Lifestyle Style One in Five American Men Want the Mullet to Be Back in Style, According to Survey Fifty-five percent of men surveyed admitted they want to change up their look but are afraid to try something new By People Staff Published on May 20, 2021 11:52 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Getty It's synonymous with parties for a reason: one in five American men are ready for the mullet to make an official comeback. In a survey of 2,000 men, 20% said that if they could bring one popular hairstyle from a bygone decade back into fashion, it would be the classic '80s mullet, followed by '90s "curtain bangs" (15%) and the 2010s undercut (10%). But even those polled admit that the infamous bi-level look isn't for everyone; in a ranking of various hair trends, respondents found undercuts, curtain bangs and the '00s "shag" haircut to be more universally flattering 'dos. And even though 39% of men have dabbled in adding highlights to their hair — making it the most popular color technique among those polled — it was also the least-liked hair trend of the entire survey, ranked just under the infamous "frosted tips" look. Mandy Moore Box Dyes Her Hair Blonde: 'I've Been Longing for Some Change' It's not surprising that men have tried out some fads they ended up hating later; 55% admitted they want to change up their look but are afraid to try something new, while another 47% don't know what hairstyles would look good on them. However, of the two-thirds of men who've experimented with a hair trend they were later embarrassed by, only a third said they regretted it afterward. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Sport Clips Haircuts, the survey also revealed that men are experiencing a lot of similarly intense emotions about their post-pandemic haircut. Not surprisingly, "relief" topped the list for 36% of men, while 32% also described themselves as "excited." During the shutdowns and social distancing measures of the COVID-19 pandemic, 75% of men chose to forgo professional hair maintenance. One in four men instead tried cutting their hair themselves — despite the fact that 55% don't think they do a good job at self-cuts — while 27% enlisted the help of a friend or family member. All About Emma Stone's French-Inspired Hair and 'Wicked' Glam at the Cruella Premiere With the increase of social distanced safety protocols and vaccine distributions, however, men are rediscovering more options for hair care. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Of the half of respondents who've already visited a barber since the pandemic first began, 85% cited it as a positive experience, with 27% describing it as "amazing." In fact, one in three respondents said getting a new haircut makes them feel "smarter," while one in four admitted to feeling like "a better person" afterward. Twelve percent even said they feel more inspired to ask for a raise after a haircut.