The Fashion Mullet Hairstyle
The fashion mullet hairstyle is not a new trend although it’s somewhat popular at the present time. It originated in the 1960′s and in the 1990′s it was called a hair disaster. Popularity faded but today it is considered a hip hop style and is worn by both men and women who like to be classified as one of this group.
The hair is cut very short on the sides and front of the head and left long in back. The hair is shagged (cut unevenly) which results in a rather dis-leveled look. It’s very popular with hipsters who wear heavy tattoos and clothing such as jeans and black shirts. There are a variety of this cut, including having layered cuts on top and, at one time, it was even given a permanent wave.
The hair falls into place so if the hair is not combed it is impossible to tell the difference. It is considered very high style by the hip hop crowd and is now being adapted by high school students. At rave parties one will find many participants with this type of hair style.
Having this type of hair do makes the younger men and women feel they are up on the latest and most popular trend. Those who wear this type of hair cut also state there are many advantages to having it. Among other things that it need not be washed or groomed for long period of times. Also, that the appearance shows ‘party animal’ with the long hair and ‘business’ with the short hair in front.
Cornrow mullet hairstyle
Some of the wearers of this hairstyle have back hair that reaches the middle of the spine. As with any hair this long there can be problems, especially if one is working. Some braid it or put it in a ponytail, others just let it hang.
In 1999 the Gucci Menswear fashion selection featured men models wearing mullet hairstyles. In this presentation the hair was cut extremely short, almost buzzed, on top and front with long hair in the back. It’s believed that this is what returned this particular hair style to the current scene.