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Holy mullet! Could Kate Hudson bring back this '80s hairstyle?

by Jordan Muto and Aly Walansky /

Are the '80s making a comeback? They just might be in the hair department, if it's up to Kate Hudson.

The actress, who debuted a new buzz cut over the summer as part of a role in an upcoming movie directed by Sia, recently visited "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," where she shared her plans for growing out her 'do.

"It's funny, I haven't gotten itchy, but I'm starting to go through the first awkward stage of the growing out," said Hudson.

Of course, DeGeneres had to ask if Hudson plans on bringing back her signature beachy, flowing locks after this edgy shaved look.

 Kate Hudson looks gorgeous with her super-cropped 'do. Michael Loccisano / Getty Images

"I was thinking of bringing the mullet back," said Hudson in a surprising twist.

“I’ve been kinda off my Snapchat game, but I think if I had a mullet I’d be really on my Snapchat game, so it’d be good for my social media presence,” the 38-year-old actress explained.

DeGeneres was in full support of Hudson's plans. Then again, Hudson looks nothing short of amazing with a buzz cut, and we have no doubt she would look equally as fabulous with a mullet.

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So what's the appeal of the mullet these days?

 Lady Gaga's Grammy 'do was a tribute to the late David Bowie. Tommaso Boddi / Getty Images

“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."

 Actress and singer Zendaya attends the Grammy Awards on Feb. 15. Jason Merritt / Getty Images

“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 hairstylist Nick Arrojo.

 Bowie's hair has inspired other stars this year. AFP - Getty Images

“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.

 In case you forgot (or blocked it out of your memory), George Clooney wore a pretty epic mullet in "The Facts of Life." NBC via Getty Images

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.

 Billy Ray Cyrus arguably had the most famous mullet of all in 1992. MARK HUMPHREY / ASSOCIATED PRESS

“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, hairstylist 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.”

 Scarlett Johansson rocked a mohawk-mullet hybrid back in 2003. J. Vespa / WireImage

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.

 Kiefer Sutherland wore a mullet-style cut at the 1991 Oscars. MARK J. TERRILL / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Well, that at least sounds more stylish.

This article was originally published on Feb. 17, 2016, on TODAY.com.

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