Lizzo's Mullet Makes a Statement
Lizzo is in the business of challenging beauty standards, and her new mullet hairstyle on the cover of Vanity Fair is no exception. For the November issue of the magazine, the “Juice” singer rocked the “business in the front, party in the back” hairstyle, courtesy of her longtime hairstylist, Shelby Swain.
While the mullet may be controversial, it fits the star’s bold, unapologetic vibe. According to celebrity hairstylist Riawna Capri, the mullet is making a comeback with a twist, thanks to celebs like Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X, Barbie Ferreira, and more. The modern-day mullet (also known as “the chillet,” or chill mullet, as Capri calls it) is more subtle than the style cherished by the likes of Billy Ray Cyrus and the Beastie Boys.
This particular Vanity Fair issue highlights individuals who are fighting for reproductive justice and advancing feminist causes – something Lizzo is personally passionate about. “I don’t want to leave history in the hands of people who uphold oppression and racism. My job as someone who has a platform is to reshape history,” she said in her interview. She also touched on the double standards she’s faced with race, fatness, and femininity.
Read the full interview on VanityFair.com, and take a look at her mullet for the cover ahead.