Punk Hair Styles: Unique and Edgy

One of the most recognizable fashion statements out there are punk hair styles. Startling haircuts, bold color schemes, and wild styles are the hallmarks of this counter culture. Just because something is unique or different, it does not necessarily mean it is punk.

Achieving The Punk Hair Style

The first step in achieving punk hair styles is to understand the characteristics of this unique look.


In general, many punks will dye their hair in colors that are bright and unnatural. Examples include bright pinks, electric blues, or deep greens. The dyes used tend to be extravagant and loud, and are certainly not natural. Sometimes the entire head of hair is dyed, other times just sections or highlights are dyed. Dye is also used to draw attention to a particular cut of hair. For example, if someone has a Mohawk he or she may dye the center longer cuts of hair, but leave the shorter sides their natural color.

A-Symmetrical Cuts

Along with color, there are cuts that express the punk style. Again, contrasts and unique styles are used over traditional styles. A-symmetrical cuts are common, such as Undercuts. This is when the upper part of the hair is grown out, but the bottom is shaved. Bangs might be cut at a sharp angle. One half of the head might be shaved, while the other is grown out. The idea is to achieve something unique and expressive.

The Mohawk

One of the most popular cuts is the Mohawk. This is when the hair is first grown out to a long length. Once it is long enough, the sides are shaved leaving the center strip of hair at this longer length. The Mohawk can then be styled with gel or wax.

The Flyaway

Another popular punk hairstyle is the Flyaway. This is when hair does not appear to have any style at all. Instead, there are combinations of spikes, braids, and accessories that seem random. This is iconic of old school punk rockers, and it expresses the rebellious nature of the movement.

If you are looking to update your look or perhaps give yourself and edgier look, you’ll find yourself in great hands at Evergreen Beauty College. Our well trained students offer expertise hair salon services at a fraction of the price of other salons. Contact us today and begin your fabulous transformation.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

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11 years ago

I have a brother and I remember when we where young we where watching a old movie called Drums Along the Mohawk. Few months later my brother got himself The Mohawk cut our mom didn’t like it. But he refused to change it. Years later he changed it. Mom was happy again.

Moral of the story is this if you like to get the Mohawk cut then why not try it you can always try different cuts later and we all know our mothers will always love us no matter what.

– Mike