A faux-hawk taper refers to a hairstyle that combines a mohawk and a more conservative haircut. The difference between a faux-hawk taper and a mohawk is that the former features a taper that stops at the crown of the head.
A faux-hawk has a contoured shape that focuses the hair toward the center of the head. As such, it is ideal for people whose hair grows straightforward and is thicker at the center. As of 2014, this type of hairstyle is popular among teenagers and people in their early 20s. One of its advantages is that it can easily be adapted to formal circumstances by simply parting the front or brushing it aside.