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Mullet Haircut

Stephen Rampur
If you want to look like a rock star without growing your hair too long, a mullet haircut is the right option for you.
There are many different kinds of haircuts that have been sported by people, and the mullet is one such haircut that rose to fame some three decades ago. In simple terms, you can say that a mullet haircut is a combination of both long hair as well as short hair.
This hairdo was first introduced in the 1970s, but it peaked to popularity in the 1980s and 1990s, when there was a scene of rock music all around. The 'mullet' is a hairstyle in which the front of the hair is cut and kept short, whereas the hair at the back of the head is left long.
Therefore, it is also termed as a hairdo which relates to 'simple from the front and wild from behind'. Since the time the mullet was popular, it has been through a lot many variations.
This haircut can be flaunted by both men and women. As in any other hairstyle, there are many types in a mullet as well. The most common ones are the rat tail, fashion mullet, skullet, and the bowllet.


For decades, men have been wearing the traditional mullet hairstyle. And a majority of mullet enthusiasts were from the hard rock and punk rock music scene.
This haircut is the best option for men who want to keep their hair a bit longer, but do not want to spend much time in styling it. There are many famous male personalities who have been known to sport the mullet.
Few of the notable names are Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Florence Henderson, Michael Bolton, Phil Collins, Billy Ray Cyrus, Steven Seagal, and Chuck Norris.


It is not that only men wore mullets, women wore it too. Women do not prefer to wear the tradition mullet sported by men, but a slight variation of that.
However, women who are quite masculine can sport the traditional hairdo. Two of the most famous celebrities known to flaunt this hairstyle are Kim Wilde and Joan Jett. Today, there is a trend of blending the traditional mullet with the scene and emo hairstyles. Some even perm their hair to have bouncy mullets.

Reverse Mullet Haircut

As the name suggests, a reverse mullet is one which is opposite to the mullet. It is also known as 'tellum', which, if you observe, is 'mullet' spelled backwards.
In a reverse mullet, the hair at the front is left long, and those at the back are cut short. The hair in the front is cut till the cheek and chin level, which seems like side sweeping bangs falling over the side of the face.
Due to the front hair being longer, women can use hair color ideas to make their hairstyle look unique and voguish. This is the reason some fashion enthusiasts relate this hairdo with a variation of emo hairstyles.
We hope after reading the information, you might have got useful information about the mullet haircut, styles, and ideas, which have kept evolving with time. This haircut has many names given by people according to countries and traditions; such as hockey-hair, pad, sikha, fudbolerka, etc.