Synopses & Reviews
The mullet is a style short on the sides, long in the back, and comically awful. Popular in the 1980s, rapidly entering the zeitgeist and becoming THE hairstyle to sport, the mullet graced such diverse celebrities as Mel Gibson, Patrick Swayze, Michael Bolton, and Hulk Hogan. Most recently, the mullet has been in unfashionable decline, only the stubborn or the unaware remain mullet-heads-often brazenly combining the cut with skinny ties and tight-fitting grey polyester suits. And who knows, the mullet just might heaven forbid find its way onto the fashion pages once again.
In this fully-illustrated, hilrious book, Barney Hoskyns and Mark Larson examine all areas of the phenomenon, looking at pop star mullets, football mullets, country western mullets, mullets in advertising, great mullets throughout history, and much more.
The mullet-cut is a style in which the hair is short at the front coupled with a long mane at the back. Popular in the 1980s, entering the zeitgeist and becoming the hairstyle to have, the mullet is now in decline. The authors examine all areas of the phenomenon, from mullets in pop to advertising.
About the Author
has written as a journalist for Vogue
, The Times
(U.K.), Mojo, New Statesman, Arena,
and Independent on Sunday
. He is the author of, among others, Waiting for the Sun
and Say It One Time for the Broken Hearted
. He lives and works in London.
Mark Larson is a renowned designer, and lives in upstate New York.