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The marvelous mohawk - styles & how to rock it in 2024

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    The marvelous mohawk first appeared in the late 1970s and it's a look that has been experimented with over the years.

    While we appreciate that the mohawk won't be for everyone, we're here to tell you that there's no better time than now to rock this iconic style.

    Here, Laifen's stylists explain what the mohawk haircut actually is, and introduce you to five style ideas that you can model your look on this year.

    What is a mohawk haircut?

    A mohawk haircut is a style that typically has shaved back and sides and notably longer hair that runs in the center. It was a look popularized by punk rockers in the 1980s, and has been adopted by style icons like David Beckham and others in more recent times.

    In 2024, the mohawk is back. There are lots of variations to the mohawk hairstyle, with more subtle options available to people who don't want to take significant risks with their styles.

    In what remains of this article, we introduce you to 5 styles for mohawk haircuts that you can go for in 2024 if you're looking to experiment with this daring style.

    5 styles for mohawk haircuts

    Ready to choose a mohawk style in 2024? Here are five ideas that you can try to showcase this classic look this year:

    1. Simple ladies mohawk haircut

    Though often regarded as a men's haircut, we're here to tell you that women can also rock this iconic style. Frankly, there are no boundaries when it comes to styling a mohawk, and what works for men can also work for women.

    From the mohawk fade to the mullet mohawk, women can sport this style in the same way as men. Be sure to check out our styles for mohawk haircuts below so you can decide on the best look for your style preferences.

    2. Mohawk fade haircut

    One of the most popular mohawk haircuts is the mohawk fade. The signature of the fade sees your barber work from a decent length at the top to a shorter back and sides. Though not unique to the mohawk, the fade looks super smart with the additional length of the mohawk on top.

    The key to a successful mohawk fade is using a talented barber. It's not easy to fade hair to perfection, so you need someone who knows what they're doing, particularly when dealing with two contrasting styles like the mohawk and the fade.

    3. Mullet mohawk haircut

    If you're looking for a long hair mohawk haircut, look no further than the mullet. This hairstyle was the talk of the town in the 1980s, but it made a big comeback in 2024, thanks mainly to the emergence of the wolfcut.

    The length of the mullet is important, so it's ideal for people with hair just above the shoulder. As for the mohawk element, you can style it in any way that you wish. Feel free to keep it simple with a slightly longer length, or take things to another level with some blonde highlights.

    The mullet mohawk is definitely a throwback to decades past, but it's an eye-catching look that is sure to capture the attention for all the right reasons.

    As the mullet mohawk haircut is a longer style, you need to look after your hair properly. Wash your mullet 2-3 times per week with a high-quality shampoo, and be sure to dry it with an ionic dryer like the Laifen Swift Premium.

    The ionic dryer will prevent your mullet from frizzing, which is a common problem that people with longer hair experience. You can then add a product like a leave-in conditioner to retain moisture in your hair.

    4. Kids mohawk haircut

    Though a mohawk might be a little out there for most kids, it's certainly an option. We recommend reigning it in a little for kids - a mohawk with fade works really well, or you can opt for a short mohawk that fades into a similar length on the sides and back.

    A side note - if you're styling your kids with a mohawk, be sure to check with their school, first! Some schools don't allow such hairstyles, so it's worth asking the question to avoid any unnecessary issues when your kid arrives at the school gates!

    5. Highlighted mohawk haircut

    The mohawk is undoubtedly a statement haircut, so why not take things a step further with colorful highlights? For a modern option, go for a bleached mohawk, as bleached highlights are undoubtedly a trending style in 2024.

    Alternatively, you can rock a mohawk with green or even red hair, which pays tribute to the punk rock mohawks that were so popular in the 1970s and 1980s.

    Whichever you choose, a colored mohawk is a great way to elevate this look and you can achieve it with some simple highlights that you can add yourself at home.

    Conclusion - the mohawk haircut

    The mohawk is a statement-making haircut that first appeared in the 1970s. Though it was initially attached to the punk rock movement, it is more mainstream these days and can be styled in different ways by lots of different people.

    Though the mohawk is a daring style that won't suit everyone, given the choice of mohawk styles available to you, there's nothing stopping you from experimenting with this look in 2024.

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