In what is perhaps the most unexpected throwback beauty trend revival of all time, the mullet has made the comeback of all comebacks (and TBH, we have a strong inkling that Billy Ray Cyrus is behind it).
It’s currently doing the rounds in celeb circles and we have a strong feeling it’s set to be one of this coming year’s biggest hair trends. So, whether you love it or hate it, there’s no doubt the mullet (in its many incarnations) is back and bolder than ever.
Delevingne is all about dramatic hair changes – we’ve seen her with everything from a bleached buzz cut to long cotton candy coloured locks over the years. But the razor-chopped mullet she just debuted for Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty show (fitting considering Ri herself recently revealed a similar style) is certainly a standout. Whether it’s a wig worn solely for the show or not remains to be seen, but in the meantime we’ll be over here doing our damnedest not to immediately follow suit.
Allow us to introduce the latest (and hell, we'll say it, chicest) member of the mullet club: Rihanna. Yes indeed, the Bad Gal herself has now jumped on the bandwagon, swapping her longer length for business in the front, party in the back, and inspo all over. It's not her first trip to mullet town, either, though; Rihanna rocked one back in 2013, which makes perfect sense considering she doesn't usually follow trends, she sets them.
Lipa was spotted strolling through East Village in New York City sporting a choppy new mullet with a bleached fringe and crown section. But, as the New Rules singer later revealed in an Instagram Story, her fresh beauty vibe was the result of bleach breakage rather than choice - but she's "runnin' with it."
As one of the forerunners of the trend, Eilish first debuted her mullet hairstyle late last year. Her mullet was also the result of an unfortunate bleaching episode that caused breakage throughout her strands. However, she seems to have now accepted the style as her own and Eilish and her mullet have been inseparable ever since.
Following in the footsteps of her famous country music star dad and his signature look during the height of his career, Cyrus decided to go the chop and is now sporting her very own mullet. But she hasn’t had an easy ride with her new look and many of her fans have taken to social media to express their distaste with the singer’s freshly-chopped mullet. But hey, it’s her hair so let the girl do what she wants.
Kesha’s take on the mullet trend embraces her naturally wavy hair texture. Her look is fun, uncontrived and almost feels slightly reminiscent of a close relative of the mullet: the ‘70s-shag haircut. To give her look an extra rock ‘n’ roll ready edge, Kesha frequently styles her ‘do with wet-look gel.
Euphoria star Ferreira loves pushing the boundaries when it comes to experimenting with beauty so it’s unsurprising to see she’s now rocking a mullet like nobody’s business. After trialling the look with the help of a clip-in fringe last year, she has now joined the ranks as a full-time mullet-wearer with her edgy new haircut.
It may be a new year but the mullet trend is still going STRONG. Keke Palmer has ditched the braids she was rocking in the year-that-must-not-be-named and marked the beginning of 2021 with a Joan Jett-inspired shag mullet that’s giving us serious Rihanna vibes. Is there no look this woman can’t pull off?
Isobel is a Digital Content Editor at BEAUTYcrew, marie claire and InStyle. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously BEAUTYcrew's Junior Beauty Writer.