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How to Style a Mullet Haircut, According to Experts

The Mullet Haircut Is Back and Bigger Than Ever — Here's How to Make It Modern

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How to Style a Mullet Haircut, According to Experts
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Beyond the give-zero-f*cks attitude and consummate ability to make a grown man squirm, there's yet another commonality between Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus, and Barbie Ferreira that makes them decidedly cool: the confidence to wear a mullet, and to wear a mullet well. You see, the haircut trend has been making a steady comeback these last few months, although the style you can expect in 2020 is a more refined take on its faithfully divisive "Achy Breaky Heart" counterpart.

"The beauty of this modern look is that it can be cut for any hair type — just add texture with an undone feel," said LA-based celebrity hairstylist Laurie Heaps, who chopped Ferreira's hair into a mullet just days before the Golden Globes. "You can embrace your natural waves and curls, wear it straight, or switch it up by adding extra bends and dimension with hot tools."

But wait, you say, the mullet hairstyle is that versatile? Why yes, yes it is. Ahead, Leaps breaks down the simple styling tricks you need to know to pull off the retro trend with aplomb.

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