From Lady Gaga to Zendaya, mullets are popping up on the red carpet. It feels like the '80s all over again!
While we totally get that they are a fun throwback — and tribute to legends like David Bowie — we wonder if it’s an indication that the style is coming back (or maybe it never truly left after all?).
Tamron Hall, for one, said that she feels inspired to grow a mullet herself. And if the comments on her Instagram are any indication, plenty of others agree!
“From singers Lady Gaga and Zendaya to models Lindsey Wixson and Edie Campbell, the mullets are back on the red carpet," said Lisa Richards, co-founder of RPZL salon, who added that it's a fun way to grow out a short pixie cut. "It is much easier to grow the back of your hair than your bangs."
"I personally prefer this look over the bob, as the longer hair in back makes short hair look, fun, edgy and sexy!'” she said.
A touch of nostalgia
“There was a definite reason why we saw mullets on the red carpet at the Grammy awards: David Bowie,” said celebrity hair stylist Nick Arrojo.
“His passing has sparked a wave of nostalgia over his dynamic and daring approach to fashion. Now that celebrities have worn the look in public, expect to see fashionistas from Williamsburg to Wyoming adopting the look,” Arrojo predicted.
But before you join their ranks, keep in mind that mullets tend to look better on round and square face shapes than they do on long faces, Arrojo cautioned.
Commit as much as you desire
Throwback or not, this is a fun look that you can rock for a night out ... should you choose to go a little edgy.
“Right now, everyone is having more fun with their hair and I love it. From braids to daring lengths, it is a [great] time to be playful with your hair, said Fabio Scalia, hairstylst and owner of Fabio Scalia salons.
"Giving yourself a mullet for the night is super easy and doesn't require you to commit to a long-term mullet cut," he continued. "You pull hair into a half-up ponytail, then wrap it into a half bun with your hair pieced out. Fan it out to shape around your face and pin the hair tie to keep in place. Spray the fanned pieces to ensure your mullet stays intact for the night.”
Scalia is also all about doing a "muhullet," which is a combination mohawk-and-mullet look that's fun for long hair. “You leave the hair long in the back but you create volume at the top like a mohawk!” Scalia said. Like they say, this isn't for the weak of heart.
A style to work with
“Mullets are the best. Super versatile. [They give] a lot of movement with a little length still attached. They never really went out!" said Dante Pronio, master stylist at Mizu New York salon, who added that he still creates them under the pseudonym of a "tri-level" cut.
Well, that at least sounds more stylish.