Thought the mullet’s over? It’s time to mull it over


Thought the mullet’s over? It’s time to mull it over

If you’re considering the chop, here are three tips on how to pull off the softer update to the infamous style

Nokubonga Thusi

Maybe we didn’t want to see it before when Riri and Miley Cyrus started sporting this popular 1980s hairstyle, but it’s official: the mullet is back and stealing our attention on the runways of Thebe Magugu, Dolce & Gabbana, Fenty x Savage and Chloe.

The mullet didn’t really have much glamour attached to it before, and was really a style championed by 1980s rock bands and Billy Ray Cyrus during Achy Breaky Heart fame. But before you scream “business in the front, party in the back”, the mullet of 2021 is not the same mullet. Hairdresser Candice McKay of Wyatt Hairdressing and Barbering says: “The modern mullet is soft and less aggressive than previously seen. There is a femininity to it that relies on gentle textures and colour.”

Whether you call it the modern mullet or the soft-serve mullet, as it is now popularly known, the new mood of the mullet is much softer, more textured, and its DNA mixes elements of the mullet and the shag haircut of the 1970s. “When considering a mullet, your natural texture needs to be considered, and easy styling is a must, nothing forced or too contrived. Make sure to visit a stylist that has a solid understanding in cutting short hair as well as how to use layers to enhance the facial features,” advises McKay...

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