I wore my first fauxhawk during my junior year of college. I hadn't started my natural hair journey just yet, but I leaned into flexi rod sets, which gave me the perfect foundation to try something new. What I enjoyed most about the style is that I felt edgy (like Rihanna, who was my beauty icon at the time) without cutting my hair. A handful or two of bobby pins, edge control, plus a few extra minutes in the mirror and I had a brand new style.
Frohawks are a popular style among curly girls because they're easy to create, can help stretch time between wash days, and can be styled with our without cutting your hair. With this in mind, I scoured the net for frohawks made perfect for natural hair of all lengths and textures. Ahead, my top 50 picks, from short tapered cuts that mimic the mohawk silhouette to silk-pressed and bobby-pinned red carpet looks.
Create a Locked Crown
Makeup artist Danessa Myricks' locked crown is a gorgeous rendition of a fauxhawk, reminding us locs can do it all.
Try Colorful Braiding Hair
Yaya Dacosta's coily, braided mohawk taps inspiration from Afropunk, and can be recreated simply by adding gray braiding hair.
Make Cornrows the Star
Skai Jackson's braided style makes her cornrows the star of the show.
Bring The Elegance
Again, this isn't your typical fauxhawk, but who says we can't apply the same principles to elevate the style? To get the sleek look of Ashley Blaine Featherson's style, you'll likely need a silk press (which is a nice way to try something new).
Have Fun With Your Parts
Signature parting can make any hairstyle stand out. Be sure to have a rat-tail comb on hand to ensure your parts are flawless.
From The Runway to Everyday
This sky-high frohawk works on the runway and real life. Pick up Ouidad's Curl Last Hairspray ($20) to keep your coils in place.
Stretch Your Silk Press
Silk-pressed hair can get oily after a few days. Instead of washing it, you can stretch cropped hair a little longer by adding bobby pins to create the illusion of a mohawk.
Tiffany Renee's stunning hair color and cropped cut are what all tapered cuts wish they could be.
Three Ponytails Are Better Than One
Keekz's frohawk is a simple way to try something new or stretch out your next wash day. When creating your three ponytails, try not to add too much tension to avoid headaches and breakage (as styles like these should always be protective and promote healthy hair).
Experiment With 4C Hair
I'll be trying to Anima's take on the frohawk asap. My 4c hair will appreciate the change.
Give Hair Paint Wax a Try
If you're not familiar with hair paint wax, you're missing out. The pomade-like wax adds color to natural hair textures without the damage of bleaching or coloring your hair.