It’s the hair your dad probably rocked in the ’80s, but whether you love them or hate them, there’s no denying that mullets are making a major comeback.
Despite its past bogan connotations, the mullet has taken a fashionable turn and has re-emerged as the haircut du jour, with everyone from Miley Cyrus to Rihanna now rocking the hairstyle that’s business at the front and party at the back.
In light of the mullet finally making a triumphant return, we’ve rounded up some of music’s most majestic mullets – just in case you need some inspiration to take to your hairdresser should you feel the need to jump on the latest hair trend.
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When it comes to embodying everything that represents your typical pub-rock blasting Aussie that rocks a mullet while swigging a VB, you can’t go past The Chats. The mullet-clad lads have become an enduring force in Aussie music while still maintaining their cheeky, DGAF vibes – and we love them for it.
Rock star Joan Jett’s badass black ‘do during the ’70s proved that the mullet – or shullet, which is a shaggy mullet – wasn’t just limited to men. Even today, female musos seem to be taking a page out of Jett’s book, with stars like Miley Cyrus now currently rocking the Jett-esque hairstyle.
Another one that reps the bogan Aussie vibe with pride, Chris Franklin’s number one hit ‘Bloke’, which stormed the charts in 2000, showcased not only Franklin’s comedic expertise but also his iconic mullet that few would ever be able to pull off.
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He asked us “do ya think I’m sexy?” and we said yes. Rod Stewart’s mullet, which emerged around the late 1970s and early ’80s, instantly gave the rocker a major injection of bad boy sex appeal – just ask your mum.
Billy Ray Cyrus
We would never have broken Billy’s achy breaky heart back when he rocked that long, luxurious, majestic mullet that he debuted back in the ’90s.
Dolly once famously declared, “The higher the hair, the closer to God,” and we have no doubts her mullet style pushed her straight to the front of the line with the man upstairs. Honestly, Dolly could shave her hair into a mohawk and dye it pink and I would still bow down – which is just a testament to our country queen’s influence.