Business In the Front, Party In the Back

Charlie Trent and Erika Kolseth

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Pro-Mullet

I guess I’m a sucker for ‘80s music, movies, and fashion. I believe bringing back old trends will keep that era alive. Many trends are coming back and some of my favorites are mom jeans, scrunchies, overalls, oversized jean jackets and the best of them all, mullets.

Mullets are a hairstyle that is cut short in the front and sides but left long at the back. 

Mullets aren’t a particularly favored hairstyle and to be honest, I hated mullets until I saw “The Outsiders” with Rob Lowe, and I was completely convinced that mullets are attractive. 

Am I the only one who sees the potential of this haircut? 

I see people like senior Colin Wood and junior Ian Olson who totally pull off the look, but not everyone can. While walking down the hallway, it makes me happy to see people who are spontaneous enough to get a hairstyle that’s not very popular and rock it. 

But there are guidelines to the perfect mullet. 

If your hair is longer than your neck in the back, you are doing something wrong. If you have bangs with a mullet, stop and get some help. 

Having the haircut just shows what type of person you are. Mullets say you are a fun, adventurous person who also has a serious, focused side. 

You know what they say: “Business in the front, party in the back.”

Miley Cyrus said it best: “You get the best of both worlds.” 

 

Anti-Mullet

When I walk through the halls, my vision is littered with teenage boys who seem to think that they are in fact Patrick Swayze circa 1987. However, this is not 1987, and they are definitely NOT Patrick Swayze.

According to Urban Dictionary, a mullet is, “the ideal haircut for a man/woman who is short on change” — not exactly how you want someone to describe your haircut.

Throughout the ‘80s, the god-awful hairstyle called the “mullet” ran rampant through pop culture and media. Many famous and iconic celebrities were seen sporting the look, including Chuck Norris, Billy Ray Cyrus and David Bowie.

While all of these ‘80s icons most definitely pulled off the look, there is a reason that they cut their rat tails as the ‘80s came to a close. That’s because mullets were, and will always be, ugly.

Not to say that mullets are an ugly style on everyone out there, male or female, but to avoid the possibility of looking like Sue Sylvester, you would be safer if you stay far away from a mullet of any kind.

Personally, I don’t fully understand the resurgence of the style. The ‘80s, in general, are coming back in full swing, whether it is fashion, movies, music, and yes, hairstyles. Everything on this list is more or less harmless and mostly tasteful. 

However, the hairstyles of the ‘80s — perms, crimps, mullets, flows and teased curls — should be cut off for good.

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