The burst fade mohawk, also known as the South of France Fade, was popularized by famous R&B singer Usher Raymond. The burst fade haircut offers a classy, clean alternative to the typically spiky mohawk hairstyle and features a wide faux hawk on top with a burst fade on the sides. For those who are not familiar with the burst fade, it refers to a taper fade that follows the curvature of the ear and bursts outwards as the hair fades into the neckline.
While the Usher mohawk has traditionally looked best as a cool haircut for black men, it looks like the style has started to transcend race. Check out these 15 burst fade mohawk haircuts below for some trendy and stylish looks!