1970s THE MOHAWK
Punk emerged as a reaction to the free-flowing excess of 60s hippie culture. Bands and artists of the era spearheaded the movement with confrontational styles and haircuts—with the mohawk standing up (and out) as the era’s most iconic symbol of non-conformity.
To this day, mohawks are an expression of individuality and rebellion. The style lives on in many forms, but typically the sides of the head are shaved with a hair trimmer and a long central strip of hair is left untouched or shortened with hair clippers. The range of mohawk sub-styles to choose from is huge, going from extreme (liberty spikes), to modest (the 2000s fauxhawk), to truly weird (the reverse-mohawk).