14 Cool Mohawk Hairstyles for Black Women

Alyssa François | 25 March 2019
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And they’re completely cool and wearable for everyday, too.

One thing we want to stop hearing is women complaining about not knowing what more to do with their natural hair. One of the many reasons you should love your hair in its natural state is because you can do just about any and every hairstyle under the sun! Case in point: One of our favorites at the moment is this roundup of different iterations of mohawk hairstyles for black women.

Before you think that you may have to cut your hair to join in on this hairstyle, think again: None of these hairstyles require hair cutting unless you truly want to go down that route. Scroll through this gallery for easy, edgy and versatile mohawk hairstyles for black women:

1. The Big ‘Fro

mohawk hairstyles for black women: big afro
The bigger, the better.

Style your big afro into an fun mohawk style by way of a fro hawk. Pin sides up to create the look in an instant.

2. The Everyday Mohawk

mohawk hairstyles for black women
Wear this to the office and more.

Some may think that the mohawk style isn’t a look that can be worn on a daily basis. We beg to differ. This casual look is proof that your mohawk can be worn to the office and beyond.

3. Coil-Out Mohawk

mohawk hairstyles for black women: coil out
Create new styles with your coil out.

If you’re on the hunt for a new way to style your coil out, you must try this mohawk style. Define sections of hair with a gel, like TREsemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel.

TRESemmé FLAWLESS CURLS DEFINING GEL

4. Mohawk with Defined Curls

mohawk hairstyles for black women: defined coils
Get a tapered cut to create your mohawk style.

Wash and style your hair with products that give you flawless definition. The key is finding something that provides your hair with moisture. Try ApotheCARE Essentials The Replenisher Cleansing Conditioner and style with Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel to mold your curls into the perfect shape.

APOTHECARE ESSENTIALS THE REPLENISHER CLEANSING CONDITIONER
NEXXUS EXXTRA HOLD SCULPTING GEL

5. Roller Set Mohawk

mohawk hairstyles for black women: curled
Set it and forget it.

Use rollers down the middle of your hair to create this style. Leave it as is or comb out the curls to create a fluffy and bouncy effect.

6. Double Pony

mohawk hairstyles for black women: double pony
How to make a mohawk in five minutes or less!

There’s a hair hack for just about every hairstyle in the book. Want an easy way to create a mohawk on natural hair? Try this double ponytail style as demonstrated by Mini Marley.

7. The Fancy Mohawk

mohawk hairstyles for black women: fancy updo
Hawk it, but make it fancy. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

Believe it or not, mohawk hairstyles for black women can be dressed up. Preparing for a gala? A fancy and festive hair accessory can make your style appropriate for the occasion.

8. Mohawk-Inspired Cut

mohawk hairstyles for black women: haircut
Get the look with a mohawk-inspired cut. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

Into the mohawk look and want to get a haircut that looks just like it? Go for this mohawk-inspired curly cut.

9. Mohawk Ponytail

mohawk hairstyles for black women: pony
Turn your pony into this dope style.

Did you know you can create a mohawk with just one ponytail on natural hair? You can! Gather hair up into a high ponytail and spread your ends apart to create the mohawk shape and pin in place.

10. The Peacock Mohawk

mohawk hairstyles for black women: straight
Edgy peacock-inspired look.

Straighten your hair with a flat iron and feather your ends out like a peacock to recreate this mohawk style.

11. The Twist-Out

mohawk hairstyles for black women: twist out
Turn your twist-out into this fun style.

To recreate this look, twist damp hair into double strand twist using Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Crème Serum and release once hair is dry. Pin hair up on both sides to create your mohawk and gently fluff with your hands.

DOVE QUENCH ABSOLUTE SUPREME CRÈME SERUM

12. Voluminous Mohawk

mohawk hairstyles for black women: voluminous
Big and voluminous. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Make a grand statement with a voluminous mohawk style. Pick your hair up and out until you get the volume you desire.

13. Mohawk-Inspired Pixie

mohawk hairstyles for black women: pixie
A classic pixie with a twist!

Want an edgy twist to your pixie? Go for this mohawk-inspired look.

14. Mohawk Ringlets

mohawk hairstyles for black women: mohawk ringlets
Curls for days!

Style your hair into this simple style. Create ringlets by finger-coiling small sections of hair.