The Braided Mohawk Tutorial!

2 Materials
10 Minutes

If you’re looking for an edgy and beautiful updo that you can create yourself, look no further!

Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to make this show-stopping braided mohawk.

Tools and materials:

  • 16 clear hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
Making ponytail

1. Make 12 ponytails

Start by making 12 small ponytails all the way down the center of your head. Secure each with a clear, hair elastic.

2. Split, pull and join

Take the first ponytail and split it into 2 equal sections, bringing each to either side of your head. 

Splitting hair

Then pull the next ponytail forward, between the split ponytail.

Joining hair

Now join the 2 pieces of the front ponytail, placing an elastic around them. 

Repeating braided mohawk process

3. Repeat to complete a section of 3

Do this same process with the 2nd and 3rd ponytails.

Repeating braided mohawk process

The result should be a section of 3 ponytails combined. At this point, use your fingers to fluff out the sections for volume.

Braiding ends

4. Braid the ends and fluff

Now, pull the ends to one side and braid them regularly. 

Braiding ends

Add a clear, hair elastic at the end to secure.

Then, fluff out, or “pancake” the sections of this braid with your fingers. 

Braiding ends

5. Make a bun

Once secured and fluffed, wrap this braided piece around itself, positioning it at the top of your head.

Then, secure it in place with a few bobby pins.

Making bun

Then, once in place, gently pull in different places on the bun to give it a more even shape.

Repeating braided mohawk process

6. Repeat the entire process 

Do exactly the same process with the next 3 ponytails, starting with step 2 of the directions (split the ponytail, pull the next ponytail over, join with an elastic, braid the end, wrap a bun and secure with bobby pins).

Then repeat this twice more with the ponytails after this, in groups of 3. 

Repeating braided mohawk process

Here you can see the braided mohawk coming along. Just one more section of 3 to go!

Braided mohawk hairstyle

Here’s the final look.

Braided mohawk hairstyle

Braided mohawk hairstyle 

I love this braided mohawk because it’s girly and edgy.

If you try this tutorial, show us your results in the comments below. Check out this Easy Hack to Get the Braided Bun Look.

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Suggested materials:
  • 16 clear hair elastics
  • Bobby pins

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