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The fauxhawk hairstyle is an approximation of a mohawk made without buzzing or shaving the sides of the head, allowing an imitation of the extreme look of a true mohawk without having to commit to it by shaving the head. The fauxhawk was introduced into pop culture by international soccer superstar David Beckham, who often sported the style, before shaving his head.
The fauxhawk is typically worn with a small but noticeable spike in the middle, though usually considerably shorter than many traditional Mohawks. Because a fauxhawk does not involve shaving the head, most, if not all, of the hair will be gelled upward, allowing for a much larger, but less dramatic, mohawk.