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No-one Escapes...

If you are of a certain age, you are unlikely to have escaped that oh-so-unmistakeable hairstyle known as the mullet.

I know, it's been around throughout the ages - after all, it is a rather practical way to keep hair off your face whilst maintaining length and reducing bulk and weight. It also has the advantage that, if you are so inclined, you can cut it yourself without having to use two mirrors so you can cut the back. I'm sure this is why it's been around for so long - practical and easily maintained.

In modern times, however, the eighties seemed to adopt it in all it's horrible glory, so much so that it's pretty much synonymous with that time. Very few people who were of an age during the eighties seemed to have escaped the curse of the mullet.

I was just going to share this pic of Peter Dinklage in all of his mullet finery:

But then I remembered another absolutely whoppingly mulletty mullet once sported by this other fellow:


Perhaps you've seen some more in your travels? If so, it may be a bit of fun to post and share any mullets of renown you may find or know of. It would be extra fun if they were of famous people that weren't actors. I'm on the hunt...


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Jun. 5th, 2014 06:54 pm (UTC)
I was of the 'rocker' mode. Went from long thick hair down the back to 'couldn't be bothered with all the time needed, so shave it all off' mode.
Avoided the mullet.
Jun. 6th, 2014 02:44 am (UTC)
You're one of the lucky few, it seems!

I don't really know how popular the mullet was in the UK, but it was pretty ubiquitous over here for a while. They can still be seen around in OZ - usually more on the extreme side in some sub-cultures. Extreme mullets, whether the bouffant or close crop on top and front, certainly aren't a good look.

Jun. 6th, 2014 06:22 am (UTC)
Oh, the mullet certainly hit these shores with many pop stars and footballers setting the trend!!!
Some of the best though were foreign........Hulk Hogan, Mel Gibson and of course Patrick Swayze!!
Jun. 6th, 2014 07:25 am (UTC)
Yep, they all had beaut mullets!

We can't forget Andre Agassi's massive mullet either which, much of it, he later revealed, was a toupe!

He reckoned it was a nightmare, worrying he'd lose it on court.

Brooke Shields was the one who finally talked him into cutting the rest of his rapidly vanishing hair off and going natural.
Jun. 8th, 2014 03:15 am (UTC)
Or in the Top End. Too many to count but too many stuck in this period.
Jun. 5th, 2014 11:11 pm (UTC)
For some reason the second image won't appear - it looks like a broken link or something.
Jun. 6th, 2014 02:34 am (UTC)
Sorry 'bout that! Added pic to my scrapbook and posted from there so it should work now.
Jun. 6th, 2014 02:36 am (UTC)
Thank you - it was worth it. Captain Mullet, the dread pirate in these waters.
Jun. 6th, 2014 02:45 am (UTC)
It's a real beauty, isn't it? LOL!
Jun. 6th, 2014 03:38 am (UTC)
Mullets! New Zealanders love them. Business at the front, party at the back. And it keeps the sun off the back of your neck when you're having a barbie.
I have to confess I married a man with a mullet...
Jun. 6th, 2014 06:17 am (UTC)
My ex had a mullet for a time also. I was even victim to a she-mullet (boofy on top, short on sides and long in back) for a very short period of time - I got talked into it and it didn't suit me at all, so I got a short back and spiky top cut about two weeks later to get rid of it. Only one of two times I ever had short hair! I loved the short cut, but my hair grows so fast it cost too much to keep it up, so back to the long hair I went (minus mullet).
Jun. 6th, 2014 05:55 am (UTC)
LOL! That's great. You know I always think of Warren Beatty when I think of a mullet.
Jun. 6th, 2014 06:19 am (UTC)
Yes! He was pretty much the mullet king for a long time, wasn't he? He seemed to get one early on in the piece and kept it for ages longer than many celebrities. LOL!
Jun. 8th, 2014 03:14 am (UTC)
At first I was rather put off by Peter Dinklage's mullet (never ever really liking the hairstyle myself) but to see Alan Rickman's, that's just.... wow (and not in a good way).
Jun. 8th, 2014 06:18 am (UTC)
Yes, wow indeed! (and, as you said, not in a good way)

I don't think I overdid it when I called it a whoppingly mulletty mullet!

I think the equivalent fashion faux pas for teens over the last few years has been the 'scene' look. It's dying out around here now, but it was everywhere for a few years. Some scene hairstyles are okay, but, like the mullet and the shag cut of the seventies, it doesn't suit everyone.

I don't think the mullet will ever truly disappear as, at it's most basic, it's just too practical and easily maintained.

The one I really don't like, though, is the close cropped, really short "just out of prison" cut that many boys seem to be going in for. If it suits someone, it can look ok, but it suits so few people and always conjures up a neo nazi/skinhead vibe to me. I can understand it in older men or those losing their hair, but on young boys and teens, it's usually not a good look.
Jun. 8th, 2014 08:20 am (UTC)
lol! I had to look up what the scene look was. I know what it is I just didn't realise it had a name. Although, like everything, it was bound to, I guess!

Yeah, completely agree. It's not practical and it used to drive the teachers nuts when one student continuously had his hair in his face. I saw one very young kid (I mean probably only around 10 years old, in my mind not the right age for that look) with a hair cut like it at karate a few weeks ago. Needless to say, he was a little shit of a kid, talking back and even losing his belt for the lesson (probably the biggest insult). I can't really blame him; who in their right mind allows their young child to get a haircut like that anyway?

I think you're right when it comes to the number 2 or 1 shave. I know a bloke who had it when we were both a lot younger and I really did think he was a skinhead. He is a metalhead instead, really down to earth and all in all, a really nice bloke. These days I don't think he shaves it all the time but he must still shave it for a haircut. Channing Tatum is probably the only other person who I feel suits this style although he looks much better when he has a proper hairstyle.

Sadly, the Territory is just very far behind in the times. The femme mullet is probably worse to look at. Although the young kids seem to be right up there with the fashion.
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