Ahh… the Mullet. What a fantastic, amazing hair-do that has brought many a chuckle and pop culture remembrance. The Mullet became wildly popular in the early to mid 90’s when the “tail” was occasionally “permed” with either loose or tight curls. The mullet took on a life of its own. It was said that men were wearing two different looks at one time: business in the front, party in the back. If you sported Z Cavarricci pants, a big gold necklace and loafers with no socks, then you had the look down pat. Everywhere you went there was the mullet.
The mullet lasted well into the 1990’s where we saw John Stamos sport it on the popular television show Full House. Who didn’t want to look like Uncle Jesse with his full head of shiny,black… mullet? The 90’s look was a tamer version of the 80’s style. The front was no longer spiked or high, yet instead was shorter and closer to the head. The back was still long and full; never to be put in a pony tail.
There have been many famous people who have donned this look without remorse or care. Let’s take a look at some of the various mullets that have been represented by some celebrity heads in the past.
- Chuck Norris never has to get a haircut, he has a natural mullet.
- John Stamos… probably had the most famous mullet on TV back in the days.
- Jean-Claude Van Damme had a product-rich mullet in the movie “Hard Target.”
- Mario Lopez played AC Slater in “Saved By the Bell” and was the athletic teen that sported his mullet for a short while.
- Dog the Bounty Hunter’s mullet pretty much lets you know that the mullet has not disappeared and is still alive chasing bounties.
- The mullet is easily associated with country music singer Billy Ray Cyrus who wore his mullet long and proud while singing “Achy Breaky Heart.”
- Kiefer Sutherland acted as a vampire in “Lost Boys”. A vampire with a mullet?
- Superman had one in DC comics but it did not last very long. It was decided he needed to be a clean cut kind of super hero.
- Wayne & Garth are probably the two raddest mullets ever to hit the big screen. Aspchintersayswhat? Yep… exactly.
- Of course, I had to follow the trend. I sported one for a couple of years. For some reason, my lady liked my longer hair back then. I think it was a roper (Cowboy) thing to do. This picture was from our engagement photos. I said goodbye to my mullet only 2 short months after we got married. But, I did keep it in a zip lock bag for safe keeping. I don’t know why? That’s probably weird.
To all you guys and gals… as long as people keep on sporting the mullet here and there, I will keep on enjoying the business in the front, party in the back do!
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