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37 Burst Fade Mullet Style Ideas to Try

Who would have imagined that the burst fade mullet haircut would have such an influence on fashionable men? While I can’t tell if it’s its simplicity or cute look that makes it appealing, I can assure you its styles are unique.

Side picture of a guy rocking the burst fade mullet

It combines the edginess of a mullet with the precision of a burst fade. Little wonder the style has become a go-to choice for those looking to make a bold statement. So, if you’re looking for ways to wear this trendy haircut and slay that outfit, you’re in the right place. 

In this article, we’ll explore everything about the burst fade mullet, including styling tips, and ideas to inspire your next trip to the salon.

Burst Fade Mullet: A Fusion of Styles

Side view of a guy rocking a burst fade mullet

The iconic haircut is a hybrid hairstyle that combines the style of two different haircuts: the mullet and the burst fade. To have a better understanding of this trend, let’s take a look at the two styles:

The Mullet

Full picture of the mullet

The mullet is a hairstyle characterized by shorter hair on the front and sides and longer hair at the back. It became popular in the 1980s and gained notoriety as a rebellious, rock ‘n’ roll-inspired look. Although people always associate the mullet with a somewhat dated appearance, it has continued to resurface in recent years for the modern man.

The Burst Fade

Full  picture of the burstfade

The burst fade, on the other hand, is a modern take on traditional fades. Currently, we have many burst fades style. From the low burst fade to the unique look of the burst fades itself, the haircut has continued to reinvent itself. The technique involves a gradual blend from very short hair at the sides and back of the head to longer hair on top. This ends up creating a “burst” effect that adds texture and depth to the hairstyle. 

In addition, burst fades offer a polished and sophisticated look that has gained immense popularity among fashion-conscious men.

Styling the Burst Fade Mullet

Picture of  a guy rocking the burst fade mullet

Getting this haircut involves blending the unique features of both the mullet and the burst fade. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to achieve this striking hairstyle:

Choose Your Lengths

Decide on the length you want for the top and back sections of your hair, keeping in mind that the front and sides should be considerably shorter.

Fade It in

You will start by fading the sides and back, using clippers with different guard sizes to achieve a smooth transition from short to long. This is where the burst fade technique comes into play, as you’ll gradually blend the hair.

Define the Mullet

Trim and style the back section of your hair to create a mullet’s characteristic longer length.

Texture and Finish 

Style the top and back sections with your preferred products to add texture and hold. The key to a great burst fade mullet is maintaining a contrast between the top and the faded sides.

Stylish Burst Fade Mullet Ideas to Try

Side view of a man rocking the unique hairstyle

Now that you know this coiffure better, take a look at some of the styles that can transform you into a dandy man:

Curly Hair

Side view of a man rocking a curly hairdo

If you already have curly hair, the burst fade mullet will add flare and volume to your overall appearance.

Another picture of the curly hairdo

While the mullet has a longer length in the back and a shorter length on top, you achieve the burst fade by gradually tapering the hair by the sides of the ear.

Straight Hair Style

Side view of a man rocking the burst fade mullet straight hair

To pull off this haircut, you would need to have straight hair. Simply cut your hair in a mullet and add a burst fade to the sides and back.

Back view of the iconic hairdo

And if you want a temple fade finish, you can taper the sides around the ears.

Wavy Fade

Man in the salon  shows off his wavy fade

People with wavy hair can also benefit from a burst fade combined with a mullet. 

Picture of a man taking a selfie rocking his  wavy hair

Since the hair at your nape hasn’t been grown out to be noticeably longer, it’s not out of place or excessive. So rock that look as the star that you are

Flat Lying Mullet With A Burst

Full picture of a man wearing the flat lying mullet with a burst

Have trouble styling your hair but still want to look stylish? This hairdo will save you if this box ticks on your end.

Another picture  of a man showing off his flat lying mullet with a burst

It’s a low-maintenance haircut that simply needs you to first let your hair grow out. 

Bleached Hairdo

Full picture of a man rocking a bleached burst fade mullet

No matter the ocassion, this look is one powerful hairstyle to tell people that you’re on the trendy part of the popular fashion culture!

Another picture of a man rocking the bleached  burst fade mullet

This hairstyle falls under the fancy category because of the authentic and fresh look it gives.

 Short Hair with Beards

Full picture of a man rocking his hairdo with beards

The short burst fades mullet is a terrific low-maintenance haircut that can give you that balanced, fashionable look if you wear it with beards.

Another picture of a man rocking the look with beards

Match this style with your beards. And if you have sideburns, all the better.

Slick Back Style

Back view of a slick burst fade mullet

Want a sophisticated mullet hairstyle? An elegant slicked-back burst fade mullet is an excellent choice.

Another picture of a guy rocking the slicked burst fade mullet

To get the burst fade, taper the hairline behind the ears in a curved pattern after creating your mullet cut. Then after brushing your mullet back, use styling products to complete the style.


Side view of a guy rocking his mullet with bangs

A mullet with bangs can give off a polished, sophisticated appearance. And when you combine the shorter front bangs/fringes with the longer back of the mullet, it adds a modern twist to the traditional mullet hairstyle.

Another picture of a guy rocking the burst fae mullet  with bangs

This style looks better on men with thick, fine hair.

Takuache-Mullet Fusion With Burst Fade

Side view of the Takauche inspired haircut

Though takuache haircuts come in a variety of styles, when you pair them with a burst fade mullet, a whole new world of dynamic hair trends emerges. 

Another view of the takauche inspire haircut

This hairstyle is already a fashion statement— thanks to its edgy look.

Casual Style

Man shows off his casual burst fade mullet

Compared to the styles previously mentioned on our list, this one is more subdued. It works well in a regular, informal setting like your office, classroom, or any other workspace. 

Another look of the casual but iconic hairdo

Although it seems so straightforward, its effects on women are anything but casual.

Full view of the burst fade mullet haircut

In conclusion, this haircut is a testament to the ever-evolving nature of men’s grooming and fashion. By merging the classic mullet with the contemporary burst fade, you get a unique and daring hairstyle. 

So, if you’re looking for a fresh, edgy, and sophisticated haircut, this style is undoubtedly worth considering. But before you head to the salon, you need more style ideas that’ll inspire both you and your barber. Scroll down to feast your eyes.

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Blessing Otoro is a writer passionate about crafting fashion, hair, and beauty content. With years of experience writing content across various niches, I weave together stories and articles that resonate with fashion enthusiasts looking to elevate their style.

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