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Subject: Will the Mullet come back?

Written By: Ryan112390 on 01/13/10 at 6:02 pm

Now that it's the 2010s, many expect a wave of late 80s/mid 90s nostalgia--similar to how there was a wave of late 70s/mid 80s nostalgia in the 00s, a wave of late 60s/mid 70s nostalgia in the 90s etc. The mullet was a hairstyle, that while worn since the 70s, hit it's ''peak'' of popularity or mainstream appeal in the late 80s to approximately 1995 or 1996 at most. Do you think this hairstyle will re-appear in the 2010s in some form? After all, in the early/mid 90s, long sideburns (which were cool in the 70s but thought of as ridiculous in the 80s) were popular again, as were bell bottoms which were similarily popular in the 70s but reviled in the 80s. The mullet in the '00s was/is the equivalent, imo, to long sideburns in the 80s--Reviled and hated. Similar to mustaches, huge in the 70s amongst men and are now--at least began to in '08/'09, have a comeback after being loathed since the 90s.
It's a pretty easy style to maintain and is easier and can, if done properly, appear more professional than having truly long hair. It can be short enough in the front not to fall in one's face, which is especially tedious if one has a job which requires them to look professional or if hair in the face would interefere with one's job--from the front it can appear to be an ordinary business-y hair cut, while long enough in the sides and back to maintain 'long' hair--for the aesthethic purpose, lifestyle or statement for which men wear their hair long to begin with.

I'm not talking about the outrageous or even ''rednecky mullets'' which were worn by Billy Ray Cyrus, or something extreme like a skullet or anything, but something simple, sort of what I had back in 1996 and what my dad had most of the 90s (1991-1996)

I'm talking this kind of mullet:
http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/7784/me962.jpg
http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/3249/june199582.jpg
http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/8379/june1995142.jpg

NOT this:
http://media.ebaumsworld.com/picture/Soulta/TheMullet.png


Subject: Re: Will the Mullet come back?

Written By: Midas on 01/13/10 at 8:12 pm

In some places the mullet never left. :D

Subject: Re: Will the Mullet come back?

Written By: Tam on 01/13/10 at 8:38 pm

Gah I hope not!

Subject: Re: Will the Mullet come back?

Written By: whistledog on 01/13/10 at 8:43 pm


http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/3249/june199582.jpg


Is that David Strathairn?

Subject: Re: Will the Mullet come back?

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 01/13/10 at 9:51 pm

This is why it should not be brought back!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byQIPdHMpjc

Subject: Re: Will the Mullet come back?

Written By: Brian06 on 01/13/10 at 9:56 pm

Please no!

Subject: Re: Will the Mullet come back?

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 01/13/10 at 9:57 pm


Please no!


Sorry should have put a nightmare disclaimer. :-[

Subject: Re: Will the Mullet come back?

Written By: gumbypiz on 01/13/10 at 10:38 pm

What do you mean "will the Mullet come back"?

It never left!  :D

Have you been to Walmart lately, or gone to the website People of Walmart yet?

Proof the mullet never died, just went on sale at Walmart.  :D

Subject: Re: Will the Mullet come back?

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/14/10 at 7:54 am

Actually we first have to wait u til the Flock of Seagulls coiffe comes back. Then we can proceed to the mullet.

Subject: Re: Will the Mullet come back?

Written By: whistledog on 01/14/10 at 12:50 pm


Actually we first have to wait u til the Flock of Seagulls coiffe comes back


If 'Friends' didn't re-popularize that hair, then nothing will ;D

Subject: Re: Will the Mullet come back?

Written By: tv on 01/14/10 at 5:09 pm

Here you go the Richard Marx mullet:

Subject: Re: Will the Mullet come back?

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 01/14/10 at 6:19 pm


Here you go the Richard Marx mullet:


His isn't too bad.  One of the nicest I've seen. :)

Subject: Re: Will the Mullet come back?

Written By: Doc Brown on 01/14/10 at 11:11 pm


His isn't too bad.  One of the nicest I've seen. :)

Good Call, Cath.

I once read in TV Guide that actor Richard Dean Anderson was the only guy on television ever to look good in a mullet.
I tend to agree, and I'll be first in line at the box office if there's ever a MacGyver movie.

But otherwise, mullets should be outlawed.

Your Pal,
Doc

8)

P.S.: Ever seen a smiley with a mullet? That might be good for some laughs!

Subject: Re: Will the Mullet come back?

Written By: karen on 01/15/10 at 2:31 pm

http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/12/glasses8.gif

:-\\

Subject: Re: Will the Mullet come back?

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/10 at 7:21 am

Will hereditary baldness affect mullets of the future?

Subject: Re: Will the Mullet come back?

Written By: 80sTrivMeister on 01/16/10 at 7:27 am

I certainly hope it doesn't return...  :o

Subject: Re: Will the Mullet come back?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/16/10 at 9:53 pm


Actually we first have to wait u til the Flock of Seagulls coiffe comes back. Then we can proceed to the mullet.


That's more "costume" than "style."  It like asking when KISS makeup will come back in fashion. Only one guy in the band wore the AFOS 'do:  Mike Score.  He only wore it in performance and photo sessions.  Furthermore, he only went with the that hairdo for about two years.  You can imagine how high-maintenance it was.  I tried, but my hair wasn't long enough.  That's a lot of hairspray!  

http://wpcontent.answers.com/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/74/A_Flock_of_Seagulls.JPG/220px-A_Flock_of_Seagulls.JPG

If you watch the video for "I Ran," you'll see it is evolving, but not the same:

http://img.skitch.com/20081105-g73wkt7ie3mcw29nu5dfn2a9ym.preview.jpg


He also posed for the "Listen" LP cover with the forehead fall peak, but not the crowning wings.

http://onceuponawin.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/win-pics-flock-of-seagulls.jpg

Subject: Re: Will the Mullet come back?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/16/10 at 10:12 pm

Florabama special:

http://www.thisplacesucks.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/mullet.jpg

;D

Subject: Re: Will the Mullet come back?

Written By: Marian on 01/24/10 at 12:57 pm


What do you mean "will the Mullet come back"?

It never left!  :D

Have you been to Walmart lately, or gone to the website People of Walmart yet?

Proof the mullet never died, just went on sale at Walmart.  :D
good one!! 8)

Subject: Re: Will the Mullet come back?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 01/24/10 at 2:33 pm

Mullet never really died!

;D

Subject: Re: Will the Mullet come back?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/29/10 at 2:46 am


Mullet never really died!

;D


We ALL have one, we just don't know it.

If you can grow it, you can mow it!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/12/headbang.gif

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