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The mullet is a type of haircut. It is relatively short on top, longer at the back (at least to the shoulders), with the ears exposed. The mullet also goes by various nicknames, including Ape Drape, Camaro Cut, Shlong (Short-Long), Mudflap, Hockey Hair, ten-ninety, Tennessee Tophat and Kentucky Waterfall and Neck Warmer. The popular phrase "Business in the front, party in the back" describes the look of the mullet. The Beastie Boys are purported to have coined this word usage.
The mullet is associated with low-income people in the United States and 1970s ice hockey players, especially Czechoslovakian. In the United Kingdom the mullet is most commonly associated with rural thugs, such as Craig Evans who attacked deputy Prime Minister John Prescott with an egg or Ian Botham. In Britain, the mullet is also popularly associated with Central and Eastern Europeans, particularly professional footballers. In recent years, however, the mullet has enjoyed resurgent popularity among the hip set, probably due to its association with 1980s retro kitsch.
The German term for mullet is "Vokuhila," which stands for "vorne kurz, hinten lang" (short in front, long in the back).
Famous people who have worn a mullet
- David Bowie - used a mullet by early 70's, when characterized as Ziggy Stardust
- Richard Dean Anderson - star of MacGyver
- Tony Blair - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- Laurent Brochard - French Professional Cyclist, winner of the 1997 World Cycling Championship
- Peter Clements - Gay 1980s Culture Journalist
- Billy Ray Cyrus - American country singer - incorporated the cutting of his famous mullet into an episode of his television series "Doc "
- Jason Gillespie - Australian Test cricketer
- David Hasselhoff - star of Baywatch and Knight Rider
- Jaromir Jagr - Hockey player
- Kevin Keegan - Football player in the 1970s, now a manager (N.B. He no longer has one)
- Ashton Kutcher - Occasionally has one
- Dennis Lillee - Australian Test cricketer
- Miyavi - Japanese Rock Musician and former member of the J-Rock band Due le Quartz
- Dennis Miller - He had one through most of the '90s until he grew a beard
- Don Niam - star of Undefeatable
- Gérard Klein - French actor. Wore a mullet in the movie Diesel that is sometimes used as mockery against him.
- Brad Pitt - American actor
- Mel Gibson - American actor. Wore a mullet during the 80's and Lethal Weapon series.
- Pat Sharp - Presenter on children's television in the United Kingdom
- Solid Snake - Star of Metal Gear Solid
- Naked Snake - Star of Metal Gear Solid 3 and villian of Metal Gear 2
- Peter Stringfellow - aging London nightclub owner
- Jerry Trimble - in The Master
- Chris Waddle - 1980s Soccer player
- Brock Sampson - Venture family Bodyguard
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