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
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: @b.laine.beauty
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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__
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
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
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!