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 the hype is all about and why the mullet hairstyle is definitely wearable.>
What is a Mullet?
The precursor of the Mullet is the Mullet cut from the 80s. A classic rocker hairstyle, at that time worn by stars like David Bowie, Melissa Etheridge or 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 to the big stage?
Now the Mullet is back in. First it experienced a revival in the USA, in parallel in the UK and now also in our country. The look is celebrated by Miley Cyrus and Doja Cat, among others. No wonder, then, that many young women have now declared the mullet to be an absolute must-have look. What is new is that the Mullet can be worn in different hair lengths. By colour and styling it gets 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 so that the typical mullet style is created. Like the Wolf Cut, the Mullet is a hairstyle that suits almost every hair type. It looks coolest when the hair is naturally textured. 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 in the hair. Unstyled, the Mullet looks like nothing with straight hair.
How to style this look?
As already indicated, the styling and corresponding effort depend heavily on the hair type. Here are a few tips:
- In general, it is recommended to blow-dry the hair. A round brush does not like this look. It's more about wild blow-drying.
- When dry, it's best not to comb the hair, but to "comb through"with your fingers.
- For curly or wavy hair, a hair wax or gel to shape the hair.
- Alternatively, a curl spray makes for a 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 to use a texturising spray.
- All products recommended for a beach look are ideal for styling here.
- Those who don't like to blow-dry their hair, especially in summer, can also let it air-dry.
- To prevent it from becoming 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 maintain the Mullet?
The hair always needs care, even if the Mullet comes across rather rocky here. Because only healthy-looking hair is also beautiful. It is especially important not to over-care for 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 go for products that don't weigh you down. Because otherwise the whole look could just look flat. And since the mullet lives from its layered structure, it should be recut regularly. Depending on hair growth, plan on trimming every 4-6 weeks.
Can you cut your own mullet?
This is strongly discouraged. People often underestimate the skill behind a hairstyle like this. Because, as with make-up, the looks that look cool and natural are often the ones that require the most know-how..
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 as inspiration from Instagram or Pinterest.
To choose the right length for your haircut, you need to have a few ideas.
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 slowly approach graduated hair, you can start with a wolf cut.This look is also graduated, but the differences in the lengths are not as extreme as with a mullet. Of course, the modern mullet also suits men. However, this hairstyle should then also be worn by a rather rocky guy.