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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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Our favourite look came from Kristen Stewart, who rocked a curly fauxhawk with a tiny bun at the back.
While I am no fan of "faux" anything (if there's one sure way to make sure no one takes you seriously it is to sport a fauxhawk hairstyle) I think the faux suppressor version looks better, and secured one of those for testing.
To go undercover, Young grew a beard, donned glasses and dyed part of his hair to make an electric purple fauxhawk. For his first job encounter, a service and maintenance technician named Sal taught "Alex" to repair an LED signboard in Chicago.
The tournament's poster boy with the dyed-blonde fauxhawk fractured a vertebra in his back during Brazil's 2-1 quarterfinal victory over Colombia on Friday.
"I wanted something that didn't have just one definition." And the rooster is a playful homage to her favorite lesbian fashion trend, the fauxhawk. "I love it.
The New England Patriots quarterback sported a slicked-back hairdo that crescendoed into a peak on one side of his head, dubbed a "Pompa-Hawk" by TMZ and a "Fauxhawk" by critics on Twitter.
Forder, who has a fauxhawk, earrings, and bright hazel eyes, loves Lady Gaga, and shares a duplex with his morn and twin sister, was intimidated enough that he complied.
Sporting a black t-shirt with a long fauxhawk, FuRa's outfit evinces a feel from an MTV music video.
While some brace their kippot and dance, Seeb cuts loose beneath a crop of hair that stands somewhere on the border between a brohawk and a fauxhawk. In a sea of clubbing attire and business casual, Seeb, who sports both a pierced ear and a bristly mustache, stands out in his uniform: a green T-shirt that designates him as a member of "The Green Team," the volunteer wing of Denver Relief, the medical-marijuana dispensary that he runs across town.
We suppose the kid with the fauxhawk in the yellow sack (J.J.
You'll all know the camp comic I'm referring to, everyone with access to Channel 4 that is, where he seems to appear in everything except the news in Welsh -and that's only because there is no word in Welsh for the male sex organ and, as we all know, it's written into Graham's contract that he must mention said anatomical part with a leer and nod of his fauxhawk hairdo (as in the former Beckham barnet) in every second sentence.
At 53, the flame-haired, black-pleather-wearing Streb--three parts muscle and sinew, one part hair mousse (to keep her fauxhawk haircut energized)--lives in a downtown New York loft with an Abyssinian cat (on permanent rat patrol) and the feminist journalist Laura Flanders.