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Choosing Spikey Hair Styles For Men

Updated on September 10, 2011

Popular Hairstyles For Young Men

Trying to choose an interesting, up to date hairstyle when you're a guy can prove to be challenging if you are not willing to take a risk. The last thing you want to do as a grown man, is part and slick down your mane, which can sometimes make you look like a young boy. A popular choice right now, are spikey hair styles for men, that can be fixed in a variety of different lengths and styles.

Short spikey hair.
Short spikey hair.


When you think of a spiked hairstyle, you may initially think of a Mohawk cut. This is when the sides of the head are shaved down, and you leave a one to two inch strip down the middle of the head. Some guys like separating the strips into several spikes, and adding a color to it, but this is a very specific look and may not work on everyone.

For styling a Mohawk you will need to apply a very heavy, maximum control hair wax to keep the hair from falling flat. It also helps to blow dry after you have applied the wax, just for extra structure and stiffness.

Mohawk hair.
Mohawk hair.


If a Mohawk is a little too edgy for your job or lifestyle, you can try out a Faux- Hawk instead. This cut is different because the sides are not shaved down, but just cut a little bit shorter than the top. Like the Mohawk, you can choose to lift a strip on the top of your head, or do a fan pattern of spikes across the front or all around the head.

For a Faux-Hawk you don't have to use a maximum control gel or wax, mainly because it will not stand as high, and you still want to have a little bit of movement, and be able to touch your head without hurting yourself or others. For this style it is probably best to just let it air dry instead of using a dryer, just to maintain the structure.

David Villa faux-hawk hair.
David Villa faux-hawk hair.

Short Textured Hair

Having short hair might make either one of these styles a little difficult to achieve, but that does not mean that you can't add a little bit of height and volume to your hair by spiking what you do have. One of the most common hairstyles right now is the short, spikey do. Celebrities, actors, musicians and guys you see on the street are adding a little bit of edge and texture to their mane.

Adding a little bit of texture is so easy, and can make a big difference in the way you look. When you have a shorter cut, you can literally jump out of the shower, add a little bit of product to your head, lift and move some pieces around a little bit, and walk out the door. It is best not to use a dryer on a shorter cut because it can make everything blend together and form more of a pouf, rather than spikes.

Billy Idol spikey hairstyle.
Billy Idol spikey hairstyle.
Deryck Whibley spikey hair.
Deryck Whibley spikey hair.

There are so many different and fun spikey hair styles for men, and you just have to play around a little bit to find the one that you like the best.


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