Punk Hairstyles for Men
If one thing is certain about punk hairstyles, it’s that there are no boundaries. Anything goes. Punk has taken its influence from many genres including glam, rock, skinhead, greasers, and mods, leaving each individual the freedom to create his own look.
Rock musicians first brought punk into vogue casting a new trend towards free-thinking and individualism. In recent years Steampunk has come onto the hair and fashion scene. Steampunk takes its roots from a subgenre of science fiction, with or without an element of fantasy, that incorporates technology and designs inspired from the industrial age. Steampunk takes its first cue from either Victorian England or America’s Wild West, as modern technologies are reinvented into fashion works of art.
Rock punk moves beyond the Mohawk, Faux Hawk, and Liberty Spikes. New trends take those and others styles and add precision scissoring, razoring, or coloring to add flare and a sense of uniqueness to the look. Think traditional punk styles that are amped up enough to really make them your own.
Pump up a pompadour with a bright color like green. Or red, or blue, or why not multi-color? This photo shows that punk rock hairstyles can bridge the gap from punk to formal with a simple change of clothing.
Bleach and Color
Why do one when you can have both? Bleach your hair stark white and then add a splash of color. Get a cut in a punk style and really make a statement.
Steampunk hairstyles twist away from Rock punk in that they are typically longer in length. Think about unique styles of corn rows, dreds, or hair extensions. Make the look sharp and mysterious looking by adding some silvery beads or spikes to the style. Think about how you can incorporate machinery parts such as chains, watches, rivets, links, or leather into the hairstyle design.
Adding Gadgetry to Steampunk Hairstyle
The challenge to a genuine steampunk hairstyle is to make it an accessory to the outfit. It’s okay to add gadgetry to the style, as long as it works with the hair to create an actual style. It shouldn’t look like a bunch of clunky metal hanging from the hair.
Victorian and Wild West Influence
Remember what the Victorian era shares with the Wild West era. Long, wavy hair, tied back in a loose pony tail. Pair it with a longer beard. Keep it simple and let your outfit and accessories do the talking.