A new year brings with it the requisite bargaining over what I’m reforming in the hair department. Do I go blonde? Get bangs? Admit defeat and embrace the mess? Alas, 2020 is the year that an unexpected “All of the above” option prevails. The mullet is back, begging the question: Is “Achy Breaky Heart” now a work of art?
It makes sense that a new decade would usher in an “It” style that skews towards the risk-taker in us all. Perhaps you’ve absorbed the news that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are making moves and want to follow suit? Luckily, the “business in the front, party in the back” aesthetic previously reserved for country stars and metalheads is now sported by the likes of Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, and Euphoria’s Barbie Ferreira. Stigmatize this style no more, they’ve declared.