How Long Should You Let Your Hair Grow Before Getting a Mohawk?

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How Long Should You Let Your Hair Grow Before Getting a Mohawk?
Mohawks come in many different varieties (Punk Businessman with Boxing Gloves image by Scott Griessel from

The modern iteration of the Mohawk was first popularised by punk rock set. They used the hairstyle to set themselves apart from the crowd. The bigger and brighter the Mohawk, the better. People with longer Mohawks use gel, hairspray and even glue to spike their hair to astounding heights. It is not uncommon to see Mohawks well over 6 inches tall. People pursuing longer Mohawks tend to grow their hair out for several months before getting the cut.

Shorter Mohawks are Becoming More Popular

As punk rock style has made its way into the mainstream, short Mohawks are becoming more prominent. Businesspeople, professionals and even children are sporting Mohawks these days. People choose shorter cuts because they want less of a commitment and you can even style them so they don't look like a Mohawk.

Bottom Line

Start your Mohawk as soon as you've got a few inches to work with. If you love the way the cut looks when it's shorter, trim it often and keep it that way. But if you like it more the longer it gets, reach for the sky. Mohawks are all about self-expression, so feel free to experiment with the style.

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