Great Clips offers free mullet haircuts in tie-in with Kawasaki’s Super Bowl ad

The first 15,000 fans will enjoy the cool-again hairstyle, which is celebrated in brand’s Ridge spot

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Feb 06, 2024
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Kawasaki’s amusing Super Bowl commercial, released online in late January, shows the brand’s off-road Ridge vehicle having a curious effect on people—it gives them instant mullets.

Now, in a perfect extension of the campaign, hair salon chain Great Clips is actually bestowing mullets on people in partnership with Kawasaki. The first 15,000 fans who sign up at will receive a coupon for a free Achy Breaky Big Mistakey at any participating Great Clips salon in the U.S. and Canada. 

If you miss out, you can still get a $2 off coupon for a future haircut at Great Clips.

Below is an extended version of the Super Bowl spot. It will run as a :30 in the game.


The mullet is enjoying something of a resurgence lately. This partnerships gives Great Clips some ownership of that, as well as visibility through a connection to a Super Bowl campaign.

“We’re always looking for unique ways to connect with our fans and tap into culturally relevant moments in an authentic way,” said Lisa Hake, VP of marketing and communications at Great Clips. “Great Clips celebrates all of the different hairstyles that help instill confidence in our customers to achieve their own greatness. Given the mullet’s continued popularity, we thought a collaboration with Kawasaki would be a fun way for fans to get ready for business and a party on the biggest gameday of the year.”

“Great Clips and Kawasaki share an appreciation for this iconic hairstyle,” added Bob O’Brien, director of marketing at Kawasaki. “We are thrilled to partner with Great Clips to spread the mullet love and celebrate the launch of the all-new Kawasaki Ridge during the Big Game.”

The promotion launches today. Coupons can be redeemed through Feb. 23.


Feb 06, 2024
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Great Clips
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Goodby Silverstein & Partners

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