- In an unlikely turn of events, the notoriously 'ugly' mullet hairstyle has not only become cool but edgy as well.
- The mullet championships returned this year and took place at the village of Cheniers, in France's central Creuse region.
- The Championnat de la Coupe Mulet saw hairstylists and mullet enthusiasts gather at the European festival to pay homage to the retro style that has made an aggressive comeback.
This mullet championships reportedly saw around 500 Belgians, British and other Europeans gather to celebrate the trendy hairstyle. According to Euronews, the event started out as a joke among friends who eventually launched it as a recurring celebration.
"As we saw that there was a European championship in Belgium in 2019, we said why not here? For festival-goers, the mullet cut goes beyond just physical appearance," one of the organisers tells Euronews.
Festival attendant, Julian, said: "We don't care about other people's looks, about fashion. There is no typical look to have. Whether it's skin colour, gender, clothing, haircut, we want everyone to be perceived the same way."
Having gained popularity in the 80s, the mullet hairstyle made a courageous comeback in recent years - particularly in 2020, which was called the year of the mullet.
As such, we have increasingly been seeing fashion-forward celebrities give a crack at this hairstyle in their personalised attempts.
We have increasingly been seeing fashion-forward celebrities give a crack at this hairstyle in their personalised attempts.
It’s probably only a matter of time until we see hairdressers advertising the retro cut or find ourselves experimenting with it. Sure, it may be a daring choice but a global pandemic period may be an opportune time to be bold with style choices since everything else has essentially been turned on its head.
It's safe to say the hairstyle that was almost exclusively associated with the likes of David Bowie and Die Antwoord’s Yolandi Visser has rebranded as the ‘modern mullet’.
Zendaya, in true trendsetting fashion, sported the mullet hairstyle at the 2016 Grammy's – albeit to much criticism at the time. Now, only a few years later, the mullet has become the 'It' hair trend.
Let’s look at the stars who've rocked the mullet recently.
Additional information from EuroNews
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