Mohawk braids are a pattern formed by interlacing 3 strands on the top of the head. This can be done alone or with smaller braids or twists on the sides of the mohawk braid.
The mohawk braid takes its inspiration from the mohawk, which originated among the indigenous people of North America. The hairstyle was reserved for young men whose main duty was to protect the tribe. In the ’70s and ’80s, this eye-catching hairstyle was worn as a sign of youth and rebellion.
Nowadays, the mohawk is an edgy hairstyle for both men and women. It has been worn by celebrities such as Pink, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and most soccer stars. Above all, it isn’t limited to shaved sides – now it includes braids or twists or slicked-down sides and braided tops: the mohawk braid!
Keep reading to find the mohawk braid hairstyle for you!
Mohawk Braid Cornrows with Fluffy Curls
This hairstyle is an eye-catching statement. It consists of tiny cornrows, braided vertically from the hairline up toward the top of the head. It’s secured and left with the ends loose. Then the ends are then made into curls and fluffed out.
Editor’s tip: Make the curls stand out with a healthy shine. We recommend the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil for this. It’s infused with marula oil and keratin, so you are guaranteed to have shiny, healthy curls!
Men’s Mohawk Braid
To rock this stylish mohawk braid simply braid your tresses from front to back on top of your head. Once you’ve reached the end, fasten your braids with an elastic band. To make your mohawk stand out we suggest cutting the sides of your hair. You don’t have to go for a close buzz cut, but you can opt for a gentle fade to emphasise your braid.
Mohawk with Jumbo Twists
This look is perfect for formal occasions. The jumbo twists gives you volume and height, while the mohawk braids creates texture and give you a cheeky, yet glam look.
To create this look we recommend using VO5 Mega Hold Styling Mousse. It will give you control of your strands to create your twists.
Mohawk Braid with Undercut
Accentuate your look with an undercut. This stylish and ultra-modern hairstyle is easy to pull off and requires very low maintenance. This hairstyle is unisex and looks great regardless of the length of your hair or texture.
This gorgeous up-do is an elevated take on the mohawk. Working your braids into a mohawk shape at the top of your head gives elegance, while the undercut sides show off a bit of edge to your personality.
Mohawk with Side Braids
This bright and daring mohawk is ideal for a music festival or party. You can rock this hairstyle with or without accessories, but we do recommend adding in braids along the sides. Create a unique and memorable look by adding cornrows to the side of your mohawk braid.
Editor’s tip: Keep your hair looking crisp with some gel. We absolutely love the VO5 Sculpted Mega Hold Styling Gel.