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Punk Hairstyles for Women

Tulika Nair
Is punk more than a genre of music to you? Do you like to reflect the subculture in the way you dress up? Here are some punk hairstyles to help you accentuate the look, and make heads turn wherever you go.
Punk - a movement that started with music, became a subculture somewhere along the line spawning a whole new way of living and style. It became a fashion statement that embodied the bold and the free spirited.
Even today, twenty years down the line, this is a much-loved look, sported by not only rebellious teenagers, but also very obviously, the rock icons that they idolize. This fashion and hairstyle needs a requisite attitude and without that the look may appear either ghastly or fall flat.
However, if you are sure about the look, then here are some punk hairstyles that you can sport to enhance your punk rocker look.


If you have decided to opt for punk rock hairstyles, then it is important to be comfortable with your choice.
Always remember that the look is a very bold look and synonymous with rebellion and a rash attitude towards rules and regulations. This is the image that you would be portraying to anyone you come across and you need to be comfortable in your skin.
Punk hairstyles for women and men are both categorized by an over emphatic use of bold hair color ideas to highlight the haircut. Blues, pinks, purples, and reds are all a mainstay in this style of haircut. While these haircuts look extremely distinct, they are also difficult to maintain.
It is of utmost importance that you maintain proper hair care and go to a professional to achieve your desired look.


Shaving your head completely is quite a bold statement for anyone to make, especially for a woman.
But there are many famous celebrities who have done so in the past and sported this look. So, if you think you can carry off a bald look, then you should try the skinhead style.
Very obviously, there aren't many styling options for your hair here but you can accessorize with piercings and tattoos.

Style Icons: Natalie Portman, Sinead O' Connor

Skater Cut

If you are looking for one of those short punk styles, then the skater cut may be the look for you. Just the right length of hair should be left hanging in the front, cut in an asymmetrical manner.
Let the sides of your head be shaved off and to embolden the look, use color. For example you can, tip the ends of your hair a deep purple or pink or even better, neon. You could also opt for highlights in the same colors.

Style Icons: Kelly Osbourne, Rihanna


Don't want to cut off your shining glory?
Well, this is one of the best options for long hair. Shag hairstyles allow a lot of versatility and can be made to look more tamed in a formal occasion.

Style Icons: Kristen Stewart, Taylor Momsen
In a shag haircut, your hair is cut in different lengths all over your head and instead of using a pair of scissors, the stylist uses a razor to give your hair that much-needed edge. Highlights in bold colors add to the appeal of the style and defines your individuality.


This is one style that springs to one's mind as soon as you mention punk subculture. Usually this look does not go down well at the workplace, but in case you are confident about your choice, then here is how you can get the look.
The sides of the head is shaved off and the hair is styled straight up from the middle of the scalp. You can color the tips of the hair in order to accentuate the Mohawk.

Style Icons: Rihanna, Grace Jones
Punk hairstyles make a bold fashion statement. So, unless you are confident that you can carry off the look, try not to sport this look only due to the fashion trends or peer pressure. Haircut styles and ideas need to reflect the person you are and not the icon you are trying to channel.