Rock Haircuts for Men

Written by jay boone
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Rock Haircuts for Men
Rock hairstyles for men define a personality. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

Rock stars set a trend for themselves, and therefore for others, by wearing extravagant clothing and distinct hair styles. Rock haircuts for men are always appealing and daring. There are as many rock haircuts as rock genres. Each genre has established a look and a haircut that men all around the world imitate. The "mohawk," the "vintage" look, or the "indie" or "emo" hairstyles inspired from new wave, all project a different persona and attitude.


The "mohawk" haircut is easily recognisable and is famous all around the world. It was popularised in England in the mid-70s as part of the punk movement. This haircut consists of completely cutting the hair on both sides of the head and leaving just a strip of hair in the middle. This is the basic punk haircut. However, you can add your own flair by using different colour dyes or by using gel to spike your "mohawk."

Vintage Haircut

In the 60s and 70s, rock haircuts consisted of accomplishing the longest hair possible, and letting it fall straight down. That worked well for people with straight hair, but people with curly or wavy hair need to iron or straighten their hair in order to achieve this look. Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin is the perfect example of this -- he had curly, long blond hair. As an alternative, the "vintage" look can be worn by people with curly hair, but requires much more attention and care and can easily become tangled. It also requires maintenance because hair can begin to block your vision if it becomes too long.

Indie Haircut

The "indie" haircut is one of the most popular haircuts for men in the last decade. This haircut keeps it simple: it consists of short hair combed to the front and sides at even lengths. Another way is to use a lot of gel to form downward spikes. This will give you the look of a scruffy yet stylish guy. The "indie" haircut was popularised by the indie rock scene and was developed in England and the United States in the new millennium.

Emo Haircut

The "emo" haircut is very popular among the young ones. As its names suggests, this haircut found its origins in "emo"-rock bands, such as My Chemical Romance. For an "emo" haircut, you'll have to keep your hair short, then comb it to the front and to one side. If you have curly hair, it will be necessary for you to straighten it. The use of gel is optional here, since the distinctive thing about an "emo" look is hair falling naturally and covering the face.

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