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Tuesday, November 13, 2021

high and tight
That title is not a declaration of support. Rather, it’s a simple acknowledgment of what’s becoming a horrifying fait accompli: The fauxhawk, that fake mohawk of a hairstyle, appears to be here to stay.

Why do I say this? Because I see it every single day while walking the streets of New York. It seems to have become the ‘do of choice of the twenty-something professional and semi-professional male. This, despite being tagged as passe back in 2004 and, when that didn’t stick, a declaration of jihad against it the subsequent year. Improbably, in an age when fashion fads seem to expire within months, this hair expression has survived and thrived.

Today was the topper for me. I actually spied a 50-something woman sporting a blonde fauxhawk! Somehow, the look has leapt the gender divide. There’s no stopping it now.

So go ahead, boys and girls — embrace it. Just follow the steps and look like a latter-day Ed Grimley. I’m actually glad my follicle-challenged scalp won’t allow me to join in.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 11/13/2007 09:07:12 PM
Category: Fashion
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