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How to Create a Fauxhawk

Want to give your hair a little punk rock flair? Grab some gel and get your fauxhawk on.


  • Step 1: Dampen hair Dampen your hair with water.
  • TIP: Skip the shampoo and conditioner before you create your fauxhawk. Clean, smooth hair doesn't stand up as well.
  • Step 2: Add styling product Put hair product in your hands and rub it through your hair. Use a product with strong hold, such as a thick gel, shaping clay, or pomade.
  • Step 3: Add volume Tease or muss your hair with a comb or your hands to give it volume.
  • Step 4: Form the 'hawk Place your palms against the sides of your head and push the hair upward into a peak. Repeat until the peak goes from the front to the back.
  • Step 5: Dry hair gently Let your hairstyle dry on its own or blow it dry with a hair dryer.
  • TIP: Add a bit of hair spray or some strategically hidden bobby pins to help keep your hair in place.
  • Step 6: Check yourself in the mirror Look in the mirror to make sure you look good from every angle.
  • FACT: The Mohawk emerged as a common punk hairstyle in the late 1970s.

You Will Need

  • Water
  • Styling product
  • A comb
  • A hair dryer
  • A mirror
  • Hair spray (optional)
  • Bobby pins (optional)

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