18 Best Female Mohawk Hairstyles

Bored of bobs? Over undercuts? We feel you. If you’re looking for a hairstyle with edge, a mohawk might just be for you.

With more celebrities opting for the chop lately (we’re looking at you, Cara Delevingne and Hailey Bieber), it’s certainly true that short hair can have just as much fun. And that counts for mohawks, too.

Tempted to try a mohawk but not sure where to start? Prepare to be wooed by these super cool hairstyles…

Spiky Mohawk

Spiky Mohawk
Spiky mohawks are a classic punk look. Credit: Instagram.com/shaylaplease

This ’70s inspired choppy mohawk is a modern nod to the punk era without being too OTT. We’re loving the platinum blonde strands alongside natural roots.

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Curly Mohawk

Curly mohawk
Curls give mohawk styles a much softer feel. Credit: Instagram.com/makeup_by_jacki

For a softer way to trial the trend, explore a curly mohawk variation like this. If you’re not naturally curly, don’t fret – the same effect can be achieved using a standard curling wand.

Tip: Remember that the amount of hair you wrap around the wand will determine the overall look of your curls. For springy, ringlet-style curls, stick to smaller 1-inch sections, yet for a more tousled vibe, work with 2-3 inch portions. Don’t forget to apply TRESemmé Defence Spray while you style to protect your locks from high temperature damage.

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Undercut Mohawk

Mohawk with undercut
We’re crushing on the tumbling curls. Credit: Instagram.com/pimpsandpinups

If you’re on the fence about going for a short mohawk hairstyle, go half way with a buzzed undercut.

Ask your stylist to leave plenty of length on top, so that you can curl your tresses, teasing your locks upwards. Style your curls so that the front section of your hair falls forwards, for a flirty vibe to your everyday look.

Soft Mohawk

Soft mohawk
Get your tongs out for this mohwak. Credit: Instagram.com/meaghanmastersonhair

Forget the days when mohawk’s involved bucket loads of gel. Now there are so many ways that you can rock a mohawk haircut without it being short and spiky.

We’re loving these soft, tumbling curls, contrasted beautifully against shaved sides. Make sure your curls fall inwards and on top of each one for maximum impact.

Wild Mohawk

Wild Mohawk
Work your afro into a cool female mohawk. Credit: Instagram.com/jacqueline.ilu

Want to leave a lasting impression? Rock up with this wild and care-free mohawk.

The angular shapes give this look a striking edge, while the length allows you to tie your locks up for off duty, non-mohawk days. We’re also really digging the green hues.

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Quiffed Mohawk

Quiffed Mohawk
Slicked back styles are perfect for dressier occasions. Credit: Instagram.com/hbpole

For years we’ve been taking style notes from A-listers like Pink and Gwen Stefani, who regularly turn to slicked-back mohawks on the red carpet. A quiffed mohawk gives you that glam, polished feel, so much so that you’ll be reaching for the selfie stick in no time.

Editor’s tip: To achieve this voluminous, pushed-back style, work a small amount of the TONI&GUY Max Out Volume Whip through towel-dried hair before blow-drying. It will lift your locks upwards from the root, resulting in some seriously hair-raising volume.

Mullet Mohawk

Mullet Mohawk
Part mohawk, part mullet! Ready to try this style? Credit: Instagram.com/chaossidy

Are you a lover of style-combos? Then this part-mohawk, part-mullet hairstyle is for you.

Keep the sides short (but not buzzed) and leave extra length at the front and back to recreate this head-turning look. Sweep your hair into a side fringe and channel your inner rock chick with a bright neon colour. Nailed it!

Mohawk with Details

Mohawk with details
Go bold with your female mohwak and rock an intricate design. Credit: Instagram.com/bottleblonde76

Give short mohawk hairstyles the wow factor like this bespoke patterned mohawk look.

Detailed designs allow your ‘do to shine and can be worked in so many different ways – so let your creative side fly free. We like to think this is what Disney’s Elsa would look like if she turned into a rock chick.

Afro Mohawk

Afro Mohawk
Natural hair and mohawks are a match made in heaven. Credit: Instagram.com/jadejanelle

Mohawk and afro curls? It’s a no-brainer. This hairstyle keeps you cool and looks simply stunning. It’s the perfect everyday look if you ask us.

Blue Tresses Mohawk

Blue Mohawk
Blue strands are cute and sassy. Credit: Instagram.com/paigerohanna

Colourful mohawks are at the heart of the trend. Have a favourite colour or think a certain hue would match your complexion? When it comes to your next mohawk look, go for it.

Editor’s tip: If you do decide to reach for the hair dye, don’t forget to invest in a good wash and care duo to help keep your hair colour on fleek. We recommend the Dove Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner, as it gently cleanses the hair without stripping away any of your chosen hue.

Multi-Coloured Quiff

Multi-coloured mohawk
We love Rye Rye’s colourful ‘do. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

If you really want all eyes on you, then sport a multi-coloured quiff and mohawk haircut. Female styles like this work really well, incorporating purple, yellow and blonde highlights for a girly-glam vibe.

The Pink Mohawk

Pink mohawk on Pink
Pink on Pink. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Unsurprisingly, Pink leads the way when it comes to uber cool mohawk hairstyles for women.

Of course, we love the pretty pink hue, but it’s the retro vibe that makes us lust over this mohawk.

Versatile Mohawk

Esther Quek blonde mohawk
Look to Esther Quek for style tips. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

If you’re seeking versatility, opt for mohawk hairstyles that have a little extra length for you to play around with. By keep the length longer on top, you can mix up the style and rock your tresses in a number of ways.

From straight up and spiky, to tousled or swept to one side, there are many options to choose from for your everyday hairstyle.

Short and Textured Mohawk

Agness Deyn with blonde hair and short and textured mohawk
Agyness Deyn looks edgy and pretty with this blonde mohawk. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Take a leaf out of Agyness Deyn’s style book with this short and textured mohawk. Make sure the sides of your hair are buzzed and leave the top section short and choppy.

This punk-esque ‘do will bring all the focus to your face, so go bold with your make-up to really complement this look.

Long Hair Mohawk

Woman with dark hair and plaited mohawk
Mohawks can be long and lush. Credit: Instagram.com/inspirationsbyaili

Yes, you can rock a mohawk with long hair. And we particularly love how this beauty teams her long mohawk with a cute braid.

Shaved Head Mohawk

Kelly Osbourne with shaved hair mohawk
Go bold with your mohawk like Kelly Osbourne. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

If you’re seeking a celeb-approved mohawk, look to Kelly Osbourne for inspiration.

Kelly has been seen out and about rocking a variety of punk-inspired ‘dos, but this lilac, perfectly-polished mohawk is one of our favourites. We love the colour, the styled curls and the shaved sides.

Mohawk with Mini-Braids

Mohawk with mini braids on Issa Rae
Issa Rae gives her mohawk an edgy vibe. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

If simply a mohawk isn’t enough for you, go one step further and add in some mini braids for an intricate-looking addition.

The central curly afro gives this look dimension and height (and it’s sure to pick up some attention might we add).

Graduated Buzzcut

Graduated buzzcut mohawk on purple and blonde hair
Keep your mohawk short, spiky and colourful. Credit: Instagram.com/ale_ni_au

This graduated spiky mohawk is basically a work of art.

We’re loving the contrast between the spikes and the short, sleek sides, with the purple colour drawing the eye up, giving the hair plenty of texture and interest.

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