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January 27, 2010

Fierce Mohawk Style for Natural Hair

NikG of BeadsBraidsBeyond dishes on ways to keep baby girl's natural hair healthy and beautiful, without pulling yours out!


Mohawks are a fun way to switch up your little ones hair style!

Valentine Heart Mohawk:
I know it's a little early for Valentine's Day hair but I saw this heart cornrow style on Youtube
and decided to give it a try. I ended up cornrowing it into a mohawk instead. You can view her tutorial here. I forgot to curve the second cornrow, but I think it still came out cute. I bought some pink heart beads the other day so I added a few of those along with some regular beads. I used shea butter mixed with coconut oil and a little ORS Lock & Twist gel.


TIP: When doing styles that require a lot of moving, sit in your office/desk chair (assuming it has wheels) this makes it easy for mom to move around instead of getting up, then sitting down, and hurting your back in the process.

Simple Mohawks:


This first one took 5 minutes. Start with detangled hair, section off 3 parts of the hair and tie off each section with a Goody Ouchless hair tie. You may need more sections depending on how much hair your child has.

This next one took about 20 minutes. Start with detangled hair, part the hair straight down the middle, your part does not have to be perfect because the part will not be visible. Start parting medium/large sections, start cornrowing from the sides going into the middle. As you can see, my cornrows were far from perfect, I did this as fast as I could, and it still turned out pretty cool. Remember, if you do not know how to cornrow, check out this website. I learned how to cornrow from their simple instructions!



Twisted Mohawk:

Part 2 sections of hair, so you will have 3 sections in all. Tie each section off with Ouchless Goody hair ties and two strand twist the ponytails, add beads/barrettes and you're done!

The cornrows I added to the first twisted section are optional. They kind of give the style a little more flare. Just part a couple of sections of hair going up into the ponytail on each side and cornrow them.

Rockstar Mohawk:


This style can take between 1 1/2-2 hours. I split her hair down the middle (remember, your part will not be visible so it doesn't have to be perfect) and tied one side off, then I started cornrowing. I rotated from a straight cornrow, to criss cross cornrows until I got to the top, then I started on the other side..

32 Chime in!:

Anonymous said...

Someone lives vicariously through their daughter's hair. SMH... I mean these styles are not for a child at all... a 'fro hawk for a baby girl is a bit much. And we wonder about the direction of our children of today!!! Enough is enough with this display of narcissism!!!

Casey said...

I think these styles are adorable and allow the child to express some of her individuality while still being age appropriate.

Anonymous said...

Is this too much tension for her hair? How often do you restyle?

Beads, Braids, & Beyond! said...

@Anonymous, you sound a little hurt...lol Wow.

Thanks Casey. :)

@(other) Anonymous, I style her hair once per week, the longest her hair has been in one style was 2 weeks.

Anonymous said...

@ the first Anonymous.....really?! Are you serious? You should get a life right....about...NOW!

@ Beads, Braids & Beyond you did an awesome job on her hair as always!

Michelle said...

SMH @ 1st anonymous

I love these styles..very cute. good job as always girl =) the valentine heart mohawk is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Beads, Braids and Beyond you did a fantastic job on your daughter's hair, as always....it looks super cool. My 6 year old son has a mohawk which was his request...and I am letting him express his individuality...it's just a hairstyle. Please ignore that first comment...pure ignorance...a hairstyle does not dictate the direction your daughter is going.

Pinkrage said...

I LOVE these styles. What is on the WNG portions of the MOHAWKS? It has nice curl definition.

Anonymous said...

I don't see anything adult about this hairstyle at all. I'm sure if mom wanted a mohawk herself, she'd have a mohawk. Also she is showcasing styles that other mothers might be interested in and what works for her and her daughter. This is not the first babygirl to walk around with a corn-rowed or modified mohawk. Her head isn't even shaved for goodness sake!

And to the 2nd annonymous, do you ask EVERY mother who cornrows their daughter's hair if it's too much tension. Come on now!

BBB, you did a great job AS USUAL! Thanks for the styling options that you give mothers who are tired of traditional ponytails, 'mickey mouse puffs' and who want their little girls to have healthy, cute, AGE APPROPRIATE hair styles.

Anonymous said...

BBB, you never seize to amaze me with your meticulous styles and creativity. Kudos again!!! (Candy72 from NaturallyCurly.com)

Sarah said...

jeez, people. it's just hair. putting stigmas on hair is the main reason why a majority of us feel the need to straighten it. hair is hair, your best accessory, so style it up, cut it off, whatever! it all grows back anyhow. BBB, good job. you make me want to have a daughter!

Cassie said...

Super cute as always! I love the mohawk look. It's cute, different, and fun!

Jai said...

Can I start a line so you can do my hair lol. Do you have any braid tutorials on youtube cuz I need to learn?

I know there are some jealous little girls in her class cuz her hair is always so cute. :)

Anonymous said...

Holy Cow! It was just a question about tension and restyling ( ie. I want a style that lasts long...2 weeks sounds awesome.... and I wanna make sure there's not too much tension on her hair...so I was looking for some styling tips/technique/things to avoid.... it has nothing to do with cornrows). You guys act like I co-signed with "First Anonymous". Thanks for answering BBB. Think I'm kinda done with CN... I see the comments are getting a little Bossip-style-ish when CN usta be an informative site with people making suggestions/asking questions/informing /educating. Toodles!
- 2nd Anonymous

Beads, Braids, & Beyond! said...

Thanks ladies!

@2nd Anonymous, maybe someone though you were first Anonymous. I'm not sure. However, Curly Nikki is still a very informative website. There will always be a bit of negativity, especially when people can post their negative thoughts on the internet as Anonymous, you know what I mean? With a popular website like this, it's bound to happen. I'm not sure if you're a member of her forum, but it is very helpful and I have not seen any negative comments there. All of the women are great and give really great advice. Also, my cornrows are actually really loose, lol. They may appear to be tight, but they are not. Her heart cornrow mohawk style was in for just over 1 week, I was hoping for 2 weeks but since her cornrows were pretty loose, they started coming up off the scalp and the front started to come undone. If you would like to discuss anything further you can definitely shoot me an email. :)

Beads, Braids, & Beyond! said...

Pinkrage, I used herbal essence hello hydration conditioner

Anonymous said...

Wow BBB you must have the flyest lil girl on the block! LOL can't wait to start my own family :)

Anonymous said...

OMG, ANONYMOUS 9:32 A.M., ARE U FOR REAL...HOW ADORABLE IS THAT LITTLE GIRL'S HAIR/HAIRSTYLES AND HOW MANY OTHERS WISH THEY HAD THE CREATIVITY AND ENERGY TO PRODUCE SIMILIAR RESULTS...AND HOW MANY OTHER LITTLE GIRLS OF COLOR WISH THEIR MOTHER TOOK HALF THE INTEREST!!!!

SINCERELY,
IAMCURLY

Lina40 said...

I think the styles are cute -- some girls may not like this particular look, but I would rather put this in my daughter's hair than a weave or extensions... its healthier for her hair IMO and the little model looks like she is having fun with it -- can't you tell from the pics?

Blessings!

sweetiekins said...

NikG, these styles, as all of your styles, are absolutley amazing. Keep doing what you do, we all love you and your LO and how fly you both are. @1st anonymous: Shame on you. To imply that a young child's hairstyle has anything to do with "the direction they are going" is incredulous and extremely ignorant. And your "living vicariously" statement is total BS. Just as PP said, if the mother wanted a mohawk she could certainly have one. Perhaps you are jealous, or maybe just plain and simply ignorant, but this mom is doing a wonderful job of teaching her daughter to take good care of and embrace her naturally curly hair, and gives her some of the most amazing styles I have ever seen on a little girl, and she obviously loves having her hair done. She is most surely the envy of every little girl who sees her, whereas her mother is the envy of....you.
-NOT anonymous

KeetaRay said...

Very creative and very cute!! U do such an excellent job on her hairstyles. Love it :)

Nicholle C. said...

sweetiekins, I couldn't have said it better myself.

Beads, Braids, & Beyond! said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. <3

Anonymous said...

The hairstyles that you do on your daughters hair are beautiful and amazing. I frequent your site as well for style ideas for my daughter and also forward it to friends. My daughter and I watched the Princess Tiana video bun tutorial a few weeks ago, and now my daughter loves that hairsytle and requests it during her weekly co-wash. Your styles are beautiful and my daughter loves them. Keep using your creativity to make your daughters hair beautiful, and to provide us with style ideas for our own curly kids.

sky said...
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sky said...

wow...her hair is always!!! so neat and well maintained...gosh how do you find the patience! just amazing...and i think these styles are very child appropriate..they are adorable,funky,cool and very creative like most kids these days!! keep up the good work!!

JaysMom85 said...

This is too cute!! Those styles look simple enough. Now all I need is a little girl. LOL

Maria said...

I need to get this child's autograph STAT LOL
You did a fabulous job on her hair! I hope you do a youtube tutorial on this. She looks so adorable. BTW do you cornrow your own hair? I'm trying to learn.

Anonymous said...

I like the watermarks

rose said...

Hello
Wow I like this idea very much that you can do this hair style fro natural hairs.You have described very well about this hair style and its easy to understand from this post.Thank you very much..

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Anonymous said...

This looks like it hurts

Anonymous said...

All the children styles shown are nice and pretty however, I am a little dissapointed that I see no options for the hair types of my children. Not all have a nice soft curly texture. I am looking for options to keep relaxers out of my childrens hair, otherwise it can me very frustrating to manage.

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