The history of the mullet goes back nearly fifty years. The mullet is a hairstyle that has received some amount of fame and notoriety. It is typically considered as having the hair short and fairly well trimmed in the front while being much longer in the back. It has been a popular hairstyle among rock and roll stars and fans as well. Because it is typically considered a more masculine hairstyle it is not often that women wear their hair in a mullet. However this does not mean that no women have had a mullet, just that it is a bit more unusual.
The mullet originated some time in the 1960s with pop singers and rock artists beginning to sport them. They continued to grow in popularity throughout the 70s and 80s as well. They have often been modified in one way or another to make them stand out a bit more, but the general pattern of having short front and sides with a long back has remained the same.
The mullet continued to persist well into the 90s and even the 2000s now. The hairstyle has grown so well known even that it can sometimes have particular lifestyles associated with it. Those lifestyles may be viewed as good or bad by some.
The strong association of lifestyle with hairstyle is not altogether typical, but it is certainly the case for the mullet. There have been several movies and television shows in which characters have even been recognized specifically for their mullet. To this day that trend continues, and there is no significant indication that it will stop anytime soon.
The mullet has clearly had a long history going on four decades now. There have been plenty of famous people from movie stars to rock stars to wear their hair in a mullet. There are even instructions available around the web on ways you can cut or style mullets. As such it does not seem like this hairstyle is a fad or dropping in popularity anytime soon.