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a hairstyle in which a strip of hair across the top of the head is longer and higher than the hair on the sides
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A hairstyle in which the hair is longer or fixed in a ridge running from the forehead to the nape, and the sides of the head are not shaved.

[Blend of faux and mohawk.]
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Can we have Ateneo, La Salle, etc.?), businessman/peaked (aka, simply, the tapered cut), Caesar cut, The Fade (broken down to high fade, low fade, temple fade), comb over fade, high and tight, undercut (oh, there it is, not underarm or underarmor), square/flair/shape up, asymmetrical, faux hawk (mohawk's younger brother, according to the article), top knot (also known as man bun, which I had for one day, on my son's dare), long side swept, long and slicked back.
From a Boho Topsy-tail Side Braid for everyday wear to a Knotted Faux Hawk for special events--and anything you can imagine in between--Strebe provides step-by-step illustrations, instructions and product and tool requirements.
Kicking off with Karma from her second album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, the 32-year-old appeared on stage in a purple sequined top and black trousers, her hair in a faux hawk, and kept them on for the rest of the show.
Our hired gun showed up dressed in black from head to toe with a bit of a faux hawk to boot.
This one features Brandon Cruz (yep, from Bad News Bears and Courtship of Eddie's Father fame) and Ismael Hernandez (brother of Jaime and Gilbert, who are responsible for both the Love and Rockets comics and the band's sexy-but-evil girl logo), two original members who were both out of the band at one point until they reformed, as well as Stevil on guitar and Rick (the guy with the bleached faux hawk) on drums.
Antin says he's bringing back the mullet--in a modified form he describes as "a mullet meets a faux hawk"--prompting a shocked rival stylist to predict it will ruin Antin's career.