The mullet’s history is one of highs and lows – from its heyday in the glam rock era of the 70s, with Ziggy Stardust’s fiery red locks, to its decline in the late 90s, when it became a widely mocked hairstyle. John Travolta, the Beastie Boys, Florence Henderson, Jean-Claude van Damme, Bono and Paul McCartney: they have all sported a mullet at some point in their careers, most of which are now looked back on as pretty bad hair choices. But all is not lost for the mullet. Far from it, in fact, as the much-criticised haircut is making a comeback! Yes, really. Here is everything you need to know about the so-called MoMu (modern mullet).
What is a MoMu?
Keeping the essence of the original mullet of the 70s–90s, the MoMu is long at the back and short at the front and sides. While the classic mullet was mainly seen on men, the MoMu is a cool, quirky look for women. It is softer, more tapered and less angular than the original. And, while it definitely retains the punk edge, it also makes a nod to today’s glamour – as shown by MoMu-rocking stars like Edie Campbell (whose MoMu incorporated a shaggy style and a sweeping side-fringe) and Zendaya (who combined a feathered, boyish mullet with a sharp suit for her appearance at the Grammy Awards in 2016). As well as being a cool cut, the MoMu has practical benefits, as it keeps hair out of your face and can easily be tied up at the back!
Perfecting the MoMu
OK, so you might feel a bit nervy about taking the plunge and going for a MoMu. But there’s really no need – the great thing about the modern incarnation of the mullet is that it looks amazing on people with all face shapes and hair types, so you just need to find the perfect MoMu for you. If you have a bold, outgoing personality, for example, then you might want to go for a really striking style, with contrasting colours and dramatic shapes. If you prefer a less ‘in your face’ haircut, then you can get a softer and more subtle MoMu, perhaps with loose waves and natural lights. Your MoMu can be as delicate or as much of a statement as you want it to be – it is a versatile style that, if chosen well, can look beautiful on anyone.
If you’d like to talk to one of our stylists about whether a MoMu could be an ideal option for your next haircut, contact us at the House of Klamer today.
(image used in this blog is the property of Goldwell and is used to illustrate the MoMu style)