Country Mornings with Jonathan & Ayla

Country Mornings with Jonathan & Ayla

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What Is A Mullet?

Mullets, mullets are so fun. Mullets could be for anyone! (But they’re not). The term “mullet” typically refers to a hairstyle that is short on the top and sides and long in the back. People who rock the “business in the front, party in the back” are truly special and they should be glorified at all costs.

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but the History Channel did an entire feature on mullets. Apparently dudes have been rocking the mullet from the ancient Roman days. That’s a long time right? Is that too far to think back to? I don’t disagree. So let’s go to someone we see every single day. Mister Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill. That is a “skullet” if I’ve ever seen one. (bald on top but hair in the back). The mullet really took on popularity in the 1980’s. Still today, mullets are associated with country music, but there are a lot of other artists in other genres who have sported the mullet in their days.

Different Types Of Mullets

Over the years there’s been many different names for mullets and many different forms of them. There’s the “classic mullet,” which you know is the traditional version of the mullet. The hair is shorter on the tops and sides, but longer in the back. Then we have the “Camaro Cut,” which is when the hair is shorter on the tops and sides, but there’s a longer, layered back that is styled with feathering. How could we forget the “Kentucky Waterfall,” that looks like a beautiful cascading waterfall in the back? Or the “Missouri Compromise,” that features short hair on one SIDE but longer hair on the other. My husband and his hockey friends have their own unique one called “The Hockey Hair.” I can’t really explain that one, but anyone who plays hockey knows what I’m talking about. And lastly, the “Tennessee Top Hat,” where the hair in the back is piled high on top of the head, resembling a top hat.

No matter what style, the outcome is unique. And studies show that people with mullets are more fun, more free-spirited and have a better look on life. According to StudyFinds, “…the study finds that those with the unique haircut enjoy an average of five nights out a month. Meanwhile, the non-mullet crowd lag behind with an average of only three nights out.”

So, who are the party boys and girls of entertainment? The following superstars rocked a mullet at one point in their careers.

  • Hulk Hogan

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    Like Benjamin Franklin, wrestler Hulk Hogan has a bit of a “skullet” going on under that bandana. He’s been rocking this hair style for decades.

  • Miley Cyrus

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    Singer, Miley Cyrus sported a bit of a mullet look. She’s tried out all sort of hair styles, but this specific one is definitely channeling her inner 80’s wild child side.

  • Paul McCartney

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    I’m getting very “Kentucky waterfall” vibes with Paul McCartney’s hairstyle here in this picture. For many years he rocked some version of a mullet.

  • David Beckham

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    David Beckham has rocked almost any hairstyle there is. We will never forget the mullet/mohawk look.

  • Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton

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    Some call it a mullet. Now that I know what a mullet is, I can’t un-see it!

  • Brad Pitt

    Brad Pitt

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    Actor, Brad Pitt has had many different hair journeys. This specific mullet-like hairstyle is giving us southern-rock vibes.

  • Joe Exotic

    Joe Exotic’s “Tiger King” was the most exciting thing to happen during quarantine in 2020. But his mullet deserves to be in the hall of fame.

  • David Bowie

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    David Bowie’s mullet was an entire vibe. And it definitely was an iconic look for the musician.

  • Morgan Wallen

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    Morgan Wallen is the newest country singer to consistently sport the mullet. I guess what they say is true…Bad boys with mullets do have more fun!

  • Blake Shelton

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    It’s too beautiful to un-see. In fact, it might be the most beautiful mullet in the history of mullets.

  • Rod Stewart

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    Is Rod Stewart the king of mullets? He sure looks comfortable on that mullet thrown!

  • Billy Ray Cyrus

    Billy Ray Cyrus

    Billy Ray Cyrus really brought the mullets into mainstream. He made them cool. He was a trendsetter in country music and beyond!

  • Tim McGraw

    The mullet phase didn’t last long for Tim McGraw, but he did sport it in the 90’s.

  • Vince Gill

    Heavy mullet look for country singer, Vince Gill. He no longer has the long locks, but it was a moment in time we will never forget.

  • Toby Keith

    “Who’s Your Daddy?!” I still remember Toby Keith’s mullet days. It’s safe to say, we all miss those days.

  • Keith Whitley

    Some say that Keith Whitley’s mullet is the best there’s ever been. Do you agree?

  • Tracy Lawrence

    We need to have a moment of silence for Tracy Lawrence’s mullet. He made it look so good!

  • Alan Jackson

    “Here in the real world,” we miss Alan Jackson’s mullet. He made it look so sooth, so cool.

  • Travis Tritt

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    Travis Tritt is STILL rocking a special mullet. It’s not a pronounced as it was in the 90’s but we love that he’s consistent.

  • Joe Diffie

    I can’t look away. The beauty of Joe Diffie’s mullet needs a special moment.

  • Marty Stuart

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    (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival)

    Marty Stewart has been dedicated to his mullet look from as long as I can remember! And it STILL looks great.

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