Monday, March 31, 2008

Our generation's Flock of Seagulls hair...

Upon mentioning the fauxhawk in my last post, I got some questions about what exactly is the "fauxhawk". So I shall explain...

The Urban Dictionary defines it as: "A full head of hair combed into the middle to fabricate the look of a mohawk. Ladies want me because I got a fauxhawk." I dont think it gets more spot on than that.

The look was made famous by British-turned-US-soccer-player-for-way-too-much-money David Beckam. (At right). In some countries the look is simply called the Beckham. Sweet.

Some of you may recall the style from your bathtub as a child and finding you could use the shampoo for a similar, yet temporary, mohawk-look. Little did you know you were years ahead of your time with what was actually the fauxhawk.

It is also quite popular in the current punk scene. In years past, the mohawk was seen as a dramatic statement by young adults. In the 80's was the glam-hawk (the pink and Elmer's glue style) with attitudes of noncomformity and "I don't care what drugs I do!" In the 40's and 50's was the pre-hawk that eventually turned into the greaser style. Today's fauxhawk doesn't so much represent any significant statements or youth movements (emo does not count) as much as it's just a funky hair style that's funny to give your baby but should not be worn past the age of 18.... unless your David Beckham... there's nothing juvenile about that picture....

Some famous sporters of the fauxhawk:

Elijah Wood

Jude Law

Maddox Jolie-Pitt

Big Boy


  1. David Beckham is worth every penny they spent, if only for the reputation he brings to the league. This will open the doors wider and wider to high-ticket international players. The long-term benefit on our league will be tremendous as a result of his contract. Not to mention the media attention that he's brought. The number of LA Galaxy Beckham jerseys sold worldwide, all the merchandising, etc. The man has built an aura around himself that attracts the kind of attention that his salary pays for.

    How oddly uncapitalistic of you to think he gets paid too much. If he couldn't bring in that kind of revenue, he wouldn't get paid that much.


  2. Thank you Tim. I am well aware of the situation behind David Beckham. The man played 5 games last year... I highly expect that's what they were going for when they signed the contract.
    However, no one, with any spread sheets, power point presentations, or graphs, could convince me that David Beckham or others in his position deserve the money they make.

  3. You did it....I guess I need to find a picture...

  4. Kelley, oh daughter of mine: You GO girl!

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  6. I would like to point out that of the pictures you have posted here, all should get new hair cuts except for the Big Boy. Who's been around the longest, Big Boy or Jude Law? Big Boy or David Beckham? Big Boy or???

    I think I've made my point. Don't try and be something your not. A bigger boy than you are. Take that Maddox Jolie.


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