HomeFeatured5 Different Types Of Mohawk Hairstyles rachna May 14, 2012 Featured, Hair Care, Style & Grooming The Mohawk hairstyle is one of the many hairstyles that have created quite a stir in the fashion world for a few decades now. The Mohawk continues to make a fashionable impression because of its myriad varieties and its association with celebrities of the tinsel town. The Mohawk can be done on hair that is of all kinds of lengths. Although, there are many types of Mohawk hairstyles, the basic hairstyle is created by keeping hair on the sides short or shaved and hair on the top middle portion of the head long. Boys look cute in the Mohawk and men look sophisticated with this look though it takes a different kind of personality to carry off the long Mohawk or extreme side of this style. Since there are different types of Mohawk hairstyles, try one that best suits your personality. Different Types Of Mohawk Hairstyles Faux Hawk One of the most famous and easy to maintain Mohawk hairstyles, the Faux Hawk was popularized when football star David Beckham wore his hair that way. Hair at the top portion of your head will have to be at least three inches long to be combined together to form a long spike. Hair on the sides can either be shaved off or left as is. Fanhawk The fanhawk is a favorite predominantly with punk and rock stars who want to make a unique and big impression. Hair needs to be long and molded into fan like spikes that either concentrate on one area or be spread out. The fanhawk is also termed the pointy and long Mohawk describing the vital features of this hairstyle. When you wear your hair in this manner, you show off the rebellious side of your personality. Rayhawk In this hairstyle, almost all parts of the hair are kept short. However, the top central stretch is relatively longer than hair on the sides. But, it is still comparatively shorter than that that is maintained in other Mohawk hairstyles. The top stretch gives a strip effect. The rayhawk is therefore a subtler version of the Mohawk. Liberty Spike One of those Mohawks that require some amount of maintenance is the liberty spike. This is the most striking and unique of Mohawks since the spikes need to be strong and long. Maintenance in this type of Mohawk is high because the spikes will have to be kept the same way else the whole look will be ruined. It takes its name from the Statue of Liberty whose spikes of the crown stand up tall and long. Dreadhawk The dreadhawk is the less common of Mohawks where hair on the sides of the head and the front portion are shaved off. The longer strip in the top middle portion is either dread-locked or tied in the shape of a ponytail. Sometimes it is even matted coiled. You can either choose to dye it a different striking color like pink or blue or leave it as is. The above mentioned are the most common types of Mohawk hairstyles. There are other less usual styles that include frohawk and crosshawk.