A Mohawk approximates the style but without shaving the sides of the head. The fauxhawk is typically worn with a small but noticeable spike in the middle, though usually considerably shorter than many traditional mohawks. The style re-emerged in the early 2000s, with one of the popularly known wearers being David Beckham. The fauxhawk is known in the Hoxton and Shoreditch districts of London as the "Hoxton fin."
Guy faux hawks are usually different in that the hair is just a shorter length on the sides and the top of the head the hair is much longer but it can be blended together for a more conservative look, sometimes the top of the hair is long enough to cover up the shorter sides when combed down.
Unlike traditional mohawks, which are worn straight, fauxhawks can also be worn in a naturally curly hairstyle. Some of the more popular sports figures and fashion models can be found wearing fauxhawks in various lengths, textures and colors. The Mohawk has been a style mostly seen on punk rockers and the like, but the fauxhawk has transcended to all hair types and genres.
The ponyhawk or pony hawk is a type of fauxhawk created by a row of ponytails going down the middle of the head. This look was worn by contestant Sanjaya Malakar on an episode of the television show American Idol.