Brightly Colored Hair
Sure, cutting your hair into a Mohawk demonstrates a solid loyalty to your punk aesthetic, but there are ways to experiment with punk style before you actually go all in. Fortunately, you can achieve the same attitude with semi-permanent hair dye. But we're not talking the normal hair color kits you buy at the supermarket; we mean the Manic Panic palette of colors like neon green, bright pink and shocking blue. Go for a whole head transformation, or add chunky highlights of purple and yellow to your black mane. As with anything punk, there are no rules on how it should look. Just follow your instincts, but remember that faux hawks are for posers.
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