The Fascinating History of the Female Mullet

It's come a long way.

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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.

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Jane Fonda

In Klute (1971).

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Carol Brady

In The Brady Bunch (1972).

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<p>In 1982.</p>
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Cher

In 1982.

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Liza Minnelli

In 1983.

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Kristen Bell

In the '80s.

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Joan Jett

In 1985.

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Scarlett Johansson

In 2003.

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Jacqueline Follet

In The Devil Wears Prada (2006).

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Kristen Stewart

At The Twilight Saga: New Moon premiere (2009).

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Rihanna

In 2013.

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Rita Ora

In 2015.

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Zendaya

At the 2016 Grammys.

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Lady Gaga

At the 2016 Grammys.

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Dolly Parton

In 2016.

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