Mohawk Hairstyles for Men: 10 Modern Ways to Wear this Punk Staple

Allison Schmidt | 24 May 2019
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These aren’t your ’90s mohawks. 

Mohawk hairstyles for men used to reign supreme as the alt look of the ’90s. Nowadays, this former alternative style is just as welcome in your local cafe to the boardroom. The key to the modern mohawk is to keep things at an even length and to pair with another modern cut. You should also focus on making sure the overall texture isn’t too stiff or it can look dated.

Read on for our favorite mohawk hairstyles for men:

1. Super Short Mohawk

mohawk hairstyles for men super short
This style means business.

Are you a young professional who still wants a modern look? Go for a short mohawk hairstyle that’ll work well in your professional life as well as your casual hangouts. To get a modern matte look to your mohawk, style it with Bed Head By TIGI Manipulator Matte Cream. Just take a small amount in between your fingertips as you work with the texture of your hair, styling it upwards or towards the side.

BED HEAD BY TIGI MANIPULATOR MATTE CREAM

2. Slicked-Back Mohawk

Mohawk hairstyles for men slicked back
Add a modern touch to your mohawk in 2019 with a slicked back style. Photo credit: Dvora

For a cool look, try slicking your mohawk backward. It doesn’t need to go straight up! Use AXE Smooth Look: Shine Pomade and a comb to slick your mohawk backward. The pomade will give you tons of shine without feeling stiff or uncomfortable. We like that this look is paired up with an undercut, it gives a slick modern look.

AXE SMOOTH LOOK: SHINE POMADE

3. Curly Mohawk

Mohawk hairstyles for men
Embrace your natural curls and still rock a mohawk in 2019. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

We love the look of this curly mohawk. So many mohawk hairstyles for men are focused on straight hair only. We think that a curly mohawk is just as good looking as a straight hairstyle. You may want to opt for a slightly shorter cut for your mohawk if you have curly hair though. Longer curls may just end up looking like a regular long-on-top crop.

4. Piecey Mohawk

Mohawk hairstyles for men
Have fun with textured layers for your mohawk in 2019.

For a modern take on the ’90s mohawk try this piecey look. It’s still not stiff like the ’90s look but it does call back to the piecey effect. To get this style use Bed Head For Men By TIGI Power Play Firm Finish Gel. Because this is a firm finish gel you’ll only want to use a little bit of it on your fingertips. Just take your fingers and pinch together tiny pieces to create the look. It’s easy and super fashionable.

BED HEAD FOR MEN BY TIGI POWER PLAY FIRM FINISH GEL

5. Mohawk & Quiff

Mohawk hairstyles for men
A cool hairstyle combo that’s perfect for a range of jobs.

We love when guys take two different haircuts and add them together to create a new look! This cut is a combo of the mohawk and the quiff. The mohawk is kept at a medium length that is super flattering. But, instead of styling it up like your average mohawk, it’s styled into a quiff at the front. The quiff is a good look to pair with the mohawk because it doesn’t compete with the mohawk, it compliments the look.

6. Extra Long Mohawk

Mohawk hairstyles for men
Embrace your length with this cool mohawk idea.

If you want to go all out for the extra long mohawk look, try wearing it in this swooping hairstyle. This cool look is achieved by styling different sections of hair, instead of all of the hair at once. You can tweak and twist to get different sections of hair to stick up so you don’t have one solid mohawk line. This makes the old school mohawk look super fresh and cool.

7. The Teeny Mohawk

mohawk hairstyle: mini mohawk
Short hair, don’t care.

There’s no rule that says you have to have long hair to achieve the mohawk style. If you have short hair and want to try the look, this is proof it can work in your favor.

8. Mohawk and Beard Combo

mohawk hairstyles for men: mohawk and beard combo
Steal the show with this look.

Going for a look that turns heads? You can’t go wrong with this mohawk and long beard combination.

9. The Dread Mohawk

mohawk hairstyles for men: dreadlocks
Style your dreads into a mohawk style.

We have yet to see a style you can’t try with dreadlocks. Ask your stylist to twist your hair up to achieve this mohawk-inspired look.

10. The Pink Mohawk

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A pop of pink changes everything. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

If the mohawk look isn’t striking enough for you, you can up the ante by adding a bold color. Try pink to give your look a fun pop!