Thursday, 23 April 2015

A to Z of the 80s - M is for Mullet

Girls Just Wanna Have...Mullets
by Jo Michelmore

The definitive 80s hairstyle, how could M stand for anything else? Sure, those big hair bands had some influence and there was nothing quite as glamorous as a side pony for a few minutes there, but there is one hairstyle that defines everything about the 80s and that, my friends, is the mullet. When we think of the mullet, mostly we think of the mullet like Rod Stewart's...

 ..or the curly Australian version of Craig McLachlan's...

But there's a certain type of mullet that should be celebrated more. That mullet is the shemullet. Remember when a girl with a mullet was the sexiest kind of girl? No, I don't either.

Girls in the 80s though? They knew how to mullet. Joan Jett was all business in the front the party in the back, and both of those things involved rock.  

Possibly her most famous and also my favourite Dolly Parton quote involves "taking a lot of money to look this cheap". She was right. It would have taken a lot of money to keep up with all that hairspray.

Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders knew the mullet was more than a hair was a lifestyle.

But the ultimate mullet, of man or woman? That crown goes to the one (and thankfully only) Cher.

Or maybe Michael Bolton. I can't decide.


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