The mullet is an important piece of cultural heritage. Many will look at the mullet and just chuckle, but fact is: The native Americans had braids and mohawks, African warriors have tribal paint, and folks from the American south have the mullet. It's who you are, be proud of all types of mullets.
The mullet encompasses both aspects of the good ol' boy image. When you're walking towards someone, they'll say to themselves "Wow, this guy's all business". As you're leaving, though, they'll say "But man, I guess he knows how to party..."
So which mullet is right for you? Read on and find out...
The Traditional Mullet
The most common mullet is simply the flat top with the long, straight hair in the back. To get this mullet, just get out the buzz clippers and trim the sides and the top till it looks good. This mullet is great for pretty much anyone, but it looks especially distinctive with lighter blond hair colors.
The Billy Ray Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus' mullet became synonymous with the song itself, Achey Breaky Heart. You probably remember it as getting more and more whimsical every time he came out. One time he might have adorned it with a rat tail, another with some braids and beads. The consistent elements, though, were the slightly shaggy look and the sense of imagination when it comes to decorating and styling it.
The Snake Plissken
Snake Plissken's mullet blurred the line between the mullet and "hippie hair". This represented that he was, above all else, an All American character, but that he had grown disillusioned with the American government. This style looks great on just about anyone, and represents a cool, detached, healthy American cynicism, but it looks best on someone who can back it up, someone with martial arts training or some twenty four inch biceps.