The Fascinating History of the Female Mullet

It's come a long way.

Jane Fonda
(Image credit: Design by Betsy Farrell)

If any look catches a bad rap, it's the mullet. And not for nothing...there really have been some just-plain-wrong iterations. But if these ladies prove anything, it's that the shorter-in-the-front, longer-in-the-back 'do can be cool AF. From Carol Brady's feathery tapered 'do in the '70s to Zendaya's Tweet-provoking Grammy 2016 mullet, familiarize yourself on the female evolution of the shaggy, layered style.

Lauren Valenti
Lauren Valenti

I’m the associate web editor at Marie Claire. I love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. I firmly believe that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.