To cut a fauxhawk, divide out the long strip in the center, and clip it out of the way. Clipper cut the sides and back, wash the hair, and cut the center strip to the desired length. Finish by cleaning up the hairline with trimmers.
- Divide out the long strip
Using the center of the left eye as a guide, create a straight part from the front hairline to the nape in the back. Repeat this part using the center of the right eye as a guide. Clip this hair out of the way.
- Use clippers on the sides
Choose a clipper attachment according to the desired length of the hair on the sides. Starting from the bottom and working up, clipper cut the sides and the back of dry hair near the strip. If more blending is desired, use a longer attachment as you near the long strip.
- Wash the hair
The top needs to be cut while clean and wet, so wash the hair. This also removes the clippings from the buzz cut.
- Cut a guideline
Determine the finished length of the center strip. Cut a 1/4-inch section of hair in the front to this length. Do the same in the back. These are your two guidelines.
- Cut the center strip
Divide a 1/2-inch section in the front. Comb the hair up at a 90-degree angle from the head with the guideline as part of the section. Cut the hair to this length. Repeat this procedure for the entire strip.
- Clean the edges
Use neck trimmers to create a straight line at the nape, sideburns and around the ears.