You might think that the notorious mullet is a thing of the past and nobody is committing this crime against hair anymore, but you would be wrong. Turns out each year there’s a competition held in the USA that names the greatest kid’s mullet of the year. Scroll down to see the best entries of 2022!
This business-in-the-front, party-in-the-back style has been around way before it was popularized by actors and rock stars in the 1980s. According to some historians, the mullet has been around since at least Ancient Greece, where the style was as much for function as it was for fashion. Cropped hair around the face with longer locks in the back allowed for both visibility and a protective layer of hair for your neck. It wasn’t until the 1970s when the mullet starting rising to modern mainstream fame, though, reaching its peak in the 80s when everyone from George Clooney to Metallica’s James Hetfield sported one. The peak of mullets ended in the early 1990s, but the style has never completely faded from relevance. It’s still proudly worn by rednecks and weirdos all around the world.