male or female hairdo
This article is about the haircut. For other uses, see Mullet ( disambiguation ) “ Hiplet ” redirects hera. not to be confused with Hiplet ( dance stylus )

As seen here, this hairdo can be achieved by shaving both sides of the read/write head but leaving the hair’s-breadth farseeing in the front and back The mullet is a hairdo in which the haircloth is cut short at the front man and sides, but is longer at the back .

etymology [edit ]

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, use of the terminus mullet to describe this hairdo was “ apparently coined, and surely popularized, by american hip-hop group the Beastie Boys “, [ 1 ] who used “ mullet ” and “ mullet head ” as epithets in their 1994 song “ Mullet Head ”, combining it with a description of the haircut : “ number one on the side and do n’t touch the bet on, act six on the top and do n’t cut it wack, Jack. ” [ 2 ] They expounded on the subject at distance in a six-page article entitled “ Mulling Over The Mullet ” in Issue 2 ( 1995 ) of their magazine Grand Royal, offering a choice of option names for the cut, including “ Hockey Player Haircut ” and “ Soccer Rocker ”. [ 3 ]

Falsified etymology [edit ]

On Slate’ mho Decoder Ring podcast, Willa Paskin discussed the etymology of the term, noting that Oxford English Dictionary credited the australian Street Machine automotive magazine with the first published description of the terminus in 1992, predating Beastie Boys. [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ 6 ] [ 7 ] [ 8 ] Decoder Ring discovered that the magazine image had been faked ; in a 2018 apology posted to imgur, the creator had admitted to faking the text, adjusting the magazine dates, and shown proof. [ 9 ]

In democratic acculturation claims [edit ]

In 2019, Kiefer Sutherland was wide reported, [ 10 ] [ 11 ] [ 12 ] based on an interview with Yahoo!, [ 13 ] to be the ignorant instigator of the style due to the conductor ‘s requirements for his lead function in the 1987 film The Lost Boys. He besides confirmed share of the divine guidance for his hairdo came from Billy Idol. In 2022 press interviews marking the 35th anniversary of the film, Sutherland again recounted the story. [ 14 ] [ 15 ]

fashion history [edit ]

Mullets in antiquity [edit ]

A metallic element figurine, dated back to the 1st-century AD and found during 2018 preparations for a new car park at the Wimpole Estate, England, was hypothesised by archaeologists to indicate that natives in ancient Britain during the Roman occupation could have worn their hair in a like style to mullets. [ 16 ] In the sixth hundred, Byzantine scholar Procopius wrote that some factions of young males wore their hair’s-breadth long at the back and cut it short over the frontal bone. This non-Roman dash was termed the ‘Hunnic ‘ count. [ 17 ] [ 18 ] Researcher Alan Henderson describes the ancient hairdo as useful, as it kept the hair out of the eyes, however provided heat and protective covering for the neck. [ 19 ]

Native America [edit ]

In Mourt’s Relation, author Edward Winslow described the Plymouth pilgrims ‘ first base meet with the Native Americans, Samoset of the Abenaki in 1621 :

He was a grandiloquent straightaway serviceman, the hair of his head black, long buttocks, only short ahead, none on his confront at all ; …Mourt’s Relation[20]

1960s [edit ]

Tom Jones sported a mullet in two of his three 1965 performances of his hit song “ It ‘s not strange ” on the Ed Sullivan Show, May 2, 1965 and June 13, 1965. [ 21 ] [ 22 ]

1970s [edit ]

Mullets were worn by rock stars David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Keith Richards, and Paul McCartney in the early 1970s. [ 23 ] [ 24 ] When writing Neil Peart ‘s encomium in January 2020, Greg Prato asserted Peart had a mullet, based on his observations of a 1974 television, further suggesting “ he besides may have been one of the first rockers to sport another hairdo – the grenadier “, based on a 1985 video, “ The Big Money “. [ 25 ]

1980s [edit ]

In Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom of the 1980s, mullets were “ everywhere ”, according to Tess Reidy writing at The Guardian in 2019. [ 26 ] The 1980s were besides the high distributor point of the mullet ‘s popularity in continental Europe. [ 27 ] besides in the 1980s, the mullet became part of lesbian culture, where it came to be used as a room of identifying oneself as a penis of that culture in populace. [ 28 ] [ 29 ] [ 30 ] [ 31 ]

1990s [edit ]

A man with a mullet in 1992

After the much-publicized 1992 DC Comics storyline in which Superman apparently died, the character returned in the 1993 follow-up storyline “ Reign of the Supermen “, in which he was depicted with a mullet. [ 32 ] The cancel Superman film project, Superman Lives, would have depicted Superman with a mullet. [ 33 ] Punk rock band the Vandals american ginseng of the mullets worn by state music singers and guests of The Jerry Springer Show and listed regional names for the manner in the 1998 song “ I ‘ve Got an Ape Drape ”. [ 34 ] Vocalist Wesley Willis wrote and released the track “ Cut the Mullet ” in 1998 and frequently performed it at live shows. [ 35 ]

2000s [edit ]

The 2001 film American Mullet documents the phenomenon of the mullet hairdo and the people who wear it. [ 36 ] The same year universal Records ( Canada ) released the album Mullet Years: Power Ballads, a collection of unvoiced rock ‘n’ roll ballads. [ 37 ] This hairdo became democratic with the bogan subculture in Australia and New Zealand. [ 38 ] [ 39 ]

2010s [edit ]

The mullet was banned in Iran as one vogue on a list of “ un-Islamic ”, “ decadent westerly cuts ”. [ 40 ] [ 41 ] K-pop artists who have worn mullets include Block B ‘s Zico, Song Min-ho, Nam Joo-hyuk, Byun Baek-hyun, Dean, Stray Kids ‘ Chan and Han, VIXX ‘s N, [ 42 ] B.A.P. ‘s Himchan, [ 43 ] Seventeen ‘s Woozi and The8, and BTS ‘s V. [ 44 ] A man showing off the Mullet hairdo in 2013 The mullet has besides experienced a revival within american sports. After winning back-to-back Stanley Cups, Phil Kessel was spotted in Pittsburgh Penguins training camp in September 2017 bringing the mullet back to its native roots of Pittsburgh Hockey. similarly, Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy wore a mullet starting in early 2017 ; the popularity of his mullet purportedly earned Oklahoma State millions of dollars in commercialize tax income. [ 45 ] In addition, from 2010 to 2015, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks popularized the “ playoff mullet, ” an alternate to the traditional NHL playoff beard. [ 46 ] Current Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner began sporting a mullet in 2018, continuing the Yinzer custom of the hairdo in western Pennsylvania. [ 47 ]

2020s [edit ]

In September 2020, i-D called 2020 “ the year of the mullet ”, attributing its boom in popularity to COVID-19 lockdowns and their close up of hair salons. [ 48 ] In an article for Vice Media, the mullet-wearing teenagers interviewed all described getting the haircut as a jest, with one stating “ There ’ s an irony to the mullet haircut. It ’ s this disgustingly arrant haircut, which means it ’ s decidedly worn in an dry room ”. [ 49 ] Magda Ryczko, founder of the queer-owned barbershop Hairrari in Brooklyn, notes that mullets allow for a master front facing expect for Covid-19 era Zoom meetings, while maintaining a messier, more fun look off television camera, when the longer rear section of hair may be revealed. [ 50 ] An annual national USA Mullet Championship began in 2020. [ 51 ] [ 52 ] Like many 90s trends, mullets have made their way back into mainstream haircloth styles. The most popular version is called the mullet fade. The versatility of the candle languish has modernized the classical mullet giving it a cleaner search. [ 53 ]

References [edit ]

promote read [edit ]

  • Hoskyns, Barhey (2000). The Mullet: Hairstyle of the Gods. Bloomsbury USA. ISBN 1582340641.
  • Henderson, Alan (2007). Mullet Madness!: The Haircut That’s Business Up Front and a Party in the Back. Skyhorse Publishing. ISBN 978-1616088606.
  • Media related to Mullets at Wikimedia Commons
  • The dictionary definition of mullet (haircut) at Wiktionary