Over the past year, we’ve seen hybrid haircuts including The Wolf Cut, The Shixie, and The Wixie, become popular as clients opt for cool, edgier, and more versatile cuts. And now, we’re seeing a new hybrid hairstyle jump on the scene, and we predict it’s this season’s one to watch. Enter, The Punklet…
What is The Punklet?
The perfect blend of two iconic eras and their signature styles, the Punklet brings together the 80s mullet and 70s punk. “The Punklet is a hybrid of two haircuts which are already cool, but there’s a new modern twist bringing the best of both worlds into one haircut,” says Simon Townley, Matrix Artist Ambassador. “The punk mullet.”
“Short layers on top with lots of texture and attitude define The Punklet,” says Paul Paterson of Medusa. “It can be short and shaved at the sides or disconnected to add a softer element.”
Punk hair in the fashion world is described as bold and rebellious, that embraces vibrant colours, edgy cuts, and unconventional hairstyles, so does The Punklet fit? “This style can be as brave and eye catching as this, or it can also be a softer, salon-friendly version,” Simon tells us. “It’s so adaptable that getting to know your client’s personality in the consultation can give you an understanding of how creative you can be.”
Master The Cut
The Punklet is low-maintenance when it comes to styling at home, however it’s a style that requires regular cutting in the salon compared to longer haircuts – it keeps clients coming back! But just what cutting technique does the trick?
“When I cut these styles, I use a point cutting technique while creating a round shape to avoid weight lines where we don’t need them,” Simon tells us. “It’s also a haircut where I use my clippers to help with the shorter and more edgy versions.”
“Although this style can be adapted to suit any face shape, it’s all about the punk attitude that shines through,” Paul says. Which is why, styling products are a necessity. “I love using the Matrix Controller Gel in wet hair,” says Simon. “I use this to blow dry into the hair to give my texture some shape and hold. Plus, the product doesn’t look wet when dried into the hair but actually helps the hair look shiny and healthy.”