Barbershop Blog


September 12, 2020

The mullet hairstyle is hot right now and with good reason! The style has been slowly creeping back onto the scene over the years, however in more recent times we have seen a good surge in popularity. Not just amongst the usual suspects in societies larrikins either, its back big time within the mainstream circles too.
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Time To Shine

The 80s was the original golden age of the mullet, a time ruled by big music, big cars and big hair! It was amongst all of this wild style that the mullet emerged into prominence. Almost everything you can imagine from this decade has made some kind of a comeback at some point, now it seems it is the mullets time to shine once again.

Put A Modern Twist On It

The majority of the mullet cuts that you will see today have somewhat of a contemporary twist to them. A skin fade on the sides is really trending and no more than a finger length on the back is the most common version that we see requested. This keeps it practical while still being an adventurous hairstyle. The look is being popularised by some of the counties top sporting identities and if it’s good enough for them, then you are likely to see a lot more of it.

Why You Should Grow A Mullet

The Black Dog Institute is the only medical research institute in Australia that is dedicated to researching mental health for all ages. They endeavour to create a mentally healthier world for all Australians. They have started a fundraiser where participants grow a mullet in the month of September to help raise much needed funds. By joining, your mullet will drive real change through ground-breaking research into the early detection, prevention and treatment of common mental health disorders.

How To Get Involved

If you have ever wanted to brave the majestic mullet but have never found a good enough reason, now you have one. Suicide is the leading cause of death among Australians aged 15-44, and 60% of Australians reporting symptoms of mental illness don’t seek help. This is a golden opportunity to change these statistics. Join Mullets For Mental Health at, get sponsored and get in for a fresh new mullet cut this September.

Final Thoughts

For various reasons, the mullet is not for all of us. This doesn’t mean that we can’t get involved and make our own contribution to the cause. At the time of writing there we’re 7,265 registered mullet growers and $2,883,162 already raised in donations. To play your part, hit this link and make a donation to one of the brave folks who are growing for the cause.