Mohawk

What does Mohawk mean?

A strip of hair in the middle of the head with the sides shaved off

A Mohawk is a unique hairstyle where you shave the sides of your head but leave a strip of hair in the center. This strip is often styled upwards using hair product. It’s named after the Native American Mohawk tribe, although it’s not an accurate representation of their traditional hairstyles.

This edgy haircut was made famous by the 1939 movie, Drums Along the Mohawk. Its distinctive look soon became a sign of rebellion and non-conformity, which is pretty funny considering how popular it got.

The Mohawk has inspired other hairstyles like the “deathhawk” and the “dreadhawk.” Another variation is the “fauxhawk” or “fohawk,” which keeps the hair on the sides instead of shaving it off.

Example for using ‘Mohawk’ in a conversation

Hey, have you seen John’s new haircut? It’s pretty cool! 🀩

Oh yeah? What’s his new hairstyle like? πŸ€”

He got a Mohawk! It’s where you shave the sides of your head and leave a strip of hair in the middle that you can spike up. 🌟

Ah, got it! I’ve heard of the Mohawk before. It’s named after the Native American Mohawk nation, right? πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ