Such hairstyles were styled with glue and ironed flat, which is not an easy style to maintain. However, today mohawks are gentler and subtler. Also, there are many types of mohawk styles, and most don't even include spikes.
Hairstyles for Women
Pin-up Mohawk Style
If you have curly hair then this style can look great on you, also for this style you don't have to shave the side hair. All you have to do is pin-up all the hair at the center of your head, and leave some loose curls in the front for a relaxed look.
For this style, cut your sides into tiny crops. Apply pomade to them, to secure them in place. Use your fingers to direct the curls upwards and then form the additional side bangs.
Bold Mohawk Style
For this haircut, cut your side hair very short and add extra hold gel to the longer strips of the hair at the top and run it through your fingers.
Comb your hair as straight as possible and angle it a bit forwards and upwards. Use a hairspray to hold the style better.
Braided Mohawk Hairstyle
Braided mohawk hairstyle is a great option for those who don't want to close-crop their hair. The sides of the head are braided into cornrows in such a way that all the hair are gathered in the middle of the head. This kind of mohawk gives the messy hair look. The front hair section of the mohawk can be styled to form bangs.
Undercut hairstyles are 'in' this year. Undercut mohawk is quite popular and there are various styles of undercut mohawk.
Another style of mohawk is the spiky one. The middle section of the hair is styled spiky with a strong hold gel, and each section is separated to add more to the style.
Hairstyles for Men
Traditional Twisted Mohawk
For this style, shave the sides of your head and leave around 4 inches of the top hair long. Apply a relaxing hair product to work on the hair easily, then spike them up with gel, but work to make subtle spikes. Let some hair strands fall a bit forward to create a messy mohawk.
These short mohawk hairstyles are very easy to get and maintain. All you have to do is cut your hair very short, then shave hair at the sides and leave the middle hair at it is, and voila!
Use a strong hold gel and style the top hair upwards. If you want some bangs, style the crown hair section upwards and a bit forwards, so that few locks fall on the forehead.
These were the various mohawk hairstyles. So, choose a style you like and sport a stunning mohawk hairdo!