Grooming: The Mohawk

MOHAWKS

“Everyone should have one at some point in their life,” says Howard McLaren, the creative VP of Bumble&Bumble. I agree. It is perfect timing that the New York Times calls the mohawk cute and I just cut mine off last week. I have always been ahead of my time.

The mohawk is cute. It is a fun cut and it says that the wearer is a little daring and not tied down to corporate America. It is perfect for students and young boys aching to express themselves somehow. But there comes a time when it is probably not the best idea. That time is the 30th birthday. Believe me.

The fauxhawk, a mohawk leaving hair on the back and the sides too, looks a little dated these days. Everyone has one. The mohawk is still risky. It is not safe. And although the NYT is declaring it a trend we think that it is a classic that won’t ever get too played out. It is a classic symbol of rebellion and youth. And those two things never go out of style.

Thanks Chuck.