The Mohawk or Mohican hairstyle came into being with the rise of the punk rock culture in the 1970s. The Mohawk is a general term for a wide range of hairstyles which have one thing in common: a shaved head with only a narrow region of hair running through the center of the head. Once considered weird, and associated with the Gothic subculture, today Mohawks are popular and a part of the mainstream fashion like never before! It may interest you to know that the term “Mohawk” is derived from the inhabitants of the Mohawk valley, which was a part of the present day New York. Bihawks, trihawks, deathhawks, dreadhawks, fanhawks, psychobily Mohawks, etc. are just some of the variations of the Mohawk!