variants: or less commonly faux hawk or fauxhawk
plural faux-hawks also faux hawks or fauxhawks
Definition of faux-hawk
: a hairstyle resembling a Mohawk (see mohawk entry 1 sense 3) in having a central ridge of upright hair but with the sides gathered or slicked upward or back instead of shaved … a brand-new photo from a shoot in which she's wearing a makeshift mohawk. A faux-hawk, if you will.— Kaleigh Fasanella His hair is more of a fauxhawk now, long all over but gelled up into bleached-blond spikes at the top.— Billy Haisley also : a hairstyle with a wider area of upright hair than a Mohawk and with the sides and often the back shaved or closely cropped "… I love the faux-hawk, I love the fade … up to the messy hair. … " — Sergio Morales Three-time Grammy winner Gwen Stefani gave her boyfriend Blake Shelton a trim … . The 50-year-old pop diva used clippers to cut the sides of his head, which wound up looking more like a faux-hawk than the … mullet she originally attempted … — Cassie Carpenter The faux hawk is a subdued version of the authority-challenging mohawk but without the shaved sides and neon colors. … The cut is important because the middle is left longer so that the hair can be pushed up to create the faux-hawk look. — Daniel J. Vargas
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