Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Duane Chapman Long Blonde Mullet Hair Cut

Photo of Duane Chapman mullet hair cut.
Duane Chapman mullet hair cut

The haircut known as the mullet is short at the front but longer at the back. It is different to the cut known as the rattail. This is where there is a long thin length of hair hence the name rattail. Even though it is more common on men, it is popular with people of both genders and ages. The notion is party at the back and business on the front. People will often mirror famous people like David Bowie to achieve the Duane Chapman mullet hair.

Picture of Duane Chapman long blonde mullet hair.
Duane Chapman long blonde mullet hair

The hairstyle has been around for forty years and began in the nineteen seventies when icons such as David Bowie started the trend. Before this, he would wear his hair long. There is an urban legend that fishermen sported long hair on the back to keep the cold from their neck. That is how the term mullet came about.

Ziggy Stardust aka David Bowie sported a rather bright orange colored mullet. At that time, the shape of the mullet was rather squared. In 1980, styles changed to big and voluminous. Men went a little mad and began spiking their hair and highlighting their hair blonde. One such celebrity that sported this style is Billy Ray Cyrus in the nineties. Numerous people attempted to carry the style off while others simply could not stand it.

In nineteen ninety-five there was an article written in a magazine and it slated the hairstyle pretty badly. This article contained shots of famous people wearing the hairstyle. There was one band in particular where every member of the band had the hairstyle and young people copied him or her.

To this day, numerous people still try to copy the Duane Chapman mullet hairstyle. Another celebrity people want to copy is David Bowie. Then there is still the legendary Billy Ray Cyrus.

1 comment:

  1. Strangers in airports and at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas have told me I look like Dog the Bounty Hunter. In actuality, I'd worn this hair style for ten years before Duane Chapman gained notoriety. I guess it would be fair to say, "He looks like me?"

    Soon all of my newer friends & strangers began calling me Dog. Many friends (most still don't know my real name),continue to call me Dog; although I recently cut my hair, which was severely damaged by a thyroid condition.

    The "mullet", (a stupid term), hairstyle originates from an, updated version of the old "D.A." hairdo made famous by the "hoods" (fonzies), of the 1950s; combined with the longer hair of the 60s and 70s hippies. This "baby-boomer" generation happens to be Mr. Chapman’s generation, as well as my own.

    This particularly unique style offers a departure from the boring, "everybody can do it", part down the center that so many counter culturists (hippies), unoriginally gave themselves over to; thus becoming a clone of every other long-haired freak at the pot party.

    Not to distract from Duane Chapman, a man whom I greatly admire & respect, but trust someone who has had hair extensions. The front and the top of Dog's hair is his, but those long golden locks are not.

    Real human hair extensions are very costly. I paid over two K for the ones I once had. I spent eight hours in the salon chair having them put in. BTW, I was the only guy in the place, except for two flaming Coiffures. I'm not bashing anyone here, just making an observation.

    If you want & can afford hair extensions, they’re worth every cent, but they only last about six months before needing to be replaced.

    A manager at my local McDonalds has dreads that I know he wasn't born with. When one starts observing the many cultures around us, a W.A.S.P. has no reason to be ashamed or embarrassed for having his hair tuned up a couple of times a year.

    Nothing personal Dog, you’re one of my favorite heroes and will always be a brother in Christ, but anyone who's had 'em knows 'em when they see 'em.

    I detected Dog's extensions when I realized no one’s hair could grow as rapidly as his did from season two to season three of his TV series.

    Anyone familiar with hair extensions can also spot when they are about due to be replaced.

    Few men have the finesse or desire to pull off this very high maintenance, elaborate style. The properly groomed shorter layers require a lot of patience and adeptness in reverse brushing and blow-drying to the front and the sides, starting at the hairline.

    A heavy application of hairspray or mouse is also necessary to keep the "rooster" standing up proud in front, even for someone with naturally wavy hair.

    You have to want this look bad enough to keep it flowing together properly; the layers must visually blend with the length on the sides and above the crown.

    I’m surprised that Dog hasn't yet revealed this personal detail. He told in one episode, that he has a boot maker in Colorado custom make his boots with built in lifts to stand him taller from his actual 5 ft. 7 inches, up to neatly 6 feet with the tall hair!

    As a short man myself, I would be more inclined to hide my cheating to increase my height before denying my store bought hair.

    Men of my generation were teased by adult males, as well as women, for "paying too much attention" to our hair; it was considered to be a womanly consideration no real man would fuss with, thus few men would want to admit to having hair extensions.

    The fact is, some men are as equally concerned as women are about their appearance. As a rule, men in our society are not expected or required to care that much.

    Such a modification is no more vain or effeminate than wearing dentures or having cosmetic surgery, which can’t be undone as simply as a bad haircut can...just ask Kenny Rogers.