What Is a Mullet?
Many people have asked the question, "what is a mullet?" For that, there is no easy answer. Is it a fish found in tropical waters? Yes, it is. Is it a 2001 Australian film? In fact, it's a film about a guy who poaches mullet for a living. Is it a hairstyle worn by adventuresome men and women? That my friends, is the question we've all been waiting for. Mullets are best known as a style that blends short hair at the front and sides with long hair in the back. While also referred to as neck beards, the shag and helmet head, the mullet is often the brunt of jokes and ridicule.
The start of the style
Although the mullet has been around for centuries, it did not become truly popular until the early 1980s. The fascination with mullets lasted until the mid 1990s with a short resurgence in the new millennium. Currently, the mullet is not a desirable style in common culture and some people actually shudder when they see a person sporting a neck beard. Others chortle and poke the person next to them when they see a helmet head walking down the street.
Hobbies of the hair
The mullet has been a source of amusement for many people. Mullet hunting is a favored pastime of some; they immerse themselves in environments where they might find a mullet and covertly take photos for their scrapbook. The hairstyle is flattering to some and has even started to make its way back into popular culture on the domes of celebrities. The mullet is hands-down the most famous and most talked about hairstyle in history.