Introduction: How to Cut a MOHAWK Hairdoo... and How to Dye That Bad Boy!

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This Instructable will give the tips and tricks to cutting a real Mohawk. This is guaranteed to produce the meanest looking mohawk on the block. We even show you how to apply hair dye to the finished product. This isn't your salon type of haircut... this is a no frills get it done and the girls stay inside version. Lets get going!

Step 1: Your Tools

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grab your swivel chair from your hot rod shop and plug in your cheap walmart razor. Do this out side as hair will be flying everywhere...

Step 2: Wet Em Down

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sit your subject down on the swivel chair grab your garden hose. proceed to wet the mop down with a misting motion. Glasses are required to look cool and keep water from blinding the hippy

Step 3: Wet and Wild

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now is a good time to take a picture of your subject. He is never going to look the same again...

Step 4: The Cape

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put the cape on your subject and then immediately rip it off and throw it aside. that stuff is for girls.

Step 5: Thrown to the Side

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the cape thrown aside. We will save it just in case we have to cut a girl scouts hair one day.

Step 6: Use the Girl Clips

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use the hair clips to hold the center hair in place. The idea here is to comb all the hair over the top that wont be cut from the first side. Create a part and move the top hair out of the way.

Step 7: Lets Get This Started

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take your razor and take off all the guards. You want to cut as close to the skin as possible here. Don't let the hair be too wet or it will 'gum' up in the shears and 'bite ' your subject. If this happens, clean the razor off, dry the subjects hair a bit and smack him on 5the back of the head and scream 'take it like a man'

Step 8: The First Side Is Almost Done!

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at this point, you hope your barber doesn't die and you have to wear your hair like this forever... luckily we made it through this step safely. Note the nice line of hair cut from top.

Step 9: Half Way Done

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we are half way there. Now is a good time to take a cutting break and have your subject get up and get all that hair off his face and neck.

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always have a powerful fan close by to keep the hair debris field to a minimum.

Step 11: Clean Off

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have your subject jump into the pool or under the garden hose and start part two.

Step 12: Very Important Step

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Ok lets get serious here. you now have to part the other side of the head and clip the hair that will remain up and out of the way. You only have one shot at this to get it right. Cut the mohawk wider than needed and then re-part the hair on both sides to make it narrower until you are satisfied.

Step 13: Let Him Check Your Work

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He has to wear this bad boy... so let him check it out before you finish up...

Step 14: Get Out the Good Stuff...

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find the die of your choice. we chose this brand for its potential coolness. about $8 bucks at walmart

Step 15: Ransom Pic

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keep this photo hidden until you meet your subjects girlfriend. Whip it out and bask in the glory of shame... seriously... this is the cap you must wear in order to pull the proper hairs out that will be deyed.

Step 16: Pull the Hair

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use the small plastic tool to pull the hairs through the cap that you want to dye. Tell your subject to 'suck it up' cause its kinda painful at times. No pain No Gain.

Step 17: Stop ... Laugh... Dry Eyes and Get to Waiting

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after applying the coloring to the haie exposed out side the cap. you wrap the head in plastic and wait 10 minutes.

Step 18: Dont Look Away

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keep your timer in front of you. the hair turns colors fast!

Step 19: Rinse and Behold the Hawk

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after about ten minutes... rip off that girly wrap and rinse the hair down good with the hose. Stand back and inspect your masterpiece!

Step 20: Let the Coolness Set In...

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get you some hair glue and get that bad boy up and running. This is how we roll in 104 degree weather.

don't forget sunscrean you could get a really bad mohawk sunburn


pyra_builder_1337 (author)2010-02-24

mohawks are to be a minimum of one foot high

So is Rhubarb!


billymaysheeer (author)2011-08-16

i laughed so hard at some of the comments you made.
"put a cape on the subject, then immediately rip it off and throw it aside. that stuff is for girls."

Harlzter (author)2009-07-06

Great stuff, gonna have to let my hair grow so I can do this, I'll be going for a bolder colour tho! T1zzl3 flaged too.

fatguy (author)Harlzter2009-07-06

we were gunna do pink but couldnt find it :)

Aleksandr Skotbot (author)fatguy2009-09-21

well, you would have to pre-lighten the hair to deposit pink color anyway. ;D

codongolev (author)2009-09-19

um.... congrats on keeping the photo hidden. the internet is a great hiding spot.

GianniMora (author)2009-09-14


keikothemeowmeow (author)2009-09-11

D: You made it way too thin.

helloworld1 (author)2009-09-05

this can't be a mohawk can it? mohawks are at least 1inch thick and don't taper to a point (that is if im right) and mohekans ar thinner and taper to a point

DesignerUserName (author)2009-07-24's a hawk for ya! I cut/coloured/maintained this guys hair for a couple of years until he decided to start fresh. (Punk Parlor is just what friends referred to my living space as because that's where I did hair.)

ANTQNUT (author)DesignerUserName2009-08-30

WOWee! now thats a mohawk!

DesignerUserName (author)ANTQNUT2009-08-31

:D I'm proud of my work

ANTQNUT (author)DesignerUserName2009-08-31

hah you should be! :P

TheGimpAddict (author)2009-08-30

I just rated you life 1 star.

rustlabs (author)2009-07-06

i miss my mohawk..

ANTQNUT (author)rustlabs2009-08-30

nice abbs. killer hair! :P

edfel01 (author)rustlabs2009-08-06

mohawks are coming back in but speedos r always out!!!

fatguy (author)rustlabs2009-07-06

thats what we are trying to get. nice!!!

jackm7127 (author)2009-08-26

son...i am disappoint

veggiepunk (author)2009-08-16

nice. use bobbles, and shave down the sides, next time cut it a little wider and you should have more surport to get a big PHat mohawk backcomb the hell out of it and water down some woodglue/pva glue depending on how much you use it can lasts for days, use a comb to "fan" if you still struggle to keep it up use an iron/straightners/hairdryer with your head between your legs lol

edfel01 (author)2009-08-06

ya i got a fohawk and got it green its cool bc it glows orange under a blacklight but i have to cut it off for school

OBar (author)2009-08-06

Just say no to the "Faux-Hawk"

OBar (author)2009-08-06

Wow, the eighties are coming back! now my mullet will be back in style soon...Oh, nevermind those will never be back in style...hehe

phoenixelijah (author)2009-08-06

that's not dye... it's bleach.

zuegma1977 (author)2009-08-04

Dont be afraid of color.....

tednet (author)2009-07-23

Nice hair dude :) Careful with skinheads though. I almost got beaten to death by them because I had long hair, I can't imagine what they would have done to me if I had a mohawk ;(

darby0malley (author)tednet2009-08-04

probably nothing. a hawk is better than being a hair-farmer

hobithole (author)2009-07-27
Muriel McEwan (author)2009-07-18

Way to go Frank, I couldn't have done it better. It's a tricky haircut. Muriel

pjaj (author)2009-07-12

an old skool punk friend used to use soap, lather it up good, and rub it through, then dry in place

Bright Shadow (author)2009-07-10

Yay for hair cement!

fatguy (author)2009-07-09

dont forget to use sun block

hellstudios (author)2009-07-06

I used to have a mohawk until it got so long that it just flopped over into a manson style doo......making me look gothic... that was when I decided to grow long hair.

jakee117 (author)hellstudios2009-07-07

mine did that, I had one for like a was too long...and red :D

jakee117 (author)jakee1172009-07-07

there we go...that was an interesting week, cause my hair used to be like the other pic

hellstudios (author)jakee1172009-07-07

Im taking about..... twice that length. that even the strongest gel wouldn't hold it up. I have thick hair anyway.

VICKIBALLARD (author)2009-07-05

Great Looking Doooo!

fatguy (author)VICKIBALLARD2009-07-06

thanks. now you can call me roo. (for rooster)

Ninzerbean (author)2009-07-06

You guys rock! Fun to read, well done, am going to try this on my son - if he lets me.

fatguy (author)Ninzerbean2009-07-06

thanks for being kind! the hawk has gotten dozens of congrats in public!

ibayibay1 (author)2009-07-06


fatguy (author)ibayibay12009-07-06

ummmm. what. u want me to cut u one. its on me. FREE! ;)

jamesjamesjames (author)2009-07-06

good stuff! i had 30cm spikes-mohawk a while back, use whisked egg whites and a hairdryer to keepem up! (no, they dont smell)

fatguy (author)jamesjamesjames2009-07-06

have heard of egg whites. thanks for the positive comment!

Jake-off (author)2009-07-06

thats pretty sick, i didn't go through all that trouble though, i don't think my girlfriend did either. my dad just buzzed the sided down and called it good. i had it from 6th grade to the beginning of junior year. it got to about a foot and a half before i actually cut it

fatguy (author)Jake-off2009-07-06

sweet. thats a heck of a hawk!

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