From Miley Cyrus to Maisie Williams, mullets have somehow turned into the latest big chic and edgy haircut – and we’re not mad at it.
The style was most commonly associated with hyper-masculinity, hillbillys and hair metal, but now this retro style is being given new life in 2020.
We spoke to some stylists to figure out what they think of the modern mullet, why the ‘rebellious look’ is making a comeback and how you can make the style work for you.
Louise Howard-Long, of Architect Leeds, says: ‘The mullet is the hair cut of the hillbilly, Joe Exotic and 70’s footballers.
‘Whilst it has been appropriated, stylised and made uber-cool, it’s often the look of those giving the finger to the hyper high maintenance looks that have prevailed recently.
‘I’m a massive fan of a mullet and believe that it can work for anyone but you’ve got to be very aware of the texture and fall of the hair – misjudge it and you will end up looking like you came in from the 70’s but work with the texture and there is a version for anyone aged from 17- 70.’
Brooke Evans of B.E Ironbridge is a fan of the style, telling us: ‘I love the mullet! It’s definitely a style that everyone thinks “throwback” but the modern mullet can look really cool and give you a whole new vibe.’
She adds: ‘I think it’s definitely on the return. It’s a great live-in look and with the current climate I feel fashion including hairstyles from the 70s is on the comeback!’
Meanwhile, Dale Hollinshead of Hazel & Haydn in Birmingham wasn’t sold on mullets at first until Drag Race star Crystal Methyd’s mullet debuted on the latest season of the show.
Dale tells us: ‘I was a little meh when it came to mullets until I saw Crystal Methyd’s mullet on Ru Paul’s Drag Race and actually I started to warm to the idea more and I loved how his looked with all of his curly texture.
‘So, I’m converted and am starting to see more clients are open to the idea of one. I think, like the perm, I can’t see a huge revival, but I definitely think they will get some traction over the next coming months.’
How to make a mullet style work
Stylist Georgia Bell says ‘healthy hair is everything’ when it comes to a mullet, adding: ‘When razor cutting, if the hair isn’t healthy it’ll fray as it’s being cut, leaving you with excess frizz and a high maintenance style when you were looking for the opposite.’
Valerie Maine of Live True London warns that those with fine hair might find this style tricky to work with, saying: ‘If your hair is too fine, the length at the neck could look like the haircut was missed. Adding some nano rings extensions in the nape could help remedy the issue and create your wanted style.’
She adds: ‘Overall, the better-looking mullets will have some extra length at the back and a pixie cut on top. Some length needs also to be left on top of the ear so that it blends gently with the back.
‘Feathered fringe can work with the style and it would need to be tailor-made. Wax or gels are needed to give definition and to polish the look. Playing with the colour is also key for its success.
‘Adding some frosted tips to darker roots, some caramel balayage or turning up the brightness on your copper or red will work wonders.’
Celebrity Stylist Gustav Fouche tells us: ‘One of the main things to be looking for in a modern mullet is some kind of wave and texture,’ adding: ‘Today’s modern-day mullet is all about soft curls and waves, using flat irons, a wand or tongs to create curl and movement.’
He says: ‘You would have a shorter fringe and extremely curly area through the back, it needs to have a little bit more texture, a little bit more life.
‘You can’t have it look “fluffy”, the curl needs to be defined. A product like a curl cream or similar product needs to be applied.’
Gustav adds: ‘If you have a natural curl, diffuse or air dry, use your fingers to create movement at the root and soft defined curls, then you can go super short and sharp through the sides and keep it edgy!’
Dale thinks that anyone can pull off a mullet, but agrees that having a bit of curl is probably best.
They say: ‘Mullets are an interesting one, because actually anyone can rock a mullet. I personally think you either need to have a bit of a curl in your hair for one to work really well or if you have that quirky edge to your style where you could rock a longer mullet that’s naturally straight in texture.
‘But there are many variations and depending on what you are like there will be a variation that will suit most people.’
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