Men’s Punk Hairstyles

Cool mens punk hairstyle from Deryck Whibley.
Deryck Whibley punk hairstyle

When you think about a punk hairstyle, there are many different fashions that you can incorporate. This article will give a quick rundown of the history of the style than followed by some suggestions on the different ways you can use punk hairstyle to make a statement about yourself.

To give you a better history of the punk hairstyle, it hails back to the 1970s. The inspiration for the hairstyle came from the punk rock music of the time. The musicians often would dye their hair and spike it. This was used as a way to send a message confronting the rules of everyday society.

Today with punk hairstyle, you can still decide to dye the hair, spike it, or do both. Some people will go for the full effort and both dye and spike the hair. You can go for a Mohawk if you wanted to go this route as well when spiking and dying the hair. Some people prefer not to spike the hair so you can do an un-spiked Mohawk if it speaks to you. Deryck Whibley of Canadian band fame Sum 41 has dyed his hair occasionally and simply worked to get full spikes going in all directions. To do a Mohawk, it is recommended that you cut the hair not used for the Mohawk to about 3/8” to ½” while keeping the Mohawk part of your hair as long as you want it to be. There is not a standard length for a Mohawk and it has more to do with how much you want to push your punk hairstyle. If you are choosing to dye your hair, it is normally recommended to choose unnatural colors such as red, pink, or blue. You can choose to dye your hair whatever color you want but these are the types of colors that hail back to the beginning of the punk hairstyle.

Depending upon the constraints if you have a job, you can potentially do a more moderate look. A good example is Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day fame. He spikes his hair to show disregard for society but his hair is shorter. This could fit both for a conservative day job and then you spike it at night to get the punk hairstyle to show who you really are.

As you can see, a punk hairstyle is not for everyone. For that person who wants to stand out and is not for everyday conformity, this hairstyle can fit. Browsing through pictures can give you a better idea how you will really want to style your hair.

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Punk Hair Styling Tips

  • How To Get Punk Hair Easy
    There are several ways that you can change your hair style. But, how to get punk hair will take some thought and planning. When you decide that you want a punk look, you will need to find a men’s hairstylist that has experience with creating distinctive, signature looks using the tools that will make your hair reflect your style.
  • How To Style A Mohawk Haircut: Fanned Mohawk & Liberty Spike
    Individuals that fall into this subculture tend to be freethinkers and have a strong desire to stand out from the crowd. One method used to do this is having the hair in a style that is completely nontraditional. One of the most often seen haircuts among this group is the Mohawk. For anyone interested in obtaining this particular look it is important they learn how to style a Mohawk haircut.
  • A Brief History Of Punk Hairstyle Trends
    Throughout the western world, Europe and America alike, there is a subculture of individuals who are extreme free thinkers. This subculture is very anti-establishment and is known as punk. This movement began in the 1960s and has continued to today. While the punk culture follows its own fashion trends apart from mainstream society in many areas, here, we are going to look at a brief history of punk hairstyle trends.
  • The Usefulness Of Temporary Hair Color
    As we grow older, gray starts to creep into our hair. For most men this creates a distinguished look, allowing them not to worry about it. Yet there are some who prefer to cover the gray and maintain a more youthful appearance. In these cases, men are more likely to use a permanent hair color. However, there are a surprising number of uses for temporary hair color, even among younger men.
  • How to Pick A Hair Color
    Choosing a hair color can seem to be an arduous task, especially for guys. Most men prefer to keep their natural color unless they are going for an emo look or a punk style. This holds true until the gray starts to come in, anyway. Some prefer to let gray hair make them look more distinguished while others prefer to color their hair to avoid looking older than they are. We will take at look at how to pick a hair color for those men who desire a change without taking on a wild look.
  • Punk Hair Color Tips – So you Wanna go Punk?
    You’ve thought about it and thought about it, and now you’re sure. You’re sick and tired of looking like a prep, and you want to go for some punk hair color. There’s just something about the thought of bright blue (or green, or purple) hair, spiking at odd angles, that just plain does it for you. But, when considering punk hair color, where should you begin? There are tons of punk hair color resources out there, but most of them are geared towards women. Sure, you can try to tweak them to fit a dude’s hair, but should you? The last thing you want is for your blow-them-away blue punk hair color to end up looking more like pond scum than hair has a right to.



  • Today, women have access to a whole new range of fashion clothing. Manufacturers are seeing a surge in demand for ladies clothing owing to increased fashion consciousness of women across the world.

  • ok first off to be punk u need a friking razor cut shot and random spiked blue evrywhere like johnny rotten do ur homework and show older billy arm haircuts they were true punk

    • f*cking idi*t! to be a punk? punk isn’t fashion motherf*cker! it’s the attitude, passion and music! billy joe isn’t punk. he is NOT! he sold out last few albums. now before you reply, just know, i won’t reply. so don’t waist your time.

  • Lol.. Everyone is dissing Billy Joe while Jade Puget is RIGHT THERE! Jeez! Neither of them are particularly "punk". Yeahhh… That's not biast at all! -.-

  • Green Day is punk. Yeah, they may not be the clash or the sex pistols, but they stuck to there true punk essentails and stand up for what they belive in. They don't care what other poeple think, and that's true punk. Bitches.

  • WTF! none of these are punk hairstyles or punks for that matter. Im gunna say it once GOOD CHARLET IS NOT PUNK!!!!! Conformity is just the masses trying to herd you all into buying whats new……enjoi!

  • I don't quite understand how anybody can claim that Bille Joe Armstrong or anyone is less punk than anyone else. Surely be saying "ok first off to be punk u need a friking razor cut shot and random spiked blue evrywhere…", you're giving people a criteria to meet to be punk, to become labeled as a punk. There's nothing punk about that man…just be yourself do what you want, that's a punk ethic.

  • giving some one a criteria of being a punk isnt punk. youre just judging on what YOU think is punk. people like billie joe's hair cut, others may dislike it. its their preference, not yours. so STFU and stop criticizing people's hair. chances are yours aint so pretty if your lookin on here. i know mine isnt 😛

  • Its just hair! Why argue over it? To be "punk" is to do your own thing, whatever it may be. Some "punk" people choose to go certain routes with their hairstyles that others have. SO WHAT?! WHO GIVES A DAMN! Jeeze…Cut your hair the way that YOU want to and don't worry about anyone else…

  • personally i believe that bein a punk is wakin up lookin in the mirror (put clothes on) and walkin out the door no one will care what you looked like yesterday

  • U can’t classify a punk. Someone could look like a major “prep” and be extremely punk. Only if you know the person VERY good and u hangout with them 24/7 and know how they will act around EVERYBODY can u then call them punk

  • I agree with Mason. The lead singer of The Adicts (monkey) once said, punk is an attitude and lifestyle, “you either have it or you don’t.” It’s mainly about being yourself and enjoying every minute of it regardless of what others think.
    Getting back to the hair topic though, I’d like to see some bigger and better hairstyles on here like, Wattie (The Exploited), Collin A. (Charged GBH), Jorge (Casualties), and Doyle Von Frankenstein just to name a few.

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