From Zac Efron to Rihanna and Miley Cyrus, we rate the 80s mullet amid its comeback in lockdown

BLUR singer Damon Albarn’s new mullet hair-do may look like he’s cut it himself – in the dark – but he could be on to something. 

In the first lockdown, searches for “how to cut a mullet” shot up 124 per cent, largely driven by Joe Exotic from TV series Tiger King. 

And many other celebs have adopted the 1980s look. Here, we rate a few.

Joe Exotic

NETFLIX sensation Tiger King, which documented flamboyant American Joe’s feud with animal sanctuary owner Carole Baskin, became compulsive viewing this year. 

And the unlikely style hero’s mullet was part of his, er, distinctive signature look that kept viewers hooked. 

The peroxide blond mane is now a more famous mullet than that of ’80s children’s TV host Pat Sharp. 

Mullet rating: Mane man

Miley Cyrus 

THE singer’s dad, country star Billy Ray Cyrus, was a dedicated follower of the mullet for years, so it seems only fitting that Miley would follow in his cowboy bootsteps. 

She has gone from wholesome, swishy hair in her Hannah Montana TV days to an edgy, cropped ’do. 

Now the bisexual Wrecking Ball singer likes to have a bit of both – business at the front, party at the back. 

Mullet rating: Crop idol

Zac Efron

HE starred in 2007 movie Hairspray but the hunky actor’s latest trip to the barbers wasn’t for his usual slick style. 

Zac, 33, was given the slightest hint of a mullet for his reboot of Eighties comedy Three Men And A Baby.

Zac, who also appeared in The Greatest Showman, had the cut in Australia, and the barbers posted on Instagram: “@zacefron dropped in for a tidy up, so we gave him a mullet.”

Mullet rating: Zac of the (hair)net


CELEB make-up artist Hector Espinal posted a video to Instagram this week featuring the singer advertising the launch of her new skincare line. 

But fans couldn’t help notice the singer’s pixie crop and flowing curls. 

One posted: “The hair is all the way cute.”

It isn’t the first time the 32-year-old has dabbled with the mullet – it was her go-to look in 2013, too.

Mullet rating: Rih-lly chic

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. 

It turns out Leigh-Anne, 29, hadn’t taken the lockdown ­scissors to her crowning glory, but instead wore a convincing wig for a promo photo for the band’s 1980s-themed Break Up Song. 

One fan posted a comment on the Instagram picture, writing: “Damn girl – you rock any hairstyle. But this mullet is my fave look for you.”

Mullet rating: A real hair-o

Bill Bailey

THE comedian had the last laugh when he transformed himself from rank outsider to Strictly Come Dancing champion this year.

At the start of the series, Bill promised his hair would be “flying free like a spaniel out of a car window”.

Whether it was slicked back in a ponytail for Rapper’s Delight or flying free in the paso doble, that curtain of long, white locks at the base of his bald head never disappointed. 

Mullet rating: Viennese twirl

Billie Eilish 

THE James Bond/No Time To Die singer has developed a 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, 19, defended the style she has sported since she was 13 but has promised a reinvention in the new year. She said: “It’ll be the end of an era, I’m gonna give you a new era.”

Mullet rating: Oh, time to dye

Brad Pitt

HE is one of the world’s sexiest men and, like biblical character Samson, Brad’s hair has always been his strength. 

Now, the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood star, 57, has taken on the mighty mullet. 

But some fans were not impressed.

One posted on social media: “Brad, nothing against you in general, but you have a mullet now so please leave.”

Mullet rating: . . . And cut!

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