Posted by Brad Wicks on November 27, 2018 Bluebeards TV, Grooming Tips, Latest News No Comments

The Bluebeards Revenge has teamed up with leading barber Callum Marks to help you create a fierce faux hawk from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

The $500 million that Activision’s latest title – Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – amassed in its first three days of launch tells you everything you need to know about the success of the game. But what interest does a barber-grade grooming brand have with a first-person shooter? The fast-paced action and whizzing bullets might be exhilarating, but to The Bluebeards Revenge they’re simply an addition to the game’s true art form – its haircuts!

“Like barbering, the video games market has seen huge amounts of growth since the turn of the millennium,” says leading barber Callum Marks – ambassador for The Bluebeards Revenge and an avid gamer himself – “and in recent years the graphics on show have stunned players. It’s incredible to see what details developers can now build into these blockbuster titles and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 proves it.”

To celebrate these technological and artistic advancements, The Bluebeards Revenge has teamed up with Callum to bring to life an iconic hairstyle from the new title. Below, they share their secrets on how to cut and style a fierce faux hawk like Battery’s from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

What is a faux hawk?

As barbershop trends start to explore longer hairstyles, the desire for haircuts with length on top and clean cut sides is fast becoming popular, and a faux hawk is the perfect example.

Literally meaning ‘fake hawk,’ these styles are a descendant of the classic mohawk but offer far more styling options. They are edgy enough to turn heads, but not so anti-establishment that they would look out of place in a professional environment, such as the office. The versatility of this cut is summarised perfectly by Battery herself; demonstrating that while this cut is synonymous with men, it can also be adapted to suit women with shorter barbershop styles.

How to get a faux hawk from your barber

To get the faux hawk look, ask your barber for a taper fade on the sides, but make sure you keep the length on top. You have plenty of options to make this style unique to you, from the height of the fade you have on the sides to the width and length of the hair you keep on top. Ultimately, if you’re not sure how to explain your ideal style, take photos. “Pictures are always the best aid if you’re not sure what to ask for as they speak a thousand words,” says Callum. “Even if it’s not the exact cut you want, it’ll be a good place for your barber to start and you can simply talk your way through the rest.”

Brand ambassador Callum Marks cuts a faux hawk in Luka's Barbers, Plymouth

Brand ambassador Callum Marks cuts a faux hawk in Luka’s Barbers, Plymouth

How to style a faux hawk

“Creating a faux hawk like Battery’s is all about adding volume and texture,” says Callum. With this in mind, you’ll need to work on building hold into your hair, without it becoming too heavy or greasy – it’s not as complicated as it sounds!

Start with freshly washed hair and dry it with a towel. Then, apply a generous spritz of The Bluebeards Revenge Sea Salt Spray and rough it through your hair from root to tip. Next, grab your hairdryer (if you don’t own one, sort yourself out!) and a vent brush, and blow-dry your hair upwards and into the middle to create the hawk effect. With the pre-styling concluded, take a finger full of The Bluebeards Revenge Matt Clay and run your hands through your hair, paying close attention to accentuating the hawk and flattening down the sides.

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