Mohawks are a punk hairstyle that involve shaving the sides of the head and sticking the rest up through ample use of hairspray and gel (Failing to bathe for six to eight months helps with achieving this vertical consistency.) They are generally seen as a sign of rebellion, but an alternative has appeared in recent years which allows people to simulate the look without having to engage in drastic behavior. It’s called the fauxhawk, a prime example of watering down something that used to be cool for the trendy masses.
With the fauxhawk, you don’t buzz the sides of the head. You simply stick the middle of your hair up, much like a true Mohawk, and slick the rest back with brill cream. From a distance, you look like an anti-authoritarian rebel who plays by his own rules and doesn’t let anyone tell them what to do, especially “The Man”, and when the day is done you just wipe the crap out of your hair and go back to your job in the HR Department. Coolness without commitment – a concept that most suburban white-collar workers can definitely get behind.