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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Red Punk Hairstyles

Most punk hair styles incorporate at least minimal amounts of unusual hair colors or color combinations. The most obvious choices are unnatural colors: blue, pink, orange, green, and purple are popular punk colors, particularly in neon shades. The color may be applied to all the hair or just to sections, highlighting tips of strands, stripes, or particular parts of hair that will be elaborately styled such as the crown or bangs. Any radical color can be used in a punk style, including shades that have high contrast: platinum blonde tips on black hair, for example.  


Cut can also determine whether a style is punk or not. The key is for the style to be outside the mainstream accepted styles, a feat that is usually accomplished through stark contrasts or unusual configurations. A style that is long and shaggy on top but is buzz cut on the lower half of the head may be related to punk dos. Asymmetrical cuts, such as hair long on one side and short on the other, are also types of punk hair styles. Another common cut tactic for punk looks is to shave patterns or words into the back of the head, often with non-conformist messages.