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45 Wild & Fashionable Mohawk Hairstyles for Black Women

If you thought that a mohawk only looks good on men, you were really wrong. There is a great variety of mohawk hairstyles for black women out there. Once you take a look at them, you will surely fall in love with at least one.

For many years girls have been looking for ways to make a statement just as boys did. And many of them have succeeded in creating unique and impressive hairstyles that could turn even the most indifferent heads their way. If you need a hairstyle to make a real statement then a mohawk is what you are looking for.

Black girls usually have curly and unruly hair so for some of them mohawks are a great way to avoid too much frizzy volume.


Breathtaking Mohawk Hairstyles for All Black Women

If you are a black girl and are looking for a special hairstyle then you have many different choices. We offer you a great opportunity to browse through amazing mohawk hairstyles for black women to help make your choice a little easier.

Before jumping into the hairstylist’s chair and asking them for “something special” do some research and bring them a picture. You’ll be amazed at how fashionable mohawks look on black girls. You don’t even have to shave your hair to make some of them. Do some smart browsing and make your choice!

1. Creative mohawk

Creative mohawk haircut for black women

You’ll be surprised but you can make a mohawk without any cutting or shaving. All you will need to do is make a very tight reversed French braid in the back and sweep the rest of the hair up top to make an impression of a pompadour. A very creative way to change your image in a matter of minutes!


2. Braided mohawk


Another way to make a mohawk without scissors or trimmers is with the help of cornrows. Create cornrows on the sides of your head and pull them to the back. Leave some hanging down your neck and arrange the top ones to make some volume.

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3. The real deal

nice mohawk haircut for young black girl

This girlish version of a mohawk hairstyle will appeal to brave black women. Keep your long locks intact, just shave the sides. If you want your image to look even more unique, opt for some designs on the shaved part. You will really make a great impression.


4. Red and amazing


If a cool undercut is not enough for you, dye your locks red! You will need to straighten them out to make the best impression. However, you can let them stay curly and messy. Whatever you do with this mohawk, it will stay stylish.


5. Voluminous mohawk

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If you have long hair, you can make a really large mohawk by arranging it the right way. Take the ends of your mane and sweep them forward. Clip them to your bangs and then let them fall backward freely. It will feel as if you folded your locks in half.


6. Mohawk Ponytail

black women mohawk with undercut

Here is a low-maintenance hairstyle for the laid-back ones. The neatly buzzed sides divert all the attention towards the narrow strip of long hair in the center of the head accompanied by shaved slits on both sides. Secure the strands in a ponytail with a sharp line up for a smart finish.  


7. Top Bun

black mohawk with weave

Turn around some heads by trimming the sides and back sparing the top portion. Use hair extensions to plait the hair and go as long as you want. Finish off by wrapping the braids into a jumbo bun sitting at the front and secure them with pins. Chic!


8. Long and Strong

long mohawk for black women

African-American women can play with different hair lengths to turn their hairstyle into one of a kind. This look is defined by shaved sides and an extra-long top styled into twisted dreads with curly ends. Leave the strands free to dangle or secure them with a claw clip.  


9. Bandana Look

black curly mohawk

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Buzzing the sides is not necessary to rock a mohawk and this style proves it. Girls can flaunt their kinky afro hair by pinning up their sides tightly limiting the curly fluff in the middle of the head. Top off with a stylish bandana and some strands falling over the forehead. Easy breezy!


10. Short and Vibrant

short mohawk for black women

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Express your wild side by going for a short top with even shorter sides. Ask the hairstylist for a shaved side design and dye the strands in a bright purple tinge with a touch of silver for a modern look. Regular touch-ups are however required to keep the colors vibrant.


11. The Bun-Hawk

mohawk hairstyle for natural black hair

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This mohawk hairstyle for black women is breathtaking and there is no need for scissors to achieve it! Section the head into four parts and slick the strands into fluffy buns each behind the other. Use an ample amount of pomade for a sleek and shiny appeal.


12. Colorful Beads

mohawk with braids for black hair

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Cornrows come in handy for girls who want a temporary mohawk. The sides are plaited tightly with colorful beads added along the length. Use an afro comb to fluff up the remaining curls and there you have it! A hipster hairstyle that won’t be overlooked.


13. Curly pompadour

Curly pompadour haircut for black girl

Black girls often have very curly hair so why not use it to make a great pompadour on top of your head? Keep the sides very short. You can even shave them if you wish but it will make a more extravagant look. Keep the pompadour intact with some hair gel.

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14. Blond mohawk


If you want your mohawk hairstyle to look classy, consider dying the top part blond. You will surely make an impression and allow your hairstyle to seem more unique. Let the hair on the sides be cut short and the long part to run down your neck.


15. Highlighted sides


If you want your fohawk to look even more stylish, highlight the short hair on your sides. The lighter the color you use, the less visible the hair on the sides will be. This will make your fohawk look more like a real mohawk.


16. Cornrow mohawk

Cornrow mohawk haircut for girl

Make a special cornrow mohawk by braiding all of your hair and sweeping the braids on top. You can make the pompadour any shape you like. You will need a lot of hair gel to keep it together. The best part is that you don’t need to cut any hair.

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17. Mohawk bun


If you are brave enough to make a mohawk then you can easily experiment with mohawk hairstyles. Some black women like straightening their hair and making it look sleek and shiny. Make it seem neater by pulling it into a high bun.


18. Add some red


If a simple curly mohawk just doesn’t cut it anymore, consider adding some color. Black girls usually have very dark hair, so red looks especially well on it. Add some red or burgundy highlights to the top part of your mohawk and it will look fantastic.


19. Spike it up

 Spike haiesatyle for women

Tired of simple haircuts? Go for stylish spikes. The top part of your mohawk will look great if you straighten it out, sweep it upwards and make some thick spikes with your fingers. Dye your mohawk with some impressive color and the spikes will look even better.


20. Wild cornrow mohawk


If you opt for cornrow mohawk hairstyle,  you have can have many different options. Taker a look at the picture and consider copying this hairstyle. You might have trouble doing it on your own, so ask your hairstylist for some help.


21. Large braided mohawk

Large braided mohawk for young girl

This large braided mohawk is a great choice for special occasions. It is complicated to make so will require some professional assistance. Not all the hair is braided into cornrows. The ends stay soft and free to make a voluminous braided pompadour.

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22. Hair extensions


If you want to get a unique mohawk hairstyle without cutting, shaving, trimming or braiding then you can seek help from a weave. Your own hair needs to be straightened out and tied into a sleek bun. Then a curly weave is attached on top to run down from your bangs to your neck.


23. Mohawk extravaganza

Mohawk extravaganza for black girl

If you want to make a truly wild impression, create small cornrows on the sides and leave the rest of your curls intact. Arrange them over the cornrows to be the top part of a mohawk. This hairstyle will definitely turn some heads your way.


24. Dreadlock mohawk

Dreadlock mohawk hairstyle for girl

Some black women really like dreadlocks. So why not make a mohawk hairstyle out of them? Take a good look at this photo and ask yourself if you can copy this unique style. If not, ask your hairstylist for some assistance. The result will pleasantly shock you.


25. Large curls


If you like the way real mohawks look, you will need to shave a significant part of your hair. In order to compensate for it, you can leave the top very long and arrange it into large curls. Highlight your hair blond and you will love your new look.


26. Mohawk with patterns

Mohawk with patterns for black girl

Whenever there is some shaving, there is also a place for wonderful patterns. Make your mohawk very stylish by adding some lines, geometrical figures or other patterns to your sides. Patterns are very trendy so use them!


27. Very long braided mohawk


If you have very long hair, it doesn’t mean you can’t make a braided mohawk. You will need to make cornrows on the sides and arrange the rest of your hair on top so the cornrows are visible. You will need a lot of hair gel and just as much patience.


28. The bigger, the better

nice black girl hairstyle for girl

If your hair is long, you can make some really big experiments with the top part of your cornrow mohawk. It doesn’t always have to look like a pompadour, you can divide it into several parts and create original buns.


29. Go straight


Go for the classical straight mohawk. But don’t forget that you are a girl so your hair can be and even should be long. Straighten out your locks, create a pompadour on top and enjoy the long mane falling down your back.


30. Pixie mohawk

Pixie mohawk for black women

If you not into drastic changes, you can make a slight pixie mohawk. It will look like a regular pixie with the sides cut very short and some long hair on top. Just make sure the difference in length is obvious, otherwise, no one will tell it from a pixie.


31. Very special mohawk


If you let your imagination run wild, you can easily come up with a fantastic mohawk hairstyle for a special occasion. Black girls can either create a unique hairstyle on their own or ask their hairstylist for help. In any case, mohawks are the best choice.


32. Perfect Spirals

mohawk hairstyles for black women

Make jaws drop wherever you go with this look. The sides are buzzed neatly keeping all the attention on the top where the strands are sectioned and styled into perfect spirals bringing the ocean waves on the head. A good styling product and some practice will do the job.


33. Twisted Locs

black women mohawk hairstyles

Bold and beautiful isn’t it? The square-shaped sections are twisted toward the middle where all the hair is styled into twisted dreadlocks. Use extensions to create chunky strands if necessary and let them fall back naturally towards the nape of the neck.


34. Rusty Orange Braids

mohawk for black women

Try out a bright hair shade without adding a drop of dye on the head. Incorporate rusty orange synthetic extension while plaiting the hair choosing the length you want to rock. Gather the braids and twist them before securing with pins creating a mohawk silhouette.


35. Deadly Dreads

black women mohawk

These dreadlocks make an eye-catching style statement while protecting the hair at the same time. With some professional help, twist the side sections towards the middle where the dreads are dangling forward and backward in two heaps. Finish off with hair cuffs.


36. Dutch Braid Style

mohawk hairstyles for black women

Braids are versatile and ideal to tame an unruly mane. The sides are knitted into cornrows with a chunky Dutch-style braid running down the center. Add ruby red extensions while plaiting the middle to create a dichromatic hairstyle ideal for the hot summer days.


37. Blue Beauty

Ladies! Make a brave move this season by shaving your sides with a long top that tapers towards the back. Color the strands in a rich indigo blue tinge and use a hair dryer and round brush to create a chic quiff. A spritz of hairspray keeps the look intact all day long.


38. Pretty in Purple

Can’t get your eyes off right? Well, there are two ways to achieve this look. Either plait the hair into cornrows and attach curly ultraviolet extensions along the center temporarily or dye the middle portion sparing the sides to be knitted into fine braids.


39. Mohawk on Fire

Get noticed from a distance with an easy-to-achieve look that can be done at home too. The central long strip of curls is bleached and tinted in a warm orange shade to contrast against the buzzed black sides. Finish off with shaved slits on one or both sides of the head.


40. Getting Creative

Another look with braids. Plait the strands in whatever direction along the sides with chunky plaits in the center that are braided all the way to the ends and left loose to dangle at the back or front. This hairstyle can be kept for a few days.


41. Chunky Updo

black women mohawk hairstyles

Steal the show by dying the locks in a golden blonde shade to contrast against your dark skin tone. Use matching extensions to knit the hair into a chunky braid that is wrapped from the back towards the front creating a chic mohawk updo.


42. Natural Curls

Referring to those who are blessed with natural bouncy coils and don’t want to put much effort into styling them, here is a style to consider. Detangle the hair and pin back the sides leaving some strands to fall on the forehead as bangs. Done!


43. Stunning Ombre

This mohawk hairstyle for black women is the wildest among all. The sides are buzzed with the long top styled into box braids exhibiting a stunning black to red ombre. The braids are sure to attract some attention whether styled in a ponytail, bun, or left loose.


44. Side Design

black women mohawk hairstyles

Refresh those boring afro curls by layering them to fall elegantly at different lengths. Plait the sides into fine braids leaving the remaining strands free to sway at the front and back. Add delicate hair pins along the sides to take this simple look to another level.  


45. Two-Toned Pomp

mohawk hairstyles for black women

Last but not the least, chop down a long mane along the sides sparing the central portion, and dye it in a rich golden brown shade for a two-toned appeal. Braid the strands loosely creating a chic pomp at the front and get ready to rock the world!


These Mohawk hairstyles for black women should give you a good idea about how amazing you can look only if you give it a try. Choose simple cornrow mohawks at first to check out how you will look with a real mohawk. Perhaps you’ll be brave enough to shave the sides later on.