How to Get a Messy Faux Hawk Look

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How to Get a Messy Faux Hawk Look
Show your wild side with a messy faux hawk. (Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)

The faux hawk is a popular style because it allows you to get the edgy look of a Mohawk without having to shave the hair off the sides of your head. A messy faux hawk adds an extra touch of "punk style" to your hair. Creating this style is quick and easy and can be done by anyone, regardless of whether they have had any professional hair styling training. If you have a shorter haircut a messy faux hawk just might be the look for you.

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Things you need

  • Hair pomade
  • Hairspray (strong hold)
  • Comb

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    Comb out your hair to get rid of any tangles. Wet your hands by placing them under running water and dampen your hair by running your wet fingers through your hair. Styling your hair while it is damp allows the styling product to better hold the desired shape when the hair completely dries.

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    Take a small dime-sized amount of hair pomade and rub it into the palm of your hands. Apply the pomade on your hair by running your hands through it. Run your fingers through the hair at the crown and front of your head in a backwards and upwards direction to help create spikes in the hair.

  3. 3

    Smooth the hair on the sides of your head down. Run your fingers through the hair at the back of your head and spike it out just as you did the hair at the crown and front of your head to finish making the frame of your faux hawk. Create a messier finish for your faux hawk by straightening the tips of your spikes and point them upwards and in different directions.

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    Spray your entire head with strong hold hairspray. Let the hairspray dry and set to give your faux hawk maximum staying power.

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