Is this the most controversial comeback trend of the year? The mullet is a love-it-or-hate-it style, and it might not look good on everyone, but we have to say, there are some women who can rock this look with very little effort. Could it be you?
The mullet was huge phase in hair styling in the 70s and 80s, and like many retro styles, it’s having its time in the spotlight once again – just look at March’s cover star, Priscilla Anyabu for inspiration!
Who’s it for? The women who have always wanted to try a shorter cut but maybe have some attachment issues and cannot let go of their length. It’s for the women who are all about their grind, but also know how to have just as much fun. It’s referred to as ‘business in the front, party in the back’ for good reason!
Celebrities such as Zendaya – and the trailblazer herself, Rihanna – have worn the mullet with confidence. Take a leaf out of their books and exploit the versatility of this hairstyle; soften it with curls, or try a grade 1 trim on the sides of your head to stay true to the original look.
If you’re feeling fierce and rebellious, then you know what your next look must be. Get your creative juices flowing and be inspired by these fashion forward progressives.
The ‘mullet quick weave’
Newly crowned as the ‘mullet quick weave’ it’s turning heads worldwide. TikTok searches for the throwback cut have amassed 11.8 million views as women (and men) try to master the glue cap style. As is the case for any weave, the foundation is important, but what really sets this look off is the layered cut, which can either be customised or achieved using the recommended brands below.
What the stylists say
Session Stylist at Blue Tit Salon
“Wigs and weaves are a great gateway into creating cuts we wouldn’t necessarily do on our own hair. The mullet is a bold look, and you can afford to play it up or down. We’re seeing women go for an exaggerated length at the back or experimenting with texture by going curly. The thing to bear in mind is this shouldn’t be treated as two separate cuts. The finish needs to be worked in, cut and shaped so everything is in synergy.”
“Quick weaves have been around for decades but it’s always important to remind people of the fundamentals, especially if they’re attempting a DIY job. Make sure you get a wig cap that’s a good fit for your head shape and size. Always use a bonding glue that’s made for human hair weaves and wigs and follow the instructions carefully to avoid ghastly mistakes.”