of 14 edgy ways to wear the curly faux hawk for guys, and we have a feeling you’ll take some major inspiration from these ideas. Curious about this up-and-coming trend? Read on:
How to Wear the Curly Faux Hawk: 14 Cool Looks
1. Amp Up the Volume
Grow your curls out and wear them brushed-through for a voluminous faux hawk that stretches out in every direction. This is one of our favorite curly hairstyles because it keeps your curls front and center and lets you show them off.
2. Red and Curly
If you’re up for making a double statement with your strands then consider cutting your red hair into an overgrown red faux hawk. This style is attention-grabbing in the best way and manages to show off your color and your texture at the same time.
3. Natural Curls
Grow your curls out and wear them extra long for a faux hawk look that incorporates a ‘fro. Our thought process when it comes to curls is if you’ve got them, flaunt them.
4. Wear it Natural
Not quite ready to embrace a full-on afro? This slightly shorter style is a great alternative if you want to embrace your natural texture and get in on the faux hawk trend without going overboard.
5. Lightly Moussed
Give your curls some subtle definition and volume by running Nexxus Exxpand+ Volumizing Whip through your strands. We think of this slightly shaggy look as a “boy next door” version of the faux hawk. It’s perfect for those aren’t 100 percent sold on the classic faux hawk style.
6. Wear it Loose
Wear your curls loose and let them hang down for a slightly softer take on the classic faux hawk style. While this look is definitely on the edgier side, there’s no reason you can’t soften it up a bit.
7. High-Top Fade
We consider the high top fade to be the slightly more modern brother of the curly faux hawk. This style includes the signature short sides and long top of the high-top fade and all of the drama of the faux hawk.
8. Gelled and Styled
Coil your curls using Bed Head for Men by TIGI Power Play Gel. Run a nickel-sized amount of product through your curls to style and define them so they’re nice and tight.
9. Add a Beard
Thinking about incorporating a beard into your look? This is a great way to get in on two trends at once and show off your styling and grooming skills at the same time.
10. Combed Forward
Wear your curls combed forward for a slightly watered-down version of the curly faux hawk. This enables you to make a hair statement while still staying in your comfort zone. Who knows? Maybe you’ll transition into a full-on spiked up faux hawk down the line.
11. Closely Cropped
We like to think of this closely cropped style a subtle nod to the faux hawk. If you’re set on keeping your haircut and style streamlined and not experimenting too much then this is the look for you.
12. The Classic
Go all in with a classic curly faux hawk. Combine natural curls that run down the length of your head and very closely shaven sides for the ultimate faux hawk style.
13. Brushed-Through Curls
All it takes to achieve this messy iteration of the faux hawk is running a brush through your curls. Easy, right?
14. Bleached Fade
This cross between a faux hawk and a fade includes a streak of bleached hair that takes this edgy style to a whole new level.
Looking for more faux hawk styles? Learn our top tips and tricks for how to rock a faux hawk.