Pin It
Miley Cyrus
via Youtube (SaturdayNightLive)

Miley Cyrus’s next hair evolution? The fauxhawk

TextDaniel Rodgers

Miley Cyrus ditched the mullet for a mohawk ponytail for SNL with Elon Musk

Miley Cyrus cranked the dial when it came to her signature rock aesthetic over the weekend, appearing as the musical guest on Elon Musk’s Saturday Night Live takeover. While the past year has seen the pop star single-handedly revive the shag, and then the mullet, Miley took to the SNL stage in a craftedly chaotic mohawk ponytail.

Performing “Plastic Hearts” and “Without You”, the singer’s locks had been pulled into a high pony, while on the top, her hair had been tousled and blow-dried to a mohawk ridge. Using extensions to get the look, Miley’s fauxhawk was a lesson in hybridised beauty, at once polished and punk. 

If Miley’s shaggy mullets were anything to go by, ostensibly the most instagrammed cut of 2020, the ponytailed mohawk is set to become big business. And while the shag befitted a grubby year of being stuck indoors, Miley’s latest coiffure is a high voltage alternative, stiffened with a whole load of pent-up energy and a will to be seen.

Of course, now a decade into her career, Miley has relied heavily on beauty and fashion as a means of reinvention. Be it Hannah Montana’s spangly boleros and chunky highlights, the scalp-seizing space buns and PVC swimsuits of Bangerz, or the sweat-slicked mullets and tattered crop tops of Plastic Hearts.

Now complete with the kind of campy maribou-feathered dresses seen on SNL, could this fauxhawk signal an incoming Miley era – an amped up evolution for a Nashville country gal turned glam-rock godess?

Read Next
Natalie Portman
This suction vibrator is clitorally-inclusive to accommodate all bodies Beauty news
Valentino beauty makeup collection review
An honest review of Valentino Beauty’s couture-inspired make-up collection products
Kylie Jenner’s lip kits get a revamp
Kylie Jenner’s lip kits get a revamp Beauty news
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus and Petra Collins team up for Gucci’s new fragrance campaign Beauty news
Gorilla Glue Girl launches hair care line
Gorilla Glue Girl has launched a hairspray called ‘Forever Hold’ Beauty news
Glossier is officially reopening its stores and a new permanent London spot Beauty news
Britney Spears revealed a never-before-seen tattoo on Instagram Beauty news
Yuvan Kumar, Indian Street Barbers (2021)
Yuvan Kumar’s ode to the originality of India’s street barbers Photo story
Beauty filter bug, TikTok
TikTokers claim the app added a ‘beauty filter’ without their permission Beauty news
Post Malone spent £1.1 million on diamond fangs Beauty news
Zara beauty
An honest Zara make-up review: the good, the bad, and the confusing Tried and Tested
Screenshot 2021-06-14 at 12.09.11
Jada Pinkett Smith and Willow Smith steamed their vaginas live on camera Beauty news
Is hypnosis the next big wellness trend? Beauty Feature
TikTok dry scooping
‘Dry scooping’ pre-workout powder can have life-threatening consequences Beauty news
Callaly Vulvas
Why we need to talk about vulvas, and debunk the ‘perfect vulva’ myth Beauty news
Plastic Free Beauty 2
6 easy product swaps for a plastic-free beauty routine Beauty Feature