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

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