Mohawk & Mohawk Style - Rank 5
The mohawk is no longer just a look for subculture followers! It keeps popping up among celebrities, singers and athletes. And it has a long history to tell: For in the 17th century, the warriors of the "Mohawk" Indians wore this hairstyle. The Mohawk belonged to the Iroquois Confederation. In German the look is therefore called Iroquois cut and in English Mohawk.
What is an Iroquois haircut?
The Mohawkis a striking hairstyle. For this look, the hair on the sides of the head is shaved off or kept very short in an undercut style. Only in the middle of the head from the forehead to the nape of the neck is a strip of hair left standing. This hair is then styled upwards. The mohawk is popular with both women and men.
Only a hairstyle for brave men and women?
The mohawk is a real statement, especially for women. With the rather noticeable volume on the top of the head and the shaved sides, you should go through life anything but shy. Even though the mohawk is a micro trend, we see it more and more often on the big city streets. The mohawk is popular with punks and goth fans of all genders. Standing out is the motto here. This hairstyle is really something for the brave who want to make a fashion statement or demonstrate their subculture affiliation.
Which hair colour to go with the mohawk?
If you decide on a trendy hairstyle like this, then you need a good portion of hair colour. The best example: Kelly Osbourne, daughter of rock legend Ozzy and a musician herself. She made a statement in 2015 with her light purple mohawk. The cut can be completed with anything from rosé to platinum blonde and silver to several bright colours. Platinum blonde retains a certain punk charm - but the overall look is more sophisticated, understated and feminine.
It is important that wardrobe, lifestyle and type harmonise with this daring hairstyle. A darker base makes the hair look thicker. Some people only dye the ends of their hair or half of the lengths. Another eye-catcher for the perfect look is a hair tattoo. These are undercut patterns that are shaved into the neck or sides by a barber or hairdresser.
What variations of the mohawk haircut are there?
Depending on hair density and taste, the mohawk can be modified:
- There are the so-called mohawk spikes: for this, the hair is styled in a spiky shape.
- Another variation is the double mohawk with two or more parallel strands of hair on the head.
- In the alternative scene you can also see dreadlock iros.
Discreet or flashy Iro?
The longer the cockscomb, i.e. the upper strip with long hair, the more conspicuous the look appears. If you opt for rather shorter cockscomb hair, the hairstyle looks more discreet and far more pleasing. In any case, wax, hair gel and hairspray with an extremely strong hold are needed to raise the hair. The word rebellion is always closely associated with this hairstyle. Not only does it make you look cool and different from all the others out there, but in case of doubt, it also makes you look taller.
How do you style a Mohawk?
Use these simple cuts to style the punk hairstyle:
- Use your fingers to point the hair towards the centre.
- Wax and hairspray give the necessary hold.
- At the sides, the hair is shaved or gel-straightened.
- If more volume is desired, the upper, long hair is tousled in the middle and fixed with spray.
Which women do Iroquois haircuts suit?
The short haircut emphasises the jaw and cheekbones. It makes a woman look more angular than soft. With the right eye and lip make-up, the overall impression can be modern and feminine. However, this hairstyle is not for extremely angular and round faces. The mohawk visually creates additional volume on the top of the head. Elongated faces should also be careful with this look, because the cockscomb may make it appear even longer.
Can I cut the Mohawk myself?
To find an even cut on the sides and the length of the cockscomb that suits your type, it is advisable to go to a specialist. Unless you are a hairdresser or barber yourself. It also makes sense to look for a hair salon that is not creating this look for the first time. A classic hairdresser might be the wrong address here. It's best to look for photos on the web for inspiration and bring them with you to the appointment. Depending on how quickly the hair grows back, you should then make regular appointments for a trim.