The Mullet Hairstyle

The Modern Mullet Goes Femme: How Women Are Rocking Music's Iconic Hair

Once only spotted at Southern rock concerts and Monster Truck rallies, the mullet hairstyle is now making waves in female fashion. This '80s music staple has charged back with a daring new look thanks to trendsetting celebrities and designers featuring softer, edgier interpretations perfect for the modern woman.

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Read on for a crash course in the origins of the classic mullet, how contemporary stylists have reimagined it for today, and pro tips on making the cut work for the modern gal about town. It's time for the ladies to make this retro hair trend their own.

The Signature Shape

Defined by shorter layers in the front and sides paired with longer length in the back, mullet hairstyles make a graphic statement. The juxtaposition creates visual punch - especially when accentuated with shags, wispy bangs, or asymmetric lines.

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Originally a masculine cut linked to anti-establishment music genres, women are now boldly adopting the mullet to project fearless confidence and a dash of rebellion.

Mullet Meets High Fashion

After years of being labeled daggy and unsophisticated, the mullet is suddenly designer cool again.

Runway collections from Miuccia Prada and Versace featured flowing, feminine takes on the iconic short-front/long-back shape.

Influential celebrities like Rihanna, Halsey, Miley Cyrus and Zendaya have flaunted chic mullet cuts, instantly igniting mass interest in embracing this radical retro revival with modern twists.

Fresh Takes for Femme Style

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While still structured, women's mullet styles reveal a softer side through:

  • Textured layers rather than bluntness
  • Subtle tapering rather than blunt length contrasts
  • Face-framing wisps that soften sharpness
  • Flowing movement showing off long locks in the back
  • Tousled texture rather than stiff gelled finishes
  • Curtain bangs pairing with shorter mullet top layers
  • Pastel colors like baby blonde, rose gold and lilac

These feminine touches reclaim mullet edge without sacrificing softness.

Flattering Face Shapes

Surprisingly, the graphic layers of the mullet actually complement many female face shapes:

  • Oval - Back length balances oval's vertical lines
  • Oblong - Layers add dimension while shortening oblong faces
  • Round - Angled mullet lends definition
  • Square - Mullet softens strong jaw and angles

Plan desired lengths with your face proportions in mind for ideal shaping. An asymmetric mullet cut looks especially chic.

Styling Like A Rockstar

Modern texture remains key when styling the femme mullet for high impact:

For volume - Backcomb crown and use dry shampoo in short layers. Let back length fall loose.

Cool rebel vibe - Add sea salt spray for piecey texture with attitude.

Polished look - Air dry sleek with a center part, then add shine serum through the back.

Embrace imperfect, undone texture that oozes effortless confidence.

Consult the Experts

To adapt this bold retro style for your unique look, consult a stylist skilled in modern cuts. They can assess your features and natural hair properties then design the most flattering bespoke mullet.

Come armed with inspiration photos and adjectives about the look and feeling you want to embody. Then let the pros tailor the perfect femme mullet to highlight your beauty and inner rockstar.

Fearlessly rock music's most iconic mane with a softer yet still edgy women's mullet. Embrace the roots of rebel style while projecting confidence, versatility and allure. Make 2023 the year to unleash your inner rocker chic.


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