Female Mullet: A Modern Twist on this ’80s Style is Back

This '80s cut is back with a twist!

Yes, you read that right. The mullet is back. What was once worn by rockstars and bikers in the ’80s is now becoming the “it-girl” style of the year. From models to celebrities, it seems like someone new is popping up on our feed every day, debuting this cropped look. However, the female mullet has a shaggier twist and isn’t your traditional business in the front, party in the back style.

Keep scrolling to learn more about the modern female mullet, how to style the cut, and get inspo if you’re wanting to try it out.

What is the female mullet?

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The layers and choppiness help add dimension.

The female mullet is the modern, choppy variation of the classic ’80s style. The cut stays true to its roots with short bangs, but the transition to a longer back is not as extreme. The cut uses choppy layers to gradually blend the bangs into a longer style in the back, similar to a shag. The gradual transition makes this cut a lot more wearable than the traditional mullet we all know.

How to Ask for the Cut

So, you made your salon appointment and you’re ready to try the modern female mullet? To get this style, ask your stylists to use a mix of scissors and shears when tapering the sides to blend the bangs with the back. This will create that choppy layered effect you’re looking for.

How to Style the Female Mullet

The great thing about the haircut is the versatility of it. From straight hair to curly strands, a variety of hair types are able to wear this cut.

When going for the piecey look with this haircut (what we see most often), a wax will be your best friend. We love using Bed Head by TIGI Wax Stick because it’ll give you added texture, control, and shine. To use the product, apply the wax in circular motions for short hair, or flick the wax through the midshaft for medium-length hair.

If you have curly hair and want to embrace your natural texture, use Suave Luscious Curls Curl Defining Cream. This cream will enhance your curls and add bounce and definition while providing a light hold. Work the product into damp or dry hair starting at the midshaft and working through the ends. This cream can even be used on your bangs too!

1. Mullet on Fine Hair

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This style is great on fine hair too. Photo Credit: indigitalimages.com

Sporting this style on fine hair is a great way to create a lot more volume towards the top and mid-lengths of your hair. The choppiness of the layers will help add more body and bounce to your strands!

2. Blunt Bangs Mullet

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Try the look with thicker bangs.

If you’re looking to make a bigger statement with this look, ask your stylist for a blunt bang, incorporating more of the hair from the sides of your face. This variation can still easily be tapered down to the longer section of hair for that modern mullet look.

3. Female Bob on Curly Hair

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This cut is great on curly hair!

Curly hair makes this haircut extremely wearable. Thanks to the layers and choppiness, you don’t need to worry about the look becoming too bottom-heavy.

4. Contrast Mullet

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You can’t have too much shag with this cut.

Play around with the female mullet by adding a deep contrast of black and blonde hues.

5. Mullet Ponytail

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Ever with a mullet you can still wear updos.

Just because you’re sporting a mullet doesn’t mean your days of updos are over. Show off your fringe by gathering the rest of your hair into a ponytail.

Tame any flyaways from your ponytail with Nexxus Weightless Style Ultra Light Hair Spray. We love this spray because it’s perfect for every day hold and leaves your hair with a  soft matter finish.

6. Blonde Female Mullet

female mullet blondeTake inspo from celebrities and try a bleached blonde choppy mullet!

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