The mullet haircut not for those who are faint-hearted. It requires self-confidence and a certain swagger to sport this cut with aplomb. This is a unisex hairstyle that can be worn by men or women where the front and sides are shorn like a businessman’s cut, but the back is worn shoulder-length or even longer to accommodate a ponytail. This cut‘s popularity peaked in the 80s with actors and country singers co-opting the style as a badge of honor for the counterculture crowd.
The mullet can be styled in different ways. The classic mullet consists of razor-trimming around the ears, the front and the crown as if the hair was being tapered for a graduated cut. The stylist will section off the back with clips prior to trimming the front and sides of your hair. When the back section is released, it can either be trimmed and kept at one length or layered using thinning shears. You have the option of tying the long section into a ponytail and tucking it under your collar for a professional look. The long section can also be left untied to hang loose and smooth for more casual occasions.
Dubbed as the hairstyle that is “business in front, party in the back,” the mullet flatters most face shapes. It will elongate your head and neck as it creates a vertical line down your back.
Favored by diehard fans for low-maintenance grooming and styling, this cut is more than just a hairstyle. It is a lifestyle. It is an expression of your laidback attitude. It is your self-esteem on display.