National Mullet Day

A stylish individual with a magnificent mullet, wearing retro clothing, grooving to rock music in a lively concert setting..
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Don't grab your fishing gear just yet, folks! We're not talking about the fish. We're talking about that glorious hairstyle that screams 'business in the front, party in the back.' Enter: National Mullet Day. Here to give this hairstyle the recognition it deserves, National Mullet Day takes the internet by storm every year, and boy, do people have some strong feelings about this unique look.

When is Mullet Day?

It's national mullet day on the 2nd July.

The Day of the Mullet

With 293 mentions detected online, the heightened interest in National Mullet Day seems to have peaked on July 2, 2020. But what's the buzz all about? Well, the mullet, of course. That's right, a hairstyle has its own national day; and honestly, when it comes to the mullet, we're not surprised. Loved and loathed in equal measure, the mullet's been making waves (and we're not just talking about in the hair) across the world for decades.

A Hairy History

The iconic cut characterized by short hair in the front and long locks in the back, was wildly popular in the 1970s and 1980s, gracing the heads of rock stars, actors, and athletes alike. For some, it was a bold statement of non-conformity; for others, it was simply the height of cool. Whether you're a fan of the look or not, it's hard to deny the mullet's place in cultural history.

The Mullet Renaissance

Fashion, like history, repeats itself, and it appears the mullet is no exception. Recent years have seen a resurgence of the mullet, with celebrities and internet trendsetters sporting updated versions of the classic cut. From TikTok to the red carpet, to high-fashion runways, the mullet is back, and it's doing its own thing, which is precisely the kind of behaviour we've come to expect from this one-of-a-kind style.


No matter how you feel about mullets, National Mullet Day sparks conversation, laughter, and maybe even some reminiscing about past hair missteps (or triumphs!). It's a day to recognize a hairstyle that’s not just a cut, but a lifestyle. So let's celebrate! Whether you're brave enough to rock one, or you simply just like to admire (or snicker) from afar, National Mullet Day is all about having fun!

History behind the term 'Mullet'


The Rise of the Mullet

In the 1970s, the term 'mullet' started gaining popularity in reference to a particular hairstyle. The mullet is characterized by short hair on the front and sides, and long hair in the back. It became a prominent hairstyle among rockstars and musicians of the era, such as David Bowie and Rod Stewart. The term itself is believed to have originated from the word 'mullet fish,' which is known for its combination of a lean body and a long tail.


The Mullet Goes Mainstream

During the 1980s, the mullet hairstyle gained mainstream popularity, transcending the music industry and permeating various aspects of pop culture. It became associated with a rebellious and edgy image, often sported by both men and women. The mullet was also seen as a symbol of individuality and non-conformity. This trend was further fueled by athletes, most notably in the world of professional wrestling, where mullets were a common sight.


The Decline of the Mullet

As the 1990s rolled in, the mullet started to lose its appeal. Changing fashion trends and evolving cultural norms led to a decline in popularity for this hairstyle. The once-iconic mullet began to be associated with outdated fashion and became the target of ridicule and jokes. Despite its decline, the mullet continued to hold a prominent place in popular culture and has since become a nostalgic symbol of the past.

2000s and Beyond

The Mullet Resurgence

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in the mullet hairstyle. Embracing retro fashion and celebrating nostalgia, a new generation has begun to embrace the mullet once again. The mullet has even found its way into high fashion runways and celebrity red carpets, reaffirming its status as a hairstyle that can make a statement. Whether it's a tongue-in-cheek tribute or a genuine embrace of the past, the mullet continues to leave its mark on popular culture.

Did you know?

Did you know that the term 'mullet' for the classic 'business in the front, party in the back' haircut was first popularized by the Beastie Boys? In their 1994 song 'Mullet Head', they laid down the definitive description of the style, helping to spread its name far and wide.


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