Punk hairstyles: on trend for fall 2013

The punk rock movement of the ’70s is one that forever left its mark: not just as a music genre but also as a source of inspiration for fashion and art. The punk culture is one that cultivates creativity and breaking out from the mold; which is why a punk inspired fashion collection is usually seen as rebellious, one of a kind and edgy. For this fall 2013, punk fashion remains present, even though it’s presented in a different way. And with the revival of punk clothing comes a newfound interest in punk-inspired hairstyles.

After a break, a round-up of punk as a hairstyle trend for fall 2013: where it’s been seen, and how to achieve it.

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Punk fashion today.

The punk fashion of today is a good mix of different elements that somehow gives it a balance and makes it relevant in today’s world. As seen on the runways of the different fashion weeks, punk is given a good mix of femininity and high fashion while still retaining that toughness and masculinity it’s been known for since it started out in the 70s.

versace fall 2013
Versace F/W13.

Punk rock hairstyles: a trend of fall 2013.

The relevance of punk in fashion is undeniably great; that’s why it has also become a major hair trend for this season. Let’s face it, not everyone has the confidence to pull off an all-out punk look and one of the easiest ways you can start exploring the rebellious side of you is through a punk inspired hairstyle. From Balmain to Thakoon, the edgy punk hairstyles made women all over the world break free from their usual ponytails.

Check out these hairstyles we spotted on the different runways: you’ll surely find one (or more) that you’d love to wear yourself.

Let’s start with a subtle one from Balmain. This hairstyle looks like it was roughly slicked back with fingers which makes it very natural but the volume on top adds some edge to it. It’s a simple and very easy way to incorporate punk into your look.

Balmain punk inspired hair

Shorter and edgier, this look from Marc Jacobs is one that is truly punk. Before you skip to the next look because you don’t want to chop your hair, these are actually wigs. The wigs were cropped or cut in layers and then styled to look like the model just got out of bed.

Marc Jacobs punk hairstyle

Mohawks are very punk and this is what Fendi went for in their fall 2013 show. This type of hairstyle requires serious commitment so instead of shaving the sides of the models head, they just did a very tight braid and topped it off with a wig that’s been died in different colors. The result is very tough and very chic.

Fendi punk hairstyle

Note that for a more wearable take you could simply do the tight sides and mohawk-style braid, leaving off the feathery hairpiece.

Thakoon gave a sleek chignon the punk edge by simple adding uneven fringe to it. This look is as modern as punk gets.

Thakoon punk hairstyle

Going all out punk is Haider Ackermann. This hairstyle screams punk (even if it’s supposed to be a post apocalyptic inspired look) through the contrast of the dark roots (painted over with white talcum powder) and platinum blonde hair (extensions). Creating that mohawk or spiked look by putting the ends of the hair up also added edge to this hairstyle.

Haider Ackermann punk hairstyle

Other punk hairstyle tutorials.

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Cara Delevingne’s braided punk hairstyle

The hairstyle features a faux shaved-side: where tight braids close to the scalp create the illusion of a shaved head. Cara Delevingne wore the style to the punk-themed Met Gala, and it was perfectly on-trend. Find out how to create Cara Delevingne’s punk hairstyle for yourself.

knotted fauxhawk

Knotted fauxhawk

In this unique style, hair is knotted across the centre of the head in a mohawk shape, without requiring you to get out the scissors. It’s tough, yes – but it’s also got a softness and femininity to it. You can’t help but feel uber-cool and chic when you master this style. Find out how to create the knotted fauxhawk hairstyle for yourself.

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Punk-grunge slicked hair

Roberto Cavalli’s fall 2013 runway featured a rock-chic look that was a little bit grunge, a little bit punk. With greasy, wet-look hair that was slicked behind the ears and parted in the center, the Cavalli girl was an anarchic creature of the night. Find out how to create this slick rock hairstyle at that link.

messy modern pompadour

Messy half-up pompadour

Effortlessly cool, this half-up, half-down style is like a classic pompadour gone modern – and a little bit punky. The key is in making it messy and rocked up. Find out how to create the modern messy pompadour at that link.

There are many ways you can do a punk hairstyle, after all, the essence of punk is about letting your creativity shine through and not following rules. Punk is all about taking risks and wearing a punk inspired hairstyle is one of the best fashion risks you can take. Just one more thing, don’t forget to bring on that “I don’t care” attitude punk rockers are known for and you’re all set.

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Melanie is a fashion designer, entrepreneur and writer who is always up for a challenge. This is probably the reason why she has immersed herself in the very dynamic fashion industry. She currently has her own couture business in her hometown of Manila, Philippines and confesses to being a hair and makeup junkie. She also loves all things D.I.Y and considers herself a bookworm.