The singer's go-to hairstylist, Sally Hershberger, virtually coached the singer's mom, Tish Cyrus, through cutting a shorter version of her now-signature mullet — which she debuted last November. During the recorded FaceTime call, which can be seen on Vogue, you hear Hershberger instructing Tish on where to pick up her daughter's hair, using a mannequin head on her end of the call for reference. The final look for Cyrus was a blend of a shorter haircut with a mullet edge, which Hershberger is stamping the "pixie mullet."
"Miley's mom, Tish, played a huge part in this transformation as well," says Hershberger via email. "I love working with Tish — she has a really good eye for detail. I was glad she was there to help Miley with this cut."
It seems that Miley had a different haircut envisioned before the coaching call, but they ended up pivoting at the last minute. "Miley sent me over a picture for inspiration, but this pixie mullet is completely different than the original inspiration photo," adds the hairstylist. "That's why I love working with Miley — she's a creative. We work really well together to bring visions to life."
But Cyrus doesn't need to be trapped at home to trust in her mom for haircuts. The singer received an at-home trim from her mother last November — pre-quarantine — to ring in her 27th birthday. It seems that the extra time at home has only given Tish more hours to work on this new skill, and she's got a pretty high-profile client to debut her handiwork.