How to Rock a Fauxhawk

Miriam Herst | 22 September 2016

All of the edge with minimal commitment. 

The fauxhawk is the ideal way for the uncommitted to experiment with their look and try out something new — sans change induced fear. The edgier brother of the fade haircut, this style boasts the same shaved sides but with a heavier top. Perfect for the gentleman intent on experimenting with a new look this fall without taking on too much irreversible change, this fauxhawk is the tried and true road to a newer and edgier fall look. With the clean sides and all of the personality up on top, this look remains office appropriate while still allowing for some experimentation. That means it’s just as good for Monday morning meetings as it is for Friday night drinks. Follow along below for a few easy steps on how to recreate and a style a fauxhawk

How to Prepare For and Style a Fauxhawk

How to rock the fauxhawk

1. Bring inspiration.

When you go in for your haircut, make sure to bring in some inspiration photos. There’s nothing worse than having a miscommunication with your barber that leads you to swear off haircuts for the rest of the year — no one wants that. Bringing photos in is the best way to ensure you’re speaking the same language. Our hair gallery is a good place to start for some instant inspiration.

2. Wash and condition your hair.

Up your hair washing game by using some of the Axe White Label Night 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner. This combination will leave your hair with an invigorated cool feeling as it preps it for styling.

3. Learn to style your hair.

The Bed Head for Men by Tigi Power Play Firm Finish Gel is your key to styling your fauxhawk into the perfect sculpted shape and increasing the shine factor. File this product under: how to style your hair without looking greasy. Squeeze a dime-sized amount of this product into your hand, rub it between both hands, and finger comb the top of your hair into a gentle swoop.

4. Extra insurance.

Whether you’re getting ready for work and know you’ll be spending an hour in a sweaty, packed subway car or you’re getting ready for a night out, a few sprays of the Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Plump Hold Hairspray will ensure that all your hard work stays put.

Looking for more hairstyle ideas for guys? Try retro hairstyles that are trending in 2016.