Chris Martin: Fauxhawk Hairstyle

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Bringing back the look beloved of Hoxton hipsters in the late ’90s and early noughties, Coldplay singer Chris Martin’s faux hawk hairstyle is giving MFH a serious nostalgia hit.


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Why We Love It:

Less severe that an old-skool punk mohawk, but with a little more undone appeal than a fade with a quiff or pompadour, Coldplay’s Chris Martin’s faux hawk hairstyle suits his relaxed attitude to style and grooming.

Because, let’s face it, Chris Martin and ‘polished’ don’t really go together.

Sure, he’s a bazillionaire, but he has never flaunted it via designer clothes or haute haircuts.

So, even though MFH would like to see Chris making a little more effort in styling this scissor cut, it’s also reassuring to know that he’s likely just got out of bed and left his natural waves to do their thing.

Meaning he stays right on brand.


What To Ask Your Barber:

  • To get Chris Martin’s faux hawk hairstyle, you’ll need a short back and sides but with longer than usual hair on the top.
  • The length on top should not be as long as what you’d need for a pompadour.
  • But it needs to be long enough so that you can play around with styling it and adding texture via products.
  • Be aware of your face shape. If you’ve got a longer face, don’t go for too much length on top or get the sides taken in too close as it’ll add to the length of your face.
  • If your face shape is wider (for eg heart, round, triangle) add height on top go shorter on sides to give more length to your face.

Get The Look

  • To get Chris Martin’s faux hawk hairstyle, you don’t need to do much to it as he clearly doesn’t!
  • But if you want to give it a bit more of a style on top, it’s all about the products.
  • If you have Chris Martin’s wavy hair, then use a salt spray to get some texture and scrunch it as you dry it.
  • You can also use a pomade after to form more of a subtle mohawk – bringing it in and up slightly at the sides
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