The Mohawk Haircut

The mohawk has a come a long way from the original punk style. Punk may be dead but the mohawk lives on.

All of these haircuts feature a strip of hair down the center and shaved sides but that’s where the similarities end. They can be cut wide, finish in a V-shaped neckline or do something else entirely.

The modern mohawk can be worn with any type of fade, curls, black hair or even short hair.

Check out these 12 different ways to wear the mohawk haircut.

1. Mohawk Hairstyle


This version is actually more of a mohawk hairstyle than haircut. The strip of hair stops a few inches above the neckline but long hair continues the arc when worn up. Instead of being spiked vertically, this cool style is more of a pomp hawk.

2. Mohawk Hair Designs

Juan Lopez

The shaved sides of a mohawk can be a canvas for hair designs. A platinum hawk stands out against dark hair and the line is echoed in the high low fade with a shaved arc.

3. Black Mohawk Haircut

Phat Bobby’s Cuts

Kinky and curly hair work really with a mohawk fade because it has plenty of natural volume. This frowhawk seen on Fresno Grizzlies pitcher Edison Frias is on point.

4. Curly Mohawk + Burst Fade

Squeak Pro Barber

Add a large burst fade on both sides to curly hair and you have this cool wide mohawk.

5. Short Mohawk + Line Up

Al Uppercut

An even wider mohawk, this version cleans up the edges with a tape up, temple fade and curved neckline.

6. Wide Mohawk Haircut for Curly Hair

Angel Raws

The mohawk haircut works at any length because it is all about the shape. This length is similar to Usher’s mohawk haircut.

7. Mohawk Haircut for Short Hair


The shorter the mohawk, the easier it is to spike. This cool version cuts hair wider at the forehead and narrows in to a V-shaped neckline.

8. V-cut Neckline


A cool finish for a mohawk is any version of this V-cut neck.

9. High Fade Mohawk

Lundon New York

This cool style adds some of the current trend for movement and flow to a mohawk.

10. Undercut Mohawk

Takashi Matsushima

With medium length hair and a the right style, this undercut is transformed into a mohawk.

11. Mohawk Fade


All it takes is a hint of a burst fade to create that mohawk silhouette. This cut requires minimal effort for curly hair but works for straight hair with some spike styling.

12. Mohawk Braids


Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has a number of mohawk haircuts but this is the most unique with vertical braids and hair designs.