May 11th, 2008
|jimbojones||08:36 pm - Never underestimate the power of a mullet.|
A post in jourdannex's LJ reminded me of a conversation I had with my hairstylist recently.
Jennifer (my stylist) confided in me cut-before-last that her current biggest frustration is men who come in, sit in the chair, and tell her they want their hair cut very short on the sides - like a #4 guard or so - short with bangs on the top, and down to the shoulderblades in the back. "But," they then tell her, "don't make it look like a mullet."
Are you as confused as I am? This is a request she gets FREQUENTLY. Which amazes me for any number of reasons.
- I really would not expect men who want mullets to be getting them at a place that charges $20 a cut
- What on earth do they think a mullet is?
- What do they think their mullet is, and how do they think it differs from a mullet?
There has got to be some kind of strange mullet etiquette that mere mortals such as myself (and my too-chic-to-want-to-cut-mullets stylist chick) wot not of. Something that divides the mullet from, I don't know, for lack of a better word shall we call it a catfish? Or maybe there's an entire ecosystem of redneck haircuts we just don't understand the subtleties of. Like Eskimos supposedly having twelve different words for "snow". For all I know I could walk into a SuperCuts and ask for a "bream" and be served with no further questions asked. A "crappie" certainly doesn't seem out of the question...
Current Music: Frou Frou - Psychobabble
Yes, for some reason the mullet is still alive and well in the South. I don't understand it, because if I was able to stop wearing my hair in a gigantic sprayed winged monstrosity, you would think guys could give up their mullets. I hear they are prominent at Nascar races, but I will just have to take everyone's word on that.
I have to admit, though...back in the '80s, I pretty much only dated guys with mullets. I didn't seek them out, there were just more guys from that set to choose from. Behold, my first really serious boyfriend:
Charles sported one HELL of a mullet for a while, too, and I've got the pictures to prove it. Let's hope I never have a reason to use them.