At a Brooklyn rock concert earlier this month, Henson Popa could not prevent staring at the singer’s abnormal haircut.
“She had a mullet,” Popa instructed The Post of musician Star Grace’s retro ‘do. “And I was like, ‘Oh my God, that appears seriously, seriously very good on her.’ I required it, too.”
The extremely following day, the NYU pupil rushed to Williamsburg’s Hair Steel Salon and insisted on the exact same fashion.
“I had to just go for it,” claims Popa, 20.
It’s official: Business in the front, get together in the back is, effectively, back. The significantly-maligned mullet — after favored by the likes of David Spade’s trailer-dwelling “Joe Dirt” character, 1980s hockey gamers and place singers — is now all the rage between stylish celebrities, musicians and styles.
Even a lot more surprising, this time it is generally gals, not men, who are getting the plunge into mulleted lifetime.
Pop singers Miley Cyrus and Kesha both of those lately opted for the edgy brief-on-leading and prolonged-in-back ‘do — and stylists say New Yorkers are, too.
“Mullets are the excellent androgynous slash,” claims Katie Grossman, who slash Popa’s red locks. “Not only are they minimal-servicing, but they are fantastic for all textures of hair. The throwback look was definitely due for a revival.”
NYC hairstylist Vincent Minchelli initial discovered the trend finding up in 2018, but so considerably this 12 months the appointments are stacking up faster than at any time.
“I’m performing 5 to eight mullets a 7 days now, generally gals,” claims Minchelli, who chops locks at Soho’s Spoke and Weal salon. “Compared to only a couple of here and there a couple of yrs in the past.”
Final July, Bushwick production assistant Mare Scangarella decided she was ill of her exact same outdated prolonged, bleached tresses, which she’d been rising out for yrs just after a excitement slash.
“It was seriously pissing me off, and I was like, ‘You know what? I’m bored. I want one thing new and enjoyable,’ ” claims Scangarella, 26. “I saw a fantastic mullet on Instagram and went for it.”
Working in the arts, Scangarella was not anxious about the wild fashion influencing her function, but she was a little hesitant to convey to her mothers and fathers.
“At initial, I did not convey to my mothers and fathers due to the fact I considered they would give me a tough time,” she recollects. “But they finished up expressing it was extremely cute and were like, ‘Everything which is outdated is new all over again.’ ”
Other folks say, “You look like you’re in a band,” she provides.
Minchelli claims that despite the mullet’s tough-close to-the-edges popularity, “You can make a modern-day variation of it which is quite, hot and classy.”
The trick is to tailor every slash to the client’s personalized fashion.
“You can make it seriously straight and modern or do huge and curly. It’s flexible,” Minchelli claims, noting that the no-fuss slash “will look very good even if you have just rolled out of mattress.”
“People are getting ill and drained of making use of the flatiron and curling iron for lobs [prolonged bobs] and other models. They want one thing straightforward,” he provides.
Women are also slipping for another retro fashion which is carefully associated to the mullet: a ’70s-influenced ‘do called the shag that comes with masses of levels. The most important variation, according to stylists, is that a mullet is a disconnected haircut that commonly reveals the ears with a brief crown on leading. The shag, however, is a lot more blended.
“The shag is a little a lot more romantic — you can leave the levels a lot more mid-size and then retain the fringe location and facial area framing more time,” claims Javan Stone, who snipped Kesha’s mullet at the Spoke and Weal outpost in LA. “The mullet is getting it a little even further and is a lot more remarkable.”
Most stylists say they finish up with a hybrid of the mullet and the shag cuts, depending on every consumer.
Stone claims Kesha was the “perfect candidate for the modern-day mullet” due to the fact of her “wild, interesting and energetic vibe.” She was also wanting to switch up her look just in time for the release of her new album, “High Highway,” which came out Jan. 31.
For those people wanting to shed the look, Minchelli claims a pixie slash — brief on the sides and more time on leading — is the way to go.
“Start by cutting the bottom and let the leading expand out,” he claims. “Then, let it expand to a bob, and it will start off to stability the leading and the bottom.”
But Popa claims it is basically having two haircuts at after that makes the slash a standout: “It’s the most effective of both of those worlds.”