Half hawk hairstyles, also known as undercuts, have become increasingly popular lately, with street style fans and red carpet goers alike. Half hawks come in all different lengths and textures and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
The big question is, does this style work better with long or short hair? You can vote for your favorite above.
The longer the better?
It kind of makes sense that long hair should make a bigger impact, because there is just more of it to play with. That said, with short hair, the radical length combined with the hawk effect double the punch this hairstyle can pack.
It all depends on how well the style is worn - accessories, makeup etc. - rather than the length of the hawk.
So, which do you prefer?
Get noticed... or not
If you don't want to get a real half hawk, you can fake it with a faux hawk instead. Whatever the length, a faux hawk is a very striking hairstyle. This is perhaps down to the fact it can convince people you've had half of your head shaved (from a distance) or, more likely, it's down to the interesting asymmetrical silhouette it creates.
A hairstyle like this will always get noticed, making it a look that really isn't for the faint hearted. That said, it's not as severe as a real hawk and can be styled with a subtle makeup look to help maintain a relatively understated balance.
Top tip: If you want to try a faux hawk as a kind of trial before getting the cut for real, add extra texture by twisting or braiding small sections of hair on the "faux" flat side before pinning them into place.