The Mullet Shag

Damon Albarn’s new mullet hairdo may look like he’s cut it himself – in the dark – but Damon could be onto something.

In LOCKDOWN 1, searches for “how to cut a mullet” shot up 124%, largely driven by Joe Exotic from Netflix series Tiger King. Although he has zero influence on me, I might add.

It is now the hottest new haircut of 2020 / 2021 and as all hairdressers are currently closed, you may as well ‘do it yourself’ at home during LOCKDOWN 3. The great thing is, it really doesn’t matter if you cock it up, because the mullet is meant to look like a total balls-up.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus’ mullet says “business” at the front and “party” at the back.

Her country star dad Billy Ray Cyrus, was a dedicated follower of the mullet for years, so it seems only fitting that “now-rock-chick, was-country-chick” Miley would follow in his cowboy bootsteps.

She has gone from wholesome, swishy hair during her Hannah Montana TV days to an edgy crop. The bisexual Wrecking Ball singer likes to have a bit of both – business at the front, party at the back.

Zac Efron

Efron starred in the 2007 movie Hairspray but the ‘partial to some razzle dazzle’ actor’s latest trip to the barbers wasn’t for his usual slick style.

Zac was given the slightest hint of a mullet for the reboot of Eighties comedy Three Men And A Baby, which sounds dreadful. He had the cut in Australia, and the barbers posted on Instagram: “@zacefron dropped in for a tidy up, so we gave him a mullet.”


Rihanna is a mullet veteran – it was her look as long ago as 2013. CELEB make-up artist Hector Espinal posted a video to Instagram this week, featuring RiRi advertising the launch of her new skincare line.

Leigh-Anne Pinnock

THE girl band singer certainly likes a Little Mix of hair-cuts – spiky and sophisticated on top, wispy and straight at the back.

However, it turns out Leigh-Anne actually isn’t brave enough to have a real mullet and hadn’t taken the lockdown ­scissors to her crowning glory. Instead, she wore a convincing wig for a promo photo for the band’s 1980s-themed Break Up Song.

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish has hailed a new era of hair-dos with a mullet, albeit green. The James Bond/No Time To Die singer has developed a coiffure style as unique as her voice. If it wasn’t for her long, dark hair snaking round her shoulders, she might end up looking like Sesame Street’s Oscar the Grouch.

Billie defended the style that she has sported since she was 13, but has promised a reinvention this year. She said: “It’ll be the end of an era, I’m gonna give you a new era.”