Short Punk Hairstyles

Punk fashion is prevalent even today despite the ever-changing trends. Punk fashion originated in the 1970’s and evoked different reactions from the society at large. While some followed punk fashion blindly, others seemed disgusted being associated with punk fashion or people who belonged to this group. There are many distinctive features associated with punk fashion and one of the most easily recognizable feature remains to the very wacky punk hairstyles. The growing craze for punk hairstyles resulted in many variations of the basic style wherein hair is styled into shocking shapes and patterns and colored in brilliant shades.

Punk hairstyles are recognized as a symbol of the wacky and the weird! While some young teens opt for punk hairstyles only to be ‘in’ with the latest look, others find it as a way to rebel against the society! Youngsters have willingly gone beyond the ordinary to flaunt punk hairstyles causing quite a sensation.

If punk hairstyles are something you really wish to try, then you would need to know a few basics about these short hairstyles. Firstly, we shall take a look at various punk hairstyles that have been around for long period of time.

Different Ways to wear Short Punk Hairstyles:
The most interesting fact about punk hairstyles remains to be the vibrant colors and creative shapes used! Punk hairstyles would definitely make you stand out from the crowd; although you should be prepared to handle all the attention!

The Mohawk punk hairstyle has been around since the 1980’s. Although Mohawk has been associated with punk fashion and culture, there are many others who have opted for the Mohawk only because of the stylish appeal. The original Mohawk is worn differently as compared to what is seen today. At present, this hairstyle would require you to shave both sides of the head leaving a long strip of hair in the center portion, going all the way towards the base of the neck.

The complexity of the Mohawk is the maintenance! Today, the center portion of the hair is given a spiked look to add more drama to the original Mohawk hairstyle. This also tends to add height to the original strip of the hair. This strip is often dyed in various colors such as shocking reds or even blushing pinks! For Mohawk, you would need to use a variety of methods to keep your punk hairstyle intact. You can opt for back combing, hair gels and specific sprays to maintain this short punk hairstyle.

Reverse Mohawk/Skunk:
Reverse Mohawk is also quite popular when it comes to short punk hairstyles. In this case, hair is cut in the reverse manner as the name suggests. Electric hair clippers are used to remove hair from the center area leaving hair on either side of the head.

David Beckham is best known for sporting Fauxhawk in the recent times. In this case, one can opt for a close shave for both sides of the head so that it creates the illusion of the original Mohawk, yet one does not need to shave one's head completely. Another distinguishing characteristic about Fauxhawk is the very prominent spike in the center. Hair gels are used to style the hair towards the center. This popular short punk hairstyle was also seen in the Hollywood blockbuster - ‘The Lord of the Rings.’

Hoxton Fin:
The Hoxton Fin punk hairstyle has been in the limelight only in the recent times. Men as well as women are known to sport this hairdo. This hairstyle is generally worn with two partings. Hair gel is used to bring the hair towards the center portion. Hair on the sides and towards the back area is cut short.

Punk fashion thus remains to be an interesting affair with the various kinds of trends followed by people today. Short punk hairstyles have thus established themselves in the world of fashion despite mixed reactions!

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