You don't have to be a rock start to rock a Mohawk. If you're interested in wearing a new, edgy hairstyle, consider doing it yourself. Cutting your own Mohawk requires simple preparation, sharp tools and a steady hand. Save money and reap the satisfaction of styling yourself by cutting your own Mohawk.
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Things you need
- An electric trimmer
Thoroughly wash your hair to avoid any tangles while snipping and shaving your head.
Part your hair with a comb to find the exact area you want to shave on the sides. Also, note the area atop your head that you want hair to stay on, which will make up your Mohawk.
Tie the hair atop your head with hair bands if your hair is longer. This will isolate the area to ensure you cut accurately. The job may require several head bands to ensure all the hair that you want in your Mohawk is free from the sides, which you will be cutting.
Snip the large portions of hair on the sides of your head. If your hair is shorter to begin with, use the clippers to cut it.
Use clippers to completely shave the sides of your head, taking care to avoid shaving any hair you want to keep atop your head.
Trim the hair atop your head, which now makes up the Mohawk, to the desired length you prefer. If you prefer longer hair on top, skip this step.
Clean your head and any areas hair has fallen on and dry yourself off thoroughly. Style your new Mohawk in any way you desire.