Seven Alternative Hairstyle Ideas – Stylish Adaptations


Seven Alternative Hairstyle Ideas – Stylish Adaptations

Often, in our style guides, we talk about different ideas on how to diversify and improve your style and make it even better. What about your hair, though? We are definitely convinced that after many years you undoubtedly have the desire to change your hairstyle more than once. Therefore, if you feel that this time of change has come, then our guide will certainly be useful to you. Yes, today we will talk about alternative hairstyles and how to adapt them successfully to your style. We have prepared for you seven different hairstyle ideas, thanks to which you will definitely be able to express your rebellious style and show your individuality in the best way possible.

So let’s get started styling your hair!

Asymmetrical Hairstyle

Asymmetrical Hairstyle

Well, we will start with the most popular hairstyle among all communities of alternative fashionistas and trend-makers. Namely, an asymmetrical hairstyle. But you will definitely have one question. What is so cool and stylish about this type of alternative hairstyle? And the answer is that you can make it any length and thereby experiment as you wish.

The most successful example will be the well-known Bob, who is known for having one side longer than the other. That is why it is very often given as the first idea of an asymmetrical hairstyle. Another good example would be the A-line haircut. This haircut is interesting in that it has a short back part and a long front part.

And now we have hidden for you some helpful tips on how to make your new hairstyle even more stylish. Although it is an undeniable fact that asymmetrical hairstyles look good with any type of hair, but to make it even better, our first tip would be to use a flat iron. With its help, you will be able to straighten your hair, thus giving it a more trendy look.

Well, one more piece of our advice would be to add a few strands of bright colour to your new haircut. You will surely wonder. Why exactly is this necessary? And we will tell you that asymmetrical haircuts always look wonderful with bright hair colours. In this way, you will add brightness to your appearance and make you a proper fashionista!

Undercut Hairstyle

Undercut Hairstyle

Now we have something for those fashionistas who like something more experimental and daring than just the usual asymmetrical hairstyle. And we are talking about such a stylish technique as Undercut! 

Now some definitions for a better understanding of this technique. An undercut is when you shave off all of one side of your hair, usually leaving it long on the top. There are also cases when some people prefer to shave only the front area. While others may choose to shave the entire side as well. But if this is something too ordinary for you, there is no need to worry. There are a lot of varieties of traditional Undercut. And one of these is the performance of the Undercut on the back of the head. People with thick hair should definitely pay attention to this type of hairstyle! Because it is this technique that can thin your hair and balance it. Moreover, some people go even further and shave patterns into their hair to draw even more attention to their style.

But the most significant advantage of this hairstyle is that you can style it any way you want and for any event! For example, if one day you want to show off your incredible Undercut, part it to the side and let the shaved side show through. Or vice versa, if one day you want to hide it, just make yourself a middle parting or part your hair on the opposite side of the Undercut.

And one more piece of advice from us. If you are still in doubt about whether this hairstyle will suit you, then we ca advise you something. You can simply try French braiding a section of hair in front of the ear on the side of the head and pinning it back. In this manner, you will be able to create the illusion of an undercut, and you will be sure if it is precisely what you need.

Razored Hairstyle

Razored Hairstyle

If you miss the Emo era, which was quite popular in the past, then this hairstyle is definitely for you! And we are talking about a haircut with a razor. This haircut is made up of many uneven layers, often dyed black. But if you don’t really like the black colour, you can choose any other colour that you like better.

Also, you should pay attention to the fact that short, choppy layers will make your image more extreme. And vice versa, longer layers will have a more subtle effect. 

A characteristic feature of this alternative hairstyle is that it often has a deep side parting and a large falling bang that covers the eyes. And also, a razor haircut looks best on chin-length hair and longer. But there is no need to fear because you can always experiment and combine this haircut with different lengths.

And now, let’s move on to our tips on how to get this haircut right. First, you need to style your razor cut by straightening your hair completely. And then, you have to trim the top layers and add a bit of product to make sure it will all hold. Or you can also do it with the help of various accessories that can add interest to your look at the same time.

And if you have shorter hair, we have some advice for you. So you can wear hair extensions to add length and thus make your hairstyle truly alternative.

Mohawk Hairstyle

Mohawk Hairstyle

And now, let’s move on to the more classic and most famous alternative hairstyle. Yes, as you probably already guessed, we will now talk about Mohawk. This haircut generally features shaved sides with hair pinned in the centre, but there are actually many variations of the classic Mohawk.

Here, for example, one of them is called “liberty spikes.” Its characteristic feature is that the hair should be gathered in spikes. Among Gothic subcultures, such an alternative type of Mohawk as the Deadly Hawk is in demand. It can be done as a full shave on the sides or simply a short combing of the middle part back.

Two more stylish mohawk varieties are the Chelsea Hawk and the Faux Hawk. They differ from each other in that the first haircut is simply a mohawk with bangs. And the other is a mohawk with no shaved sides, which is often done by French braiding the sides of the head and creating a layered ponytail at the top to give the look of a proper mohawk. This is an excellent option for those people who want to try the Mohawk on themselves if they are not yet completely sure whether this alternative haircut will suit them.

But we want to warn you in advance that the Mohawk is a rather fussy alternative hairstyle that requires special care. Therefore, you should be prepared to spend a lot of time on your hair if you have it.

First of all, you will need to comb your hair back and use a strong hairspray to properly set this hairstyle. Or in some cases, people use a special glue for a better result. This is necessary in order to keep the hair in a vertical position. And also, keep in mind that the longer your hair is, the more maintenance you will have to do with it. But we guarantee you that despite the fact that it will take more time, the effect on such length of hair will be even more impressive!

Pixie Hairstyle

Pixie Hairstyle

We are sure that this option of an alternative hairstyle will impress your heart the most. And this is a pixie haircut! So it doesn’t matter if you prefer a sharp short cut or maybe you’re on the side of a more feminine razor cut, this alternative pixie cut will leave no one indifferent. A characteristic feature of this haircut, by which it can be easily recognized among others, is the bang itself.

There are many options for how to make a pixie haircut. For example, you can choose to make it short all over but with a longer strip above the eyes. Or, on the contrary, you can give preference to an asymmetrical short bang. If you are afraid of not being able to guess which one will suit you, then we advise you to get a super short pixie haircut. For more daring people, for whom this seems boring and inconspicuous, we recommend trying a buzz cut. Why exactly this? Because this kind of haircut is the easiest to take care of. And at the same time, you will become the centre of general attention among other people.

And now, let’s move on to our tips for stylish styling of this haircut! Today, there are many options on how to style a pixie haircut. First of all, for example, you can use hair gel to create a sloppy and rebellious image. But if you’ve got the urge to get a retro pompadour look, then here’s our advice on how to make it. You just need to comb the bang area back and pin it back in a faux hawk style. And voila, your retro pompadour look is ready!

Dreadlocks Hairstyle


Now we will talk about the most common haircut among the gothic and alternative groups. And as you have already understood, we are talking about dreadlocks. This alternative hairstyle is definitely worth mentioning in our guide because it has been able to win the favour of many people for a long time. We want to inform you that dreadlocks are not just a haircut. They are the way you put and style them depending on your vision of this haircut. You can style them in a great variety of forms. For example, dreadlocks can be worn long, short or somewhere in between, all depending on your preferences. But they will look best when you have hair of the same length.

And now, let’s move on to the styling of this haircut. There are a number of methods to do this. The first is that you can style dreadlocks in the salon if you are anxious about not being able to do it yourself. Or still, if you are absolutely sure that you know the correct method of styling them, then you can do it yourself at home.

You will also need to regularly brush your hair back and train it to stay in curls for the right look. Therefore, as you must have already understood, this hairstyle requires careful care and the greatest attention. But if you are still hesitating about whether you want dreadlocks and whether they will suit you, we recommend that you try to do it this way. You need to use hair pomade to separate and twist your hair into temporary strands. And in this way, you can make an imitation of dreadlocks. Thanks to it, you will finally understand whether this haircut is just suitable for you.

Gothic Hairstyle

Gothic Hairstyle

Well, at the end of our guide, we have prepared something for lovers of the Gothic style. Namely, information about the Gothic haircut. A traditional haircut in this style has a long look and is straight without layers. The ends of the Gothic haircut are cut very straight. You can also wear this alternative hairstyle with or without bangs.

Usually, a gothic haircut has a middle part that suits almost everyone. But if you want to add a modern twist that will attract everyone’s attention, you can try a small side part. And also, if you want to have bangs, we recommend that you pay attention to V-shaped bangs, pointed and elongated in the centre. In this way, you can perfectly complete your gothic haircut. You can also make it more or less expressive. It all depends only on your style and preferences.

Well, as usual, the time has come for our advice. A haircut in the Gothic style, as we said before, usually has a straight look. Therefore, first of all, you will need to get a hair straightener. The second and one of the most important criteria for this haircut is the black colour. Therefore, if you still do not have such a hair colour, then run to the store for black hair dye, and correct this nuance! Well, the most familiar thing to you is that for such a gothic hairstyle, as for any, you need to carefully care for and keep your hair in excellent condition. Because no matter how much anyone denies it, smooth and shiny hair always adds elegance and perfection to any of our looks.


This is the end of our guide about alternative hairstyles. We hope that the information which you have found here will help you identify precisely the type of hairstyle that you will want to see on yourself. It doesn’t matter what you choose in the end. The most important thing is that you will feel more confident and incredible in your new alternative image. So experiment and choose the hairstyle that suits you and your personality best!

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