A man shows off his mullet haircut at Mulletfest 2018 in the town of Kurri Kurri, 150 kms north of Sydney on February 24, 2018.
Mulletfest is a celebration of the iconic haircut called the mullet which began in the 1970s and popular in the 1980s, and making a comeback in Australia. / AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)
What a time to be alive.
After last year was an overwhelming success, over 160 contestants flocked to the coal mining town of Kurri Kurri in New South Wales, Australia, this year for the 2nd Annual Mulletfest. According to the Blue Mountain Gazette, this year marked the first time a women entered the competition and it paid off as women claimed three titles in the competition including the everyday mullet and the highly-coveted best mullet of all, which went to Michelle “Darlzy” Gearin.
“The mullet is a great dickhead filter,” she told reporters on Saturday.
Newcomer Kelsley Mann, who is only about eight months into his own mullet-growing exercise, said the festival was partly about showing respect for the older generation who had clung to the mullet through its decline and lived to see its resurgence.
“I’ve never met any of these people but they’re here celebrating like family. It’s more than a hairstyle, it’s a lifestyle.”