While the mullet used to be a haircut that was subject to derision, seen as a redneck thing most sophisticated men (and women!) wouldn’t be caught dead sporting, all of that has changed. Thanks to the popularity of Tiger King‘s Joe Exotic, people are embracing the look and Google searches for “how to cut a mullet” have surged more than 124% in the past few weeks.
— Shane Kirwan (@kirwan18) May 1, 2020
- The figures come courtesy of Cosmetify. They not only discovered the “how to cut a mullet” search surge but also a whopping 632% increase of people Googling “how to cut men’s hair.” It’s unclear why it’s men’s hair that’s come into focus when women are also under quarantine and just as concerned about our manes, but oh well!
- There’s no better time to try a bold look, I guess. While most of us are working from home, there’s never been a better time to try out a mullet if you’ve always been curious but never had the nerve to do it. Sure, you might have a bit of explaining to do on your office Zoom meeting, but generally speaking, you should be in the clear.
- You would think “how to cut a mullet” would be obvious. It’s business in the front, party in the back, after all, so you would think creating a mullet would be simple enough. Cut the hair on the top of your head pretty short and let the back grow long and flowing, right? Then again, I’m not a hairdresser, so there must be more to it than that…
- Men are feeling a bit more adventurous. Figuring out how to cut a mullet isn’t the only hair-related issue men are having during the lockdown. Speaking to a 24-year-old hairdresser named Madison, Unilad reports that it’s men doing the crazy cuts that will need fixing when this is all over, not women. “‘Most of the dodgy haircuts I’ve seen so far have been on men. I think women at the moment are being much more sensible and leaving theirs alone,” Madison said.
- Would you ever wear a mullet? I mean, it’s not a look everyone can carry off, but hey, why not?
hello i have a mullet and i am in the bathroom how’s everyone’s quarantine going pic.twitter.com/aFzEcK2hbd
— pooldad (@pooldad) May 2, 2020