Though punk hairstyles were originally created in the 1970’s and reached their pinnacle in the 1980’s, after nearly 20 years of more sedate styles, they are once again becoming fashionable. Punk hairstyles are aggressive and attention-getting; they can be extremely attractive on people who have the guts to pull them off.
The main elements of punk hairstyles are cut (the Mohawk and variations of it), color and spikes. The color and spikes can be applied for a temporary punk look, while a Mohawk cut requires more of a commitment.
Mohawk Punk Hairstyles
A Mohawk cut is the most recognizable sign of a punk hairstyle. Also known as the Mohican in the UK (both names came from Native American tribes), a Mohawk cut features shaved hair at the side of the heads with a strip of longer hair in the middle. Variations include the double Mohawk (two long strips) and the reverse Mohawk (long sides and a shaved stripe). Asymmetrically cut hair is also popular in punk hairstyles. In most cases that means that one side of the hair is significantly longer than the other.
Punk hair styles are particularly popular in color unnatural, pink, blue, orange and green. The original punk often used Jello to create these peculiar shades, but nowadays there are various semi-permanent products to create the look, and for a temporary version of the look, the color hair spray is in very good condition.