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The History of the Baseball Mullet

It's a fact that sports and fashion intersect. Both create iconic styles that define eras. Both have had their share of mullets. In the case of baseball, this majestical hairstyle has made its mark, both on and off the field.

Baseball mullets set themselves apart. It's not just about the business in the front and party in the back, but rather a symbol of rebellion and individuality that can most often be found on the mound. Because pitchers love mullets. Unless they're on the Yankees.

A baseball mullet, like all mullets, comprises short hair at the front and sides, with longer hair at the back. Coifed ballplayers gained prominence in the 1980s. That said, icons such as Randy Johnson and John Kruk really inspired us in the 90s.

Popular Ballplayers With Mullets

How to Get and Maintain a Baseball Mullet #

Getting and maintaining a baseball mullet requires a mix of precise haircutting and dedicated grooming. How the hair flares out at the back under the hat aids in its magnificence.

Getting the Cut #

  1. Find a Skilled Barber: Look for someone experienced in cutting mullets. Reference photos, especially of athletes, can help communicate the desired style.
  2. Describe the Length: Specify the length you want for both the top and the back. The baseball mullet generally features a shorter top that seamlessly transitions into longer back layers.
  3. Request Texture: To get the authentic look, ask for texture on the top for a fuller appearance while keeping the back sleek or slightly wavy.

Maintaining the Style #

  1. Regular Trims: Schedule appointments every 4-6 weeks to maintain the shape of the mullet and prevent the top from blending into the back.
  2. Styling Products: Use a quality pomade, mousse, or gel for the top to add volume and hold. For the back, a light serum can enhance shine and manage fizziness.
  3. Washing Routine: Wash your hair 2-3 times a week to keep it clean without stripping natural oils, crucial for the mullet's texture and health.