Punk Hair: The Half-Shaved Look and Copy Alternatives

Cyndi Lauper

Punk (founded in England), dates as far back as the mid-1970’s. American Singer/Song-writer Cyndi Lauper exploded onto the 80’s music scene with hit her album “She’s So Unusual” and so did her fashionable punk style, most notably the hair-shaved hairstyle she wore for her music video “Time After Time.”

Rooney Mara as “Lisbeth Salander” (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)

Fast-forward the clock to December 2011 with the release of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” (the English adaptation), starring Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander, and the half-shaved hairstyle rises to power once again.

Rooney Mara as “Lisbeth Salander” (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)

Those who prefer something a bit more subtle would enjoy Lisbeth Salander’s second look, achieved by cutting one side of your hair extremely shorter than the other.

Trish Summerville

Trish Summerville, Costume Designer of David Fincher’s “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” carries the half-shaved look with elegance.

Alice Dellal

Music stars/fashion icons Rihanna, Ke$ha and Alice Dellal prove just how refreshing and sexy this look really is.

Half-Shaved Hairstyle
Half-Shaved Hairstyle

The mainstream population successfully merges this look into their rockin’ punk-grunge lifestyle.

Cornrow Braiding

Fish Braid (Liv Tyler)
French Braid (Sarah Michelle Gellar)

Not exactly ready to draw a hair clipper to the head? Consider a half-cornrow braided hairstyle. Actress Liv Tyler demonstrates the effectiveness and overall appeal of a half-braided fish-braid. Other braid variations include a French braid, but feel free to experiment.

Hair Twist
Half-Gelled (Bottega Veneta: Fall 2010)

Not in the mood for shaving or braiding? Another option is twisting the side or adding several rows of twists to the side. The least amount of effort would be the Bottega Veneta Fall 2010 hairstyle, a dollop of hair-gel is all you’ll really need.

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