Why Your Mohawk Will Always be Second Longest

Categories:Fun Hair Facts

Some are curly, some short, some make people’s heads look like some sort of medieval weapon. Some are long. Some are very long, and some are ridiculously long. Directly following the latter category in terms of length sits a special category I have dubbed “Watanabe”. There is only one mohawk in this category, and it belongs to Kazuhiro Watanabe, a designer from Japan who was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2013 as the human being possessing the world’s tallest mohawk.

Japanese fashion designer Kazuhiro Watanabe, who holds the world record for the "Tallest Mohawk," poses for a photographer at a media event in New YorkKazuhiro Watanabe’s record setting ‘hawk.

I could bewilder you with facts such as the measurable length of the hairdo (three feet and eight point six inches long), or the fact that to style the mohawk takes two stylists, three cans of hairspray and a bottle of gel, but these would only lead the reader to the same conclusion I came to: even if I grow a mohawk it will never be this long. Wantanabe has said it took fifteen years to grow the mohawk to its current length. Unless you are part of an ancient religion which actually worships mohawks, I sincerely doubt you have what it takes to dethrone Watanabe.


  1. David
    July 23, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    That’s incredible, I can’t believe this exists!

  2. ask
    February 22, 2015 at 2:18 am

    Pretty! This has been an extremely wonderful post. Thank you for supplying these details.

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