Whether we liked it or not (and for the record, I liked it), 2019 was the year of the mullet renaissance. Slowly but surely, layers shortened and lengths...lengthened...and it left us with a sea of shaggy, air-dried awesomeness.
Shag-advocate and badass hair experimenter Miley Cyrus became arguably one of the mullet's greatest ambassadors when she stormed onto the scene with a mullet earlier this year. But in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Miley revealed the reason behind her switch-up.
And, rather than a tribute to Tiger King's Joe Exotic (less generous fans have been quick to point out the resemblance), Miley told the Wall Street Journal that her gorgeous shaggy 'do was in fact a stylistic choice. It was, in fact, intended to complement the rock-inspired music she was set to release this spring.
In other words, sadly, we'll have to wait until the future for her new music, but we'll always have the mullet. </3. Here's what she had to say on the matter:
"Yeah, I kind of finished my record and I was ready to go to all these festivals, but it’s hard to feel appropriate releasing music at this time. But I made a record that’s kind of rock influenced, hence my mullet. This was not just a random Wednesday Tiger King haircut. This was to go with the new music, but now I’m rolling through Calabasas with a Joe Exotic mullet."
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Yes, Miley Cyrus knows who you think of when you look at her hair right now. “This was not just a random Wednesday Tiger King haircut. This was to go with the new music, but now I’m rolling through Calabasas with a Joe Exotic mullet," she says. "I kind of finished my record and I was ready to go to all these festivals, but it’s hard to feel appropriate releasing music at this time," @mileycyrus explains. Instead, three days before California went into lockdown, she streamed the first episode of "Bright Minded: Live with Miley" on Instagram Live. Since then, the show has taken off. Read the full interview at the link in bio. (: @derekblasberg, : @mileycyrus)
For the shoot, which she seems to have co-ordinated from her home, Miley also played MUA, crafting her own technicolour eyeshadow, complete with magenta underliner, mustard lids and parakeet green creases.
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Where other celebrities have failed at quaran-tainment (Google “Gal Gadot” and “Blunder Woman” for an idea), Miley Cyrus has been able to carve out a niche for relatable, informative content. Three days before California went into lockdown, the star streamed the first episode of “Bright Minded: Live with Miley,” on Instagram Live. On it she has hosted fellow Disney alums Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez, actors Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, comedian Amy Schumer, and musicians Alicia Keys and Elton John. Then she pivoted the show to focus on “heroes,” including José Andrés, the chef who founded the World Central Kitchen; Dr. Oscar L. Maitas, an internal medicine specialist who discussed working on the frontlines of the crisis; and Shirley Raines, founder of Beauty 2 The Streetz, an organization that provides hair coloring, makeup and mobile showers to the homeless community on L.A.’s Skid Row. “I am protective of all my guests, no matter how famous or how not. I want people to shine,” says #MileyCyrus. Read the full interview at the link in bio. (: @derekblasberg, : @mileycyrus)
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