- The “shullet” haircut is an all-new take on the mullet trend.
- The style blends different characteristics of a mullet and a shag haircut.
- This cut is less dramatic than its old-school counterpart, but still lets you try the look.
ICYMI, the mullet haircut has been on a comeback tour for much of the last two years, most recently popping up in full force all over the red carpet at the VMAs. But in the spirit of this year’s theme of reimagining once-divisive hairstyles, there’s an all-new take on the mullet that’s a combination of two of 2021’s biggest hair trends: the “shullet.”
The “shullet” haircut is exactly what it sounds like: it blends different characteristics of a shag haircut with a mullet haircut, although it tends to offer a much less dramatic take on both. “It’s long, almost overgrown, in the back and a lot shorter in the front,” NYC hairstylist Devin Toth told POPSUGAR. “It’s not like the ’80s mullet that’s short in the front, but it’s short. Like shorter than a shag in the front.”
The hair length on the top and front of a shullet, according to Toth, is also a bit longer than that of a classic mullet, differing by a few inches. “A classic shag has bangs, but the layers on top are mid-length,” he said. “For the shullet, it’s a classic shag but the layers on top are very short and don’t blend into the back where the hair is extra long.”
The gist is that, if you’re looking to try out a style that’s just as trendy and stylish as a mullet or shag, but without fully committing to either, this hybrid cut is the way to go. “The shullet is for anyone trying to break free from the contrived norms this fall,” Toth said. “It’s low-key and chill, but it’s still really, really different.”
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