Fashionable Mohawk Hairstyles for Women from Haute to Head-Turning

The female mohawk is back and ready for the taking. Get inspired by a few of our favorite mohawk styles for women!

Hurray for the female mohawk revival! We’ve been seeing several mohawk hairstyles for women on the street scene lately, and we couldn’t be more stoked. This head-turning short haircut is equal parts punky and steeped in heritage, and is also a transformative look for those looking for a drastic hair change. Scroll down for a shortlist of some of our fave picks for mohawk hairstyles for women. Female-friendly options abound, don’t worry:

The Cutest Mohawk Hair for Women with An Edge

1. Blowout Mohawk with Tail Braid

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A mohawk that requires no cutting at all! Photo by Giano Curie

For a lot of women, mohawk hairstyles for women seem too extreme or “out there” for real life. Unlike most edgy, female mohawk hairstyles that require an undercut. This hairstyle in particular, has the top up-styled and held into place with some gel and hairspray with a braid to support it at the bottom and on the sides. It also requires no cutting of the hair! This fluffy, texturized rendition features lengths that are uniformly cut and blow-dried for volume, then sprayed with a firm-hold hairspray (we love the buildable staying power of Suave Extreme Hold Aerosol Hairspray for a controlled hold.

2. Side Shave Mohawk Hair

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Create an intricate design with your mohawk.

The side-shaven ’hawk is a cool option for women who want more versatility. We also adore this intricately shaved look on the side of the hair.  Short mohawk hairstyles, like this one, let you play with your hair. In this case, a lightweight hair oil, like For Every Hair Type Revitalizing Hair Oil helps provide moisture and sheen without the sticky weight down.

3. The All-Out Mohawk Hair

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Elevate your bubble ponytail, mohawk style! masha-sidorova

More common in creative, avant-garde spaces like fashion and hair shows, creative mohawks for hairstyles for women are looks that are worth noting nonetheless. The truly daring can opt to wear this hairstyle in all its unadulterated—and highly-shellacked—glory; achieve this with a no-compromise mohawk gel such as TRESemmé Extra Hold Hair Gel, and amp the rest of your hair back into a bubble ponytail. Add the braids on the side of your hair for an extra touch.

4. Crown Hawk Hair

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Blow-dry hair towards the front to create the body. As you can see, mohawk hairstyles for women can also be wavy and romantic.

Sassy and classy, a puffy hairstyle with most of the hair piled high and forward on the crown is a great iteration for those with curly, wavy, or natural-textured hair. Provided the rest of your hair is sleek and/or faded at the sides, back, and temples, getting the fringe up and lifting should be a cinch. Employ the help of a volumizing mousse, like For Every Hair Type Smooth & Style Mousse, and rake through the fringe and hairline area with your fingers. Blow-dry with a round brush in an upward-tugging motion, then allow hair to fall forward past the brows. Finish with some hairspray for hold.

5. Dreadlocks, Mohawk Hair

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Mohawks look great on dreads too!

A definitive mohawk haircut features hair that stands up in a strip from the forehead hairline all the way to the back of the head, with the sides shaved. Mohawk hair also looks especially gorgeous on dreadlocks.  For extra hold of this look, as the sides grow out, this look can be supported with a  matte-finish cream, like Bed Head by TIGI Manipulator Matte, or with some firm-hold gel, such as TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Firm Control Gel, for a volumized pomp that won’t budge.

Want more edgy short hairstyle inspiration? Check out these awesome haircuts just in time for the new season.

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