A Manly Curls’ reader asks about Cristiano Ronaldo’s Metro Mullet and the option of having a curly mullet done as part of a hairstyle. Check out Rogelio’s answer!
Thanks for your great site! Mullet question, could you please help me – I am 32, at this moment my hair is to my shoulders, naturally type 1 to 2, just slightly thinning on top, and long thin sideburns, kind of stereotypical artist hair.
A few years ago I decided to change things up completely with a mullet after I saw every guy had one on a trip through Europe. I wanted my hair really curly so had my hair permed, which was hilariously awkward to ask for when I made the appt, I had it longer pulled back type 2 on top, and long 3+ in back, with cleaned up sides above the ears, grew a chinstrap, changed my wardrobe from carpenter jeans and a t-shirt to skinny jeans and tank top, and got my ears pierced. It was strangely awesome but I grew to totally love how I looked!
Somehow I got back to boring so before I lose more hair, and while I am still young, I want to liven things up again with a fun but decent mullet. Thought about the Christiano Ronaldo mullet you describe here which is how I found your site. To be different, here is what I am thinking: short undercut sides, longer top slicked straight back transitioning to long permed super curly in back below ears, grow the chinstrap again and get a labret piercing for a db/edgy effect. Do you think this will look cool? Or what do you suggest for a credible and modern mullet type hair with the type 3 curls in back that I have my heart set on having again?
I’m glad you like my site and are considering a mullet. The Metro Mullet is pretty cool, and I think it would suit you as it’s a modern hairstyle that is trendy in Europe. In fact, what you probably saw during your trip to Europe were the variants of the Metro Mullet (with the mullet varying in length) that I’ve specially seen in Spain and Italy (European countries where this hairstyle is most popular in).
If your hair is currently short, getting a curly mullet (if your hair isn’t a III/IV curl type) will be difficult as you need to have a long-enough length (4+ inches) to be able to successfully perm the hair, so it is best you grow your hair on that particular section if it isn’t at that length just yet.
If you want to have two curl types on your hair, I’d do it the other way around: have the top of the head curlier than the bottom (i.e. mullet section less curly). This is because very curly hair is difficult to style, which means that you can potentially end up with a ball of hair on the mullet (plus the mullet gets a lot of wear and tear from rubbing it against the pillow from sleep). Cristiano Ronaldo used to straighten the mullet section, which is key if you want to emulate his looks. I’d really recommend the option of curly on top, less curly on the mullet; if anything due to convenience.
Give the idea you have in mind a try first with your natural hair, then perm whichever part you want (i.e. top or mullet). By perming the hair you are modifying it, and (structurally) modifying one’s hair should be the last of options when it comes to having hairstyle as it automatically limits your array of day-to-day hairstyles.
Feel free to let me know what you think or how you proceed, Dave!.
All the best.
P.S Below is a compilation of his skills while at Real Madrid; you do get some glimpses of Ronaldo’s Metro Mullet as this has been his favorite hairstyle (together with the Faux Hawk) while at the Spanish soccer team.