Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Mullet......and I don't mean the fish kind....

I was thinking the other day about that unique hair style.  The one they call a mullet.  You know, "business in the front and party in the back"?  Where did it come from and when did it come into style?  So, I looked it up:

.....The mullet is a hairstyle that is short at the front and sides, and long in the back. Often ridiculed as a lowbrow and unappealing hairstyle, the mullet began to appear in popular media in the 1960s and 1970s but did not become generally well-known until the early 1980s. It continued to be popular until the mid-1990s....

.....The modern mullet began to appear in the late 1960s, with Welsh pop singer Tom Jones sporting one. Glam rock artist David Bowie wore a proto-mullet in the early 1970s. Florence Henderson featured a mullet in the opening sequence of the television sitcom The Brady Bunch (1972–3 season).......

She's still totally cute though!

1980s Michael Bolton

In Canada and the USA the mullet is particularly associated with blue collar men (or women), fans of country and ice hockey players.

Business in the front and partay in the back fo sho!!!

Did you know?
That the mullet has been banned in Iran?

This information from Wikipedia:
"In July 2010, the Islamic regime of Iran issued grooming guidelines to men supplementing the existing modesty stipulations to women. Among the new regulations is a ban of the mullet hairstyle. The ban on mullets is one of the measures that Iran has deployed to "confront the cultural assault by the West." The regime aims to promote a set of new Islamic hairstyles that were unveiled at the Hijab and Chastity Festival of 2010."

he's still a cutie with those adorable dimples!

I'm proud to say that I never sported the mullet haircut, even in the 80s when they were at their height!  Did you ever have one?

Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

  1. I always thought mullets looked great as long as you wore them right...

    especially on Billy Ray Cyrus <3