Kazuhiro Watanabe – The man with the longest Mohawk

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A designer from Japan has been crowned for having the tallest Mohawk hairdo in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Kazuhiro Watanabe’s spiked Mohawk stands 3 ft and 8.6 inches long and has earned him a place in the new 2013 edition of the book which is released on Thursday. Watanabe had unveiled his hair-do at a press conference in New York on Wednesday to mark the launch of the new book.

“It was a lot of work … but I am happy to have achieved the world’s No 1,” 40-year-old Watanabe told the media, adding that it had taken him 15 years to grow the Mohawk to its present size.

To get it into shape takes three stylists, three cannisters of hair spray and a bottle of hair gel, Watanabe said. Without gel and hairspray, the hair reaches his knees.

“It is too expensive to do the Mohawk every day, so I only do it for occasions like this and parties,” he said.