Mullets are an iconic hairstyle. Numerous celebrities, including Kurt Russell and Billy Ray Cyrus, have sported a mullet. You can get a mullet by simply growing your hair and trimming the top. The back should be extended. Although it may be challenging to cut your mullet if your hair isn’t perfectly combed, any hairstylist should have the ability to style it.
It is essential to choose the right cut when serving guests with more sensitive clients. I discovered the perfect amount that combines commercial flair and edginess, the mullet shag. Combining the mullet silhouette with a saggy texture creates the perfect shape. Check out these tips to make the mullet shaman for your clients.
This motion looks almost like slide cutting. However, it is a slight half-close of shear on a section from the midshaft to the ends. This technique creates movement as well as a thin-to-long layer silhouette. It leaves hair full of volume. This technique can be used for softening the face or cutting blunt ends.
How to cut a Mullet at Home
What you need
- Wash your hair and let it dry naturally. Your barber might cut your hair wet. But if you do this at home, you’ll be able to see what shape it has created. If you miss it wet, remember that hair expands once dry.
- You will need first to identify the areas you wish to divide into four sections: top-back, sides, and both sides. You can do this by placing your finger at or near the crown of the head. Use your recession points (the deepest corner of your forehead) to comb down the corners towards the back. However, go as high as the highest point. This should make a transparent top panel.
- Next, separate your side panels. They should stop at the bone between each ear. You can now begin building the top by trimming the side panels down to the length you prefer. Begin at the head’s back and work forward in horizontal sections not wider than two-finger space (this will help keep the distance consistent). Keep the areas straight and at a 90° angle as you cut. Keep going, using each section you cut to guide the next team. There should be five sections. If you prefer that the front is more prolonged, move the areas in the opposite direction.
- Once satisfied with your desired length, you should give your hair texture. Hold your scissors at a straight angle and cut through the hair to achieve this look. This will create uneven lengths. You can pull the hair down to your forehead for a shorter fringe and lightly chop it.
- Once you have reached the desired length, take your hair clipper and use it to separate the ends. You can use your clipper to shave the sides slowly. Start with a high safety guard. Then, work your way down to the length you prefer. Keep the clipper square to the head if you want to create a Joe Exotic-style disconnect; buzz straight to the end. Curve towards the temple area as you approach the hairline for a gentler look. Because you want to maintain the length of your back, stay within the bone behind your ears. To blend the ends to the top, either release the lid from your clips or use scissors. Hold the overhang away from your head and buzz it off. This will ensure that you don’t create any lines.
- Now let’s get to the party. A mullet is about the length of the nape. If you feel the top of the back is too large, you may want to lose weight. To remove some weight, grab the section just below your crown.
Tips on mullet maintenance.
Maintenance and grooming are vital to a mullet. Complete your weekly or biweekly trims if you have a low fade on the sides. Stylists can help you clean your mullet for those with curly or straight hair. If your hair is naturally growing out, it will not be noticeable. Your sides will blend well with the overall length. Only go too long with trimming!
You’re done! You can achieve a modern mullet haircut with the help of reference photos and all the appropriate styling products.