Mullet Hair: Trend Hairstyle 2023
Who would have thought that the mullet would make such waves as a trendy hairstyle? Yet just a few years ago it was more than frowned upon. No one ever wanted to revive this mullet cut and yet the trendy layered cut has made it - reinterpreted, of course. In this article, we reveal what's behind the hype and why the mullet hairstyle is definitely wearable.
What is a Mullet?
The precursor of the Mullet is the Mullet cut from the 80s. It was a classic rocker hairstyle worn by stars like David Bowie, Melissa Etheridge and Cindy Lauper. The trademark of this trend look: the hair is short in the front (i.e. on top) and long in the back. Almost every pop star in the 80s wore this extreme layered cut.
Who brought the mullet back onto the big stage?
Now the mullet is back in fashion. First it experienced a revival in the USA, parallel in the UK and now also here. The look is celebrated by Miley Cyrus and Doja Cat, among others. So it's no wonder that many young women have now declared the Mullet an absolute must-have look. What's new is that the Mullet can be worn in different hair lengths. Colour and styling give it an additional modern look.
Who does the Mullet suit?
The basis for this look is a certain hair length. The hair should be at least neck-length to create the typical Mullet style. Like the wolf cut, the mullet is a hairstyle that suits almost every hair type. It looks coolest when the hair is naturally structured. This means when the hair is not too straight, but wavy or curly. If the hair is straight, then that's not a big problem either. You just have to invest a little more time in styling to get structure and grip into the hair. Unstyled, the mullet looks like nothing on straight hair.
How do you style this look?
As already mentioned, the styling and the corresponding effort depend very much on the hair type. Here are a few tips:
- Generally, it is recommended to blow dry the hair. This look does not like a round brush. It's more about wild blow-drying.
- After drying, it is best not to comb the hair, but to "comb through" it with your fingers.
- For curly or wavy hair, a hair wax or gel is enough to bring the hair into shape.
- Alternatively, use a curling spray for cool styling that still looks well-groomed.
- For rather fine and/or straight hair, a texturising product is needed to add stand and grip to the mullet. The easiest way is a texture spray.
- All products recommended for a beach look are ideal for styling here.
- If you don't like to blow dry your hair, especially in summer, you can let it air dry.
- So that it does not become frizzy, so-called no-heat styling products are used. They give the hair a healthy structure and ensure an ultra-natural look.
How do you care for the Mullet?
Hair always needs care, even if the Mullet looks rather rocky here. Because only healthy-looking hair is beautiful. It is especially important not to over-care the hair. If you use a hair treatment too often or too much of a leave-in spray treatment, your hair will become heavy. That's why you should choose products that don't weigh your hair down. Because otherwise the whole look could just look flat. And since the mullet thrives on its layered structure, you should have it trimmed regularly. Depending on the growth of your hair, you should plan to have it trimmed every 4-6 weeks.
Can you cut your own Mullet?
This is strongly discouraged. The skills behind a hairstyle like this are often underestimated. After all, as with make-up, the looks that look cool and natural are often the ones that require the most expertise.
What should I think about when going to the hairdresser?
If you want to have a Mullet cut, you should save a few inspirations from the internet in advance and show them to the hairdresser. After all, the Mullet comes in different styles. It is important to define the length in advance and to save corresponding pictures from Instagram or Pinterest as inspiration.
When choosing looks that you like, you should also make sure that they are also feasible for you. A wild mullet full of curls will be difficult with straight hair. If you want to start slowly with graduated hair, you can begin with a wolf cut. This look is also layered, but the differences in length are not as extreme as with a mullet. Of course, the modern mullet also suits men. However, this hairstyle should be worn by a rather rocky type.