2020 was a year that changed looks from regal to relaxed. However, you may be surprised just how relaxed some trendsetters are getting. Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, the mullet is making a comeback! Essence recently shared why the edgy hairstyle isn’t going anywhere.
Kicking off the year with a bit of nostalgia and bringing back a fun hairstyle is Rihanna. The mogul took to her Instagram to post a few fashion flicks posing in a chic black mullet. The hair look consist of a chopped bang in the front with a long shoulder length back. This is not the first time RiRi has sported a mullet, as the entertainer is best known for pulling off style moments that pay homage to the past. While the “Rude Boy” performer was emerging as a style icon in 2013, this was a common look she would sport.
Beauty trends are usually led by fashion shows and street style, but with the pandemic postponing what spearheaded trends, social media has been a huge factor in calling out what will be popular this year. Yesterday, Keke Palmer took to Instagram to showcase her look going into the new year which also happened to be a version of the retro hairstyle “I truly love this,” one user wrote while another said, “It’s a LOOK.”
As we’ve seen hairstyles transition through decades the mullet is making its return, and Black women are showcasing a look that we hardly had any representation in. In the celebration of a new year, here’s to another hairstyle that Black women are predicting will make its way back into mainstream style routines.
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