HOW-TO: Create Creative Graphics in a Mohawk Style

By Lauren Salapatek | 06/25/2013 9:53:00 AM


Anybody can knockout a Mohawk but do you know what to do to “Rock out a Hawk?” David Guerin Global Artistic Director for Oster Professional AKA “The Style Renegade” throws out some quick tips on how to carve out creative graphics.

Try it: Grab your detachable blade clipper. Put on a #2 or a #1.5 blade. 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 get as creative as you want with your work when doing this. My biggest tip is, when you start to do the hair-tats, commit to it. Do not second guess yourself. Just go for it,” says Guerin. “You can enhance your design with Grease Pencils, my favorite is Graff Etch. When I want the color to last for several days I use Sharpies.”

click image to zoomOutline the design with a colored pencil (white is used in this picture) to make a graphic design pop out. click image to zoomOster Professional's Global Artistic Director David Guerin fixes a Mohawk style on an audience member at Premiere Orlando 2013.






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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