The Two-Toned 80s Mullet is the Hair Color Trend of the Season


The two-toned 80s mullet is officially the hair color and cut trend of the season. As the weather warms up and we swap out our winter sweaters for our colorful spring dresses, the desire to switch up our hair gets stronger and stronger. If you are considering changing up your cut and color but aren’t ready to take the full plunge, consider pairing your cut with this two-toned color trend.

The Two-Toned 80s Mullet

If the following hairstyles don’t scream punk we don’t know what does. So, if you’re searching for the coolest and edgier haircut and colors of the season, you landed on the right page.

1. Shades of Purple

80s mullet purple blue
We can’t get enough of these purple and blue hues.

Play with multiple shades of the same color by opting for a range of purple highlights. Keep the darker shade around your face for easy blending with your brunette base and go lighter on the ends for a multi-toned look. Keep the purple hues vibrant by washing and conditioning with Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo and Conditioner.

2. Opposites Attract

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Play with opposing shades of hair color.

Bring this photo as inspiration to your colorist and have them recreate this color story for you. To achieve this look, you’ll want to lighten the top layer of your strands and darken the layer closest to your face. This is a great way to get in on the two-tone trend as the opposite shades brighten one another.

3. Pastel Hues

80s mullet pastels
Play with pastels.

If you’re looking for a subtle way to get in on this trend without going super vibrant, consider playing with pastels. This range of light turquoise, pink, and vibrant blonde tells a multi-layered color story that’s ideal for spring.

4. Barely There

80s mullet rooted
This subtle rooting adds even more dimension to your mullet-inspired style.

If you’re not quite ready for a multi-colored look, consider a subtle ‘barely there’ alternative. Ask your stylist to create a subtle rooted look to add some easy dimensions to your style.

5. Multi-Colored Mullet Inspired

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Bring multiple colors into your 80s mullet.

The mullet is identified by a haircut that’s shorter in the front and longer in the back. This combination of micro bangs, undercut, and lots of length in the back qualifies as a modern-inspired mullet. The shades of pink and purple help you nail that two-toned look! Keep your color vibrant by using Love Beauty and Planet Blooming Color Murumuru Butter & Rose 2-Minute Magic Masque on a weekly basis.

Are you thinking about trying out the modern 80s mullet? Be sure to grab a picture and tag us @AllThingsHairUS!

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