Rocking a mullet is no longer a trend – it’s an indication of how much someone cares about music.
In the past, shagginess might have been enough to garner some significant airplay on mainstream radio – even at the risk of being branded as “too quirky” – but the days of simple hairstyle rules are over. Enter FKA Twigs, the 27-year-old singer, songwriter, and performer whose hair reflects her unique personality and inspires a fashion trend all its own.
Inspired by her beloved Buffy the Vampire Slayer, FKA Twigs’ multi-colored ‘do is a style-defying mix of girl power and hip-hop culture. We caught up with the British-American singer/songwriter/rapper as she prepared to release her debut album, I Don’t Think I’m Ever Gonna Stop, to find out more about her unique look and her hopes for the future of music.
The Mullet Is Back But For How Long?
In music, as in fashion, the ‘90s are back with a vengeance. In fact, ‘90s music is arguably more popular now than it’s ever been in the history of the genre. From Oasis to Paramore, the ‘90s are alive and well and living in our hearts, as demonstrated by the fact that Google Search interest for ‘90s trends’ reached an all-time high in 2020.
The ‘90s were an epic decade for music, and nowhere is this more evident than in the revival of the hairstyle that dominated the decade: the mullet. The 80s may have laid the groundwork for the ‘90s sound with their extravagant hair styles and colorful locks, but the ‘90s are defining themselves through their more natural hair – which, for women, often means a mullet. Think about it: What isn’t being tied up in a knot these days?
Whether you love it or detest it, the mullet will never truly go out of style. And what’s more, it’s often times more practical than ever before. Think about it: Who hasn’t found themselves in a situation where they needed to quickly pull their hair into a tight bun to keep their fringe out of their eyes? Now, they can use their hairbrush to give their hair an extra wave or two before getting ready for the day. It’s the little things that make a difference.
The fact is, we’re all living in a world where beauty, fashion, and music collide. And the mullet is the ultimate statement of style, fashion, and music all rolled into one. It’s a style that perfectly symbolizes the ‘90s but with all the modern twists and turns of today’s fashion and music industries. So no matter what style you embrace – be it big hair or tiny braid – you’ll never be short of an excuse to sport some sort of fringes.
FKA Twigs: The Making of a Style Icon
FKA Twigs is one of the most exciting new talents in music. Hailing from the United Kingdom, the singer/songwriter/rapper blends gritty London streets with dreamy 80s synth-pop for an arresting fusion that makes her stand out even amongst a crowded field of pop stars. And it’s not just her music that’s making a significant impact. It’s her fashion choices too. Most notably, it was her 2017 cover of “Hands” by The Weeknd that put her on a level of her own and made her an online fashion darling.
The singer recently teased fans with a new look, and it’s one that will probably become as iconic as her music and fashion careers.
Before the release of her debut album, fans had to make do with a series of teases – including a performance at the BRITs in 2019, where she wore a dress designed by Emile Aldridge and a pair of sunglasses by Louis Vuitton which had a cat print on them – to see what she was going to look like.
On her social media, FKA Twigs’ fashion choices are always an eclectic mix. Sometimes, she’ll sport a retro look with torn jeans and white T-shirts, while at other times she’ll pair a floral print with a tie-waist dress or high-waisted trousers.