How To Cut a Curly Mullet with Mike Taylor

Published 31st Oct 2023 by Josie Jackson

How to achieve the perfect curly mullet, courtesy of Mike Taylor, owner of Mike Taylor Education...


1. Starting on one side, take a diagonal section above the ear and club cut to create your guide. Repeat on the other side.

2. Take a section from the crown to the back of the ears and then from the temples back to create a rectangular section on top of the head.

3. Starting at the crown, take a small section and lift the hair vertically and club cut to the desired length. Continue working towards the front hairline using some of your previously cut section as your guide.

4. Using some of the previous top section as your guide, move to the side of the top section and start graduating in towards the previously cut side sections. Repeat on the other side.

5. Next, take a vertical section from the crown to the nape. Lift the hair out at a 90-degree angle and club cut to the desired length. As you get towards the nape, over direct the section to retain more length at the bottom. Continue this around the head in orange segment sections until you reach the previously cut side sections. To cut the perimeter line, comb the hair with tension and cut the hair to the desired length.

6. Cross-check your work, then using clippers, remove the length at the side sections. Use a slight flicking motion to avoid creating a harsh line and go up to just below the previous diagonal section.

7. Use clipper over comb to blend the hair to the side length. Then use trimmers to cut the outlines.

8. Use a sea salt spray and brush to style. Using a diffuser will help to create a curly, textured look.

9. Finish with a texture paste and fan tail comb to define.


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Josie Jackson

Josie Jackson

Published 31st Oct 2023

Josie supports the team with content for the print magazine, website and social media channels at HJ. Having grown up in a salon environment (thanks to her hairdresser mum) and even working as a Saturday girl before getting her degree in English Literature, Josie feels right at home in the industry. Although she’s experimented with a few creative colour looks in the past, she always comes back to blonde, and loves all things hydrating and bond building.

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