Joseph Grisamore’s 42.5″ Mohawk via Guiness World Records
Minnesota resident Joseph Grisamore has just claimed the new Guinness World Record for “world’s tallest full Mohican Mohawk.” At 42.5 inches – almost 4 feet! – the mohawk is a gravity-defying spectacle.
“My favorite thing about the mohawk is just the rarity of it,” Joseph said. “I’ll admit that peoples’ reactions are pretty priceless too. I’m 6’1″ tall, and my mohawk is pushing 4 feet now.”
“Doors aren’t over 7 feet tall, ceilings 9 feet, and cars are impossible to get into – so I’m limited to where and how I move around when I’m all done up, but the crowd usually comes to me.”
Grisamore had tried to break the record in 2007, but when he found out that he was required to shave the sides of his head, he demured. Instead, he tried to get the record for “tallest Mohican Mohawk spike” but failed to attain the record height of 44.68 inches, currently held by Kazuhiro Watanabe of Japan.
How does he attain that height? Well suprisingly, Grisamore says it’s pretty easy. “When wearing a mohawk, my hairdresser is a pro at teasing the base of the hair enough to hold the weight of a full fan. Got2b glued blasting freeze spray is the key ingredient, while assistants hold the fan upright until dry.”
Joseph, we can only hope you’re a House of Hair fan! Reach out for your t-shirt!!