A mullet hairstyle is short at the front and sides of the head and long at the back. The word "mullet" was popularized by the Beastie Boys, an American hip-hop band. whether they coined the word is up for debate. There are many different types of mullet, from a layered haircut (with short layers over the head) to a crew cut with a long hair tail that extends to the middle of the back.
The look was first seen in America in the 1960s, although it remained marginalized until the 1980s, when "hair metal" and "glam metal" bands began to make their hair into highly groomed mullets – make hairstyles. All hair metal musicians wore large hair that was short at the top and about shoulder length at the back.
Today, this hairstyle is strongly associated with white working culture, heavy metal fans and lesbians. The mullet is therefore not considered glamorous or desirable. His reputation worsened, if at all, when hipsters started wearing mullets in the mid-'00s.
This haircut is likely to get a strong reaction from other people, from ironic pleasure on one side to disgust on the other. I know of at least one poem website that deals with the mullet's hairstyle. For some people, mullets reflect a kind of "Who cares what other people think?" Attitude that they envy or strive for.
Famous mullet carriers include Joan Jett, Jon Bon Jovi and Nick Cave,
A mullet looks good in some people. Even if the mullet is permanently out of fashion (tapping on wood), people with straight or wavy hair can wear an updated version of Ms. Jett's hairstyle (see photo above), with short, layered hair framing the face and shoulders. long hair on the back.
This haircut best suits handsome people with dark hair. I'm not sure why. I suspect dark hair frames the face and draws attention to it. If the person has a beautiful face and the cut flatters their face shape, the class implications of the hairstyle no longer matter.
For those with lighter hair or less than breathtaking features, the mullet is a bit of a gamble.