Hairstyle that is short in front and long in back
I can't believe that guy with the mullet asked for your number.
IKR? I was startled and at a loss for words.
|Skullet||Shaved head with long hair in the back|
|Femullet||Female hairstyle that is short in front and long in back|
|Edgar||High fade and bowl cut hairstyle|
|Afro||Natural bush-like hairstyle|
|Manscaping||Strategic shaving of male body hair|
|Yassify||To give a glamorous makeover|
|Yassification||A glamorous makeover|
|Metrosexual||A male who is meticulous about fashion and grooming|
|Lumbersexual||A well-groomed male who looks like a lumberjack|
A mullet is a hairstyle with short hair in the front and long in the back (often described reverentially as "business in the front, party in the back"). The haircut was popularized in the 1970s and 80s but still lives on today.
Origin of mullet
There are several claims about where the slang term "mullet" came from. One prominent belief is that it comes from French fashionista Henri Mollet in the early 1970s. Some famous icons credited with popularizing the mullet include David Bowie, Tom Jones, Rod Stewart, and Billy Ray Cyrus.
Popularity of the mullet
While the mullet peaked in the 1980s, especially among rural, lower-class men, it persisted and evolved in the following decades. For example, in 2020, the modern mullet (fade combined with a mullet) became popular among young men during covid lockdowns.
Other names for mullets
You might see people use other terms besides mullet to describe the hairstyle. Examples include "Tennesse top hat," "Kentucky waterfall," and North Carolina neck warmer."