Three ways to cut a faux hawk include the standard faux hawk, the wide faux hawk or the sculpted faux hawk. The sides of a standard faux hawk are cut extremely short and blended into a long center point. A wide faux hawk is a variation of the standard cut that leaves the middle strip of hair wider while incorporating shaved stripes into the sides of the hair.
A sculpted faux hawk is a version of the standard cut that features an outline around the front of the hairline and pencil-thin sideburns to add flair. Hair wax or paste is used on the center portion of the hair to hold the style in place, while pomade gel is used to add shine to the hair.
A faux hawk, also known as a euro-hawk, is a versatile cut for those that like the look of a traditional Mohawk without committing to the style. A faux hawk leaves hair on both the sides and on the back of the head to create a more conservative look when the top portion of the hair is combed down. The length of the hair on top of the head is often left long enough to cover the sides of the head completely.