Friday, March 2, 2012

Mohawk Girl Hairstyles

Mohawk Girl Hairstyles
The mohawk is a hairstyle in which, in the most common variety, both sides of the head are shaven, leaving a strip of noticeably longer hair in the center. Though mohawk is associated mostly with punk rock subculture, today it has entered mainstream fashion. The mohawk is also sometimes referred to as an iro in reference to the Iroquois, from whom the hairstyle is derived - though historically the hair was plucked out rather than shaved.

The historic evidence points to the Mohawk and the rest of the Iroqoius confederacy (Seneca, Cayuga, Onandaga, Tuscarura and Onieda) rather wore a square of hair on the back of the crown of the head, and not a crest from forehead to the nape of the neck. Click here  for accurate images of Mohawks and Oniedas 1710-1790 from life drawings, look at Good Peter, Oneida - though he has a true Mohawk, i.e. a square of hair on the back crown of the head. The Mohawk did not shave their heads when creating this square of hair, but rather pulled the hair out, small tufts at a time. The following is a first-hand account of James Smith who was captured during the French and Indian war and adopted into the Mohawk tribe. "...a number of Indians collected about me and one of them began to pull hair out of my head. He had some ashes on a piece of bark in which he frequently dipped his fingers in order to take a firmer hold, and so he went on as if he had been plucking a turkey, until he had all the hair clean out of my head, except a small spot about three or four inches square on my crown the remaining hair was cut and three braids formed which were decorated ...".

If your hair style was spiked or colored, you were a punk. When the eighties approached, rebellion became something like it never was before, and with the birth of MTV, it was easier to spread the rebel punk hair virus. One of the important element in a punk hairstyle is the cut. It can go from a shaggy hair right on top and with a buzz cut found on the lower section of the head. Another one is having asymetrical shapes of hair that are longer on the other side is quite the popular style when it comes to punk hairstyle. There are even those who are die-hard punks that put designs or slogans right at the back of the heads. Sometimes, the shavings that are shown at the back of the heads do represent political standing or trying to voice out their opinions or feelings. When you already have the hair cut, the next stop is the hair color. Your hair will never be classified as punk if you don’t add great color on it. The look might be edgy but will never pass the standards of a punk look. Hair color for punk style involves vibrant colors such as pink, orange, red, and even blue. You can have one color or even a mixture of these colors to come up with a good design or pattern.

The most famous one is having a raven hair that has platinum blond tips.For sure, when talking about punk style what comes to mind is the mohawk. A mohawk look is a style that consists of a strip of hair right at the center that is hardened with the use of a hair spay or a gel which vertically stands right on the end. Usually, the sides of the head are totally shaved off. However, as time passes by the mohawk has tamed a little bit giving birth to what is called as the faux hawk. This type of hairstyle is the tamed version of the mohawk which gives a person a softer look, not rigid at all. This makes you look at your best without even looking quite trashy.

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