The mullet cut is making a comeback in a modernized version. This year for sure, failing to adopt it, we will not miss it. Here are the reasons for this resurrection.
Not a year goes by without the announcement of the “big comeback” of the mule cut. It has almost become a tradition. It only takes a celebrity to fall in love with it for an earthquake to be generated. Each time, the revival of this famous cup is questionable and very isolated. It is clear that the style encounters many difficulties in spreading generally within the mysteries of fashion. Will 2021 sign the fulfillment of this hair prophecy so long-awaited by some people? This is what you might think when looking at social media. Men and women are happy to be tempted by this often criticized hairstyle. Before she regained that it-cut status, a lot of water had passed under the bridges.
Everything (re) starts with Rihanna in September 2020. The singer poses wearing this famous haircut for her new lingerie campaign Savage x Fenty. Earlier, it was Irina Shayk who caused a sensation by swapping her lengths for a tapered mullet cut. Before her, Miley Cyrus, but also Úrsula Corberó, who plays Tokyo in the Casa de Papel, revive the mullet cup from its ashes.
It reappears in a modernized version. This is a combo that oscillates between the pixie cut and the shag cut. The tapered, relaxed lengths blend into the body to create a softer, more subtle demarcation. A pure combination of long and short, it is a perfect compromise for those who hesitate between keeping the length or cutting everything, as Billie Eilish proves it to us. It’s the hairstyle that clashes right away with the wise looks and on fleek.
The advent of the modernized mullet cut makes sense. The style is an extension of the shag cut, one of the flagship styles of 2020. All that remained was for the pair of scissors to do their work by sliding a little more towards eccentricity.
An article in The Guardian newspaper, dated December 2020, urges the mullet cut as the style of the year 2021. It must be said that the pandemic has been there. The context leaves room for all kinds of extravagant and unexpected haircuts. Many people take advantage of the containment and closure of hair salons to fulfill long-nourished hair cravings, without ever having dared to take the plunge before.
As far-fetched as it sounds, the newspaper points out that Tiger King's Joe Exotic also left his mark. The first confinement is marked by this documentary series broadcast on Netflix and worn by this protagonist who makes this iconic haircut his signature. Following the broadcast of the episodes, a + 1124% increase in searches related to this haircut is recorded, reports The Guardian.