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Hairstylist Introduces The World To The 21st Century Mullet And It's Weird

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Hairstylist Introduces The World To The 21st Century Mullet And It's Weird

Crazy frog, smallpox - best kept in the past. Anyone who tries to revive any of these things in the 21st century should be castigated.

Similarly, anyone who thinks it is a good idea to bring back the mullet should be met with stiff opposition.

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Mercifully, stiff opposition is exactly what John Vial got after posting a picture on Instagram of his mullet reincarnation.

The hairstylist, who co-founded Salon Sloane in Chelsea, London, shared a picture of a client sporting the cut, with the caption 'Sunday styling!'. He also bunged in a load of hashtags for good measure, such as #wedge, #mulletrevival and #mulletcomeback.

The mullet itself isn't exactly like the mullet of the 80s, which was all bushy and untamed. This style has much sharper lines and is very straight. It's like a sort of bowl on top which tapers into a tail at the back, with a severe ridge around the sides. It looks a bit like a big blonde woodlouse has sat on the woman's head.

Credit: Instagram/johnvialhair
Credit: Instagram/johnvialhair
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Credit: Instagram/johnvialhair
Credit: Instagram/johnvialhair

It's bloody horrible basically - and the people of the planet did not shy away from letting Mr Vial know.

Here's a flavour: "It looks just like that when I look in a mirror and cut my own hair from behind. Nobody called the 80s and nobody wants to see that anymore. If I want to see accidents I'll look at Newstime thanks."

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"Absolutely not. Hell fuck no."

"Oh lordy I would rather chew the arse out of a dead rhino than have that as a haircut."

"This is the worst thing I've ever seen."

"I admire your confidence, cause this is really, really bad."

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"Oh memories...this reminds me of that time my brothers cut my Barbie's hair."

"I love when hair just looks like a penis!!!"

You get the idea.

However, in and among the countless amusing descriptions and dismissals of the barnet, one person suggested that the style be recreated, this time in multi-colour.

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Evidently unafraid of pushing the envelope, the pioneering stylist (and another innocent client) obliged. Introducing, the 'marine bowl':

Credit: Instagram/johnvialhair
Credit: Instagram/johnvialhair

By contrast, Mr Vial was showered with praise for this almost luminous effort, which makes the woman look like some kind of space turkey.

One person said: "Amazing, can't stop admiring this."

Another said: "This is an amazing 'do'. Definitely a work of art."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/johnvialhair

Topics: Fashion, Style

Jake Massey
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