Mens HairStyles

15 Lit Faux Hawk Fade Haircuts for Guys

A faux hawk fade is a type of fade that complements a faux hawk hairstyle by adding contrast and definition to the whole look. It’s one popular trick used by barbers to transform a stylish faux hawk into a sharp and neat hairstyle!

It’s up to you which fading style you’ll go for – a long or short fade, tapered, skin, or burst – and also the length of your top hair. Products that are generally used to style your mane into a faux hawk are gel, wax, clay, or mousse.

Popularized by VIP hunks Zayn Malik, Zac Efron, and Channing Tatum, this fade makes for a sexier result. It’s a subtler yet still stylish hairstyle that fits in the workplace and the club as well!

Hop into this hot trend and start by looking into these popular photos of the faux hawk fade haircuts below!

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Skin Fade

Skin FadeInstagram @charliebarberpr

Q&A with style creator, Charlie Corchado
Barber / Owner @ Charlie’s Barbershop in Camuy, Puerto Rico

How would you describe this look?

I would call this cut classic pomp with a modern fade.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is ideal for the person who has an extra 5 to 10 minutes in the morning to blow dry their hair just enough to give it the right amount of volume. I always recommend a matte finish for this kind of look. The great thing about this hairstyle is that it fits just right with any type of personality conservative or fashionable.

Undercut with Fade

Instagram @aminheydaralii

Playing up a simple fade with an undercut is a statement to all faux hawk wearers. The contrast from top to sides connecting to the beard gives a clever touch.

The Short Faux Hawk

Instagram @barberiamagic

Minimal to a tea but still has that extravagant look.

Fade with Beard

Instagram @peteyrock_thebarber

Q&A with style creator, Petey Rock
Barber @ Hall Of Fades Barbershop in Troy, NY

How would you describe this look?

This cut is the look and style that Thor the superhero from Marvel movies should have had. What I like the best about this cut was the hair placement on top and the super sharp lines to finish it off.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Grow your hair and facial hair long, so the barber can work his magic. The products I use were Slick Gorilla and Zorian of New York Paste.

The Faux Hawk Fade for Black Men

Instagram @zackblendz

This look is a complete package, from the bushy faux hawk to the smooth fade to the ruled up edges. The beard also makes the inclusion of tying up this suave package.

Long Hair with Fade

Instagram @mikeyyyyyyy_

You might make it into the rock and roll hall of fame with this hair cut!

Taper Fade

Instagram @brush_kiyosawa

Fringing ends on a faux hawk creates a nice textured appearance to the whole look. With this one, gradually coming into the fade makes a very clean transition.

Curly Hair with Fade

Instagram @jose.crespo_

Embrace the kinks with a complementing fade that keeps everything neat and tidy.

Fade with Design

Instagram @kutzbyoc

Keeping it quite bushy up top goes a long way. With a spiky hair tattoo, this faux fade is one for the books!

High Fade

Instagram @great_whiite_hype

Keeping a wider faux hawk could very well shape the face and make it look more square. Try to play with that effect to make a flattering look for yourself.

Drop Fade

Instagram @hair_by_natpetrov

Q&A with style creator, Nat Petrov
Barber @ Woody’s Barber Shop in Skipton, UK

How would you describe this look?

What I love about this cut is the fact that it’s definitely unique and you won’t see a lot of people with it but at the same time, it’s sort of in trend with it being a low-grade fade and a textured top. Let’s just say it will definitely be turning heads.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Now, this client’s actually a personal trainer and you can really see the cut going with the job, as he’s going to be wearing sporty clothes and being quite active. Also, he’s going to need to look sharp for all the clients he’ll be training so it works great for that.

To achieve the messy textured top and still have it sit like that all day, I recommend he got a really strong matte pomade to give it that nice messy textured top creating the foundations. Then just to seal it all of, he’s going to need a firm finishing spray that will just set it in place.

Mid Fade

Instagram @m.r.k.thebarber

Q&A with style creator, Michael Kelly
Owner / Artist @ M.R.K. The barber in El Paso, TX

How would you describe this look?

This is probably one of the most efficient and long lasting fades you can give and still include style, and that is exactly why I like it. Also, it’s a ton of fun to cut.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style requires a minimal product, minimal effort, and would fit anyone who has a busy schedule and likes to make a statement with a clean look. A clean efficient flex.

Bald Fade

Instagram @kellydanielleanne

Q&A with style creator, Kelly Hawes
Hairdresser @ Kelly Anne’s Hair in Cambridgeshire, UK

How would you describe this look?

This look is a unique composure of different haircuts tied into one – it’s a mohawk, shadow fade, and an old fashioned pompadour.

My favorite thing about this haircut is the texture and the way its styles into the point at the center of the back of the head. I also love the waves that contour the head as they go back that you create when styling.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut is a definite go to for someone with strong facial features like jaw bone and cheekbones. You would need to be someone who is going to take a bit of extra time styling it on a daily basis. Be confident to totally rock this look. I would not recommend this hairstyle to a get-up-and-go type of man.

The products I would highly recommend is a matte finish booster root powder and some matte clay with some hairspray to finish the look and slick back any fly-aways.

Burst Fade

Instagram @beaaastyles

Q&A with style creator, Bea Petty
Barber / Hair Artist / Owner @ Shear Addiction in Monterey, CA

How would you describe this look?

This cut is the burst fade faux hawk. I love the concept of how drastic the fade is and how it smoothly flows into the darker and longer pieces on top.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style works great with any hair texture from straight to super curly. It may not be the exact same as the photo but you can achieve the shape and fade just the same.

This gentleman in the photo has naturally frizzy wavy hair, so I blow-dried it to be a bit straighter. I used some textured powder to start off to create the volume and messiness I was going for. Then I used a textured paste to hold the overall shape and style. This hairstyle looks great with a street style look or if you want to get dressed up in a suit and tie.

Low Fade

Instagram @diegomarcsant

Q&A with style creator, Diego Marcsant
Hair Stylist / Colorist @ MGHair Design in Sao Paulo, BR

How would you describe this look?

I decided to mix both styles turning faux into a faded faux hawk! I guess I was tired of the military fade, classic fade cut, and so on. I love the shape following the head, precise lines, and the V-shape on the back. The top longer gives the ability to play with pomade or even sleek back with gel for a wet look. Messy hair, bedhead, why not? You can wear it however you feel like it.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It’s perfect for modern and stylish men. This style needs to be always clean and fresh, so it needs to be cut every 3 weeks. Although it grows out very nicely too.

I would say it works better for a man that has a square, an oval, or a round face. Beards go amazing with it, elongating the face.

It’s good for all hair types – fine, medium, or coarse hair, but I would say fine to medium works best because you are able to do texture and achieve movement. Coarse hair can be tricky.

I think someone fun, easy going, modern, stylish, and even a businessman can do it.

Skin Fade

Skin FadeInstagram @charliebarberpr

Q&A with style creator, Charlie Corchado
Barber / Owner @ Charlie’s Barbershop in Camuy, Puerto Rico

How would you describe this look?

I would call this cut classic pomp with a modern fade.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is ideal for the person who has an extra 5 to 10 minutes in the morning to blow dry their hair just enough to give it the right amount of volume. I always recommend a matte finish for this kind of look. The great thing about this hairstyle is that it fits just right with any type of personality conservative or fashionable.

Undercut with Fade

Instagram @aminheydaralii

Playing up a simple fade with an undercut is a statement to all faux hawk wearers. The contrast from top to sides connecting to the beard gives a clever touch.

The Short Faux Hawk

Instagram @barberiamagic

Minimal to a tea but still has that extravagant look.

Fade with Beard

Instagram @peteyrock_thebarber

Q&A with style creator, Petey Rock
Barber @ Hall Of Fades Barbershop in Troy, NY

How would you describe this look?

This cut is the look and style that Thor the superhero from Marvel movies should have had. What I like the best about this cut was the hair placement on top and the super sharp lines to finish it off.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Grow your hair and facial hair long, so the barber can work his magic. The products I use were Slick Gorilla and Zorian of New York Paste.

The Faux Hawk Fade for Black Men

Instagram @zackblendz

This look is a complete package, from the bushy faux hawk to the smooth fade to the ruled up edges. The beard also makes the inclusion of tying up this suave package.

Long Hair with Fade

Instagram @mikeyyyyyyy_

You might make it into the rock and roll hall of fame with this hair cut!

Taper Fade

Instagram @brush_kiyosawa

Fringing ends on a faux hawk creates a nice textured appearance to the whole look. With this one, gradually coming into the fade makes a very clean transition.

Curly Hair with Fade

Instagram @jose.crespo_

Embrace the kinks with a complementing fade that keeps everything neat and tidy.

Fade with Design

Instagram @kutzbyoc

Keeping it quite bushy up top goes a long way. With a spiky hair tattoo, this faux fade is one for the books!

High Fade

Instagram @great_whiite_hype

Keeping a wider faux hawk could very well shape the face and make it look more square. Try to play with that effect to make a flattering look for yourself.

Drop Fade

Instagram @hair_by_natpetrov

Q&A with style creator, Nat Petrov
Barber @ Woody’s Barber Shop in Skipton, UK

How would you describe this look?

What I love about this cut is the fact that it’s definitely unique and you won’t see a lot of people with it but at the same time, it’s sort of in trend with it being a low-grade fade and a textured top. Let’s just say it will definitely be turning heads.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Now, this client’s actually a personal trainer and you can really see the cut going with the job, as he’s going to be wearing sporty clothes and being quite active. Also, he’s going to need to look sharp for all the clients he’ll be training so it works great for that.

To achieve the messy textured top and still have it sit like that all day, I recommend he got a really strong matte pomade to give it that nice messy textured top creating the foundations. Then just to seal it all of, he’s going to need a firm finishing spray that will just set it in place.

Mid Fade

Instagram @m.r.k.thebarber

Q&A with style creator, Michael Kelly
Owner / Artist @ M.R.K. The barber in El Paso, TX

How would you describe this look?

This is probably one of the most efficient and long lasting fades you can give and still include style, and that is exactly why I like it. Also, it’s a ton of fun to cut.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style requires a minimal product, minimal effort, and would fit anyone who has a busy schedule and likes to make a statement with a clean look. A clean efficient flex.

Bald Fade

Instagram @kellydanielleanne

Q&A with style creator, Kelly Hawes
Hairdresser @ Kelly Anne’s Hair in Cambridgeshire, UK

How would you describe this look?

This look is a unique composure of different haircuts tied into one – it’s a mohawk, shadow fade, and an old fashioned pompadour.

My favorite thing about this haircut is the texture and the way its styles into the point at the center of the back of the head. I also love the waves that contour the head as they go back that you create when styling.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut is a definite go to for someone with strong facial features like jaw bone and cheekbones. You would need to be someone who is going to take a bit of extra time styling it on a daily basis. Be confident to totally rock this look. I would not recommend this hairstyle to a get-up-and-go type of man.

The products I would highly recommend is a matte finish booster root powder and some matte clay with some hairspray to finish the look and slick back any fly-aways.

Burst Fade

Instagram @beaaastyles

Q&A with style creator, Bea Petty
Barber / Hair Artist / Owner @ Shear Addiction in Monterey, CA

How would you describe this look?

This cut is the burst fade faux hawk. I love the concept of how drastic the fade is and how it smoothly flows into the darker and longer pieces on top.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style works great with any hair texture from straight to super curly. It may not be the exact same as the photo but you can achieve the shape and fade just the same.

This gentleman in the photo has naturally frizzy wavy hair, so I blow-dried it to be a bit straighter. I used some textured powder to start off to create the volume and messiness I was going for. Then I used a textured paste to hold the overall shape and style. This hairstyle looks great with a street style look or if you want to get dressed up in a suit and tie.

Low Fade

Instagram @diegomarcsant

Q&A with style creator, Diego Marcsant
Hair Stylist / Colorist @ MGHair Design in Sao Paulo, BR

How would you describe this look?

I decided to mix both styles turning faux into a faded faux hawk! I guess I was tired of the military fade, classic fade cut, and so on. I love the shape following the head, precise lines, and the V-shape on the back. The top longer gives the ability to play with pomade or even sleek back with gel for a wet look. Messy hair, bedhead, why not? You can wear it however you feel like it.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It’s perfect for modern and stylish men. This style needs to be always clean and fresh, so it needs to be cut every 3 weeks. Although it grows out very nicely too.

I would say it works better for a man that has a square, an oval, or a round face. Beards go amazing with it, elongating the face.

It’s good for all hair types – fine, medium, or coarse hair, but I would say fine to medium works best because you are able to do texture and achieve movement. Coarse hair can be tricky.

I think someone fun, easy going, modern, stylish, and even a businessman can do it.

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