The curly Mohawk encompasses both the thrill of a non-conventional hairstyle with a soft feminine touch to create something that is as strikingly appealing as it is elegant. It’s true that the fierce Mohawk has been mostly reserved for men due to its outlandish and slightly rebellious appearance. However, the addition of a feminine aspect to any hairstyle turns a roguish look into a trendy, chic and timelessly fashionable look. The best part is that one can still achieve the bold look without having to lose any hair! Here are 35 different types of the hairstyle to bring out the fierce in you.
# 1 Curly Faux Hawk Updo
Sometimes you really cannot take the leap of faith and commit your hair to the scissors. However, this perfect faux hawk only involves thick, lustrous curls and slicked up sides that appear shaved. The rich curls run over the forehead in a messy but appealing way which contrasts with the neat sides that shape the face and make the ear adornment more visible.
The slicked sides in this hairdo accentuate the messy curls on top and make them appear more voluminous. This hairstyle achieves a symmetrically shaved look on its sides and a thick curly top without needing to pass through the barber’s scissors. The wavy raven-black locks spill over in a somewhat retro design while the flat sides add a boyish touch to the feminine curls.
# 3 Red Braided Mohawk with Tresses
For a playful Mohawk look, the springy curls are made more voluminous by tightly braided sides. The hairstyle looks even more adventurous thanks to the fiery red dyeing and short tresses let loose at the back. It is well-suited for medium-length to long hair as well.
# 4 Blonde Faux Mohawk Updo
To achieve the voluminous look of the blond dyed curls at the top, bobby pins are discreetly used to hold it up due to its length. The sides have been pulled tight and secured underneath the curls with a few locks let loose on the temples to help frame the face and add a feminine touch to the look.
# 5 Burgundy Curl-Up Faux Hawk
The sides are moderately flattened to enhance the lush natural wavy top. This is a conservative variation of the hairstyle that doesn’t involve bold contrasts and textures although the red hue does add a bit of fun to the look. The look works well with short to medium length hair and it is one or the few Mohawks that looks presentable enough to be worn with formal outfits.
# 6 Mohawk with Pulled Up Sides
This is another perfect example of how a faux Mohawk can look just as good as the real thing. In this example, the hairstyle is achieved by pulling up the sides tightly and tucking them underneath the crown of thick locks. The result is a voluminous top accentuated by flattened sides that expose the frame of the face.
# 7 Elegant Faux Hawk
To create this classy look, the hair on the sides has been pulled into a tight bun that has been concealed underneath the twisted locks that run all the way to the nape of the neck. The look has been made even softer by loose curls at the temple that complete the very feminine Mohawk hairstyle.
# 8 Faux Hawk with Golden Highlights
This beautifully executed hairstyle looks simple, classy and very feminine. It is an elegant faux Mohawk with the sides flattened by slicking and pulling them into a bun underneath the golden curls on the crown. The best part about this look is that you will not have to lose an inch of your hair.
# 9 Purple Pixie Mohawk
This short-haired version of the Mohawk features lightly shaved sides and a wavy top that bring out a nice contrast with their different textures and length. To spice up the fun look, the curls are given a touch of purple highlights that pops against the natural jet-black color of the hair.
# 10 Chic Rocker Mohawk
This look embraces the audaciousness of the Mohawk while maintaining a relatively feminine appeal. The sides feature a sharp razor faded texture with the hair on the crown tapering up into luscious bubble-gum pink curls. The boldness of this look is undoubted thanks to the contrasting textures.
# 11 Side Swept Curly Faux Hawk
Taking the Mohawk to the next level has never been this easy. This flamboyant faux hawk hairstyle features thick side swept curls on the top that bring a nicely lopsided and fresh look. Both sides have been cut lightly although only one side is prominent as the side swept hair covers the other. It is a very unique and chic variation of the hairstyle.
# 12 Rose Gold Sophisticated Updo
This elegant version of the hairstyle seems regal enough to grace any ballroom. The lush rose gold hair is pulled back from the sides into gorgeous curls that spill over the forehead and run all the way to the back of the neck. This angelic look looks even better with minimal makeup and simple jewellery.
# 13 Faux Hawk with Cascading Tresses
The traditional bun has been given a twist in this example. Instead of a tight bun, the hair on the sides has been pulled back and tucked into long wavy locks with golden brown highlights. Its elegance is enhanced by the long, cascading tresses that run midway down the back.
# 14 Short Red Mohawk
This is a boyish look that takes on a more original appearance of the Mohawk with its shaved sides and high, natural curls on the crown. The short-haired style looks even more appealing thanks to the addition of red dye to create more contrast between the top and the sides.
# 15 Dreadlocked Mohawk with Plaited Sides
Uniqueness takes all forms as is apparent with this version of the Mohawk hairstyle. The crown is covered with twisted dreadlocks that drape over the forehead and run loosely down the back. Plaited sides accentuate the hair on top and create a nice shape for the face. This crossover between the timelessly fashionable dreadlocks and the edgy Mohawk is simple but enticing.
# 16 Naturally Curly Faux Hawk
If you are blessed with natural curls, this is the perfect Mohawk look for you. The curls on the top have a nice volume and spill over the forehead in chic fashion. The wonderfully girly look is further enhanced by the burgundy hue of the curls and the slicked up sides that give your head a nice shape and draw more focus to the bouncy curls.
# 17 Crisp Curly Mohawk
This hairstyle features a nice combination of long curls and short trimmed hair to create a bold Mohawk look. The sides have been trimmed to a buzz while the top comprises of thick blonde curls running in the middle. The textural contrast is enough to make this rocker hairstyle a truly unique look.
# 18 Pulled Up Curly Faux Hawk Updo
Messy curls can be appealing as is the case with the golden locks in this example. The look combines neatness on the sides with a tousled updo to create an enticing casual Mohawk look with just the right amount of feminine appeal. Flattened sides are achieved by pulling the hair up and tucking it underneath the locks.
# 19 Classy Mohawk Updo
It doesn’t get any classier than this golden updo with springy curls that run down the back of the head. The faux hawk is achieved by pulling up the bleached blonde hair and securing it under the thick locks in a loose, wavy bun. The contrast created by the neatly tied back sides and the gorgeous windswept curls makes it a summer-ready look that can also be worn to formal events.
# 20 Faux Hawk Updo with Springy Curls
Apart from the gorgeous curls on the head that fall over the forehead in bouncy locks, this look is made trendy by the patterned plaiting of the sides. The fierce Mohawk is made even bolder thanks to the volume of the springy curls and the way they run all the way to the nape of the neck. The bouncy curls can be a great look to rock this summer.
# 21 Vintage Wavy Faux Hawk Updo
This is one undeniably retro look with the stylish leopard hair band making the hairstyle look chic as well. The classy updo features bold highlighted curls that slightly edge past the brow and cascades down the back in thick brown curls. The sides are made slightly shorter by being tied back a little tighter to put emphasis on the shape of the face.
# 22 Braided Mohawk Updo
This flashy hairstyle combines the soft, womanly appeal of braided hair with the roguishly attractive Mohawk to produce a look that is a stunning crossover of the two. The sides are flattened by braiding them into eloquent fishtail braids that accentuate the highlighted curls on the top.
# 23 Frizzy Mohawk with Cornrows
Kinky African hair can be styled into a fashionable curly Mohawk as in this example. The thick, voluminous curls on the top look delightfully frizzy and are framed nicely by intricate cornrows running across the sides, which also serve to give the face a symmetrical look and expose soft feminine facial curves. This results in a fiercely natural hair style that is hard to miss.
#24 Thick Mohawk with Razor-Trimmed Sides
This audacious Mohawk is not for the faint-hearted as it features an extensive razor fade down the sides. Loss of hair notwithstanding, the bold look comprises of a flashy Mohawk top made of wavy, jet-black shoulder-length curls with a wavy consistency that is tremendously feminine. This super edgy look is a definite show-stopper.
# 25 Bleach Blonde Updo
Simple but classy, this curly-haired updo is enhanced by slightly tapered sides that put more emphasis on the soft blonde curls all the more. The look is definitely chic with the wavy locks falling over the brow attractively and tapering down to short hair towards the back of the head. The hairstyle is further embellished by a gorgeous pearl and gold hair pin.
# 26 Retro-Style Faux Hawk
This look achieves the flattened sides by pulling the hair upwards, tying it up in small locks and creating puffy curls that look spectacular on the blonde hair. The long top takes on a dark hue as it cascades down the back to bring a nice contrast to the do. The sides also feature some flashy vertical parting that separates them into sections which are then pulled up and tied. This classic biker girl look exudes toughness and sexy feminine appeal.
# 27 Relaxed Mohawk
This simple hairdo is achieved by relaxing and flattening the sides to put more focus on the golden blonde locks on the top. The classy updo is simple and looks great when applied on short and medium-length hair with the flat sides exposing the feminine shape of the face. The curly locks and the neatly slicked sides create a nice textural difference that adds to the appeal of the hairstyle.
# 28 Short Dyed Mohawk
For the short-haired beauties out there, this flashy hairstyle is the perfect way to embellish your hair and steer clear of boring looks. The look features short hair that is relatively evenly trimmed with only a slight tapering and a flashy cut towards the hairline. The top is the focal point of the hairstyle and it boasts of a curly, dyed-in blonde strip that stands out even more so due to the jet-black hair surrounding it.
# 29 Natural Afro Mohawk
This exquisite Mohawk is one serious head-turner. From the enticingly brown hue to the springy natural curls with great volume, this look surpasses most versions of the hairstyle, especially due to the flashy taper used to flatten the hair on the sides of the head. Kinky, naturally curly African hair of medium to long lengths can pull off this hip look effortlessly and make it even bolder by experimenting with different hair colors.
# 30 Punk Faux Hawk
The staple hairstyle of the rocker girl is taken to new dimensions with this stylish upgrade. The traditional spiky Mohawk look is made mellow and feminine with the almost elegant updo and cascading curls down the back. In the place of trimmed sides, the hairstyle features hair that has been slicked upwards, tucked underneath the curls and held in place by a pin. It is the perfect look for the outgoing girl who likes to party.
# 31 Elegant Curly Mohawk with Forelocks
The heavenly curls featured in this Mohawk are the focal point of the hairstyle. The contrast is backed by a sleek razor fade on the side and a clear parting line that gives the hair on top a more vivid outline and prominence. Although a bit bold, the voluminous curls are definitely chic and are made even more feminine by the soft locks that spill over the brow and curl their way halfway down the face. This is a look that can be pulled off by anyone with medium to long hair and the guts to subject their hair to the barber’s scissors.
# 32 Funky Curly Updo
Once again, the faux hawk proves that you do not have to lose a lot of hair to rock the trendy hairstyle. This version of the Mohawk is all about volume as is given to the curly locks that fall over the forehead to partially cover one side of the face. The jet-black locks taper down towards the side thanks to some minimal cutting and a brisk parting line on the side of the temple. The look exudes a fun personality with a hint of daring.
# 33 Edgy Multicolored Mohawk
This hairstyle expresses a daring and fully confident personality thanks to a mix of edgy styles combined to form one audacious look. First off, the Mohawk is a crisp one with razor-trimmed sides giving the face a nice shape and emphasizing on the bold, lengthy curls on the top. The medium-length hair is vibrantly dyed in pink, yellow, purple, blue and a lock of brown hair to create a look that you will be hard-pressed to replicate to the last detail.
# 34 Sophisticated Faux Hawk with Pulled Back Sides
This stunning hairstyle can be considered chic and elegant with its beach blonde locks that spill over slightly to cover the face. The sides are pulled backwards in a neat and tidy fashion to create flatter sides and put more focus on the voluminous curls on top. The look is undeniably exquisite, with the dark makeup and light jewelry contrasting wonderfully with the lustrous shade of the hair.
# 35 Voluminous Curly Mohawk Updo
To rock hair of this size so effortlessly requires equally sizeable confidence. The blonde-dyed curls are no doubt the crowning jewel of the look with their fierce overhanging design serving to emphasize what is a very bold Mohawk hairstyle. This classy hairstyle is made even more tasteful with the dark sides that are neatly slicked down to accentuate the shape of the face and produce an unforgettably audacious hairstyle.
Whether you prefer subtlety, class, sophistication or a fun and edgy look, you can never go wrong with a nicely-shaped Mohawk. You can also choose to spruce up your hairstyle by experimenting with different dyes, slicking back, pulling up and holding with pins, trimming and other various styling options that favor your tastes best. One thing that everyone is sure about is that the level of versatility offered by curly Mohawks is one that cannot be replicated by any other hairstyle. Create your own legendary fashion by giving your hairstyle a personal twist.