Characterized by a long strip of hair running from the top-front to the back-bottom of a person’s head and clean-shaven sides, the Mohawk is as unruly and defiant as it sounds. A great choice for partygoers.
Ideal Face Shapes:Square, Round, Triangular, Heart
This hairstyle requires regular grooming. So, don’t rely on the small number of styling products used at the beginning.
10) Dread Mohawk Fade
Recently, black men have been rocking fearless Mohawk Fades.
You can try it with your afro hair. Complete the look with a high fade since afro hair pulls its own weight.
To get it:
Determine the type of fade you want and clip accordingly
You’ll need fewer styling products to keep your hair standing tall
Complete this look with a skin fade, a high fade, and a beard
11) Skin Fade Mohawk
This mohawk fade is a head-turner when worn by a white guy or a black man.
Here’s your chance to unleash your inner punk or Viking avatar.
By the way, you can always combine this with a wide mohawk fade.
To style this haircut:
Fade the hair on both sides of the head down to the skin.
Drop your fade low to get an artful style
You can also wear it high for a striking appearance
12) Straight Hair Mohawk Taper Fade
How rebellious are you?
Well, don’t tell. Just show it with your hair!
As wild as this style looks, it’s actually easy to style and manipulate. Straight hair mohawk fade can be the icing on any man’s cake.
It only takes your styling products, a comb, and your clippers.
To create this look:
Create a fade (can be drop, skin, low, or high)
Apply hair gel or mousse
Create a mohawk by brushing your hair upwards and towards the center of your head with a comb
I’ve told you about the best types of Mohawk Haircuts you can try; but before I wrap this up, here are a few awesome tips that may come in handy.
How to Do Mohawk Haircut
To put the horse before the cart, what tools do you need?
If you ask me, I’m good to go with these:
A masking tape. Avoid using duct or gaffe tape as it will stick to your hair.
Scissors to remove hair, but an electric clipper is more effective.
Use a trimmer with a sturdy slide-out design. Avoid a flip-out trimmer as it can be complicated.
Hair gel. A good hair gel can keep your style in place for hours without stickiness.
Styling clay to be applied to the tip of your hair.
A clear reference photo.
About your Hair length…
Because the possibilities of this haircut are limitless, you can still find striking Mohawk hairstyles for short hair length.
If you have medium-length hair, it is even better. Use hair gel as the base product to steer your hair in the direction of your choosing.
For the all-eyes-on-me kind of attention:
A Long-Hair Mohawk is the most suitable. You can explore many options for the best results.
The 4-Step Process of A DIY Mohawk
Center your Mohawk. You can easily do this with masking tape. Be very cautious though. Buzz off the hair on each side of the mohawk. Start with the central part and move on to the lower parts.
Cut the sides. Mohawks demand a high level of precision. Use your reference photo as a guide. I advise you to trim with scissors if the length of your hair demands it.
Make your Mohawk stand. Wash or wet your hair for this part. Use spray, gel, or blow dryer to make your hair stand.
Style (or dye) as desired. The finishing depends on your hair type and style you’ve selected.
How to Ask for Mohawk Haircut
Here, aim for one thing:
To make sure your barber is on the same page with you.
Many guys struggle to communicate with their barber, let alone asking for a haircut!
So, ask for clarification if you don’t understand how your barber interprets your request.
These tips can help:
Know the name of the Mohawk hairstyle: This may not be possible if you haven’t first researched many options and found the one that interests you.
If you want a fade, know the type, size, or number you prefer.
What’s the style you want on top? Spiky, wavy, or colored? This will dictate the length of your cut and the parts of your hair that need to be thinned, layered, straightened, faded, or shortened.
Select how to trim your neckline. Do you want it blocked, rounded, or tapered?
If you’re not particular about any style but more interested in a specific outcome, discuss with your barber so you can analyze options together.
Mohawk Haircut Maintenance
Getting your desired Mohawk hairstyle is the start. But caring for the style is where the real work is.
So, here are tips to care for your Mohawk haircut:
1. Trim Your Mohawk Cut Regularly
If the sides are completely shaven, consider going to see your barber every month when you notice regrowth.
2. Choose The Right Moisturizing Product
You may need professional help to wash and condition your hair if it’s coated. If your hair is colored, you may need deep conditioning and strengthening shampoo to maintain your hair weight.
Blow-dry after washing till it becomes damp or rough-dry with your fingers. If paper towels are available, blot your hair in-between two for quicker absorption.
By the way:
Use the strongest-hold gel available to maintain your hairstyle for a long time. Apply the gel from the roots to the tips of your Mohawk and mold it into your desired shape.
3. Spritz On Some Hair Spray To Keep Your Mohawk Style In Place All Whole Day
Give your mohawk the final blast with a blow-dryer until you feel the hair stiffen in place.
A Mohawk hairstyle is one of those hairstyles that feels as it looks; bold, daring, and confident.
There’s a Mohawk haircut for every occasion; a job interview, a wedding, a date, or a funeral. It’s definitely a haircut worth trying.
Anyway, if you have any thoughts or questions, let me know in the comments below.
Thank you and #StaySafe
Frequently Asked Questions
While you'll see a Mohawk on just anybody these days, it is a sacred haircut among the Kanien’kehá:ka people, aka the Mohawk tribe. The young warriors of this tribe who were put in charge of the protection of the culture were the ones who wear a Mohawk. So, wearing a Mohawk without belonging to this group is traditionally an offense.
The two haircuts feature a strip of hair running along the center of the head. But for a Mullet, this hair strip extends further into a long tail at the back of the head. Also, the front hair of a Mullet is not as bulky and wide as that of a Mohawk.
If you're into a white-collar job such as a doctor or an attorney, styling a Mohawk to your place of work may be inappropriate. However, for DJs and club artists, a Mohawk is the perfect daring hairdo to fuel your zen.