Love or Loathe It—the Mullet Is the Most Searched-For Haircut of 2021

Forget Bennifer, the Friends reunion and low-rise jeans. When it comes to 2021’s unexpected comebacks, none have surprised me more than the return of the mullet. Yes, this retro throwback—made cool in the ’70s by celebs like David Bowie and less so in the ’80s by presenters like Pat Sharp—is enjoying something of a renaissance as we all emerge out of lockdown ready to embrace a long back and sides, apparently. In fact, according to a report by Cosmetify, the mullet is actually the most-searched hairstyle of the past year, with over 15.5 million searches—an increase of 142% on the previous year. That’s a lot of mullet inspo.