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If you're trying to decide what type of Mohawk to wear atop your shaven skull, peruse the photos below.  Pick the style you like best. Then hand the clippers to your buddy or your girl-friend . . . submit . . . and enjoy the hell out of it!!!

Come on -- admit it.  Deep down inside, every guy's secret wish is to have his head shaved into a Mohawk at least once in his life.  If only he can screw up enough courage to submit to the clippers -- and have balls enough to get stared at. 

Over the past two or three decades, Mohawks have become much more acceptable -- thanks to a huge explosion in the number of star athletes sporting awesome-looking team Mohawks.  Guys want to look like their favorite athlete -- and increasingly that athlete's head is shaved bald with a prominent strip of remaining hair running down the middle.

At some professional soccer games these days, it seems as if the really unusual players are the ones who DON'T have a Mohawk.  Same thing with MMA fighters.

Another huge factor in the exploding popularity of Mohawks is the surprising and rapidly growing popularity of head-shaving for fun.

Over the past two decades, more than 4,200 charity head-shaving events every year in almost every American community have raised a staggering $200 million for charity.  

A quarter-million people so far have gleefully lined up for the sheer fun of submitting to a public head-shaving -- usually before large, appreciative audiences in shopping malls -- in a fun-filled, carefully choreographed ritual that has come to be a cherished tradition.  

A quarter million shaved heads!!!  Amazing!!!

Thirty years ago if you had predicted that many shaved heads, people would have said you were crazy.  And that's only the ones shaved at charity events.

Every spring, TV cameras and newspaper photographers flock to those events to chronicle the delightful shock effect of seeing scores and sometimes hundreds of respected local citizens emerge from the clippers totally bald -- or Mohawked.  

And once people got used to the fun of seeing their friends and neighbors shaved bald on the evening news . . . including an astonishing number of incredibly brave women (Wow!!!  Sexy!!!) . . . then  Mohawks, which are basically just a partial-shave, suddenly became much more acceptable . . . and sought after.        

Thanks to all those public events, people have finally come to an amazing conclusion that hardly anyone would have believed three decades ago . . . that head-shaving is actually great fun!!! Surprise!!!  It's turned out to be the hottest thing going.  

Friends and family members come to watch your shocking transformation and take videos as your precious hair tumbles into your lap and you emerge completely bald.  Or Mohawked. Utterly shocking . . . but strangely intriguing.  

For this photo gallery . . . we'll focus primarily on the most awesome-looking Mohawk photos we can find . . . with an occasional passing glance at other types of head-shaving.

Since I'm a guy, I'll concentrate on guy-type Mohawks.  I love Mohawks on girls too -- but I'll leave it to the women to handle that.

I think the shorter, so-called "jockhawks" that you see on football players and soccer teams look really great for the athletes among us, who have to worry about helmets and sweat messing up their scalp lock during games . . . and for motorcyclists who have to wear helmets.

But if you don't have to worry about your scalp lock getting messed up in a scrimmage -- or on a motorcycle . . .


. . . then my personal preference (as you will see from these photos) is for leaving a substantial amount of hair atop your shaven skull -- enough hair to give it plenty of heft and make a real "statement" . . . enough hair to attract a lot of attention and scream:  "Hell yes -- of course it's a Mohawk!!!  Get used to it!!!"

. . . like the delightfully hefty, fluffy and loose-cut scalp lock on the right . . . or, better yet, the standing-tall "quiff" below,



I think the standing tall quiff on the left is one of the all-time greatest Mohawks I've ever seen . . . anywhere!!! 

I really shouldn't like it.  But dammit, I can't help myself.  I love it!!!

It's one of the greatest examples I've ever seen of a daring new type of Mohawk -- the "Mohawk Mullet" or "mullhawk. I especially love the delightful mullet in the back . . . the hefty, full-blown "tail" that spills over his collar and dangles enticingly partway down this dude's back.

I don't think a traditional "pony tail," -- the kind that's tightly bound together with a rubber band -- looks quite right with a Mohawk.  But when the long tail in the back is left loose and fluffy and totally free to tumble down the back like on this guy . . . wow!!!  The effect is spectacular!!!

What an absolute masterpiece!!!

It's the same shocking look that Brian Wilson, World Series winning pitcher for the San Francisco Giants (and later the L.A.  Dodgers) perfected beautifully.  Love it!!!

Just when the shock effect of the traditional Mohawk was beginning to wane just a tad, the mullet tail hanging down the back kicked it back up a couple of notches on the Richter scale.

High fives to Brian for having the balls to sport that daring new look!!!  Nice 'do!!!

On the left is another guy who showed up at his local bar with the Brian Wilson mullhawk. Hey, it's spreading, folks.

Oddly enough, a lot of people who never much cared for the traditional mullet, nevertheless think the mullet works spectacularly well with a Mohawk.  The long tail in back just seems to go perfectly with the Mohawk scalp lock.  The long tail and the scalp lock were made for each other!!!

Here's a young college student (on the right) who has guts enough to sport the daring new look.  Love it!!!

What creates the real Mohawk effect is contrast.  The shocking, daring contrast of a considerable mass of darker hair plunked atop a skull that is shaven egg bald on the sides.

I love the fanned Mohawks like the one on the left.  They look fiercely masculine and sexy as hell.  

But, to me, what looks even sexier is the shock effect of a huge mass of tousled hair piled loosely atop a freshly shaven skull, like these two dudes.  Stunning!!!  I think leaving a heavy mass of loose, messy-look hair on top adds to that sexy contrast -- and to the delightful, in-your-face shock effect.  

Wearing a Mohawk takes real guts, so half the fun of it is attracting attention and letting people know you have balls enough to wear one.  So unless you're a football player, leave enough hair to really attract attention. If you don't like attracting attention, then you shouldn't have submitted to the clippers.

Here (see below) is how one professional barbershop Website explains the stunning, super-sexy effect created by leaving an extra-large mass of hair atop a cleanly shaven skull.  The whiteness of the shaven scalp throws total attention on the mass of contrasting, darker hair above it -- like a stage manager throwing a spotlight on the star performer . . . with everyone watching in fascination to see what you do with the hair that escaped the clippers.

Here's how the barber's Website explains that startling effect:

So enjoy the photo gallery below.  If you're still trying to decide what type of Mohawk you'd like, then peruse the photos below . . . pick the one you like best . . . print out a hard copy.....and show it to your barber.  Go for it!!!  

Each to his own . . . but personally I nominate the one on the right as another of the all-time classics -- -- proudly worn by gospel singer Colton Dixon. Wow!!!  Keeping it shaved egg bald on the sides makes his scalp lock stand out like a searchlight.  

His barber (who may be his new wife) has somehow discovered a way to make each hair stand perfectly upright at attention -- while still looking loose and fluffy.  I'd be intensely proud to be seen in public wearing that Mohawk.  Nice job, Colton!!!  That's one for the ages.


Along the way, I'll also occasionally toss in a photo of other types of head-shaving fun, just for variety . . . including a few shots of the jaw-dropping "reverse Mohawk," which, so far, is mainly an initiation haircut inflicted on  freshmen and rookies on athletic teams.  But that could change.  Stay tuned.

And the increasingly popular half-shaved head.  That's where half the guy's head is shaved completely bald, but the hair on the other half of the head is left long and intact . . . a brand new style with the delightful fun of total shock value . . like the guy below who's totally delighted with his new shave job.  I have a hunch the style just might turn out to be the new Mohawk.  Wow!!! Looks like fun.

For bikers, who have to wear a helmet, the half-shaved head (above) is the perfect solution -- the same shock value as a Mohawk, but the helmet doesn't mess up the hair that's left, because it lies flat against your head.

Like the Mohawk itself, the half-shaved  head started out as an initiation head shave inflicted on unlucky freshmen and athletic team rookies.  But then a few Hollywood stars saw it on hazed NFL rookies and decided they really liked the look -- and the fad took off like gangbusters.  Go figure.

THE MESSY MOHAWK:   When done properly, with lots of extra hair, like this masterpiece, nothing is sexier.












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