The Mullet Haircut Is Coming Back and I…Don’t Hate It?

You know what they say: History repeats itself. But unlike your ex who resurfaces like clockwork each December, some relics of the past are a pleasant—if not shocking—surprise when they come back from the dead. Flip phones and scrunchies are a perfect example. However, in a strange turn of events, a trend once reserved strictly for awkward family photos and ’80s rock bands is having a resurgence among it-girls. The mullet is officially back. And against all odds, it’s honestly not terrible.

As with most highly polarizing trends, the look first made its unanticipated revival on the runway (you can thank Gucci and YSL, specifically) and has been popping up in high-fashion campaigns for a few seasons. But a quick scroll through Instagram proves it’s now catching wind with celebrities and influencers.

Miley Cyrus, for example, recently debuted a short, wispy version courtesy of hairstylist Sally Hershberger. However, unlike her dad Billy Ray—who once rocked an extremely ’80s business-in-the-front, party-in-the-back cut—her look is a bit more polished, if you can say that about a mullet. It’s a “modern mullet,” as Hershberger calls it; more ’70s shag, less Achy Breaky Heart.

All of this begs the question, though: Why is the mullet returning? Is that seriously something we as a society are ready for?

Well, yes, says Laurie Heaps, the mastermind behind Euphoria star Barbie Ferreira’s new mullet. But maybe only if you remember Billy Ray Cyrus’ biggest hit being anything other than Old Town Road. According to Heaps, the trend is set to gain steam in the new decade particularly among free-spirited, individualistic Gen Z-ers. “Twenty-twenty is going to be the year of experimentation—but as with all trends, they fade and then come back stronger with new generations,” she says. “We’re feeling freer, breaking norms, and going against the grain. The look is bold and strong—it’s kind of a renaissance of female empowerment. As women feel freer to express themselves, styles like the mullet are re-emerging.”

Despite famous people’s ability to make this risky cut appear decidedly cool on the internet, taking the plunge IRL might seem like a stretch. But a little fringe goes a long way, and you can channel the vibe without venturing into full-blown mullet mode. Everyone from Kaia Gerber to Dakota Johnson has tried a shaggy cut, and Hershberger (creator of Meg Ryan’s iconic choppy look and so many more) doesn’t see it slowing down. “I definitely think we’re going to see more texture and choppiness this year—and the style can work for any hair type,” she says. “If you want to get the shagginess without getting a mullet haircut, just leave the sides longer.”

If you’re still slightly shook at the thought of getting a mullet, just remember: It’s 2020, the year after millions pledged to storm Area 51 and an egg dethroned Kylie Jenner on Instagram—so really, anything’s possible. If an unabashed mullet is what we need to cope with the uniformly absurd news cycle, I say hop (or chop?) to it.

Erin Parker is a commerce writer at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @erinhaveadream.

The Mullet Haircut Is Coming Back and I…Don’t Hate It?

You know what they say: History repeats itself. But unlike your ex who resurfaces like clockwork each December, some relics of the past are a pleasant—if not shocking—surprise when they come back from the dead. Flip phones and scrunchies are perfect examples. However, in a strange turn of events, a trend once reserved strictly for awkward family photos and ’80s rock bands is having a resurgence among It girls. The mullet is officially back. And against all odds, it’s honestly not terrible.

As with most highly polarizing trends, the look first made its unanticipated revival on the runway (you can thank Gucci and YSL, specifically) and has been popping up in high-fashion campaigns for a few seasons. But a quick scroll through Instagram proves it’s now catching wind with celebrities and influencers.

Miley Cyrus, for example, recently debuted a short, wispy version courtesy of hairstylist Sally Hershberger. However, unlike the style sported by her dad, Billy Ray—who once rocked an extremely ’80s “business in the front, party in the back” cut—her look is a bit more polished, if you can say that about a mullet. It’s a “modern mullet,” as Hershberger calls it; more ’70s shag, less Achy Breaky Heart.

All of this gives rise to the question: Why is the mullet returning? Is that seriously something we as a society are ready for?

Well, yes, says Laurie Heaps, the mastermind behind Euphoria star Barbie Ferreira’s new mullet. But maybe only if you remember Billy Ray Cyrus’s biggest hit as Old Town Road. According to Heaps, the trend is set to gain steam in the new decade particularly among free-spirited, individualistic Gen Z-ers. “This year, 2020, is going to be the year of experimentation—but as with all trends, they fade and then come back stronger with new generations,” she says. “We’re feeling freer, breaking norms, and going against the grain. The look is bold and strong—it’s kind of a renaissance of female empowerment. As women feel freer to express themselves, styles like the mullet are re-emerging.”

Despite famous people’s ability to make this risky cut appear decidedly cool on the internet, taking the plunge IRL might seem like a stretch. But a little fringe goes a long way, and you can channel the vibe without venturing into full-blown mullet mode. Everyone from Kaia Gerber to Dakota Johnson has tried a shaggy cut, and Hershberger (creator of Meg Ryan’s iconic choppy look and so many more) doesn’t see it slowing down. “I definitely think we’re going to see more texture and choppiness this year—and the style can work for any hair type,” she says. “If you want to get the shagginess without getting a mullet haircut, just leave the sides longer.”

If you’re still slightly shook at the thought of getting a mullet, just remember: It’s 2020, the year after millions pledged to storm Area 51 and an egg dethroned Kylie Jenner on Instagram—so really, anything’s possible. If an unabashed mullet is what we need to cope with the uniformly absurd news cycle, I say hop (or chop?) to it.

Erin Parker is a commerce writer at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @erinhaveadream.

Kate Middleton Dazzles in a Red Beaded Dress for a Reception at Buckingham Palace

The Duchess of Cambridge is setting the fashion bar high for 2020.

On Monday night Kate Middleton and Prince William hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace on Queen Elizabeth’s behalf in honor of the UK-Africa Investment Summit. For the occasion, Middleton donned a dazzling red beaded and sequined dress by Needle & Thread, according to the blog What Kate Wore, while Prince William coordinated in a dark suit and maroon tie. The Duchess of Cambridge had the $500 “Aurora” gown hemmed to midi length and completed her look with her signature blowout, Gianvito Rossi red suede pumps, and a red geometric clutch.

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During the event, Prince William delivered a speech about his personal connection to Africa, including a sweet part about proposing to Middleton in Kenya. “The African continent holds a very special place in my heart,” he said, continuing, “It is the place my father took my brother and me shortly after our mother died. And when deciding where best to propose to Catherine, I could think of no more fitting place than Kenya to get down on one knee.”

The Kensington Royal Instagram account shared several photos from the night, explaining that the summit which “brought together Heads of State and Government and senior representatives from African countries” was to “demonstrate the strength of the relationship between the UK and Africa.”

Princess Anne, Prince Edward, and his wife Sophie were also in attendance. It seems red was the unofficial color of the night with the Countess of Wessex also wearing the hue in a scalloped-trimmed dress for the reception. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were notably absent from the event as it came just days after Queen Elizabeth confirmed the pair would be stepping down as senior royals. While the Duke of Sussex was not at the reception, he did attend summit meetings with leaders from Malawi, Mozambique, and Morocco during the summit “touching on investment in renewable energy, jobs, tourism, and environmental issues,” according to an Instagram post by Sussex Royal.

The reception also comes just a day after Harry delivered an emotional speech about his and Markle’s decision to forfeit their royal titles, revealing that “there really was no other option.”

Kate Middleton Dazzles in a Beaded Red Dress for a Reception at Buckingham Palace

The Duchess of Cambridge is setting the fashion bar high for 2020.

On Monday night Kate Middleton and Prince William hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace in honor of the U.K.-Africa Investment Summit. For the occasion, Middleton donned a dazzling red beaded and sequined dress by Needle & Thread, according to the blog What Kate Wore, while Prince William coordinated in a dark suit and maroon tie. The Duchess of Cambridge had the $500 Aurora gown hemmed to midi length and completed her look with her signature blowout, Gianvito Rossi red suede pumps, and a red geometric clutch.

Yui Mok/WPA Pool/Getty Images

During the event Prince William delivered a speech about his personal connection to Africa, including a sweet part about proposing to Middleton in Kenya. “The African continent holds a very special place in my heart,” he said, continuing, “It is the place my father took my brother and me shortly after our mother died. And when deciding where best to propose to Catherine, I could think of no more fitting place than Kenya to get down on one knee.”

The Kensington Royal Instagram account shared several photos from the night and explained that the summit which “brought together Heads of State and Government and senior representatives from African countries” was to “demonstrate the strength of the relationship between the U.K. and Africa.”

Princess Anne, Prince Edward, and his wife, Sophie, were also in attendance. It seems red was the unofficial color of the night as the Countess of Wessex also donned the hue in the form of a scallop-trimmed cocktail dress. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were notably absent from the event as it came just days after Queen Elizabeth confirmed the pair would be stepping down as senior royals. While the Duke of Sussex was not at the reception, he did attend meetings with leaders from Malawi, Mozambique, and Morocco during the summit “touching on investment in renewable energy, jobs, tourism, and environmental issues,” according to an Instagram post by Sussex Royal.

The reception also comes just a day after Harry delivered an emotional speech about his and Markle’s decision to forfeit their royal titles, revealing that “there really was no other option.”

Netflix Wants to Work With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on The Crown

It’s only been a few days since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle confirmed they’d be leaving their current roles as working royals. However, the job offers are already rolling in for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, including one potential offer to take part in the Netflix hit drama, The Crown.

For those of you somehow not in the know about the award-winning (and highly bingeable) show, The Crown is a fictionalized account of Queen Elizabeth II’s life, along with the lives of her family members. The show recently dropped its third season, which chronicles the teenage years of Queen Elizabeth’s son, Prince Charles. Season four is currently in production and will reportedly feature Charles’ introduction and early marriage to Princess Diana. So it’s only a matter of time before the world is introduced to a baby, child, teen, and adult Prince Harry.

Naturally, following Harry and Meghan’s bombshell announcement to leave the monarchy in an official capacity—and the news that the pair has renounced any public funding in the future—royals fans have theorized that Markle may return to acting. And, some even speculated she and Harry could somehow join forces with The Crown. And it appears Netflix is keen on the idea as well.

“Who wouldn’t be interested?” Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarando said at the Producer’s Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, per a report from The Daily Mail. “Yes, sure.”

While this is still a hypothetical it’s not that unprecedented. After all, Meghan has already reportedly signed a deal with Disney to do voiceover work in exchange for a charitable contribution to Elephants Without Borders.

Perhaps a cameo in season 5 could be worked out if Netflix is feeling equally charitable.

Charlize Theron Wore a $15,000 Bracelet in Her Hair to Cover Her Roots

Go ahead and cancel that appointment with your colorist.

On Sunday evening, Charlize Theron walked the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards looking absolutely radiant from head to toe. And that included her middle part and visible roots which she hid with a chic jewelry hack.

“I didn’t have time to do my roots,” Theron explained during a red carpet interview. But not only did she still look supremely cool with her dark roots blending into her platinum hair; she kicked things up a notch by accentuating said roots with a stunning set of Tiffany diamonds.

“The look is a futuristic take on 1920’s glamour,” celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel, who did the Bombshell actor’s glam for the night, said in a statement. “The minute I saw the clean lines of Charlize’s two-piece outfit, I knew that I wanted the hair to mimic the qualities of the fabric—shiny and reflective. I added a powerful and modern detail to the look, with a diamond tennis bracelet for that extra shine and modern feel.”

The Tiffany Victoria Line Bracelet Theron wore as a hair accessory is worth a whopping $15,500. The entire bracelet comes with a total carat weight of 2.90.

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According to Abergel, he created the look using Virtue Labs Healing Oil to help smooth away any flyaways. Next, he applied Virtue Labs Un-Frizz cream for an ultra-glossy finish. To secure the Tiffany bracelet piece, Abergel laid in a small French braid to ensure the diamonds would stay in place.

Theron’s beauty experts finished off her glamorous Givenchy red carpet look with a full face of Dior products. According to Dior, Theron used the Dior Capture Totale C.E.L.L Energy Serum-Lotion to soothe her skin before applying Dior Forever Skin Glow, Forever Skin Correct, the line’s Backstage Contour Palette Universal, and Backstage Rosy Glow Blush.

Go ahead and try the look yourself, even if you have to sub in a faux diamond bracelet.

Courteney Cox Likes Instagram Posts About Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s SAGs Reunion

On Sunday evening, Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt gave the world what they’ve been waiting for: an extremely brief but extremely sweet reunion at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The approximately two-second handhold sent fans all over the world into a frenzy—including Anniston’s real-life bestie, Courteney Cox.

It all started when cameras caught a backstage moment of the former couple congratulating each other over their respective SAG wins—the reunion was definitely affectionate, with Pitt grabbing Aniston’s arm. The interaction sent the internet into nostalgia overload, including Aniston’s former Friends costar. Buzzfeed noticed that Cox liked every single social media post about the duo’s reunion posted by the aggregate Instagram account Comments by Celebs. Though Cox never commented directly on the posts, we all know what those likes really mean: that she, too, stans a healthy, mature, and friendly demeanor with an ex who shares the same profession.

Cox wasn’t alone in her appreciation for the Pitt and Aniston reunion; several A-listers posted under the photos shared by Comments by Celebs. Rumor Willis wrote, “My tender heart can’t take this,” while Morgan Stewart added, “I’m not emotionally prepared to handle this at this stage in my life.”

Even Brooklyn Decker got in on the action on one post, tossing out a conspiracy theory that Aniston’s finger slipped under Pitt’s lapel.

As for Aniston, she took all the fanfare in stride. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Aniston said the public’s obsession with her and Pitt’s friendship was all “hysterical,” adding, “But what else are they going to talk about?”

Answer: Nothing. This is all we will talk about…for days. Or until Pitt makes a cameo on The Morning Show. Fingers crossed.

Courtney Cox Likes Instagram Posts About Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s SAGs Reunion

On Sunday evening, Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt gave the world what they’ve been waiting for: an extremely brief, but extremely sweet, reunion at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The approximately two-second handhold sent fans all over the world into a frenzy—including Anniston’s real-life bestie, Courtney Cox.

It all started when cameras caught a backstage moment of the former couple congratulating each other over their respective SAG wins—the reunion was definitely affectionate with Pitt grabbing Aniston’s arm. The interaction sent the Internet into nostalgia overload, including Aniston’s former Friends co-star. Buzzfeed noticed that Cox liked every single social media post about the duo’s reunion posted by the aggregate Instagram account Comments By Celebs. Though Cox never commented directly on the posts we all know what those likes really mean… that she, too, stans a healthy, mature, and friendly demeanor with an ex who shares the same profession.

Cox wasn’t alone in her appreciation for the Pitt and Aniston reunion; several A-listers posted under the photos shared by Comments by Celebs. Rumor Willis wrote, “my tender heart can’t take this,” while Morgan Stewart added, “I’m not emotionally prepared to handle this at this stage in my life.”

Even Brooklyn Decker got in on the action on one post, tossing out a conspiracy theory that Aniston’s finger slipped under Pitt’s lapel.

As for Aniston, she took all the fanfare in stride. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Aniston said the public’s obsession with her and Pitt’s friendship was all “hysterical,” adding, “but what else are they going to talk about?”

Answer: Nothing. This is all we will talk about…for days. Or, until Pitt makes a cameo on The Morning Show. Fingers crossed.

Prince Harry Delivers Emotional Speech About Decision to Step Back From Royal Life

By now you’ve likely heard the news that Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, are officially stepping back as senior members of the royal family. And, you’ve likely heard plenty of rumors as to why they made that decision. But now, Prince Harry is setting the record straight, calling their decision to step down the only option.

On Sunday, he addressed the crowd at a dinner in honor of the Sentebale charity in London. Harry started his speech by stating, “I want you to hear the truth from me—as much as I can share, not as a prince or a duke, but as Harry, the same person that many of you have watched grow up over the past 35 years, but now with a clearer perspective.”

He continued, “The U.K. is my home and a place that I love. That will never change. I have grown up feeling supported by so many of you, and I watched as you welcomed Meghan with open arms, as you saw the love and happiness that I had hoped for all my life.” He added, with a slight chuckle, “Finally, the second son of Diana got hitched, hooray!”

In the speech, Harry explained that he and Meghan had the same values, beliefs, and hopes for the future and serving the queen. However, it quickly became apparent to the duo post-marriage that their life in the public eye would soon cause a strain that made it too hard to continue with life as-is.

“The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back is not one I made lightly,” he said. “It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges. And I know I haven’t always gotten it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option. What I want to make clear is, we’re not walking away, and we certainly aren’t walking away from you.”

Harry then noted the couple hoped to continue their work serving the monarchy without the assistance of public funds, something the couple has been clear they would like to do in the future. “Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible,” he said. “I’ve accepted this knowing it doesn’t change who I am or how committed I am, but I hope it helps you understand what it had come to, that I would step my family back from all I have ever known to take a step forward into what I hope can be a more peaceful life.”

He closed his speech by stating he remains committed to his grandmother’s work, who he has the “utmost respect” for and “will continue to be the same man who holds his country dear and dedicates his life to supporting the causes, charities and military communities that are so important to me.”

“Together,” Harry said, “you have given me an education about living, and this role has taught me more about what is right and just than I could ever have imagined. We are taking a leap of faith, so thank you for giving me the courage to take this next step.”

Earlier this month, Harry and Meghan shocked the world by announcing their decision via social media.

The Best Lingerie Sales Are in January—Here’s Where We’re Shopping

Raise your hand if you’ve been wearing the same bra for what feels like a decade. Or the same underwear. (Or both.) We’ve all been there. Luckily, January is the best time to update your underwear drawer, because some of the best brands have huge lingerie sales to kick off the new year. You can get everything from comfortable bralettes from Free People to gorgeous onesies from Bluebella, and embellished separates from Savage x Fenty—all on discount.

It’s time to ditch the old bra with the missing inserts and make room for new everyday essentials or sexy, borderline complicated-to-get-on intimates (Valentine’s Day is right around the corner).

We found a ton of underwear and bras on sale for the long weekend—with deals up to 50% off—which should make this much-needed haul far less tiring on yourself (and your credit card). Whether you need a new full-coverage style for extra support, a bodysuit to wear under high-waisted denim, or just love a good lacey thong, here are 11 can’t-miss lingerie sales happening right now.

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