But there is more than one way to wear a mullet. When we spoke to the hair gurus at Windle London, they told us that there’s one particular style everyone is asking for – the ‘shullet’.
“None of my customers are coming in directly asking for a mullet – they don’t use that word – but they say they want it a bit long but a bit short, choppier, with more layers, and shaggier,” says Windle stylist Brixton Cowie.
“What we’re ending up with is a cross between the ’90s shag and the harder ’80s mullet – we’re coining this ‘the shullet’ – the must-have hair trend for summer 2021!” Think: the classic choppy fringe of a mullet, with the feathery layers of a shag cut.
Brixton explains that the shullet is sharply increasing in popularity as society begins to open back up again and customers are looking for a bold, unapologetic, rebellious post-lockdown cut – but without the fuss. “Ultimately what we’re seeing post lockdown, is a lot of people being much braver, they want something fresh and they want something new,” says Brixton.
Unlike more clean-cut styles – such as the paper-cut bob, pixie cut or sliced bob – the cool-girl appeal of the shullet is in its effortlessness; simply tousle with your fingers, maybe add a bit of styling cream, and go! You can even wait a few months between cuts to see if you like the grown-out shullet style.
Convinced? We knew you would be. Here’s some shullet inspiration to take to your next salon visit!