Regrettable Hairstyles of the 80s: The ‘Mullet’ (Life’s a Journey Series, Week 15)

This post is part of a weekly series of ‘link-up’ Posts which reflect on life’s journey, old memories and family stories (see below for more info).

I noticed this week that there appears to be a new fashion skirt in town. They’re calling it the Mullet, apparently, in homage to the eponymous and much-maligned 1980s ‘business in the front, party in the back’  hair style (ably demonstrated by Mr Gibson, above).

As an 80s teen myself, I can provide personal testimony on behalf of the many interesting hair and fashion combos which ran as rampant as my hormones back in the day. Personally, I was a Lady Di disciple *ahem*.

But in honour of the hairstyle which was so-good-they-have-named-a-skirt-after-it-30-years-later, I give you my Top 5 awesome and mighty Mullets of all time……

Coming in 5th, Andre Agassi.

Stubbornly clung on to his wisps at the bottom until there was nowt left on the top.

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In 4th place, Mr Billy Ray Cyrus.

Possibly realised that his music might sound better with his ears covered.

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In 3rd place, the awesome Michael Bolton.

The loss of his locks apparently inspiring his hit record, “How am I supposed to live without you?”

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Our Runner Up…. Chris ‘why ay’ Waddle.

Half of infamous footie duo Hoddle and Waddle (you can’t make this stuff up you know)…

Click on the image for an extra surprise!

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And the winner is….. Melanie Griffith!!

Who knew that Melly was a staunch supporter of the Big M?!! Taking the Ginge to epic proportions, here in Working Girl.

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Were you a Mullet wearer, a Flock of Seagulls, a Phil Oakey (Human League), or a Diana ‘flick’er? Share your memories of those Big Hair Days with me. I could use a treat.

Post an entry to your own Blog  and use the Linky tool (link below) to enter your memories into the fray. If you like, just leave a comment and join in that way, but do join in.

If you feel sexy, grab the code too (just follow the link) and post it into your Blog entry – that way, everyone can pay it forward as they say – it’s good to share.

Please visit the other blogs on the list and leave a comment or two – it makes everyone’s day!

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Next week it’s all about technology.  What was the modern gadget that you wowed your school pals with in 1980? Did you work with a computer way back when? Post your memories and join in with next week’s Linky (Tues)…..


More about the Life’s a Journey weekly memories series.

Other posts in this series:-

Week 1 – My earliest baby photo

Week 2 – Old School Portrait

Week 3 – Earliest Writings

Week 4 – Bestest Friends

Week 5 – Teenage Crushes

Week 6 – First Movie Memories

Week 7 – The Song You Snogged Your Hand To

Week 8 – Homage to Grandparents

Week 9 – Favourite Childhood Books

Week 10 – Tying the Knot (again)

Week 11 – Blue: Girl Guide Uniform Shambles

Week 12 – Cuddly Companions

Week 13 – A Rope, Some Pals and Jelly on a Plate

Week 14 - Pink NHS Specs, 1975

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15 responses to “Regrettable Hairstyles of the 80s: The ‘Mullet’ (Life’s a Journey Series, Week 15)

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