Blake Shelton returns to one of his most striking hairstyles

While Blake Shelton has been known for his one-off looks in recent years, that doesn’t mean he hasn’t experimented with his style before.

When he debuted on the music scene with his first single, “Austin,” in 2001, the country singer looked completely different. In the music video, the “Nobody But You” hitmaker wore a long, curly mullet with a white cowboy hat. Lately, the award-winning star has been known for her shorter hair without a cowboy hat. With that in mind, he temporarily reverted to mullet style in 2020 while in quarantine. “I have an announcement. Since basically EVERYTHING I had planned was going to be canceled for the foreseeable future, @gwenstefani and I made a decision together,” he said tweeted. “I’m growing my mullet back as a symbol of hope.” In an update post just days later, Shelton shared a video his short mullet with additional stripes on the side.

Going back to work after spending time in quarantine with his wife Gwen Stefani, Shelton reverted to the same hairstyle he’d rocked for the past decade. However, it seems the talent show judge was ready to go back in time and show off one of his most iconic looks for his new song.

Blake Shelton’s new music video reminded him why he got rid of his mullet

For Blake Shelton’s new single “No Body,” he takes fans back in time and reminds everyone of how it all began. A guitar, a large cowboy hat and of course his long, curly mullet, reminiscent of his early videos, appear in the music video. In true vintage style, it also includes line dancing in a bar inspired by the golden age of the ’90s.

“[Wearing the mullet] felt completely natural to me,” the ‘Happy Anywhere’ hitmaker told People. “Especially shooting the video in this particular bar. The air conditioning wasn’t on. It was hot in there.” During filming of the music video, Shelton was reminded why he decided to change his haircut all those years ago. “Hair was stuck to my neck and the side of my face. And I remember thinking, ‘Oh yeah, that’s why I ended up cutting off the mullet.’ Not because it wasn’t cool or trendy anymore, just because it was physically irritating,” Shelton added.

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As PopSugar noted, the likes of Miley Cyrus and Lil Nas X have helped bring mullets back into fashion in recent years. Despite this, Shelton has no plans to return to the hairstyle permanently.