The mullet is the breakout celebrity hair trend we never saw coming

The mullet is the huge 2020 celebrity trend we never saw coming

Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus and Kesha are all on board

Beauty Crew Digital Content Editor / January 15 2020

In what is perhaps the most unexpected throwback beauty trend revival of all time, the mullet has made the comeback of all comebacks.

It’s currently doing the rounds in celeb circles and we have a strong feeling it’s set to be one of this year’s biggest hair trends.

From Billie Eilish’s neon green-highlighted version to Kesha’s soft, wavy style, there are so many ways to wear the ‘80s favourite hairstyle. 

Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no doubt the mullet in its many incarnations is back.

Check it out:

Billie Eilish

As one of the forerunners of the trend, Billie first debuted her mullet hairstyle late last year after an unfortunate bleaching episode caused breakage throughout her strands. However, she seems to have now accepted the style as her own and Billie and her mullet have been inseparable since!


Miley Cyrus

Following in the footsteps of her famous country music star dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, and his signature look during the height of his career, Miley decided to go the chop and is now sporting her very own mullet. But, Miley 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.

New hair. New year. NEW MUSIC. 💀
New hair. New year. NEW MUSIC. 💀


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.

Was a fucking riot creating this fierce makeup look with @mannymua733 using my new makeup line @kesharosebeauty!!! 💄✨🌈. Tag me with your leeeeewks I love it ANIMALS!!!!
Was a fucking riot creating this fierce makeup look with @mannymua733 using my new makeup line @kesharosebeauty!!! 💄✨🌈. Tag me with your leeeeewks I love it ANIMALS!!!!

Barbie Ferreira

Euphoria-star Barbie 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, Barbie has now joined the ranks as a fulltime mullet-wearer with her edgy new haircut.


If you’re looking for more of the latest celebrity beauty trends, check out the pink eyeshadow looks all the A-listers are wearing. 

Would you try the mullet haircut yourself? Let us know in the comments.

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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.