35+ Mohawk Braid Hairstyles to try out RN!

Achieve the perfect hairytale with these Mohawk braid hairstyles. While Mohawk and Mohawk braids were all the rage a couple of years ago, we didn’t think they’d make a comeback. But they are back and bigger than ever with so many people raving around it to achieve their perfect version of a mohawk.

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Mohawks are the perfect pick for those who aren’t interested in fitting in. Mohawks are for the ones who love to stand out but wait, they’re quite a bit of a commitment, no? So we got you the next best thing– Mohawk Braids! Now, read on to know more about it and how you can stand out in your unique way. 

What is a Mohawk? 

Mohawk is a hairstyle in which both sides of the head are shaven while leaving an evident trail of hair in the middle. It’s celebrated for its androgynous yet bold appeal. 

What does Mohawk Braids Hairstyle Mean?

Mohawk Braid hairstyles are those that create an illusion of a mohawk by elongating the middle portion of your hair while subduing the sides. This style is particularly popular since it doesn’t require the commitment of shaving hair but still gives an appeal of a mohawk. 

How much do Mohawk Braids cost? 

It varies in different styles but it will roughly cost anywhere between $80 to $250. It’s best to consult and confirm with a stylist for better understanding though! 

So now that we’ve cleared some basic questions around mohawk braids, let’s dive in and look at some inspirations that we’ve specially curated from our arsenal of favorites for you to bookmark and try out! 

1. French Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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Starting with a fierce updo, we got the french twist to a classic mohawk braid. This look is so raw and high fashion that we’re literally gushing! Pair with mini braids on either side and you’re done. And what’s better– it’s perfect for those with curly hair because even if you’re having a bad hair day when your hair is BFFs with frizz, this hairstyle will still serve. And for straight hair, a little crimping will go a long way to create texture and volume.


2. Boho Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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Is this the perfect mohawk braid for Coachella or what? The almost bubble braid with braids on either side connected with a hair tie is the epitome of boho chic and adds an extra oomph of volume to your tresses. 

3. Natural Faux Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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This faux mohawk braid looks so put together and voluminous that it’s sure to turn heads and make you feel like a boss babe when you strut around donning it on your head like a crown! A tip? Use hair extensions for an extra oomph of volume. 

4. Small Feeder With Twists Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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This small feeder with twisted mohawk braids is so darn cute and adds an instant touch of quirk to a classic mohawk braid. The small twisties merging into the big twisted mohawks flow so well and define the face making your cheekbones look high and defined instantly! 


5. Go-To Style Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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Not gonna lie! This has the full potential to become your go-to hairstyle to the gym, pilates, a new dance class you’ve been waiting to join forever, and well, anywhere! A couple of highlights in hair will define this hairstyle further and so will some beach waves. Beach waves will add a zest of texture that’s to die for! 

6. Beast Designed Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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Does this look like the fiercest hairstyle ever or what! Walk into a room with this hairstyle and all the heads are sure to turn towards you. This braided style is very similar to that of styling locs. You can always take it up a notch with some silver trinkets to live the extra life you deserve! 

7. Full Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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Is it a mohawk? Is it a bubble braid? Is it a french braid? Oh why, it’s the best of all! This braid is sure to make your hair look thick and full of volume. To add an extra zing, clip-on some colored hair extensions and you got insta chic meets 00s Barbie in a flash. 

8. Kriss Kross Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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The geometry and texture of this hairstyle are uncanny. The hairstyle is sure to make you look slick and funky at the same time making it a perfect look for a work lunch and then a party with your girls. It’ll transition smoothly and all you gotta do is pick your favorite hair jewels for a little pizzazz! 


9. Sectioned Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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The multiple sections heading into different directions not only create a wave-like flow but also frame your face so well! The thick braids on the crown going into an almost twist create an illusion of a long face making your face look more sculpted. Uh, is it getting hot in here? 

10. Multiple Bun Mohawk Braids 

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This is a perfect braided look for the summers when you want to look fab even if your face is literally melting from the heat. You can do rope braids or normal ones and they’ll equally work, make sure to alternate between thick and narrow braids for added texture and an intricate look.

11. Braided Mohawk Box braids 

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The intricate detailing, the flow of the braids, and the towering mohawk on the crown – everything about this hairstyle screams femininity. It looks so soft and romantic while adding just the right amount of volume to the hair! What else can a girl ask for? 

12. Faux Mohawk with school girl braids 

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Here’s a pick for those with fine, straight, or wavy hair. This hairstyle is honestly a schoolgirl braid that went to fashion school and glammed up! Plus it looks so elegantly formidable with the braids going into multiple bubble buns. Umm, petition to make this an official go-to school hairstyle!


13.  Knitted Twist Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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This hairstyle is honestly a winter reminiscent you can carry around all year round. The knitted blankets all of us love cuddling in with a hot chocolate on cold winter nights? This hairstyle is all that in a braid. The wave and abstract patterns of the mini braids and of course the thick rope braids on the crown are a good funky twist to a regular mohawk. It’s best suited if you go for colored hair extensions like red, copper, purple, blonde, or caramel.

14. Shiny Pony Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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If you’re someone who likes to be the belle of the ball, this hairstyle is for you. Grab some colored extensions and hair jewels because this braided mohawk is an all-out version that’s going to make you feel like a fierce unicorn. We suggest going red, magenta, purple or blue.  

15. High Twisted Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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Talk slick, laidback, and sculpted. This hairstyle is all that with perfectly gelled up hair and a blanket braided mohawk. Bella Hadid’s ponytail stands no chance in front of this High Twisted Mohawk Braid tbh! 

16. Fashion Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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Probably one of the easiest renditions of mohawk braids to achieve, this half updo mohawk might just become your next favorite, especially when jazzed with colors because of how easy yet high fashion it looks. Definitely a hairstyle you must have up your sleeves at all times in case of fashion emergencies! 


17. Low Maintenance Updo Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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Think summer hats but in a braid. This is such a 60s throwback and honestly such a low maintenance one at that because your hair is locked up on top and you can just strut around the street with no worries of your hair sticking up to your neck *gah* 

18. Puff In Cornrow Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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A twist to the classic cornrows, just do it towards the crown and let your ends puff up on top creating the cutest mohawk ever. It’s slick, quirky, and well easy to achieve! You can do it with classic cornrows but can also give it a twist by doing the braids in criss-cross directions for a little more texture and detail. 

19. Golden Occasions Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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What’s better than gold speckles on a mohawk braid to rightly channelize your inner extra Kween? Next time you go for a mohawk braid, make sure to accessorize right with either hair-friendly gold glitter or foil to add some pizzazz to your everyday life (yes, that’s the level of extra we lookin’ at)

20. Shine In Purple Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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Looking for something experimental and OTT to do with your hair? Try the purple mohawk braids that resemble a unicorn tail in the most unexpected yet flawless way. Seriously going to consider bookmarking this for later this summer!  


21. Throwback Cool Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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Got dreadlocks and looking for an efficient way to make them look spunky yet effortless? Go for this classic mohawk braid look. It is sure to spruce up your dreads while making them easy to maintain by a lot! 

22. Messy Blossom Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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This hairstyle is literally the definition of an organized mess. It’s so beautiful in this randomly planned detailing (also super unique!)] Worth a try if you’re someone who is up for experimenting. 

23. Subtle Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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Want to go for a mohawk braid but aren’t ready to go all out yet? Or are you attending a formal event that requires a subtle approach? Then pick these subtle yet badass mohawk braids, it works great for all hair types and lengths making them an easy choice for days when you want to be minimal. Also, lowkey, doesn’t this hairdo seem like something Cassie from euphoria would totally slay? 

24. Fun With Colors Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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There’s always a scope for colors– clothes, hair, nails, or life! So, give your mohawk braids a fresh breath of life by adding in some colors according to the season, month, or occasion, and watch your hair game go up a level (maybe 10!) 


25. Purple Red Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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For the days when you feel like a warrior princess or a fierce queen, turn to this hairstyle to be your empowerment buddy! The subtle rope twists melding into a braid with a beautiful amalgamation of purple and red making this hairstyle look straight out of a fighter princess movie. 

26. Soft curls Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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This hairstyle is so soft, feminine, and bouncy that it is sure to make your hair look like it’s straight out of a hair commercial! It works best for all hair types and is considerably easy to achieve. All you gotta do is grab your hot rollers or curling iron to give yourself soft curls like these and you’re golden! 

27. Amazing Keune Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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This hairstyle is perfect for those with curly or crimped hair because the beauty of it is in its simple eccentricity. The braids from either side coming together in between makes for a great faux mohawk still helping to frame the face and neck flawlessly. 

28. Faux Halo Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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Now we all have those days wherein we feel like an angel ascending from heaven and that’s normal, so to truly channelize that spirit, try out this faux halo mohawk braided style that is unique and fresh approach to the mohawk braids. It also features side locks in form of braids which make for an interesting hairdo don’t you think? 


29. Purple & Black Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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Ash purple and black are an underrated yet beautiful combination for any hairstyle but they especially look stunning when put into a mohawk braided bun. The ash purple ensures the texture and braids are visible making for a spunky yet classy hairdo. 

30. Futuristic Magical Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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Looking for something a little more avant-garde than the classic mohawk braids? Try teasing and braiding for an extra boost of volume. This is the time to go crazy with extensions and channeling in your 2010s persona of teasing and poofing up *good ol times!* 

31. Slick Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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Looking for an editorial look featuring mohawk braids? Turn to this hairstyle with middle buns giving an illusion of a structured mohawk while looking totally effortless and chic! Gel up for a slicker back look or wait, this is also an amazing hairstyle to turn to on your 3rd day of hair wash when your hair is greasy but your mood says Nah to a full-blown haircare routine! 

32. Spunky Freestyle Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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This hairstyle featuring the Bantu knot buns alongside an upward braid makes for a spunky twist to mohawk braids. The buns will ensure that your braids stay in place while making for a moxie view. Accessorize with some golden or wooden hair cuffs for an extra brio and you’re good to go! 


33. Viking style Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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This hairstyle will work for almost every hair type from straight, fine hair to thick coiled hair. It’s the famous Viking-style-inspired mohawk braids that the whole internet is raving about. And why wouldn’t they? It keeps your hair out of your face while making your jaw and cheekbones look snatched. A tip for dark-colored hair girls would be to accessorize with hair jewels or apply temporary hair color to make the braids stand out more! 

34. Fake Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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Looking to head for a vacay or attend a fashion event in town? Or maybe just doing a fancy dinner with your partner or friends, this hairstyle will fit in with all. Of course, you won’t fit in because the faux mohawk braids will make sure you stand out in the best way possible (duh!) The added texture with curls gives a very out-of-bed but fabulous chic look. Pair with some dewy, natural makeup to let your hair take the front seat of your look. 

35. Fishtail Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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If a mermaid comes onto the land with thick beautiful hair, this is what she would pick. The faded undercut with a faux mohawk fishtail braid and a tinge of copper is just the androgynity we STAN!  

36. Medium Red Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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Looking to spruce up your mohawk braids? Add a tinge of color to a few of them. It gives your braids a real character and may also help in further framing your face. A word of advice? Pick red because it’ll add just the right amount of flair without overpowering the look. 


37. Energetic Effect Mohawk Braids Hairstyle

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There’s so much happening in this hairstyle, yet it still looks like a masterpiece, doesn’t it? The playfulness of textures and techniques is what makes this mohawk braid stand out and as the name suggests, does make you feel an instant rush when you look at it. So, what are you waiting for? We found the perfect mohawk braid debut hairstyle for you to flaunt your hair in!

Now that we’ve listed our favorites down for you, it’s time for you to scroll up again and find your top hairdos to flaunt your hair in! Ah, but it’s such a tough choice because all of them are so flawless in their own quirky ways. Anyway, keeping our dilemma aside– which one would you pick, how would you style it and where would you wear it? 

Tanya Taylor