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  • Writer's pictureSteven Hansen

60-Second Doc: Mohawk Bob

Updated: May 23, 2023

Colorado family man Mohawk Bob, aka Bob Bagnall, has been sporting colorful mohawk hairstyles for five years.

It all began at his kid’s school. He’d already been letting his hair grow long for awhile. “They ask dads to be present on the playground before and after school to be a positive role model,” he explains. “I went big on Crazy Hair Day and came to school with a mohawk. I liked it, so I kept it for a couple of days. At that time, I had no idea what it would become.” It, and he, became an instant local and Internet sensation.

Since then, with the help of his wife Julie who creates the designs, he has worn over 1,600 different mohawks promoting major brands, his favorite bands, holidays, and personal announcements.

What motivates Bob to turn his hairdo into a weird walking billboard? “There is so much hate and negativity in the world and I would like to spread happiness and smiles,” he explained. In fact, his motto for life is: “Bringing smiles back, one mohawk at a time!”

Watch the video:

“Mohawk Bob” was produced by 60 Second Docs, an award-winning web series from Indigenous Media of original, short documentary videos produced and distributed weekly.

Photo: @Mohawkmaniabob

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