Japanese punk is a style that blends together hardcore punk and cute. The style, made popular by teenage girls in Japan, is a collection of short leather jackets worn with pretty little miniskirts and dresses mixed with hardcore punk accessories, including studded belts, skull motifs and engineer boots. Japanese punk hairstyles are just as eclectic and eccentric. They are made to stand out and make a statement. Short hairstyles are popular among both boys and girls.
The cuts used in Japanese punk fall in asymmetrical patterns. That is especially true for short hairstyles, which are made to look elegant yet dishevelled.
Adding eccentric colours to short hairstyles is very popular. Girls tend to favour loud pink or purple, while boys stick with blue, red or green.
The Mohawk crosses many genres, so it isn't surprising that it appears in Japan's punk scene. The basic mould is the same--the hair is shaped into a narrow strip in the centre of the head, and the sides are either shaved or pinned up. But in Japanese punk, the height of the middle spikes is somewhat elongated, depending on the length of the hair at the top and the style of the person wearing it. This look is worn by both boys and girls.
The boy cut is a hairstyle for both boys and girls that is a take on the Mohawk, with one side of the head shaved or cut really close to the head. The hair sticks up in spikes in the middle, and the fringe are swooped toward the other side of the head.
This is a really short hairstyle favoured among girls who want a really short cut. The little hair left at the top is moulded into a dishevelled look, and the hair at the sides are tapered off.