Zen Bastard (jimbojones) wrote,
Zen Bastard

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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.

  1. I really would not expect men who want mullets to be getting them at a place that charges $20 a cut
  2. What on earth do they think a mullet is?
  3. 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...

Tags: vignette, wtf

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