Mohawk braid hairstyles: Bring out your inner punk-rock chick

Want to change up your mane game? Then check out one of these braided mohawk hairstyles for a look with plenty of drama!  

Now, we know what you’re thinking: a mohawk braid, seriously? Oh yes! These aren’t the super edgy punk mohawks that might first spring to mind. These are far more grown up, stylish and totally wearable styles that we know you’ll love.

From feminine twisted looks, to pretty updos and boldly woven styles – there’s so much choice and variety when it comes to braided mohawk hairstyles.

So forget what you think you know and give your look a stylish edge this season by scrolling through our edit of the best braided mohawks that we’ve rustled up.

Fierce and flattering mohawk braid hairstyles to try


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Bantu knots are fun and flirty! Credit:

Bantu knot mohawk

Bantu knots are already a naturalista favourite, but we bet you didn’t know these cute little twists could be used to create a natural hair mohawk hairstyle!

All you need to do is section out the middle of your hair and twist the remaining hair either side into neat little knots. BRB, adding this to our festival hair Pinterest board! Credit:

Editor’s tip: Before you get to work braiding your locks, we recommend treating your hair to a little TLC. Try the TIGI S-Factor Papaya Leave-In Moisture Spray, which is great for helping strengthen your hair and fighting frizz.

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This mohawk style will tak you from day to night with ease. Credit:

Twisted updo

We told you that this style of mohawk braid wasn’t at all scary, but what you might not know, is that a braided mohawk actually makes for a pretty sleek and chic updo.

It’s more business in the front and party at the back, but we’re loving these twists that have been pinned to create a central mohawk look. Credit: @missmerica13

front view of a woman with blonde hair in a mohawk hairstyle with grips
Get creative with grips and messy braids. Credit:

Grips and pigtails

Didn’t think a look could be sweet and edgy? Think again!

We love the central plait that’s been twisted down the middle to create this on-trend mohawk braid. The blonde grips give the style plenty of edginess, while the double pigtails are so darn cute. Ready to give this look a go? Credit: @caityryan_

box braid mohawk hairstyles for black women
Box braids have never looked so good! Credit:

Box braid mohawk

Already rocking box braids? No problem! You might think that braided hair can’t possibly be styled into a braided mohawk, but this influencer proves that’s not the case!

When you get bored of wearing your braids loose, simply weave them into a ultra thick faux mohawk on top of your head and secure in place with a hairband. To say this style makes a big impact is an understatement! Credit: @shortti3

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Rock a full and voluminous mohawk braid ponytail. Credit:

Full braid and fishtail

Blessed with long and lovely locks? If you answered ‘yes’ then this style is calling your name! While this isn’t technically a braid at the top, we think you’ll agree, it’s too pretty not to make the list.

Simply create a bubble effect starting at the top of your hair, then once at the nape of your neck, secure and start a fishtail braid. The stunning contrast between your ‘mohawk’ and fishtail plait will really get all eyes on you. Credit: @didibraid

back view of a woman with long brown hair in a mohawk braid style and a low ponytail
Throw on a long ribbon for added charm. Credit:

Dutch braid, low pony

Ever dreamt of being a real life My Little Pony? Well, we’re about to make childhood dreams come true!

Try plaiting your locks into a Dutch braid to create the ‘mohawk’ and then add a chic headscarf for added glam factor. Work in some beachy waves and you’re ticking every style box there is. Credit: @lindseyraerogers

black woman with cornrow mohawk hairstyle
Cornrows for days! Credit:

Cornrow mohawk

Just when we thought our cornrow obsession couldn’t get any stronger, we stumbled across this stunning cornrow mohawk and fell in love all over again.

Combining the taming powers of cornrow braids with the glam factor of ringlet curls, this perfectly-styled duo would make the ideal look for promCredit: @studio91nhs

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Go elegant with a mohawk braid up ‘do. Credit:

Mohawk updo

We love this style that’s so super elegant but also subtly edgy thanks to the loose braid. Recreate this style by braiding your hair into a Dutch plait starting high up at the front of your head and continue until you reach the ends of your hair.

Once completed, tuck your plait under itself at the nape of your neck and secure with bobby pins. Credit: @jacquifinn

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We’re loving this full and fabulous braided mohawk. Credit:

Super long fishtail

Whether you’ve got enviably long locks or not, we can guarantee that this stunning ‘do will make your hair the focus of attention.

Start by creating a quiff at the front of your hair and secure with a hairband. Wrap a small section of hair around the band for extra style points, then begin your fishtail braid, which will double up as your ‘mohawk’. This is a high-drama, high-style look, that will become your new ‘do of choice. Credit: @hairbysaretta

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Who knew a mohawk could look so girly?! Credit:

Flat twist mohawk

For the less daring among you, why not try this twisted natural hair mohawk braid? Using everyone’s favourite flat twists to create a more subtle undercut effect, it’s the perfect way to keep your natural ‘fro tightly under wraps. It’s also a great one to bear in mind for school or the office, as it’s so quick and easy! Credit: @christian_byshe

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Bigger is better! Credit:

Giant twist mohawk

Not afraid to do something drastic? Well, there’s no denying this giant twisted mohawk braid will cause quite a stir!

Plus, we love the way the sides of this look have been slicked down to ensure none of the focus is taken away from this amazing mega braid! Needless to say, we’re obsessed. Credit: @stylesbyneem

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Channel your inner Viking queen with this braided style. Credit:


Fancy yourself as a Viking warrior Princess? Then this look will grab your attention. This edgy mohawk braid looks fierce enough for combat (AKA, the sales) but boho enough to be rocked at a festival!

The braids at the side of the head help to give the look a more streamline effect, while the multiple braids create plenty of interest. Dust up on your braiding skills and give this look a go! Credit: @redfeathersrq

side view of a woman with her hair in a ponytail and braided mohawk style
Keep things subtle with this high pony. Credit:

Mini mohawk, high pony

Prefer to keep things subtle? Then give this sweet little braid a go! The French plait in the centre has plenty of volume, so make sure you don’t braid your tresses too tightly. The high ponytail gives this look a glamorous edge, making it perfect for nights out. Credit: @hairbyjohanna__

back view of a woman with colourful hair in a braided up do style
Colourful locks look so pretty swept into a chic braid. Credit:

Colourful mohawk

We all know that colourful tresses really come alive when braided, so what better way to show off all those gorgeous tones than with a mohawk braid hairstyle?

Create your mohawk by weaving a loose Dutch braid, making sure not to plait it too tightly so that you still achieve plenty of volume. Credit: @lootypics

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Team a your braid with a half up hun. Credit:

The mohawk hun

Want your squad to have major hair envy at your next soiree? Then it’s about time you sported this achingly cool ‘do. We’re loving the tousled locks, the mohawk braid in the centre and the hun to give this look extra glam factor. Credit: @artsyjocey

side view of a woman with an ombre hairstyle and a braided mohawk
For added drama team an ombre with an edgy braided mohawk. Credit:

Ombre mohawk

Want a ‘do worthy of a Greek goddess? Look no further! Try weaving ribbons into your mohawk braid to really add the ‘wow’ factor.

This simple style trick will make your hair look simply stunning and oh so intricate! If you have ombre hair, or any type of highlighted strands, you’ll be able to pull off this look with ease. Credit: @thhairsanctuary


Loved these looks, but want even more braid-spiration? Then head on over and check out our braids for long hair ideas, that will give you plenty of on-trend looks to try out!

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