This is only my opinion, however, the mullet is, again, in my opinion, the worst hairstyle EVER! I can say that because in my younger days I sported the cut, and at the time thought it was the best haircut EVER, everybody did. I didn’t shave the sides as many mullet sportin’ fellas do, but nevertheless, it was a mullet for sure.

Joel Katz age 16

Joel Katz age 16

“Business in the front, party in the back,” as it’s been described has been proudly displayed by celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Mario Lopez, Scarlett Johansson, Rob Lowe, Charlie Sheen, Billy Ray Cyrus, Meryl Streep (Yes, that Meryl Streep), David Beckham,

David Beckham

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 06: David Beckham arrives in the Royal Box on Centre Court during day ten of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 6, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Ye (Kanye West), Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, John Stamos, Rihanna, Zendaya, Kristen Stewart, John Travolta, and many, many, more.

Zendaya

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 15: Singer Zendaya arrives at The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

The original mullet? For men, I believe it was David Bowie. For women, it’s got to be Florence Henderson when she had that famous hairdo on The Brady Bunch.

David Bowie

David Bowie (1947 – 2016) performs on stage on his Ziggy Stardust/Aladdin Sane tour in London, 1973. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)

florence Henderson as Carol Brady

LOS ANGELES – SEPTEMBER 29: Florence Henderson as Carol Brady in THE BRADY BUNCH episode, “Pass The Tabu.” Original air date September 29, 1972. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

Here’s something that many folks don’t know, there’s a United States of America Mullet Championship. Within the USAMC you can compete in several different categories. There’s the USA Mullet Kids Championship,  the USA Mullet teen Championship, the USA Mullet Men’s Open Championship, and the USA Mullet Femullet Championship which was won last year by New Yorker Cassidy Jenson.

According to mulletchamp.com the hairstyle “has been around since at least Ancient Greece, where the style was as much for function as it was for fashion. Cropped hair around the face with long locks in the back allowed for both visibility and a protective layer of hair for your neck…the Greeks weren’t the only ones sporting the mullet, though. There is evidence that Neanderthals and our oldest ancestors would wear this ‘do, as well.”

To participate in the USA Mullet Championships you need two things…a mullet and ten dollars. Once you check those boxes you can register here for the 2022 Open Division. I should warn you that no wigs or extensions are permitted. Registration ends on August 31st and the first round of voting begins on September 12th. First Prize is the $2500 “Mullet Mega Money Pot,” with the second and third place finishers receiving “Mullet Champs Gift Sets.”

Good luck with that!

This just in: Online voting for the Kids’ Mullet Championship ended over the weekend. Emmett Bailey, of Menominee, Wisconsin, won the mullet championship. He’s got a fauxhawk on top and a long curly mullet in the back. He won $2,500.

David Spade aka Joe Dirt commented on the contest: “Rustin, this cute little goat roper. Like the poofy hair, like he’s holding a little fish or a drumstick. Blank stare, pretty studly, good. Landry, flag carved in. Oh, I don’t know if that’s legal. But you know what, his little mugshot’s good. Lotta frecks, good smile. I’m in. (Laughs) Billy do! This tank. Oh, he means biz dude. He’s hitting dingers. Look at how huge those shades are. Terminator! Epic, different shades. Nice. Interesting. Hawaii shirt, I don’t know if I’d go with that. All winners to me though.”

UPDATE: Breast Cancer Survivor May Win Mullet Championship With Hot Pink Mullet:

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A breast cancer survivor has made the finals of the 2022 Mullet Championship. Lissa Sears is the only female remaining. She tells CBC News that her hot pink mullet is named Glorious. “Eight years ago, I was bald because I was going through chemo. And what’s the opposite of bald? A mullet. I started growing it because it didn’t matter. It was just my life, and nobody can tell me what I can and can’t do. And I love it because a lot of people hate it. I never wore pink a day in my life until I was diagnosed. And now it’s infused.”