Say enchanté to the burst fade mohawk, as seen on stylish hommes from Montpellier to Nice. Let’s face it – French people are known around the globe for looking good! Women have long been obsessed with the allure of the French girl style. Now men can share in the fun too by stanning this popular new South of France haircut.
What is a Burst Fade Mohawk?
The burst fade mohawk is the latest update to the mohawk. It prominently features a fade in a bursting shape (hence the name) centered over the ear and up to the temple, unlike a traditional fade that wraps around the back of the head. This is the key distinction that creates a brand new contour.
How to Style a Burst Fade Mohawk?
A burst fade mohawk has young, of-the-moment, and laid-back energy. This is the kind of fresh attitude you’ll want to exude when you style it. To do so, showcase your hair’s natural texture and placement. Keep styling products to a minimum and allow the cut to speak for itself.
How Do You Fix a Fade That is Too High?
We’ve all been there. You go to the barber expecting to walk out looking amazing, but instead, you walk out disappointed and a little embarrassed because your new cut doesn’t look as good as it could. Hairstyle mistakes do happen! Fortunately, this is a problem that’s easily solved.
- First, decide where you’d like the fade to begin. Your goal should be to bring out your bone structure.
- Select the appropriate clipper guards for your desired length.
- Beginning at the bottom of your hairline, move the clippers upward in small strokes.
- Pay attention and don’t try to take too much off at once.
- Switch out your clipper guards to ensure that your blending throughout the fade is seamless and natural.
- Blend the fade into the temples by running the clippers across a comb.
- The top of the fade should accentuate your forehead and be a flattering distance from your jawline. You’ll want an emphasis on strong, masculine proportions here.
- Don’t forget to clean up your neckline. You’ll want that to be razor-sharp, so use the shortest clipper guard.
- Finally, remember the most important rule of barbering: cut conservatively. Work slowly and only trim a little at a time.
#1 Kinky Burst Fade Mohawk
This burst fade has a dual polarity – it fades equally into the haircut as it does into the beard below it, creating a handsome symmetry. The geometric arabesque shapes of the fade provide a masculine anchor to the soft, kinky texture of the hair on top. This look exemplifies the spirit of the burst fade mohawk because it requires zero styling products.
#2 Mohawk Haircut with Lines
This cut combines several elements to create a complex masterpiece, much like a conductor leading his orchestra through a symphony. First, the dense twists create powerful volume on the top of the head. Then, the subtlety of the burst fade works to accent the arched shape of the edges. The two cuts in the side of the low fade provide the finishing touch.
#3 Low Skin Fade with Lines
This style is all about small details accentuating the centurion-like volume of the mohawk portion. The fade of the haircut blends expertly with the fade of the beard, and if you look closely you’ll notice that they overlap. Furthermore, the nape of his neck features a pointed edge.
#4 Riviera-Ready Mid Fade
This man exudes elegance. Those immaculate curls are the first thing to grab your attention. Then, you’ll appreciate the way his edges form a perfect right angle at his temple and the way that the nape of his neck has been trimmed straight across. Even his beard is flawlessly coordinated. This is truly a well-executed haircut.
#5 Marseille Style
The South of France isn’t just picturesque beach towns and vacation spots. There’s also the sun-drenched, energetic city of Marseille. This cut exemplifies that urban energy. The heavy mass of curls in this haircut is an unmistakable sign of confidence.
#6 Mohawk with Short Dreads
There are two kinds of men in this world – those who openly admit to wanting to cop Michael B. Jordan’s style and those who lie about it. It’s clear that this haircut was inspired by him. You can tell by the two dreadlocks jutting nonchalantly over his eyes. His burst fade spans almost the entire side of his head, making a perfect negative space as a backdrop for his tousled twists and curls.
#7 Short Top with High Skin Fade
This is a solid example of how to salvage edges that were too high. This skin fade is sitting level with where his actual hairline should be, and to keep the proportions correct, his hairline has been moved further back on his forehead. As this style grows out, it’ll be important to get extremely regular trims to keep everything looking sharp.
#8 Clean Mohawk Fade
This burst fade is crucial to the creation of a key detail: his beard culminates in an abrupt acute angle where it would otherwise blend into his sideburns. The rounded volume of his curls and the precise half-circle of the burst fade soften the look to perfection.
#9 Taper with Classic Energy
This is a very subtle and sober version of the burst fade. It’s not aggressively trendy, so it’s a good choice for an older man who wants to look dignified and sophisticated but still up-to-date.
#10 Smooth and Short
This style is perfect for thick, straight hair. The fade is so soft and precise that it resembles expertly blended charcoal artwork. The razor-sharp edges provide a perfect counterpoint, creating a truly harmonious masterpiece of balance.
#11 Burst Drop Fade with Mohawk
#12 Wavy Burst Fade
#13 High Skin Fade Mohawk
#14 Burst Fade Mohawk with Design
#15 Low Burst Fade Mohawk
#16 Mohawk with V-Shape Neckline
#17 Kinky Top with Side Design
#18 Short black Mohawk Fade
#19 Burst Mohawk Fade
#20 Curly Fade Mohawk
The burst fade mohawk is more natural than the traditional mohawk and newer than the faux hawk. Now that you’ve seen how good this precisely cut style looks, make an appointment with your barber so you can set trends in your city.