HOW-TO: Create a Faux Mohawk Without the Commitment

By Lauren Salapatek | 01/23/2014 1:08:00 PM


click image to zoomSunset highlighted faux Mohawk by Scruples' Charlie Price at Premiere Orlando 2013. Want to create a faux Mohawk for your client without the commitment of the shaved sides? Scruples Educator Charlie Price used a model with previously highlighted “sunset” purple and pink hair and fixed it on top of the head, to create a Mohawk effect. This style takes no “cutting” commitment, and the highlights add dimension to the hawk!

Try it: Blow dry the hair with a volumizing styling foam. Next, crimp the hair with a crimping iron using Scruples High Definition Shaping Spray and sweep the entire head of the hair to one side, securing with a row of interlocked pins. Backcomb the hair on the loose side of the pins, and spray with a hard locking finishing spray. To create the final shape, sweep the hair back to the opposite direction, sculpt into a cone and secure with pins, creating a final look that is 1940s, 1980s and futuristic all at the same time.”

Here's another examples of a faux hawk but this one is braided:

click image to zoomBraided Mohawk by Alfaparf Milano at Premiere Orlando 2013.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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Pink Caffeine    
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Pink World  |  June, 28, 2013 at 08:23 AM

Loving the faun pink and purple faux hawk...although I thought that hairstyle was called french roll...

frankie cacciato    
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cally office  |  January, 30, 2014 at 09:03 AM

first of all.......lauren, great job with firstchair. i love to check it out. its great read not only for school students but for everyone. also hats off to scruples for there fine work. they also rocked the house with great hair models, finished looks, runway hair and great outfits! my best to first chair.....frankie

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