According to my pre-teenage daughter, I came to learn a new name referred to the Mohawkin hair style which is known as “Le cocke” here in town. My children are very excited with this new hair style, knowing very well that if I was a soft person they would all wear this punk style on their heads- but hey they cant even ask to have it on their little heads, my eyes alone tells them what I think of this hair style.
Thanks to the punk rock movement that shook the world with its bold blazing style, way back in the early eighties, Mohawk has emerged as one of the most stylish haircuts for all men and women alike. However, there is more to Mohawk hairstyle than just its punk status.
Touted as the symbol of rebellious free thinkers and hyped as the ultimate style statement of the punks, rockers and Goths, it was initially hyped as an outrageous fashion statement- which I still think is, styled for the mavericks and the outlaws. However, this hairstyle has a more ancient origin than usually thought of, with its roots extending to the Native American Mohawk Indian Tribe.
Mohawk hairstyles have now been accepted by the mainstream fashionistas, who are less uninhibited and more game for anything that is big, bold and beautiful, which possibly explains the craze for the more eyebrow raising hawk styles like fanned hawk, Liberty Spike hawk, faux hawk, reversed hawk and more. The different Mohawk hairstyles today have stormed the fashion world and is being flaunted by both men and women known as celebrities with the likes of David Beckham and Rihanna.
Just so that one is bale to differentiate these hairstayle ,there are different types of famous Mohawkian hair style;
Short Mohawk Hairstyles
Mohawk hairstyle has almost achieved a cult status among the punk rockers and celebs alike and needless to say, looks outrageously stylish. For guys who wish to flaunt a Mohawk with panache without wanting to look exceedingly dramatic, the short and spiky Mohawk is the best bet. Some of the much loved short Mohawks are the short cropped razor style, the traditionally spiked Mohawk with a twist and not to forget, the braided Mohawk. Just trim the sides barring a strip of hair, almost 3-4 inches long in the centre and then spike, twist and braid it as you like.
Black Mohawk Hairstyles
The Afro-American have forever been uninhibited in their style and have iconed some of the most eyebrow raising hairstyles through history. Dread hawk and frohawk are the two chic Mohawk hairstyles for black men. These styles are tailored for thick and wavy crops, and are very conspicuous and bold. One of the most exciting features of this hairstyle is that, unlike the traditional Mohawk, these hairstyles demand two or three strips of hair on the crown.
The most famous African men known to have donned Mohawk for the longest time in the history of celebrities is the famouse Mr.T.
Faux Hawk Hairstyles
This Mohawk hairstyle has almost gained an iconic status, thanks to the likes of David Beckham, Colin Ferrel and Christiano Ronaldo, who have flamboyantly flaunted this style with panache. Slightly rebelliously but extremely stylish, faux Mohawk is easy to style and doesn’t need extensive cropping.
Just style the longer strip of hair at the center into a fan and style it with mousse or styling gel. For a funkier look, you can texturise the strip or experiment with stand-up spikes, tousled look or just messy pointed spikes.
Fanned Hawk Hairstyles
If are the kind of person who hate to downplay fashion, fanned Mohawk is indeed your cut. One of the most eye-popping Mohawk styles that makes for an inimitable style statement, fanned hawks are a little difficult to style, but is indeed worth all the effort. For this, you first need to shave both sides of your head, saving a two inch strip on the center.
That unshaven strip should be allowed to grow out as long as possible. Once it has achieved the desirable length, you can style them into straight vertical spikes, to resemble a Roman centurion’s helmet. This style is a total head-turner!
Rihanna has revolutionised her Mohawk style and everywhere I go looking at the ladies heads and all i see is Rihanna Mohawkian style. Yes, it might be the style of the season –but one needs to be careful depending on one’s job description.