Some Useless Knowledge About Mullets
One question comes to mind when the mullet subject is brought up…Why? I have done a bit of research and I'm really shocked at what I found, well not really. To figure out what went wrong, we are going to have to go back to the beginning of history. There is archeological evidence that confirms their existence in Mesopotamia and Asia Minor. They are also present on several Egyptian hieroglyphs and Greek statues. However, the first examples of mullets as social fashion statements are recorded in the 6th century by the Byzantine scholar and historian Procopius of Caesarea;
"First the rebels revolutionized the style of wearing their hair. For they had it cut differently from the rest of the Romans...clipping the hair short on the front of the head down to the temples, and letting it hang down in great length and disorder in the back, as the Massageti do. This weird combination they called the Hun haircut." Chapter 7 of Procopius of Caesarea: The Secret History
Rebel seems to be the catch phrase that is associated with a mullet. Back then it was a rebellious act against a governing power. Now it's just a rebellious act against looking presentable.
If you have never seen a mullet and want to know what they look like just stop by your local Wal-Mart and look around. If you don't have a Wal-Mart next to you don't fret! You can always look for a trailer park; they have been known to produce large numbers of mullets. If that doesn't work for you can always go back to the 80's, this is where most who have a mullet still reside. Also they can be found in most mug shot photos from your local Police Department
When researching I found that there are three predominate styles and several branching variations. The Fashion Mullets, Forcekullet and Skullet