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Arm yourself with the perfect inspiration for your next shaggy mullet

shaggy mullet

If you're anything like me, you may have noticed a change in the air as winter sets in. The once healthy and vibrant texture of my hair in autumn has now become more fragile and brittle. It's during this time of year that I often contemplate making a significant change and getting a major haircut. However, I'm plagued by past trauma that has in the past left me running from the salon vowing that to be the last time. This however is a new year and subsequently a new me and I'm considering a soft option. Currently, my hair is long and layered, so it seems appropriate to embrace this style by slashing off a few centimeters and going for a tried and tested shaggy mullet.

If you're feeling the same way this winter, it might be time to take the plunge and book your next hair appointment as well. We all know the all-mighty power of the inspo pic in the salon. There's nothing worse than walking in empty-handed and leaving feeling more like Dudley Moore than Demi Moore. So, before you head in for your appointment, take some time to browse through these shaggy mullet-inspired cuts. Arm yourself with a clear vision to avoid any potential hair meltdowns and sashay out of the salon with the shaggy mullet of your dreams.

For the curly girlies

@curlygirlmeg Shag + mullet = Shullet #shag #curlyshag #wolfcut #curlywolfcut #curlyhair #curls #curlymullet #mullet #curlyhairstylist #teenagedirtbag ♬ Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus

This cut works so well on curly heads. Add some curl-holding mousse and you're in business.


The 70s shag

@maddy_rayne 70’s shag hair tutorial no one asked for #shag #shaghaircut #wolfcuthair #wolfcutmullet #wolfcut#tutorial#hairtok #hairstyle#BbStyleFearlessly #SoFiBreakUpChallenge #MACChallengeAccepted ♬ west end girls - araya

Enter your cherry bomb era by getting those Joan Jett flicks.


Pixie chic

@that.soraven I LOVE this sleek lil mullet and so did they! 🫶🏻 I had my camera up to film their reaction and forgot to hit record so you just get their after today, sorry about it. #mullet #shaglet #queerstylist #fyp #salon #layeredhaircut #lgbtqhairstylist #shagspecialist #haircut #hairconsultation #razorcut #mulletsoftiktok ♬ Sunflower, Vol. 6 - Harry Styles

If your hair tends to sit straighter, something sleek could work in your favour. Make sure to request those gorgi side pieces that sit in front of the ear for that pixie energy.


The full fringe


@petergosling_ Tending haircut the “shag “ @glassboxbarbershop #haircut #barber #stylist #mullet #shag #hairstyle #trending ♬ I Got 5 On It - Tethered Mix from US - Michael Abels & Luniz

If you're ready for a full-fringe moment, now might be the time to make it happen. It also pairs extremely well going short at the back.


Blowing it out

@__sim0ne_ if you have a mullet pls duet i wanna be mutuals 🥺 #mullet #girlswithmullets #lgbt #bi #hairstyle #hair #london #thecure ♬ Close To Me - The Cure

If you've committed to the bit you may also need a hand in the styling department. If you feel a little lost, take notes and even show your hair stylist to discuss your game plan after that fresh cut feeling inevitably wears off.


The power of pastel

Something about combining the shaggy mullet cut with this soft pastel wash is as perfect a pairing as the Idol and Messina on a Sunday night. Don't take our word for it.


Soft Blonde

This shaggy mullet with a curtain fringe is a really soft option if you're wanting to dip a toe into the shaggy mullet game. It looks stunning in blonde.


Smooth operator

The mullet need not always be so shaggy. The cut can be done in such a way that also gives off quite a sleek vibe. Here's the perfect example to show next time you're in the chair.

After perusing the above references for all the options the versatile shaggy mullet has to offer and ready to book into the salon? Why not check out our most trusted hair salons in Sydney and Melbourne? Perhaps this is only the first stop on your hair journey and you'd like to spend a little more time at the drawing board before making the final call. We can help you out with the hair trends that have taken off in 2023. Maybe you're just looking to give your hair some much-needed TLC before making any big decisions. Have a look at what TikTok has to say on hair cycling.


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