November 05, 2007

The Mullet is Back!

Or so says the chick who cuts my hair. She should know -- she's about 25, Japanese, with starkly chopped hair and big black boots. She cuts the hair of movie and television actors, models and musicians. She also does some modeling.

If Sashumi is correct, then the mullet has gone through major rehab. A staple among guys in the Eighties (including me) who thought they looked cool, the mullet eventually became a joke, a default setting for Southern rednecks, many of whom suspiciously were named Randy and whose follicular role models were Billy Ray Cyrus and John Daly .

It may well be that the mullet is making a comeback. Maybe we will soon see the stars of the entertainment world and others sporting the wooly, neck-shielding mane whose clarion call is "business in the front, party in the back!" If so, this time you and Sashumi can count me out.


At 4:06 PM, Blogger Aileen said...

Hmmm...all I can say is "Never say never." :)

At 7:12 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

Is that what you call this style? My boss for many years had hair that looked like this and I just thought he had a barber who was a redneck.

At 9:43 PM, Blogger media concepts said...

Aileen - I suppose, a year from now, we could put on our red leather jackets, zip them up diagonally, free our mullets from inside the collars, and head to the multiplex to catch the new Molly Ringwald movie. But it's a scary thought.

Barbara - ironically, if you know the genesis of the term "redneck," one cannot literally become a redneck if one has a mullet. Of course, one could be the redneck first and grow the mullet second.


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