What does Skullet mean?

Bald on top, long hair at the back

A skullet is essentially a spin-off of the classic mullet hairstyle, but with a twist. This unique style involves having the hair at the top of the head either thinning or completely shaved off, while maintaining a long length at the back. It’s like having a bald head combined with a mullet, hence the name ‘skullet’.

Though the exact origin of the term ‘skullet’ is unknown, it’s been around for quite some time. In fact, if you’ve ever seen a picture of George Washington, you’ve seen a version of this hairstyle. The name ‘skullet’ started to become more well-known in the 2010s. It’s a modern twist on the classic mullet, which was a big hit in the 70s and 80s.

There’s a wide range of skullet styles, and the look you end up with depends on the state of your hair. For instance, if your hair is naturally thinning at the top, but you’re still growing out the back, some people might think you look a bit unkept or even odd. But, if you intentionally shave the top of your head and keep the back long, or if you style it into a mullet that fades into shaved sides, you can create a fashion statement.

Example for using ‘Skullet’ in a conversation

Hey, have you seen John’s new haircut?

Yeah, he’s rocking a skullet now! Shaved head with long hair in the back.

Oh really? I didn’t know it had a name. Kinda reminds me of those old-school mullets.

Exactly! It’s like a modern twist on the mullet. Some people actually think it looks cool.