Even those of you who are into modern hair fashion may not kno what a mullet haircut is not to mention the ways to rock it. That is why we have taken the liberty to shine some light on this beyond edgy and stylish cut so that you can always be ahead of changes!


Mullet Haircut: What Is It?

To begin with, we should figure out what is a mullet haircut. The best way to describe what is a mullet would be to say – business in the front – party in the back. The thing is that this is a perfect combination of short and long hair in one, and that is something that many seek for. Although this cut was beyond trendy in the 80’s, these days due to the creativity of modern barbers it has a major comeback and today we are going to treat you with a portion of new looks involving mullets.

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What Does a Mullet Stand For?

Although it is not known exactly, a mullets name origins are attributed to the musician Mike D, who was a founding member of the Beastie Boys hip hop group. In 1994, they released a song with the name “Mullet Heads”. In this composition, the band depicts people who sport a mullet hair style as well as describes it.

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How To Style Mullet Haircut

Of course, the second question that comes to mind is how to style a mullet hairstyle. The answer is quite simple – whichever way you want, there are no limits here since the cut combines both short and long hair you can experiment with both. However, we are going to show you some trendy haircut styles to rock so read on!

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Mullet Haircut Types And Styles

Even though a mullet is a quite old-school style, it has a fair share of modern options, and in case you are interested in this haircut type, we are ready to share!

Long Tail Mullet Haircut

Those of you who can’t decide between mullet haircut and a rattail – there is a perfect way out. The thing is that you can combine both, rat tail haircut and mullet combo looks perfect and will suit best those of you with straight hair!

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Curly Mullet

Even if you have curly hair, you can still flaunt this hairstyle. Yet, for such a hair type, you will want to choose a short mullet rather than a long one so that it would look neat and clean. A curly mullet allows you to tame your unruly locks without sacrificing their texture.

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Spiky Mullet

Very often, a lot depends not on the haircut itself but on the way you style it. That is why spiked hair mullet looks more like a Mohawk and that spiky hair together with a fade look super edgy and stylish!

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Faded Mullet Haircut

The fade haircut is beyond popular these days however those of you who want to introduce some unique vibe into their looks, will surely appreciate the addition of a mullet to the picture. In such a way, you keep the hair both elegant and edgy at the same time!

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Short Mullet

If you think that a mullett is just about the long hair – you are mistaken. You can easily rock this hairstyle with short hair so that it is safe to say that a mullet cut belongs to short haircuts as well.

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Jared Leto Mullet

Jared Leto’s mullet proves that it is not a haircut that makes you look cool, it is you who gives a haircut a stylish flair. The talented actor and singer, who does not seem to age at all, pulls off the mulet effortlessly. His take on the style with business in the front party in the back has become truly iconic and is still copied by mods all over the world.

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Choppy Mullet Haircut

No matter how many mullet haircut pictures you browse through you will come to a point when you understand that most of them are about choppy hair. Even this rattail with choppy layers looks differently, trendier and edgier!

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Slicked Back Mullet

The best part about slick back hair mullet is that you can preserve the same length on the top and bottom and for many men, it is the key. What is more, slicked back hair always looks elegant and masculine!

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Pompadour Mullet

Pompadour hairstyle is beyond trendy for a while now, no matter whether men or women wear it. However, pompadour combined with a mullet looks just gorgeous with its edginess and class!

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Silver Mullet With Undercut Sides

Undercut is what you need to stand out from the crowd. In addition, silver hair men look super stylish not to mention sassy. So that it is truly a win-win cut!

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Modern Mullet

Modern mullet is all about the ways you cut it and style it afterwards. It is essential that a barber finds the best shape and silhouette to suit you personally, and then you can adapt your mullet hair cut with a few quick moves granting it a little messy vibe. There you go!

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Layered Mullet

The thing about layers is that they fit any hairstyle or hair type. So that with mullet hair there is no such a thing as too many layers. Keep it in mind if you are going for mullets!

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Longer Colored Mullet

Those of you who wish to stand out from the crowd – we have a perfect idea in mind! The thing is that a full beard and a rat tail hair spiced up with colorful strands is difficult to miss. What is more, it looks super trendy and sexy!

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Buzz Cut Mullet

Short mullet exists, and it is also very popular and required these days. That is why if you are a fan of buzz cut styles this one may as well come to your liking!


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Long Mullet

If you know that long locks look awesome on you, then you ought to try a mullet hairstyle with an extended tail. To pull it off, you can chop the hair atop of your head quite short. The key is to grow out the hair in the back utterly long.

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Mohawk Mullet

The resemblance between a mullett and a mohawk is quite obvious. Both hairstyles feature a longer stripe of hair that goes along the center of the head and short sides. Yet, a mohawk has noticeably shorter tail than a mullet hair cut. In turn, a mullet features shorter hair on the top of the head compared to a mohawk. So, why not join them together? A mullet mohawk looks unusual and eye-catching, which makes it a perfect hairstyle for guys who like to stand out from the crowd.

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Undercut Design

A modern mullet can also include quite a lot of features inherent in other stylish hairdos. For instance, you can complement it with an undercut haircut on the sides for an added contrast. If this does not seem like enough for you, adorn the sides with your personalized elaborate hair design. This hairstyle also makes up quite a great scullet for those who started to lose their locks.

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Quiff Top

A mullet can gain quite an intricate turn. You can chop off the hair on the crown while leaving the front section noticeably longer to form a quiff. In such a way, you will get quite a balanced look, as the hair in the front and back will be of the equal length. This is also a very popular Asian mullet style.

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  • The mullet is a hairstyle in which the hair is cut short at the front and sides, but left long at the back. It is usually worn by men. Source
  • A hairstyle in which the front is cut trim, but the back is long, left wild and often uncut. Source