The Mullet – Alive and Well In The Area
Was the Mullet really all that bad?
Oh sure, we all laugh now, about the multipurpose hair style. "Business in the front and party in the back." It had something to fit every need.
Although the style became less popular in the 90's, you don't have to look very far in the Quincy-Hannibal area to find someone who either didn't get the memo, or totally disregarded it.
My brother-in-law, donned a mullet wig and a set of hillbilly teeth Saturday night, to totally embarrass my daughter in front of all of her friends at her 16th birthday party. Sadly, I believe there was someone in attendance at the party who styles their hair daily, in a similar fashion. They looked right at home in the party atmosphere.
My sister is a barber. She sees several different styles hair from flat tops to comb-overs. I asked her if she had customers with mullets come in for a cut. She said that she has a few guys who still come in for a mullet tune-up. A little buzz around the ears, a sharpening of the spikes and a trim of split ends on the party side. Go Figure.
I blame Billy Ray Cyrus. He was able to "Achy Breaky" his way to a fortune with the funky hair style. Back in the 90's I once got in a ton of hot water with the boss about a show I did on Billy Ray announcing that he didn't have a use for underwear, so I already have an axe to grind with him. Even Billy Ray wised up and went to a different style. I can't imagine "Hanna Montana," would have been nearly as successful, with a guy sporting a mullet, throwing out advice to his daughter about life and love, unless they were living in the "trailerhood," of Malibu.
That's what great about this area. If you are comfortable wearing the mullet, and it represents who you are, then more power to you. I bet you know how to throw one heck of a party, dude.
And keep in mind, this blog was written by a bald guy...