Thanks to all-action hardman BA Baracus in The A-Team and a whole host of manly celebrities, from Jared Leto to David Beckham, more and more British men are getting Mo’d up, as ‘the Hawk’ makes its mark as one of the styles for 2011.
First sported by Mr T in the original A-Team series, it has taken ‘Mr E’, namely the newly crowned Mr England Vaughan Bailey, to re-launch the funky cut, inspired by the new film version of The A-Team.
Bailey, who was crowned Mr England in September, went from Hobo to Hunk, having been plucked from a life on the streets to be crowned Mr. England, and cites BA Baracus as one of his inspirations.
Now he is fronting the campaign with celebrity groomer Jason Shankey, who is offering free Mohawks to anyone feeling manly enough to ask for a ‘BA’ on Friday 26 November. All those who take up the offer will also be rewarded with £5 off the A-Team on Blu-ray when it is released on Monday 29th November.
Shankey, whose Fulham salon sees some of London’s celebrities through its doors has seen a huge rise in the demand for Mohawks this year.
“The Mohawk is one of those iconic hair cuts that keeps coming back and I have noticed a massive resurgence particularly in the last few months with clients asking for a number of variations of the style,”
says Salon Owner, Jason Shankey.
“I’d go as far as to say that it is currently one of our most popular cuts for guys under the age of 25. The A-Team and BA have certainly had a huge influence on this as well as the likes of David Beckham and Orlando Bloom who continually revert back to the look. The hairstyle is sharp, short and decidedly masculine which is why it is such a top trend especially with our sporting heroes.”
Mr England had his Mohawk styled personally by Jason Shankey at his Fulham salon this Wednesday.
The A-Team is released on Blu-ray Triple Play and DVD on 29th November.