Back-to-school time is here, and I recently asked my 11-year-old son what kind of hairstyle he was considering for the beginning of the school year. He simply said, "I WANT A MULLET!" I couldn't help but laugh as if he was making some kind of joke. But, he looked at me square in the eyes and I could tell he was serious. It took a few hours of pleading with him not to go with the mullet. But, I feel it is going to happen someday.

I used to treat a sighting of a mullet, like seeing a majestic unicorn. When someone who took pride in their hair, would walk into a bar rockin a mullet, they would shine like a beacon of light. I used to snap photos with the glorious hairdos and post them on my very own wall of fame. But, now it seems the sighting of a mullet is no longer a rare occurrence. In just the past few years, I have noticed more and more mullets in different locations around western Montana. So, the question is "Is the mullet making a comeback?"

According to

The peak of mullets ended in the early 1990’s, but the style has never completely faded from relevance. Instead, it slipped from the good graces of the masses and became iconic in various subcultures: everyone from country music stars and lesbians, to hockey players and Native Americans.

They say that history and even fashion trends repeat themselves every 20-30 years. Maybe it is time that the mullets make a comeback. It appears that there are plenty of mullets in the wild. Just recently a Tennessee woman claimed the record for the world's longest mullet. A 58-year-old woman from Knoxville, Tennessee named Tami Manis is now an official world record holder. It's down to her ankles and measures an impressive 5 feet 8 inches.


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