HOW-TO: Carve Out Creative Graphics into a Mohawk From Oster

By Lauren Salapatek | 01/23/2014 1:24:00 PM


Oster Professional Global Artistic Director David Guerin, AKA "The Style Renegade," shares quick tips on how to carve out creative graphics into an otherwise standard Mohawk; hair tattoos!

TRY IT: Use a #2 or #1.5 blade and carve out the sides at least to the round of the head. Then continue into the exterior panels in the back. With Oster's T-Finisher and with the edge of the T-Blade, start to draw in some lines into your canvas (the carved out areas). "You can enhance your design with Grease Pencils, my favorite is Graff Etch," Guerin says. "When I want the color to last for several days I use Sharpies."

click image to zoomOster Professional Global Artistic Director David Guerin sketches in a hair tattoo.

click image to zoomSide of the Mohawk look with graphic.

click image to zoomAnother Hair Graphic Example.

click image to zoomPirate Graphic by Oster's Eric Zuniga (seen at America's Beauty Show 2014).






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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