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A mohawk, or mohican, hairstyle is a smart choice for summer. However, if you want to do it yourself, making sure the top and the back line up can be a challenge. Allow me to demonstrate the foolproof "Masking Tape Method"!

This method doesn't require much skill or practice to get right. If you do make a mistake, well, if you have enough hair on your head to wear a mohican, it will grow out soon, so don't sweat it.

Step 1: Equipment

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The first thing you need is masking tape. DO NOT use duct/duck tape, or gaffer tape, as it will stick to your hair and possibly shed its adhesive.

Electric clippers are much more effective at removing hair than scissors, especially when you can't see what you are doing.

If you want to shave all the way down to your scalp, you will need an electric razor. The trimmer should be a sturdy slide-out design, and NOT a flip-out trimmer that is too flimsy or too awkward to use when you can't see what you are doing.

You will want to do this in front of a mirror! An additional hand mirror will allow you to check your work in the back, but you won't be able to hang onto it while you are trimming. The beauty of this method is that you are doing it mostly by feel.

Lastly, you need hair. As long as your middle of your hairline is somewhat forward of the top of your head, you can even have a huge forehead like mine.
cosmicslop1 month ago

You look awesome, man :) There was a time as an adolescent when I wanted one but not everyone can pull it off

Where the hell can I get that rad shirt?

éponticelli3 months ago

never thought about tape, great idea

mikolynn2 years ago
Jaja! Now, you look so cute  smart  hot  good!
Steps 9 and 10 are the more important!
denewf2 years ago
If you could tape together what you cut off perhaps you could sell it to us hair challenged people..
bmelton13 years ago
I would not use Gaff (gaffer's) Tape. I accidently got some in my hair once, and iit was really painful to get out.
bakunin (author)  fresnelman904 years ago
Thanks for the tip! I'll edit the Ible accordingly.
nanosec124 years ago
Your title is "Foolproof Mohawk" but you forgot that as soon as you are done, you MUST great everyone you meet that day with "I Pity the Fool"
HAhah . Could put the left over hair on dbl stic tape and hand it out to Fools , so they can be worthy too . =)
JBZG4 years ago
Step one: Ensure you have the cojones to wear a Mohawk
Step two: Follow the 'ible
Step three: Wear with pride!
da skrimp coverd in earl!!?
id try to shave down the middle one too,coz if its to ling itl look kinda weird
scoochmaroo4 years ago
I did not think this was going to work nearly as well as it did. Well done!
HAHAHA honestly, this is the same method my friends and I used when we shaved my mohawk over a year ago! honestly it does work AMAZINGLY WELL, gives a nice evenness to it which we found a bit difficult to come by
ilpug4 years ago
nice method man. now spike it with spray adhesive.